Billy on the Street

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Billy on the Street
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Genre Comedy
Reality
Game show
Presented by Billy Eichner
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 54
Production
Location(s) New York City, New York, United States
Production company(s) Funny or Die
Release
Original network Fuse (2011–14)
truTV (2015–present)
Original release December 18, 2011 – present

Billy on the Street with Billy Eichner is an American comedy game show hosted by Billy Eichner. During each episode, Eichner goes out to the streets of New York and asks pedestrians questions about pop culture. Recurring games are "For A Dollar" and "Quizzed in the Face". Eichner is also the executive producer and creator of the series.

The series premiered December 18, 2011 on Fuse and aired for three seasons. Starting with the fourth season, which premiered on October 8, 2015, the show airs on truTV,[1] the show's fifth season premiered on November 15, 2016.

Popular games[edit]

  • "Quizzed in the Face" is a three round game, first two rounds are 3 questions about pop culture, the final round is one subjective question and it has to match Billy's answer. If they get two wrong of "Quizzed in the Face" they are out.
  • "For A Dollar" is a fast game where Billy asks one question and if they get it right they get the dollar. Also has to match Billy's answer.
  • "Amateur Speed Sketching" is game where the contestant has seconds to draw a celebrity at random. Then they must find another pedestrian to see if they can guess what celebrity was drawn.

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired Network
1 10 December 18, 2011 (2011-12-18) February 16, 2012 (2012-02-16) Fuse
2 12 December 7, 2012 (2012-12-07) March 8, 2013 (2013-03-08)
3 10 March 12, 2014 (2014-03-12) May 14, 2014 (2014-05-14)
4 10 October 8, 2015 (2015-10-08) December 31, 2015 (2015-12-31) TruTV
5 10 November 15, 2016 (2016-11-15) January 24, 2017 (2017-01-24)

Season 1 (2011–12)[edit]

No.
overall
Title Original air date
1 "Episode 1" December 18, 2011 (2011-12-18)
Games include: "For A Dollar," "Sho Nuff or no he Didn't," and "Where in the world is John Mayer's Penis"
2 "Episode 2" December 22, 2011 (2011-12-22)
Games include: "Are You Smarter Than a Gay Fifth Grader?," "Is this a Real Tyler The Creator Lyric or not?"
3 "Episode 3" December 29, 2011 (2011-12-29)

Games include: Premiere of "Quizzed in the Face," "Get In the Snuggie" with Rachel Dratch, and "Amateur Speed Sketching"

Special guest: Rachel Dratch
4 "Episode 4" January 5, 2012 (2012-01-05)
Games include: "Quizzed in the Face," "For A Dollar," and "Missing Testicle or Extraterrestrial?"
5 "Episode 5" January 12, 2012 (2012-01-12)

Games include: "Quizzed in the Face" with a secret twist, Premiere of "Cash Face," and Billy releases his inspired James Blunt inspired single

"You Look Really Good For You"
6 "Episode 6" January 19, 2012 (2012-01-19)
Games include: "Where in the world is Scarlett Johanson's Vagina," and brings back "Sho Nuff or no he Didn't"
7 "Episode 7" January 26, 2012 (2012-01-26)

Games include: "Quizzed in the Face" with Special Guest, and "Children's TV Show from the 80's or a Musician?"

Special guest: Joan Rivers
8 "Episode 8" February 2, 2012 (2012-02-02)
Games include: "Quizzed in the Face," "Cash Face," and new game "Indian or not Indian?"
9 "Episode 9" February 9, 2012 (2012-02-09)
Games include: "Quizzed in the Face," "Did you hear Madonna Died?," and "Amateur Speed Sketching"
10 "Episode 10" February 16, 2012 (2012-02-16)

Games include: "Quizzed in the Face," "Rapper or Nic Cage Character?," and "British Person or Scientologist?"

