Show Details

2012-07-28

NPR ID: 757
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Kyrie O'Connor
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Description
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?
Notes
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. :)