For No Reason At All, Here’s What ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ Would Look Like As An Arcade Fighting Game
“Welcome to Whose Line is it Anyway? where everything is made up, two men enter and one man leaves.”
Premiering in 1998, the American adaptation of the British improvisational comedy television show holds a place in the hearts of every grown-up U.S. schoolchild who once faked the flu just to watch Colin Mochrie crack up his co-stars with stupid puns on ABC Family. Another piece of media that is equally memorable to anyone who grew up in the Bush-to-Clinton-to-Bush eras are the many arcade-style fighting games that splattered CRT screens with simulated blood and inflamed mothers with moral panic over outrageous, pixelated violence.
Now, if someone wanted to create the ultimate nostalgia bomb to blast late-1990s-to-early-2000s kids with a mash-up of memories, they couldn’t pick a more confusing combination than Whose Line and the Mortal Kombats, Street Fighters and Tekkens of the arcade world.
Thankfully, writer and renegade video editor Dom Nero has no respect for decency when it comes to such cherished properties, and yesterday, he posted 45 seconds of a Street-Fighter-Meets-Scenes-From-A-Hat style mash-up that looks like Drew Carey and Chun-Li had a baby.
Nero’s post currently has over a million views as the predictably large Venn diagram intersection of Whose Line and fighting-game fans flocked to the post to wonder how Richard Simmons would “Yes, and…” the prompt of “Finish Him!”