Show Details: 2005

2005-01-01

Repeat: 2004-08-07 NPR ID: 1093
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Sue Ellicott
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about ideas on defeating your enemies, Not My Job about New York's Times Square, "Either Those Curtains Go, or I Do...", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what previously unknown last words of famous people will be revealed?
Notes
The Wait Wait.. Don't Tell Me! page for this show when you manually enter in the date for the show lists the date of 2004-01-05. That day is actually a Thursday and not a Saturday, which is the normal week day that shows are listed under. The information listed on that page matches that of the 2004-08-07 show and that is the information that I am using to fill in the information for this show.

2005-01-08

NPR ID: 132
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Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about past events that shape a famous person's later own the road, Not My Job about Liberace, Carl Kasell's Countdown, Panelist Predictions: what will be discovered about Harriet Miers?

2005-01-15

NPR ID: 131
Host
Guest: Brian Unger
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Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Kyrie O'Connor
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about questionable military weapons research, Not My Job about the early history of Las Vegas, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: why did Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston break up?

2005-01-22

NPR ID: 130
Host
Guest: Brian Unger
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Guests
    N/A
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Adam Felber
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about steps taken to save the environment, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the most significant event of President Bush's second term?

2005-01-29

NPR ID: 129
Host
Guest: Brian Unger
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Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Not My Job about blockbuster movies, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what cartoon will cause the next controversy?

2005-02-05

NPR ID: 128
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Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: P.J. O'Rourke
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about evidence that confirms the theory of evolution, Not My Job about bad business decisions of 2004, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the scandal of the 2005 Super Bowl?

2005-02-12

NPR ID: 127
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Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Carl Kasell's Countdown, Bluff the Listener about famous songs that become reality, Not My Job about the Kabbalah, Who's Carl This Time?, Panelist Predictions: how will Camilla Parker Bowles win over the British?

2005-02-19

NPR ID: 126
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Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Sue Ellicott
Correct: Sue Ellicott
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Listener Limerick Challenge, Not My Job about the love story of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, Bluff the Listener about poor customer experiences of products or services, Panelist Predictions: what hockey fans will do with a cancelled season?

2005-02-26

NPR ID: 125
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Carl Kasell's Countdown, Not My Job about televangelist Gene Scott, Bluff the Listener about how the deceased are still effecting the world, Are You an NPR Geek?, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next person to find personal information on the Internet?

2005-03-05

NPR ID: 124
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Guests
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Not My Job about Penthouse's Bob Guccione, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what effect prison will have on Martha Stewart?

2005-03-12

NPR ID: 123
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Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a lifelong secret revealed by retired Marine Donnie Dunagan, Not My Job about 18th century scientists, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what metaphor will Dan Rather use after leaving the anchor's desk?

2005-03-19

NPR ID: 122
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Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Kyrie O'Connor
Correct: Adam Felber
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Listener Limerick Challenge, Not My Job about Daylight Saving Time, Bluff the Listener about new ways to regain control over children, Panelist Predictions: what big issue will the House of Representatives tackle after taking on steroids?

2005-03-26

NPR ID: 121
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Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about fake events reported as real news, Not My Job about bad jobs as reported by a BBC-4 special, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Camilla Parker Bowles be addressed after her marriage?

2005-04-02

NPR ID: 120
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Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Listener Mail Bag, Not My Job about Engelbert Humerdinck, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the focus of the next intelligence report by the government?

2005-04-09

NPR ID: 119
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about tributes which the thought that counts, Not My Job about the papal selection in the past, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what were the contents of Pope John Paul II what will be burned when he passes on?

2005-04-16

NPR ID: 118
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Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Music Game, Not My Job about questionable sports memorabillia, Bluff the Listener about hot new trends in retirement communities, Panelist Predictions: what will Britney Spears name her new baby?

2005-04-23

NPR ID: 117
Scorekeeper
Guest: Jean Cochran
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about taming college kids, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: where and how will the Virgin Mary next time?

2005-04-30

NPR ID: 116
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Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about rejected public art, Not My Job about mega-yachts of the rich and famous, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the relationship between Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah and President Bush proceed?

2005-05-07

NPR ID: 115
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Description
Carl Kasell's Countdown, Not My Job about strange work-related lawsuits, Who's Carl This Time?, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the first commercial endorsement for the Georgian "Runaway Bride"?

