Show Details: July 2012

2012-07-07

Best Of NPR ID: 754
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Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, featuring several listener favorites: What's Carl This Time?, Ice-T is asked about pantyhose, Peter's penchant for bad "rhyme" puns, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Tony Shaloub answers questions about nuns, Mo Moments and Bill Clinton playing Not My Job about My Little Ponies
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Before playing the clips of Carl Kasell yelling "GOOOOAL" and mimicking the sound of a vuvuzela, Peter mentioned that the clips came from two shows in July 2010. In fact, the first clip came from the Not My Job round of the 2010-06-12 show and the vuvuzela clip came from the "Who's Carl This Time?" round from 2010-06-19. Since the Mo Moments segment is a repeat of the one from the 2011-08-27 show, my name is mentioned on this show as well. w00t!

2012-07-14

NPR ID: 755
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Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about celebrity workplace hazards, Not My Job about three Calvins that aren't Calvin Klein, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise at Olympic Opening Ceremonies?
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Bobcat Goldthwait joins the panel. The listener was a bit impatient and wanted to move on to the next question after answering the first Listener Limerick Challenge question. This also happened with a listener from the Listener Limerick Challenge from the 2006-09-30 show.

2012-07-21

NPR ID: 756
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Bluff
Correct: Brian Babylon
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about dangers of self-help books, Not My Job about Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what is hiding in Mitt Romney's tax returns?
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This marks another show in which all three panelists are comedians. Paula noted that she had won the last three times that she has been on the show. In fact, Paula has won the last four times she has been on: 2012-03-31, 2012-04-28, 2012-05-26 and 2012-06-23. Paula was also having fun with the fact that she has won the last four times she has been on. By winning this game, Paula's winning streak has been extended to five games.

2012-07-28

NPR ID: 757
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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 an unlikely club, Not My Job about diplomatic gift giving, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Mitt Romney bring back from his trip abroad?
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First appearance of Simon Amstell as a panelist. Simon either really didn't know or feigned ignorance about Pippa Middleton. Simon's comment about falling out of a certain body part was carefully trimmed out of the radio/podcast version of the show; but, it did make it, albeit bleeped, in the 2012-11-24 Best Of show. The listener for the Listener Limerick Challenge noted that she worked for the Word division at Microsoft. Peter started to provide a suggestion and the listener retorted that he would "have to get close", as in the spelling of the word for auto-correct/spellcheck to work. Mo Rocca would use this same retort back to the listener after she could initially guess one of the answers. During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Simon was trying to figure out an answer while questioning/repeating the bits of the question repeatedly. This caused Peter to ask Simon "we speak the same language, do we not?". Normally Mo usually has the "stream of consciousness" when it comes to answer questions and leads to a long Lightning round, but was easily beaten by Simon in this show. Simon may have had the last laugh when Mo Rocca was working on figuring out an answer and Simon swiped Mo with "Oh, dear", causing Mo to crack up and feel shamed. I can safely say that the edited version for radio and for the podcast will be pretty tame compared to what was at the live taping. The live taping version gets a rating of 11 out of 10. And yes, I was there and lived to tell about it. :)