Show Details: 2010

2010-01-02

Best Of NPR DB ID: 622
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  • Multiple Panelists
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Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! takes a look back at the year that was 2009

2010-01-09

NPR DB ID: 623
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Bluff
Chosen: Kyrie O'Connor
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about odd international crimes, Not My Job about American inventors that recently passed away, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what big gadgets announced at next year's CES show?
Notes
As noted for the 2009-12-19 show, Peter made a correction to Andy Williams's Not My Job score due to the staff thinking that they made up an actual item sold in the SkyMall catalog.

2010-01-16

NPR DB ID: 624
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Bluff
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about government growing too big, Not My Job about Andre the Giant, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: whose job will Jay Leno take over next?
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When Peter Sagal was introducing the panelists for the show, he said "Mister Faith Salie" rather than "Ms. Faith Salie". This flub is poked fun of several times during the show.

2010-01-23

NPR DB ID: 625
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Bluff
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
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Carl's Dream Machine, Bluff the Listener about hospitality innovations, Not My Job about the Prince of Seborga, Giorgio Carbone, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Conan O'Brien next venture?

2010-01-30

NPR DB ID: 626
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Bluff
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about bad news for nerds, Not My Job about damaged masterpieces, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Apple's next amazing product?

2010-02-06

NPR DB ID: 627
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Bluff
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about intellectual property theft, Not My Job about sport's biggest losers, The Washington Generals, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Don't Ask, Don't Tell be replaced with?

2010-02-13

NPR DB ID: 628
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Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about troubles caused by having too much technology, Not My Job about other famous Houstons, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be discovered underneath the thick blanket of show on top of Washington DC, after it melts?
Notes
During the opening panelist round and the discussion of food serving portions, Paula went into Pop Tarts almost in the same manner has one of her HBO specials.

2010-02-20

Best Of NPR DB ID: 629
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Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring recent Not My Job segments

2010-02-27

NPR DB ID: 630
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Guest: Jean Cochran
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Description
Who's Jean this Time?, Bluff the Listener about creative debt relief, Not My Job about Mr. Snuffleupagus, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what new sport will make its debut at the next Olympic Games?

2010-03-06

NPR DB ID: 631
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Bluff
Correct: Paula Poundstone
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unlikely automation, Not My Job about nuns, Johnny Weir defends figure staking, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will bring their kids to work next?

2010-03-13

NPR DB ID: 632
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Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Mo Rocca
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new fad diets, Not My Job about parking meters, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next person to reveal odd enthusiasm?
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Mo was muttering this thoughts about the three possible answers for the second Not My Job question, in which Peter said that they can hear him. Another show in which all of the correct answers for the Not My Job round were the second answer.

2010-03-20

NPR DB ID: 633
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Bluff
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Charlie Pierce
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about how being a sports fan saved someone's life, Not My Job about NCAA mascots, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big story when Tiger Woods plays at next month's Masters?

2010-03-27

NPR DB ID: 634
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Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new ways to use food that don't involve eating it, Not My Job about interesting uses of lasers, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what unexpected outcomes will result of passing the Health Care Bill?
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Joe Biden's fleeting expletive is fodder for jokes this week. Carl Kasell's attempt of making ray gun sounds leads to hillarity.

2010-04-03

NPR DB ID: 635
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Bluff
Chosen: Kyrie O'Connor
Correct: Tom Bodett
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Lifestyles of the Rich and Despicable, Bluff the Listener about hard times for the rich, Not My Job about Hetty Green, the Witch of Wall Street, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will cause the next financial crisis?

2010-04-10

NPR DB ID: 636
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Bluff
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about when bigger isn't always better, Not My Job about other jobs in The Village People, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what big treaty will President Obama sign next?

2010-04-17

NPR DB ID: 637
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Bluff
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about things that are being done with snail mail but not with e-mail, Not My Job about soft drinks, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will Larry King marry next?
Notes
Sir Mix-a-Lot was a special guest for the second panelist round and was asked about banker's take of "Baby Got Back". Mo tried to get Peter and Carl to accept "cattle" as a valid answer for a flock of "sheep", but the attempted failed humorously. When Peter was providing story behind that question, he said "the two men have been in the lam(b) -- haha!" which lead to even more laughter.

2010-04-24

NPR DB ID: 638
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Bluff
Chosen: P.J. O'Rourke
Correct: P.J. O'Rourke
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about ways technology is not making dating easier, Not My Job about lesser-known aspects of Mark Twain, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next item to be left behind at a bar?