Special guest: Mark Hoppus

Season 2 (2012–13)[edit]

No.
overall
Title Original air date
11 "Episode 1" December 7, 2012 (2012-12-07)

Games include: "Black Eyes Peas or Black guy who peed," "Angry Turds," and "Dead or Boring"

Special guest: Rashida Jones
12 "Episode 2" April 14, 2012 (2012-16-14)

Games include: B)"Would Drew Barrymore like that?," "Scream for an American Girl Doll," and Quizzed in the Face"

Special guest: Will Ferrell
13 "Episode 3" December 21, 2012 (2012-12-21)
Games include: "Train song or Mommy blog," "Chris Brown or Serial Killer". "Quizzed in the Face," and "Amateur Speed Sketching"
14 "Episode 4" January 4, 2013 (2013-01-04)

Games include: "Quizzed in the Face," "Where in the World is Rihanna's Rihgina, and "New Year's Eve or Deformed"

Special guest: Andy Cohen
15 "Episode 5" January 18, 2013 (2013-01-18)

Games include: "Julia Robert's Themed Obstacle Course," Would you Masturbate To Them?," and "Weekend at Bernies or Django Unchained"

Special guest: Rachel Dratch
16 "Episode 6" January 25, 2013 (2013-01-25)

Games include: "Pretty or Liar," Media Mogul or Rabbi," and "Quizzed in the Face"

Special guest: Nas and Ashley Benson
17 "Episode 7" February 1, 2013 (2013-02-01)

Games include: "Quizzed in the Face," "For a Dollar," "It Gets Better or Better Off Ted," "Billy"s Fashion Review," and "Its Spock! Do You Care?"

Special guest: Zachary Quinto and Julie Klausner
18 "Episode 8" February 8, 2013 (2013-02-08)

Games include: "Their Bodies, Themselves," "Tyler Perry Movie Quote or Applebees"

Special guest: Maya Rudolph and Rashida Jones
19 "Episode 9" February 15, 2013 (2013-02-15)

Games include: "Katharine McPhee or Nanny McPhee?," "Lil' Quizzed in the Face," "Smash or Great Gatsby," "For a Dollar," and "It's Debra Messing, You Gays!"

Special guest: Debra Messing and Christian Borle
20 "Episode 10" February 22, 2013 (2013-02-22)

Games include: "Who Dat?," "Quizzed in the Face," "For a Dollar," "Pink, Meryl Streep, or Who Cares?," "The Price feels so Right," and "This or Talk to Mario Lopez"

Special guest: P!nk
21 "Episode 11" March 1, 2013 (2013-03-01)

Games include: "For a Dollar," "Amateur Speed Sketching," "Gay or Not a Gay," "Space Craft or Reality Star," "Charlize, Tyrese, or Denise," "Feminine Product or ABC Family?," and "Kathy Bates or Gargamel"

Special guest: Hank Azaria
22 "Episode 12" March 8, 2013 (2013-03-08)

Games include: "For a dollar," "Quizzed in the Face," "Meredith Baxter Birney" and "Joseph Gordon-Levitt Pursuit"
Other segments: "Nicole Kidman Rally" and "Moments Never Seen"

Special guest: Kristen Johnston

Season 3 (2014)[edit]

No.
overall
Title Original air date
23 "Episode 1" March 12, 2014 (2014-03-12)

Games include: "Humpy Dumpy or Mary J Blige," "For A Dollar," "Quizzed in the Face," "Olivia While is very pretty and You're all disgusting," "You can't do that on television, Adele Edition," "Lighting Round," "Twitter Questions"

Special guest: Olivia Wilde
24 "Episode 2" March 19, 2014 (2014-03-19)

Games include: "Steve Harvey or Harvey Milk," "For A Dollar," "Screaming Tweets', "Cash Cow," "Quizzed in the Face," "Tyler Perry or Art," "HBO Girls or Berenstain Bears"

Special guest: Lena Dunham
25 "Episode 3" March 26, 2014 (2014-03-26)

Games include: "For A Dollar," "Racist or Vegetarian," "Quizzed in the Face," "How I Met Your Mother Lighting Round," How I Met Your Mother Car Thrashing," "Twitter Questions"

Special guest: Neil Patrick Harris and Lindsay Lohan
26 "Episode 4" April 2, 2014 (2014-04-02)

Games include: "She Clucks or She Sucks," "For A Dollar," "Would Lena Dunham F*** that Cartoon Character," "Quizzed in the Face," "The Vaginal Four," "Lighting Round," "Twitter Questions"

Special guest: Seth Meyers
27 "Episode 5" April 9, 2014 (2014-04-09)

Games include: "Would this disappoint Bill Cosby," "For A Dollar," "Quizzed in the Face," Where does this Stephen King novel take place," "Would You Have Sex with Paul Rudd," "Clueless or Childless"

Special guest: Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler
28 "Episode 6" April 16, 2014 (2014-04-16)

Games include: "Buzz Feed List or Schindler's List," "For A Dollar," "Quizzed in the Face," "Passion Of The Christ Lightnig Round," "Mo'lympics," "Twitter Questions"

