Show Details: 2008
On the topic of men lying during the Listener Limerick Challenge, Roy Blount, Jr. told an anecdote about marriage counseling. This lead to Kyrie to start laughing uncontrollably and Peter retorting with "been in counseling, Kyrie?"
Several members of audience chanted "Luuuuuuke" when Luke was introduced by Peter
Mo Rocca's Bluff the Listener is another story to refer to "Dingoes Ate My Baby". Peter's mention of Paula's smack talk about Cleveland, Ohio was in reference to her comments from the 2007-04-28 show. Peter names the new blackest black as, "blackity black black black"
Paula Poundstone did not answer any Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correctly, though she had a lot of fun in doing so.
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! was one of thirty-five recipients to be awarded the 67th Annual Peabody Award.
Tom Bodett's Bluff the Listener story involved enhanced mice touted as "Pinky and The Brain", which Tom did voiceover work on as well as "The Animaniacs"; during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Tom tried to get a point by passing off Darth Vader (the current answer) an "uber" Storm Trooper (Tom's response), in which Peter went on exclaim that "Darth Vader is a fallen Jedi, whereas Storm Troopers are clones, and it's just not the same. Moving on, Moving on!".
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Drew Carey joins the panel; Carl Kassel is out on jury duty, to which Drew asked if the defendant would give a message from Carl.
The topic of "Truck Nutz" during the second panelist round.
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Tom entered the Lightning Fill In the Blank round with 3 points, to which, Carl stated that he answered 7 questions correctly. This would have given him a total of 17 points, but Carl stated that Tom had 16 points.
Scott McClellan is the third (albeit former) White House Press Secretary of the Bush Administration to appear on the show.
When Peter started to ask Amy a question during the second Panelist Round, Amy responded with "No! Don't look at me."
Another instance where Mo Rocca uses the surname "Bagnoli" in this Bluff the Listener story. When Peter was explaining the story during the second panelist round, he added sound effects to the re-enactment.
Adam Felber's Clippy impression has made the "Who's Carl This Time?" segment a fan favorite
Charlie Pierce tried to get his answer of through an airplane window or door to be accepted by Peter and Carl, even though the correct answer was the airplane emergency slide.
Another show in which all three correct Not My Job answers were the second answer.
Alison Stewart joins the panel, who co-hosted "Bryant Park Project" with Luke Burbank before he left.
While commenting about the cable news coverage of the Democratic National Convention, Peter noted how "angry" Keith Olbermann was. Alison Stewart is a regular backup host for Countdown with Keith Olbermann.
Carl stated that Amy needed to answer 5 questions correctly to tie or 6 to win outright after announcing Charlie's score of 12. Amy started the round with 4 points, which meant that she only needed to answer 4 questions correctly to tie or 5 questions to win.
When Peter Sagal was talking about the Detroit Big Three going to DC to testify, Peter accidentally said "FUV" instead of "SUV". Hilarity ensued.