2005-05-14

NPR ID: 114
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Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Sue Ellicott
Correct: Sue Ellicott
Description
Carl Kasell's Countdown, Bluff the Listener about new ways to do things which are better than new-fangled ways, Not My Job about a new Steve Wynn casino resort, Listener Mailbag, Who's Carl This Time?, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the new Homeland Security alert system?
Notes
Although Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! has recorded several live shows at the Bank One/Chase Auditorium, they started using the auditorium as their new home for shows taped in front of a live audience. Start of the "666"/"616" debacle, in which Peter noted that the 616 area code was for Ann Arbor, Michigan, Kyrie made a funny sound after missing a question in the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round; First regular live show from Bank One/Chase Auditorium

2005-05-21

NPR ID: 113
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Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about resolved incompatibilities, Not My Job about the history of the Pacific Island Nauru, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next retracted article for Newsweek?
Notes
Continuation of the "666"/"616" debacle, in which Peter apologized to the audience but stated that "Beelzebub" could be found in Grand Rapids, Michigan; Live from Ypsilanti, Michigan

2005-05-28

NPR ID: 112
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Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Richard Roeper
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about 911 emergency calls, Not My Job about the history of Senate filibusters, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what "extraordinary circumstance" will the Democrats use to filibuster a judicial nominee?
Notes
Conclusion of the "666"/"616" debacle, in which Peter noted that President Bush was in Grand Rapids last week when the show aired and had to apologize to both President Bush... and to Beelzebub

2005-06-04

NPR ID: 111
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Guests
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Are You an NPR Geek?, Not My Job about the history of coffee, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what next big secret will be revealed?

2005-06-11

NPR ID: 110
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Description
Carl Kasell's Countdown?, Bluff the Listener about legislation targetted to working men and women, Not My Job about the worst film ever, "Manos: The Hands of Fate", Who's Carl This Time?, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next person to get a makeover?

2005-06-18

NPR ID: 109
Scorekeeper
Guest: Tom Bodett
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Adam Felber
Description
Who's Tom This Time?, Bluff the Listener about interesting Father's Day gift options, Not My Job about Pac Man, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next scandalous memo to come out of Downing Street?

2005-06-25

NPR ID: 108
Scorekeeper
Guest: Robert Siegel
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Aamer Haleem
Correct: Aamer Haleem
Description
Who's Robert This Time?, Bluff the Listener about exposed unsportmanslike conduct, Not My Job about Tab Hunter, Are You an NPR Geek?, Panelist Predictions: what product will Saddam Hussein endorse next?
Notes
When Maj. Robert Bateman didn't answer the first or second Not My Job question correctly, Peter said that if Maj. Bateman could answer the third question correctly that he would win the voice answering machine message for the listener contestant. Maj. Bateman answered the third question correctly.

2005-07-02

NPR ID: 107
Scorekeeper
Guest: Scott Simon
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Scott This Time?, Bluff the Listener about hardware men to the rescue, Not My Job about Charles William Donaldson, Are You an NPR Geek?, Panelist Predictions: how will the Department of Justice drapes covering a naked statue be used for next?

2005-07-09

Best Of Repeat: 2004-12-25 NPR ID: 106
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  • Multiple Panelists
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    N/A
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! showcasing favorite moments from 1999 to the present

2005-07-16

NPR ID: 105
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about fact beating out fiction, Not My Job about opening day of Disneyland, Are You an NPR Geek?, Panelist Predictions: what will be releaved in the next Harry Potter book?
Notes
Paula Poundstone had her first outright win on the show

2005-07-23

NPR ID: 104
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about attempts to cashing in on past glories, Not My Job about a recent Real and Possible Nations summitt, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the White House deflect attention away from Karl Rove?

2005-07-30

NPR ID: 103
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Guests
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Listener Limerick Challenge, Not My Job about retirement communities for apes, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what unfavorable information will be discovered about Supreme Court nominee John Roberts?

2005-08-06

NPR ID: 102
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Guests
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Listener Limerick Challenge, Not My Job about Baseball Hall of Fame player Wade Boggs's superstitions, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will be learned about the first cloned dog, Snuppy?

2005-08-13

NPR ID: 101
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about doomed businesses, Not My Job about Betty Ford, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what pork barrel projects will be included in the next transportation bill?