2010-05-01

NPR DB ID: 639
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Bluff
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about famous people with second careers, Not My Job about terrible jobs, Listener Limericks Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will really happen with aliens come to Earth?

2010-05-08

NPR DB ID: 640
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Bluff
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Paul Provenza
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people being denied of justice, Not My Job about Britain's oldest public school, Eton College, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next man-made disaster?

2010-05-15

NPR DB ID: 641
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Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about libraries becoming more modern, Not My Job about pantyhose, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what shocking relevation will be exposed during Elena Kagen's confirmation hearings?

2010-05-22

Best Of NPR DB ID: 642
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Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring Not My Job segments of famous musicians

2010-05-29

NPR DB ID: 643
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Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Carl Kasell's Must See TV, Bluff the Listener about successful alternative plans, Not My Job about Sarah Ferguson, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how well BP completely fix the oil spill?

2010-06-05

NPR DB ID: 644
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Bluff
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Tom Bodett
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unique uses of music, Not My Job about self-help guru Tony Robbins, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will finally make President Barack Obama enraged?
Notes
The chanting of "Luuuuuuke" returns, in which Luke said, "they're not booing, I don't think", just like when he first substituted for Peter Sagal.

2010-06-12

NPR DB ID: 645
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Bluff
Correct: Paula Poundstone
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about conspiracy theories about President Obama, Not My Job about the World Cup's history, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what surprise will come out of the World Cup?
Notes
Carl Kasell: "GOOOOOOAL!"

2010-06-19

NPR DB ID: 646
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Bluff
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Amy Dickinson
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people saying "no" at work, Not My Job about sausage, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will BP do next to make the situation worse than it is?

2010-06-26

NPR DB ID: 647
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Bluff
Chosen: Kyrie O'Connor
Correct: Adam Felber
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Detention with Carl, Bluff the Listener about celebrities abusing their fame, Not My Job about shark movies, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will President Obama fire next?

2010-07-03

NPR DB ID: 648
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Bluff
Correct: Julia Sweeney
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about wedding dress innovations, Not My Job about the late Senator Robert Byrd, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big spy ring to be uncovered?

2010-07-10

Best Of Repeat: 2009-08-29 NPR DB ID: 649
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Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, featuring favorite moments as requested by listeners

2010-07-17

NPR DB ID: 650
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Bluff
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about frugal summer fun, Not My Job About foosball, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next great villian?
Notes
The panelist had fun with both BPs (British Petroleum and Bristol Palin) when asked about safety and caps.

2010-07-24

NPR DB ID: 651
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Bluff
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new mail innovations, Not My Job about space flight, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next shocking tape to come out from Washington DC?

2010-07-31

NPR DB ID: 652
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Bluff
Chosen: Paul Provenza
Correct: Paul Provenza
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about rock stars acting like primadonnas, Not My Job about baseball players injured in stupid ways, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big leak?
Notes
The panelists had fun interrupting Peter when he tried to introduce the first listener and the panelists.

2010-08-07

NPR DB ID: 653
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Bluff
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about surprising fields of study, Not My Job about the three other Misses: Ms. Pac Man, Miss Cleo and Miss Piggy; Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what surprising move will the very, very rich do next?
Notes
The chanting of "Luuuuuuke" continues, in which Peter said "they are not booing, Mrs. Burbank, they are not booing" and Luke came back with "there has been some confusion around that". Miss America was booed when she provided a guess for her first question. This was not Adam Felber's week for the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, but did have fun: Cheese Doodles + Jesus = Cheesus.

2010-08-14

NPR DB ID: 654
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Guest: Peter Grosz
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Bluff
Correct: Paula Poundstone
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about changes coming to Las Vegas, Not My Job about the Grateful Dead, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the former JetBlue flight attendant quit his next job?

2010-08-21

Repeat: 2010-04-03 NPR DB ID: 655
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Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Kyrie O'Connor
Correct: Tom Bodett
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Lifestyles of the Rich and Despicable, Bluff the Listener about hard times for the rich, Not My Job about Hetty Green, the Witch of Wall Street, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will cause the next financial crisis?

2010-08-28

Best Of NPR DB ID: 656
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  • Multiple Panelists
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The second annual listener's request show, includes: Carl's special effects, Ice-T, Peter's Listener Limerick Challenge intro puns, Tony Shalhoub, Paula Poundstone on faucets and Avatar, Mo Rocca and his answer guessing mashup, public radio pick-up lines and Tom Robbins.

