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2020-12-05

NPR ID: 1194
Host
Guest: Maz Jobrani
Scorekeeper
Hey, Peter. Cut me. I'm your um-Bill-ical cord
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Jessi Klein
Correct: Jessi Klein
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a story involving four hundred rabbits, Not My Job about Vincent van Gogh, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the first thing to be written on Joe Biden's cast?
Notes
As social distancing continues, the show is recorded with each person from a remote/home studio. Peter and Mara Sagal welcomed their new baby, Elliott Sagal, on 2020-11-29. Maz Jobrani is filling in as guest host for Peter. Eugene Cordero answered his third Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question with "Word of the Day" where "Word of the Year" was the correct answer. Maz accepted it as a correct answer and gave Eugene points. In the edited version of the show, Eugene was asked 4 questions and had 3 of them correct. Bill Kurtis said that Eugene answered 4 correct. Jessi Klein initially answered her fifth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question with "lion" but quickly changed it to "kangaroo;" which, was the correct answer and was given points. This is the first time since January 2000 in which more than one panelist answered all 8 Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correct. As of this show, scoring data is not available for shows that aired prior to January 2000.

2020-11-28

Best Of NPR ID: 1193
Scorekeeper
Wait for me, Mayflower! I'm a Thanksgiving Bill-grim
Description
Best Of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite moments from the past year

2020-11-21

NPR ID: 1192
Scorekeeper
You know what's longer than a mile? A Bill-ometer
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Negin Farsad
Correct: Negin Farsad
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people solving a mystery from the past that should have stayed a mystery, Not My Job about Canadian horror stories, Wait Wait Gift Gift Guide Guide, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise in book two of President Obama's memoir?
Notes
As social distancing continues, the show is recorded with each person from a remote/home studio. Sarah Paulson did impressions of a dolphin and Drew Barrymore during the Not My Job segment. For the third Not My Job question, Mo Rocca didn't think "B" was the correct answer as it was too grim. Sarah wanted to choose "B" and Peter Sagal said "Don't listen to Mo. Don't listen to Mo." Sarah chose "B" and was correct. Mo said that it was the first time a guest had sung their reaction to winning the game. Another instance in which all three of the panelists were tied at the start of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment. After answering his first Lightning question, Mo called Lindsey Graham the "Mrs. Kravitz of electoral politics" and said "Yoohoo. What's going on in your state over there?" as Mrs. Kravitz.

2020-11-14

NPR ID: 1191
Scorekeeper
Poke my belly. I'm the Bill-sbury Dough Boy
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Maeve Higgins
Correct: Maeve Higgins
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a unique job, Not My Job about the Chelsea Football Club, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will people be doing in commercials for the COVID-19 vaccine?
Notes
As social distancing continues, the show is recorded with each person from a remote/home studio. Maeve Higgins notched her first ever win!

2020-11-07

NPR ID: 1190
Scorekeeper
Who needs a blue wave, check out this Bill wave
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Dulcé Sloan
Correct: Dulcé Sloan
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about other elections that took place this week, Not My Job about the DMV, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be legalized next?
Notes
As social distancing continues, the show is recorded with each person from a remote/home studio. This is the first show in which the panelist scores at the beginning of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment exactly matches the panelists' ranking at the end of the segment.