Special guest: Joel McHale
29 "Episode 7" April 23, 2014 (2014-04-23)

Games include: "Chipmunk or Huxtable," "For A Dollar," "Quizzed in the Face," "Hope for Haiti or Jumanji," "That's not Pitbull, its Amy Poehler" and "Twitter Questions"

Special guest: Amy Poehler
30 "Episode 8" April 29, 2014 (2014-04-29)

Games include: "Queen Latifiah or Brave Person," "For a Dollar," "Thanks for Sharing Adam Levine," "Billy rants about Ratatouille," "Does Shakira know what that is," "Meryl-Go-Round"

Special guest: Patton Oswalt
31 "Episode 9" May 7, 2014 (2014-05-07)

Games include: "John Mayer or Pepé Le Pew," "For a Dollar" "Quizzed In the Face," "Who is most famous on Sean Hayes phone," "Actress Potato Head," "Uninteresting or Uncircumcised"

Special guest: Sean Hayes and Olivia Wilde
32 "Episode 10" May 14, 2014 (2014-05-14)

Games include: "Lana del race for a cure," "For a Dollar," "Is this or Isn’t this adorable" "She talented or she seems nice," "Missed Moments"

Special guest: Nick Offerman

Season 4 (2015)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
33 1 "Billy Helps Tina Fey Find a Friend" October 8, 2015 (2015-10-08) 0.38[2]
34 2 "For A Dollar, It's Chris Pratt!" October 15, 2015 (2015-10-15) 0.44[3]
35 3 "Anna Kendrick's "Tinder In Real Life" Lightning Round!" October 22, 2015 (2015-10-22) N/A
36 4 "Billy Plays "Is Beyonce Scared of That?" With Jason Sudeikis" October 29, 2015 (2015-10-29) N/A
37 5 "Shondaland with Amy Sedaris" November 12, 2015 (2015-11-12) N/A
38 6 "Billy's Thanksgiving Parade!" November 19, 2015 (2015-11-19) N/A
39 7 "The Julianne Moore Acting Attack!, Gospel Choir Lightning Round" December 3, 2015 (2015-12-03) N/A
40 8 "Christmas on the Street with Will Ferrell!" December 10, 2015 (2015-12-10) N/A
41 9 "Sex on the Street with Sarah Jessica Parker" December 17, 2015 (2015-12-17) N/A
42 10 "Elena vs. Her Sister!" December 31, 2015 (2015-12-31) N/A

Season 5 (2016–17)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
43 1 "Immigrant, or Real American? With Jon Hamm!" November 15, 2016 (2016-11-15) 0.254[4]
44 2 "Death Rogen, with Special Guest Seth Rogen!" November 22, 2016 (2016-11-22) 0.335[5]
45 3 "Lupita Nyong'o: Bring the Pain" November 29, 2016 (2016-11-29) 0.233[6]
46 4 "Miracle on 34th Streep with Andy Samberg" December 6, 2016 (2016-12-06) 0.226[7]
47 5 "Aziz on the Street!" December 13, 2016 (2016-12-13) 0.219[8]
48 6 "Jacob Tremblay" December 20, 2016 (2016-12-20) 0.268[9]
49 7 "Do Gay People Care About John Oliver? with John Oliver!" January 3, 2017 (2017-01-03) 0.194[10]
50 8 "Curbside Conga Line with James Corden" January 10, 2017 (2017-01-10) 0.287[11]
51 9 "Super Sloppy Semi-Automatic Double Dare! With Keegan-Michael Key" January 17, 2017 (2017-01-17) 0.219[12]
52 10 "The NY Bubble with Stephen Colbert!" January 24, 2017 (2017-01-24) N/A
53 11 "Political Comedy!" February 20, 2017 (2017-02-20) N/A

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2013 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Billy Eichner Nominated [13]
2015 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program Billy on the Street with First Lady Michelle Obama, Big Bird and Elena!!! Nominated [14]
2016 Webby Awards Online Film & Video: Comedy, Individual Short or Episode Won [15]
2017 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety Sketch Series Billy on the Street Pending [16]

Russian version[edit]

On Russian Che channel was started local version named Begushchy Kosar (lit. The Running Thousand) which host Alexey Zhirov gives 1 000 rubles for right answer.[17]

References[edit]

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  15. ^ "20TH ANNUAL WEBBY AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED". Webby Awards. Retrieved July 21, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - 2017". Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved July 21, 2017. 
  17. ^ «Бегущий косарь» стартует в эфире 29 февраля! (in Russian)

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