As I recall games from the marvellously funny Whose Line Is It Anyway?, the next one I am reminded of is “Questions Only”. I guess the name is self-explanatory… Two of the performers enacted a given scene speaking only in questions, while the other performers wait off-stage, one behind each of them. If either performer speaks in a non-question, or takes too long to respond, the host sounds the buzzer and they are replaced by the performer behind them. In early versions, the game was not a competition and involved only two performers.
Josie: Is this the auditions?
Mike: Are you an august clown or a white-face clown?
Josie: Whats a white face clown?
Mike: You mean you don’t know (Buzzed)
Greg: Why are you late?
Josie: Is there something in my eye?
Greg: Why do you ask?
Josie: (Can’t think of a question and is buzzed)
Greg: Do you want to audition now?
Ryan: Is there another time?
Greg: Do you want to discuss the pay?
Ryan: Can you put it in the bank?
Greg: Is there another way?
Ryan: Do you know my wife?
Greg: Doesn’t everyone?
Lets take another. Aliens Meeting Earthlings
Caroline: Who are you?
Colin: Can’t you tell by my green skin?
Caroline: Do you like my blue skin?
Colin: (says nothing, buzzed out)
Clive: Too boring Colin, I’m afraid!
Greg: Would you like to hold my antennae?
Caroline: Do you need to ask?
Greg: (laughs and is buzzed out)
Colin: Can you take me to your leader?
Caroline: Can you tell me who it is?
Colin: How would I know?
Caroline: Do you want me to take you anyway?
Colin: Can you do it quickly?
Caroline: Can I?!
Colin: What do you mean by that?
Caroline: Do I mean anything?
Colin: Pardon? (Buzzed)
Clive: Too short a question.
Colin: Ah, Screw you! (leaves)
Greg: Would you like to use my craft?
Caroline: Where is your craft?
Greg: Can you tell me? I’ve forgotten!
Caroline: Have I seen it somewhere around?
Greg: Have you? (Buzzer)
Clive: I am just buzzing you out for the hell of it Caroline, because you were winning so well.
Greg: Do you come in peace?
Ryan: Are you here to conquer us?
Greg: Haven’t we met on Uranus?
Ryan: Have you been drinking?
Greg: Have I?!
Greg: You know, don’t you?
Ryan: Does your breath smell bad?
Greg: Well you haven’t changed, have you?
Ryan: Do you have more than two eyes?
Greg: You can’t tell, can you?
Ryan: You’re going to kill me aren’t you?
Greg: Interesting question! (buzzed)
A French Romance Story
Brad: Where did I go?
Mike: Did you run and get me the gift from the chocolate shop?
Brad: How could I forget?
Mike: Are you not a man who keeps his promise’s how rare you are?
Brad: Are you gonna to kiss me now?
Mike: Am I gonna give you a tongue slapping yes? (Kisses Brad)
Clive: (Buzz) I buzzing you out Brad to save you further punishment
Mike: Are you next?
Ryan: No (Buzz)
Brad: Did you have garlic for dinner?
Mike: Did you notice?
Brad: Notice! (Buzzed)
And finally, the Army Recruitment Office
Tony: So, you want to be a soldier, it that right?
Steve: Do you get a free uniform?
Tony: (slightly higher pitch) Why are you asking me?
Steve: Are they tanks?
Tony: (slightly higher) Are they tanks, where?
Steve: This is the army recruitment office, isn’t it?
Tony: (even higher) Haven’t you got eyes?
Steve: I thought the army supplied them. That’s a statement, I’m out
Tony: (even higher) You want to be a ren, do you?
Colin: Isn’t it obvious?
Tony: (higher) Why should it be obvious?
Colin: Why are you asking that?
Tony: (still high pitched) Aren’t you a soldier? (buzzed) whoah!
Clive: Too high pitched, sorry (Colin and Tony laugh, Tony leaves)
Ryan: Do I have what it takes to be a soldier
Colin: I don’t know, do you?
Ryan: Can you help me?
Colin: How can I help?
Ryan: Do I get a gun?
Colin: Can you climb that rope?
Ryan: You think that’s too high for me?
Colin: Is Cilla black?
Ryan: Is Barry white?
Colin: Would you like to climb beside you?
Ryan: Would you like to show me how?
Colin: Can you follow me?
Ryan: Can I come right behind you?
Colin: Do you think this is the navy?
To be continued….