Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Stats Page
Welcome to the Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Stats Page! Here, you'll find almost everything that you might want to know about NPR's weekly news quiz show.
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After Fred Schneider chose "A" for the first Not My Job question, Negin Farsad asked Fred what his other choice would have been. Fred then chose "B", which was the correct answer.
Luke Burbank was in the middle of asking the Listener Limerick Challenge contestant about napping penguins when Negin had to stop Luke from finishing his question. The reason is that it was the topic of the third limerick.
Eugene Cordero could not think of Boris Johnson's last name for his second Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question and answered "Boris British". Negin accepted his answer and Eugene got credit for it. For his fourth question, Eugene could not think of the word "recession" and Negin would gave the point to Eugene.
Is that angel singing in three-part harmony? No, it's just me, Bill Kurtis
- Dakota Johnson 1 *
After Dakota Johnson incorrectly answered the first two Not My Job questions, Peter Sagal made the third question an all-or-nothing where Dakota would win if she correctly answered the question. Dakota answered the question correctly and won the voicemail greeting for the listener contestant.
In the edited version of the show, only five of Alonzo Bodden's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions were included. Of those five questions, Alonzo answered four correct; meaning, the fifth correct answer would have been for one of the three questions that were edited out. The listed score for Alonzo is based on what Bill Kurtis stated on the show.
I'm the guy who makes a black hat with a buckle look sexy. I'm your Bill-grim
The Not My Job segments with Jane Curtin, Muffet McGraw, and Adam Savage had Carl Kasell as scorekeeper.
The listener contestant for the Bluff the Listener segment disliked Spirit Airlines and initially chose Maeve Higgins' story to Peter Sagal's disbelief. After Peter asked the listener if she wanted to stick with Maeve's story, she said "It can't be Spirit" and chose Roy Blount Jr.'s story; which, was the correct story.
Maeve answered her third Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question with "Dollars" and Peter enthusiastically accepted the answer as being close enough to "inflation". Peter also enthusiastically accepted Maeve's answer of "baseball" for her fourth Lightning question as being close enough to "Cy Young Award".
When Peter asked Bill Kurtis how Roy did answering the Lightning questions, Bill said, "Roy is the champion this week" without stating how many questions Roy answered correctly or the Roy's total score. Roy's scoring is based on the questions that made it into the edited version of the show, in which Roy answered five correct and two incorrect.
I'm the voice so beautiful, I can walk into any grocery store and use the intercom without asking