For the last glimpse of Season 4, or really anything that isn’t Season 1-related, we go to the very end of the Season 4 sessions and look at a Jeff Davis taping we’ve seen two alright shows from, but this one felt very needed considering the amount of unaired stuff [this report was out there for a bit]. This is Jeff’s last episode of the Drew era, but…rest assured, we’ll be seeing a lot of him for the rest of this watchdown.
A fun fact: every game of this episode is played for the last time with Drew tonight. All of these games don’t show up in the last 3.
Hollywood Director: Wayne is a gangster boss who has been shot and staggers into the emergency room, where he forces surgeon Ryan to extract the bullets, Jeff is a mob hitman who bursts in, gun in hand, determined to finish him off
This has an appearance from Wayne’s ultra-good mobster voice.
Ryan, as Wayne cries in pain: “D’ya have an HMO.”
Wayne, being Wayne, has been shot in the ass.
Ryan: “That’s bad, I’m going to have to suck that out.”
This show we also learn that JEFF also has a GREAT gangster movie voice.
Jeff: “I work for the HMO, and I want you dead so I don’t have to pay for your service and your coverage.”
Jeff: [smacking Ryan repeatedly] “that’ll be 200 dollars please!”
I cannot wait for him to dominate the CW version.
Headlining Vegas Performers:
Wayne: “Hello, folks, I just got shot in my butt, THANK YOOOOU…”
Ryan, magician voice: “I WILL NOW ATTEMPT TO SUCK THE BULLETS..FROM HIS BUTT.”
They are nailing this.
Jeff: “HOLD EVERYTHING, MY NAME IS SIEGFRIED AND GET READY TO SEE SOME ILLUSION.”
Thank god he picked the one that’s still alive 19 years later.
Swedish Porn Movie:
Ryan: [sews seductively]
Angela, I see your point…
Wayne, removing his pants: “Maybe you can HELLLP MEE…”
This is perfect
Wayne, after Ryan is finished, shoots himself again in the butt: “I’VE GOT ANOTHER ONE..”
A really good Director. Colin was barely even needed, the other 3 worked that scene without him. So many funny bits.
Whose Line: Holed up in a shack surrounded by outlaws, Lone Ranger Colin and Ryan, Tonto, try to work out a plan
Ryan: “…you have plan?”
Sometimes that’s all it needs
Ryan: “Among the tribe, among the Cherokee, we have a saying- it is ‘kiss me, baby, you look great…”
I like the little struggle after this [“WE WORK WITH EACH OTHER 20 YEARS KIMOSABE, YOU WON’T KISS ME?”]
Colin: “Maybe once we get out of here……oh, who am I kidding-”
Colin just trusting his instincts there.
He did not think he’d get Colin to do that..
Colin: “Now that we’ve found this love, we now have a reason to get out of here.”
Ryan: “…Silver better.”
Ryan, putting his head to the floor: “…me listen to neighbors downstairs.”
Ryan, shaking his head: “nothing.”
Colin, sort of peeking out of character: “nice try, though..”
Ryan, after a line, rationalizes that “my people eat yellow snow, Kimosabe”
Colin: “Why’s that?”
Ryan, already tired: “ohhh…long story..”
Colin gets a plan for Ryan to come out shooting.
Ryan, getting mixed up: “If run out of gun, I throw gun…IF RUN OUT OF BULLET. If run out of GUN, I throw HORSE.”
Colin, noticing where Ryan’s voice has gone: “Why don’t you strip down to your underwear, pretend you’re Tarzan.”
I frigging love that read. Colin’s about to say his line, he cracks, and goes “you know, I liked it when you said it like that.”
Ryan’s also giggling.
Colin’s battle cry: “WHY DO MEN HAVE NIPPLES?”
He looks around, curiously.
Ryan, from behind him, same read: “KIMOSAAAAABE….”
PFFFF. Jeff loses it now.
REALLY GOOD WHOSE LINE. Ryan and Colin had so much fun with it. So many great moments and lines. When the kiss isn’t the best moment, you know they’re doing well.
