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2022-08-13

Best Of NPR DB ID: 1282
Scorekeeper
I'm the music festival all the cool kids wanna attend. I'm Lolla-Bill-ooza
Description
Best Of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! revisiting some favorite guests who joined the show live and in-person
Notes

The Not My Job segment with Lars Ulrich was originally from a Friday night show taping in San Francisco, California on August 11, 2017. The segment was aired as part of the Best Of show that aired on 2017-12-30.

Chioke I'Anson was the guest scorekeeper for the 2019-03-23 show with Aidy Bryant as the Not My Job guest.

2022-08-06

NPR DB ID: 1281
Host
Guest: Negin Farsad
Scorekeeper
Bail reform now! Bill reform never!
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Hari Kondabolu
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone's last wish being granted, Not My Job about Bob Ross, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next movie to disappear?
Notes

Negin Farsad and Amy Dickinson gave a few hints on the answer for Robin Thede's second Not My Job question.

Hari Kondabolu answered "Oil prices" for his fourth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question. Negin responded with "Gas prices. Right." and Hari got a ding. When Negin asked how Hari did, Bill Kurtis said that Hari answered 4 questions correct for 8 more points and a total of 10 points. Hari answered 5 questions correct based on Negin's responses and bell dings for a total of 12 points. The numbers listed for Hari reflect the numbers that Bill, the official scorekeeper, stated on the show.

2022-07-30

NPR DB ID: 1280
Host
Guest: Tom Papa
Scorekeeper
Wake up the Bill-hive. It's a new track from Bill-yoncé
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, What's Martha Stewart Up To This Week?, Bluff the Listener about something that sounds like a crime but probably isn't, Not My Job about Paddington, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what's the next thing we'll regret buying on the Internet?
Notes

When the listener contestant asked for a hint for the first Who's Bill This Time? question, Faith Salie provided a hint before Tom Papa could provide one.

Jeremy Allen White initially chose "C" for the first Not My Job question then changed it to "B" after getting some hesitation from Tom and the panel; but, after getting some additional hesitation, he changed his answer to "A". Tom jokingly said that "B" was the correct answer then said that "A" was the actual correct answer.

Helen Hong answered her sixth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question with "Stole the car for themselves? Went on a joy ride". Tom said that it was close enough to the correct answer, "started using it as a patrol car".

2022-07-23

NPR DB ID: 1279
Host
Guest: Tom Papa
Scorekeeper
Watch out Squirtle, here comes Bill-basaur
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Cristela Alonzo
Correct: Cristela Alonzo
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the phrase "Like a flamingo" popping up in the news, Not My Job about Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next thing from the early 2000s to make a comeback?
Notes

After Tom Papa said that the Bluff the Listener contestant had won the voice of their choice on their answering machine, there was a bit of a pause. Tom then said "Don't be so excited" and the panel cracked up laughing.

After Tom Papa read all three choices for the third Not My Job question, Nathan Lane asked Tom to re-read the first one. Tom responded with "I wouldn't pay attention to that one". Nathan then chose "B", which was the correct answer.

It sounded like the listener contestant said "Buzz" for the third Listener Limerick Challenge and Tom Papa said, "Barney, that's right."

2022-07-16

NPR DB ID: 1278
Host
Guest: Tom Papa
Scorekeeper
I'm ready for my close up. I'm on the Sunset Bill-lebard
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Emmy Blotnick
Correct: Adam Burke
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, What's Martha Stewart Up To This Week?, Bluff the Listener about an exciting moment during a recent baseball game, Not My Job about first pitches, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the James Webb Space Telescope reveal next?
Notes

Puja Patel initially chose "B" for the first Not My Job question but changed to "C" after trying to get a tell from Tom Papa on the correct answer.

Paula Poundstone answered her third Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question with "Floods". Tom responded with "Right! Wildfires"