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Show Details: 2009
During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Roy Blount Jr. was asked which science fiction series did Gene Roddenberry create and Majel Barrett was in, Roy answered "Star Wars" in which Peter said that the answer was correct. In fact, the correct answer is Star Trek, which Carl corrected when stating Roy's score. Peter then asked if Carl was a dork, to which Carl sheepishly replied, "I guess?".
During the second panelist round, Mo Rocca commented on hating homemade sweaters and that they are always itchy.
Paula stated during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round that she has never had six correct answers in her life. Paula has answered six correct answers at least twice in 2008, and she answered six correct to get her first win.
Peter stated that they received letters complaining about Mo Rocca's statement on the previous week's show about all homemade sweaters being itchy. Mo Rocca phoned in with an "apology".
- Kim Deal 2
Paula Poundstone is in rare form, particularly when she goes against Michael Pollan about Ring Dings and when Mo Rocca was flailing around to come up with an answer. Also, Paula finds her groove with questions about space exploration.
The saga of Mo Rocca's comments about knitted sweaters being itchy seems to have come to a close in that several knitters have brought Mo homemade kitten items to wear after the show. The video of Mo Rocca receiving those items can be viewed at: http://www.npr.org/templates/player/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=103491093
So much for getting Carl Kasell's voice (or Carl singing "Danny Boy" off-key) on my voice mail... on my birthday! Thank you for trying Monica.
- Ed Helms 1
Julia Sweeney joins the team of Wait Wait panelists.
Adam Felber entered the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round with 6 points!
Another Mo golden quote, "Preparation H on Uranus."
Peter had a Freudian slip when he said "The Dong Show" instead of "The Gong Show" when wrapping up the Not My Job round, hilarity ensued.
Paula Poundstone seems to be involved with most of the highlighted moments.
Peter had to apologize about mixing up which came first in the previous show, the Slanket or the Snuggie.
Peter Sagal said that 3 meters is close to 12 feet in amazement of Tom's lucky guess in answering the last Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question. 3 meters is actually close to 10 feet, whereas 4 meters would be closer to 12 feet. I know, I am being a bit pedantic.
This episode is sponsored by the letters: W, T and F.
One of P.J. O'Rourke's panelist question and answer is identical to one that guest host Luke Burbank asked panelist Aamer Haleem (2006-08-12), regarding hungry men preferring "generous sized young lady". Both instances made references to Bill Clinton's scandal with Monica Lewinsky, but did not lead to any comments about such women carrying trays of food this time around.
The second limerick during the Listener Limerick Challenge called the two slashes in a URL "backslashes". Technically, the two slashes in a URI/URL are actually forward slashes.
While Mo Rocca was trying to come up with an answer for Mo's last Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question for the round, Peter interrupted Mo and told Faith Salie that "this might go on for a while".
Luke Burbank returns!!!
During the second panelist round, while Peter was asking Julia Sweeney's second question of the round, Julia yelled out "No! Don't ask me a sports thing!".
Both Rufus Wainwright and his father, Loudon Wainwright III, (who was the Not My Job guest for the 2014-09-06 show), answered two Not My Job questions correctly.
Another instance where all of the correct answers for the Not My Job round is the second answer.
Paula Poundstone got eight questions correct in the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, including the last question which Carl said her answer was close enough.
During the first panelist round, there were puns made re: Three Wise Men and their gifts.
Andy Williams had answered one of the Not My Job with "eyeball massager", which was not the correct answer as the show's staff had made it up. In actuality, the SkyMall catalog in fact had and sold an eyeball massager, which which Peter and Carl corrected on the 2010-01-09 show. The score now reflects the two correct answers Andy Williams had (to which, Carl proclaimed that the listener had won Carl's voice on the listener's answering machine).