Two-Line Vocabulary: Colin is the mastermind behind Jurassic Park, and he’s briefing his park workers, Ryan and Wayne, because the dinosaurs have escaped and have gone on a rampage
Wayne’s lines: “what do you want me to do?” and “that’s not my thing”
Ryan’s lines: “what’s that” and “are you mad”
Last EVER playing of this one.
Wayne, with a Southern accent: “What d’you want me to do?”
Colin: “I want you to help me.”
Wayne: “oh, that’s not my thing..”
Wayne, after Colin explains some things: “What d’you want me to do.”
Colin has some great eye and brow movements: “…WHAT I JUST SAID…IS WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO?”
Ryan: “What’s that?”
Colin has another confused lapse here.
I also love that after Colin explains this again, Ryan does a quieter, concerned ‘are you mad?’, and Colin matching that tone with a similar ‘I’m not mad!’
Colin does a finger move as he rants to Ryan
Ryan, copying this finger move: “What’s that?”
As Wayne works Colin up, Ryan again asks “are you mad”
He just holds that for a few seconds. He is SO GOOD at slowburn anger.
After Ryan doesn’t know what a tranquilizer is, Ryan: “ARE YOU MAD?”
Colin begins strangling Ryan: “YES, I’M MAD AT YOU!”
YES. Only way this COULD end, really.
Pretty good Two-Line, though not as good as some of the others I’ve seen.
Greatest Hits: Songs of Norway v2
Ryan, after an iffy ‘Norway/no way’ pun: “If I could hear you people at home, I bet there’s reluctant applause..”
This is a debut for Jeff’s Johnny Cash impression, and it wins over the audience almost immediately
Jeff: “All the people, they stopped and laughed, they said ‘hey, you look like a stupid giraffe”
He realizes how silly that sounds:
The Johnny Cash number is a pretty fun one, and Wayne and Jeff have good harmony on it
Jeff and Wayne’s Temptations number, with shifting tempos, is pretty good too. Once they’re at the faster tempos, they’re really killing it, doing great fast-singing and staying on top of it.
Ryan: “Hey SOL-Col…”
They both break a little at that
Ryan: “I called you by your Jewish name, I’m sorry…”
Colin, straight-faced: “Shalom.”
Ryan has to stop for a second as well
Ryan: “What sound does a crow make?”
Ryan: “…how about a hairlip crow”
I loved Colin’s answer
And Colin just shakes his head when he realizes THAT’s Ryan’s segue
Ryan, smirking: “long way to go!”
Jeff and Wayne’s Ska number is also pretty damn good. It helps that they’re great at working off each other in this game, which is why I’m excited to see them do more in the CW version.
Pretty good GH, but nothing TOO special.
World’s Worst: Person to be a member of the armed forces
Colin: [pops grenade, throws pin….rolls eyes]
Colin, doing a chant: “WHAT’S THE COLOR OF YOUR POO…”
A reference to 5×26’s SFAH, I see..
Not a great World’s Worst.
Overall: Good enough show, with some really good well-improvised moments, and some good scene games like Whose Line and Two-Line making the core of this show really strong. Yes, the second half fell off a bit, as much as I enjoyed GH, but this was still a needed show, and a good picture of a solid Jeff taping, perhaps one of the reasons why Drew would include him in other projects.
Show Winner: Jeff
Best Performer: Wayne wins it in a very close match thanks to some World’s Worst energy, and just for impressing me a lot this show.
Worst Performer: …I don’t wanna put anyone here. This category implies someone made improv mistakes. Nobody really did that this show.
Best Game: I wanna give it to Director…but Whose Line was just that good.
Worst Game: World’s Worst was a strong miss.
Should This Have Aired in S4?: Yes, definitely. Not a high-tier one from this taping, but still pretty good.
Coming Up Next: We’re back to S1 for the remaining three, and we return to a Greg taping that gave us the VERY FIRST EPISODE OF THE SHOW.