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/r/ScenesFromAHat, where everything's made up and the points don't matter

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Good evening everybody and welcome to /r/ScenesFromAHat, the subreddit where everything's made up and the points don't matter, just like where your wife wants to have dinner tonight.

This subreddit brings the game Scenes From a Hat from the improv comedy show Whose Line is it Anyway? to Reddit for everyone to let out their inner comedian!


The title of your post is the prompt. The key to a good, successful prompt is a topic that's original, easy for most people to understand, and invites more than one or two good responses.

This wiki page contains informal guidelines on types of prompts to avoid submitting. Please follow it the best you can.

Reposts and spinoffs of recent prompts will be removed. Esoteric and overly-specific prompts will also be removed.

How to respond

Act out your response as if it were a scene. If the prompt is "Worst Christmas gifts", don't just say "Coal"; act out a scene of someone unwrapping it. Use italics to show actions, if necessary. | [more]

Quotation marks are not necessary for a proper response. | [more]

Responses or examples to your own prompts should go in the comments, not the text box. | [more]

Multiple responses to one prompt should go in their own separate comments. This includes "alternate" responses. | [more]

Top-level comments that are not scene responses should begin with a [Meta] tag. The tag is not required in child comments or in comments on meta posts. | [more]

Commonly used responses

Some responses are overused in attempts to gain a few free upvotes. Although this alone is not grounds for removal, it can wear out the joke very quickly. Please try your best to avoid responding with:

  • "Have you tried turning it off and on again?"

  • "Did you just assume my gender?"

  • "Let's watch this paint dry."

  • "Let's do a hoedown!"

  • walks onto stage, walks off

This list may be changed without notice.

The meta stuff

If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas to improve the subreddit, feel free to message the mods or submit a meta post.

Check out | these other subs!
Acting | [DailyDouble] (/r/DailyDouble "I'll take "Play-by-post versions of 'Jeopardy!' for $400.") GoldReplies | FinishTheJoke Humor | Hoedown
Improv | IrishDrinkingSong LOL | PictureGame RoastMe | QuestionsOnly WorldPrompts | WA100R WritingPrompts | WhoseLineIsItAnyway

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