Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Stats Page
The 888-WAIT-WAIT (888-924-8924) phone number made its debut on this show.
For We'll Wait, You Tell Us, the first listener contestant chose Charlie Pierce's answer, but Roxanne Roberts had the correct answer. The second listener contestant chose Peter Sagal's answer, which was correct.
For News Etyomolgy, the listener contestant chose Roxanne's answer, but Charlie's answer was correct.
Peter had a total of 18.5 points and Roxanne had a total of 16.5 points. Both scores have been rounded up to 19 and 17 points, respectively, as the Wait Wait Stats Database currently has scores defined as integers.