2010-09-04

NPR DB ID: 657
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Guest: Korva Coleman
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Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
A Casual Encounter With The Week's News, Bluff the Listener about unusual worker's comp claims, Not My Job about food at state fairs, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big renovation at the White House?

2010-09-11

NPR DB ID: 658
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Bluff
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Peter Grosz
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about civic improvement, Not My Job about American etiquette, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what book will be the next target for book burning?

2010-09-18

NPR DB ID: 659
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Guests
Bluff
Correct: Luke Burbank
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about failed summer vacations, Not My Job about Super Mario, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: with Oprah's announcement of taking her audience to Australia, what will Oprah do to top that?
Notes
The chanting of "Luuuuuuke" continues when Peter introduced this week's panelists. One of the panelists made the sound of Pac Man dying when Carl announced that Mary Roach only answered one of three questions correctly even though the topic was Super Mario Bros.

2010-09-25

NPR DB ID: 660
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Bluff
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Charlie Pierce
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about innovative political campaigns, Not My Job about tailoring for rhinestone cowboys, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will become the next judge on American Idol?
Notes
One word: Uranus.

2010-10-02

NPR DB ID: 661
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Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about highly problematic hotels, Not My Job about Kenny G, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what surprising place will NPR be heard next?
Notes
Simulated Russ Feingold was brought on for Peter to apologize for an error in which Peter said that Senator Feingold had used a green screen to super-impose his home in an ad. In actuality, the Senator had actually filmed the ad on location. The Simulated Senator renamed Wisconsin to Peterconsin.

2010-10-09

NPR DB ID: 662
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Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new twists on the dating scene, Not My Job about the Duke of Windsor, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will CNN pair up next, after pairing up Parker and Spitzer?

2010-10-16

Repeat: 2009-12-26 NPR DB ID: 663
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Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about family feuds, Not My Job about modern childbirth, Listener Limericks Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next parenting trend that will sweep the nation?

2010-10-23

NPR DB ID: 664
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Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Kyrie O'Connor
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an incident on C-SPAN, Not My Job about a Dick, a van and a dyke, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be this year's hottest Halloween costume?
Notes
Dick Van Dyke sung the words to the theme for The Dick Van Dyke Show. Another three-way tie! Mo Rocca asked when was the last time there was a three-way tie, it was on 2008-09-27, in which Kyrie and Mo were tied with Tom Bodett with 14 points.

2010-10-30

NPR DB ID: 665
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Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unlikely film adaptations, Not My Job about unhappiness, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise that will come out in the upcoming elections?

2010-11-06

NPR DB ID: 666
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Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Description
What Do You Mean I Can't Say That?, Bluff the Listener about vacations abroad that had gone wrong, Not My Job about figure skater Elvis Stojko, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the first thing that the new bipartisan government agree on?

2010-11-13

NPR DB ID: 667
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Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Kyrie O'Connor
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Fake Interview With A Real President, Bluff the Listener about mobile phone apps that shouldn't have been made, Not My Job about musical operas, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what souvenir will President Obama bring back after his trip to Asia?
Notes
At the end of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, in which Tom and Kyrie tied for first, Peter tried to make Alonzo feel better by saying that he "can move up to second". Technically, when two people tie for first, the next person actually is ranked third, not second, per standard competition ranking. Yep, a bit pedantic, but us geeks need to stay true :)

2010-11-20

NPR DB ID: 668
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Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unlikely inspirations of self-help improvements, Not My Job about other famous Newtons, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the best gift given at the upcoming royal wedding?

2010-11-27

Best Of Repeat: 2009-08-22 NPR DB ID: 669
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  • Multiple Panelists
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Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, featuring great animal-inspired moments

2010-12-04

NPR DB ID: 670
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Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Luke Burbank
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about about children following their famous parent's footsteps, Not My Job about Mr. Clean, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the next Wikileaks document release reveal?

2010-12-11

NPR DB ID: 671
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Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Maz Jobrani
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about solving minor problems in extreme ways, Not My Job about apples, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be President Obama's next compromise?

2010-12-18

NPR DB ID: 672
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Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Adam Felber
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about making Christmas more environmentally friendly, Not My Job about terrible gifts, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be next year's Time Magazine's Person of the Year?
Notes
Fun word of the week: Porking. When Peter was providing the choices for the third Not My Job question, Peter said "key" rather than "C". Peter used the word "rhyme" a couple too many times during his punny Listener Limerick Challenge quip.

2010-12-25

Best Of NPR DB ID: 673
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Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, featuring a look back at some great Not My Job segments