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Moving People was a game played on both the British and American editions of Whose Line.

The game involved two performers (almost invariably Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie) and two members of the audience. Later seasons would see Brad Sherwood or Wayne Brady take on Ryan's role due to his back problems. The performers would be given a scene to act out, but with the stricture that they could only move when moved by the audience members.

Some renditions of this game involved perceptive audience members who were able to adjust the performers to develop the scene, however most involved the audience members moving the performers randomly and forcing them to react to unusual situations. One rendition of this game on the American edition of the show featured Ryan as Tonto and Colin as the Lone Ranger, with Ryan's head being stuck looking at a particular angle to the ground. Ryan was constantly asked to move his head, but made excuses not to. When at last his head moved, the game ended.

One Significant Playing


One Season 12 rendition had a couple chosen to play the game, Aaron and Amanda, and just before the game started; Aaron proposed to Amanda, right on set -- making the show's first ever marriage proposal.

Whose Line Appearances

UK Series

  • Series 6: Episodes 3 and 6
  • Series 7: 4, 7, and 10
  • Series 8: 3 and 8
  • Series 9: 3, 5, 8, and 12
  • Series 10: Episode 7

US Series

  • Season 1: 2, 4, 7, 14, and 17
  • Season 2: 16, 26, and 31
  • Season 5: Episode 17
  • Season 6: Episode 5
  • Season 8: Episode 21
  • Season 12: Episode 3
  • Season 15: 1, 3