2005-08-20

NPR ID: 100
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Correct: Sue Ellicott
Description
Carl Kasell's Countdown, Bluff the Listener about newest wedding trends, Not My Job about Stanley Kubrick, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what songs will be on the "Bill Clinton Collection" CD to be released by the Clinton Presidential Library?

2005-08-27

NPR ID: 99
Host
Guest: Adam Felber
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Carl Kasell's Reruns, Bluff the Listener about game show tactics used in the real world, Not My Job about North Korea's news service, Who's Carl This Time?, Panelist Predictions: what surprising clause will be included in the Iraq constitution?

2005-09-03

NPR ID: 98
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unusual foods heading to stores, Not My Job about Gatorade, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: how people will cope with high gas prices?
Notes
An instance where Mo Rocca uses the surname "Bagnoli" in this Bluff the Listener story.

2005-09-10

NPR ID: 97
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Guests
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Listener Limerick Challenge, Not My Job about Gilligan's Island actor Bob Denver, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will be FEMA Director Mike Brown's next job?

2005-09-17

NPR ID: 96
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new methods of self-improvement, Not My Job about bad art, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next person to get caught writing a note and what will that note say?

2005-09-24

NPR ID: 95
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Richard Roeper
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about television shows that didn't make it to prime time, Not My Job about cursing and swearing, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what names will be given to hurricanes once the Greek alphabet has run out?

2005-10-01

NPR ID: 94
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Sue Ellicott
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new rights that were thought to not be needed, Not My Job about odd questions about current day conveniences, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will be Tom DeLay's new nickname?

2005-10-08

NPR ID: 93
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Guests
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Not My Job about the troubled history of assistants to producer Scott Rudin, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what new relevation will be discovered about Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers?

2005-10-15

Repeat: 2005-01-08 NPR ID: 92
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about past events that shape a famous person's later own the road, Not My Job about Liberace, Carl Kasell's Countdown, Panelist Predictions: what will be discovered about Harriet Miers?

2005-10-22

NPR ID: 91
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: P.J. O'Rourke
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Not My Job about the 2005 Ignoble Prize winners, Bluff the Listener about odd health tips, Panelist Predictions: how will Harriet Miers appease the Senate Judiciary Committee to win the nomination?

2005-10-29

NPR ID: 90
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Description
Carl Kasell's Countdown, Bluff the Listener about unusual politics of small towns, Not My Job about the Sultan of Brunei, Listener Mailbag, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: after withdrawing herself as a Supreme Court nominee, what will Harriet Miers do next?

2005-11-05

NPR ID: 89
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Listener Limerick Challenge, Not My Job about strange items auctioned on eBay, Bluff the Listener about absurd ways to improve the workplace, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next nickname for "Scooter" Libby?
Notes
The Bank One Auditorium was renamed to the Chase Auditorium

2005-11-12

NPR ID: 88
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Guests
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Listener Limerick Challenge, Not My Job about the Internet, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what is next for the Kansas Board of Education?

2005-11-19

NPR ID: 87
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Listener Limerick Challenge, Not My Job about not very smart athlete endorsements, Bluff the Listener about conspiracy theories, Panelist Predictions: who will be on Bill O'Reilly's enemy list posted on his website?

2005-11-26

NPR ID: 86
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about strange proposals for living history museums, Not My Job about the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the most important 21st century invention?

2005-12-03

NPR ID: 85
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about ways to deal with troublesome teenagers, Not My Job about alcoholic drinks, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what backdrop will President Bush use next during a speech?

2005-12-10

NPR ID: 84
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Carl Kasell's Countdown, Bluff the Listener about new sports, Not My Job about holiday gifts for children of the rich and wealthy, Who's Carl This Time?, Panelist Predictions: what will happen in the first episode of Al Sharpton's proposed sitcom?

2005-12-17

NPR ID: 83
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about intelligent criminals, Not My Job about the late Senator William Proximire and his Golden Fleece Awards, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will librarians counter the FBI's snooping of their libraries?

2005-12-24

NPR ID: 82
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Description
Carl Kasell's Countdown, Bluff the Listener about people saving Christmas from grinches, Not My Job about heated oratories of Britain's Parliament, Who's Carl This Time?, Panelist Predictions: what newsmaker will find what gift under his or her Christmas tree?

2005-12-31

Repeat: 2004-01-03 NPR ID: 81
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about historical facts that were supposed to be set in stone, Not My Job about poet Martin Tupper, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what historical figure will be found to have been wrong about all along?