Show Details: August 2012

2012-08-04

NPR ID: 758
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unauthorized Olympics tie-ins, Not My Job about Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: after alienating viewers with poor Olympics coverage, how will NBC win them back?

2012-08-11

NPR ID: 759
Location
Merrill Auditorium (Portland, ME)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about office dangers, Not My Job about the candy company Mars, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the Curiosity Rover find on Mars?
Notes
Peter mispronounced Bobak Ferdowsi's last name as "Ferdowski" when he introduced them at the beginning and end of the Not My Job segment. It doesn't seem like Peter is alone in mispronouncing Bobak's last name.

2012-08-18

NPR ID: 760
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Legendary Anchorman
Guest: Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Correct: Faith Salie
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about struggling businesses improving customer service, Not My Job about Julia Child, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will President Obama choose as his running mate if he were to drop Vice President Biden?
Notes
Another three-way tie. Although Paula did not win outright in this game, Paula's winning streak is now up to six games. In the edited version of the show, they only included five of Paula's questions for the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round; in which, Paula answered four of those correctly.

2012-08-25

NPR ID: 761
Location
Music Center at Strathmore (North Bethesda, MD)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Jessi Klein
Correct: Jessi Klein
Description
The Magna Carl-A, Bluff the Listener about political adversaries coming together, Not My Job about strange doings in school halls of power, Tippecanoe And Carl Too, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will finally make Republicans and Democrats come together?
Notes
Special topic show with a look at politics, here and abroad, past and present. In the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Tom Bodett didn't get the "correct" and a ding on the sixth correct answer; but, Carl did count it as correct in the score. When Carl was asked how many questions Charlie Pierce need to answer correctly to win, Carl said seven. In fact, Charlie would have only needed six to win: Tom Bodett had 15 points and Charlie started with 4, meaning answering six questions correctly would add 12 points for a total of 16 points. 16 > 15. Either way, Charlie did answer seven questions correctly.