Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Stats Page
Show Details: 2005
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.
- Bob Vila 2
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
- Dan Neil 1
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
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
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.
- Multiple Panelists
Paula Poundstone had her first outright win on the show
An instance where Mo Rocca uses the surname "Bagnoli" in this Bluff the Listener story.
The Bank One Auditorium was renamed to the Chase Auditorium