Show Details: March 2013

2013-03-02

NPR ID: 788
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Legendary Anchorman
Guest: Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new foreign TV show, Not My Job about strange food, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: where will horses turn up next?
Notes
Mo Rocca was in great form for the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, particularly after Peter asked Bill Kurtis if Mo did well enough to win. Bill Kurtis simply answered, "No." At which, Mo said that Bill should have built up the suspense and then said Carl would normally have said, though in a semi-whiny manner: "He needed five correct answers, but he only had four. So, the winner this week is Jessi Klein."

2013-03-09

NPR ID: 789
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Legendary Anchorman
Guest: Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Firoozeh Dumas
Correct: Firoozeh Dumas
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about attempts to improve your commute, Not My Job about the education of secretaries, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next person to filibuster and why?

2013-03-16

NPR ID: 790
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people going on vacation and getting into trouble, Not My Job about mistakes in the news, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg try to ban next?
Notes
If Peter hadn't accepted Bobcat's answer of "Exacto Knife" during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Bobcat would have repeated Paula's incredibly hilarious zero correct answers from 2008-03-29 and scoring two points.

2013-03-23

NPR ID: 791
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Legendary Anchorman
Guest: Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Tom Bodett
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about creative justice for criminals, Not My Job about Hot Pockets, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next thing scientists will try to bring back from extinction.
Notes
Another instance in which all three correct answers for the Not My Job round were "B". Bill Kurtis okay'd Tom Bodett's answer of "statue of a car" during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round when the proper answer was a full-scale snow sculpture of a VW Beetle after some questioning of "statue of a car" versus "snow sculpture".

2013-03-30

NPR ID: 792
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Host
Guest: Tom Bodett
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: P.J. O'Rourke
Correct: P.J. O'Rourke
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone's attempt to appear more popular, Not My Job about Jeopardy! champions, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the 17 year old British programmer spend his $30 million he got from Yahoo!?
Notes
Carl Kasell introduced Tom Bodett as "filling in for Drew Carey, filling in for Peter Sagal". Tom Bodett went all folksy during the intro portion, with Carl trying to translate it into NPR-speak. Tom Bodett was bleeped twice while asking and explaining the second Not My Job question. Tom Bodett followed Peter Sagal's bad punnage regarding the Listener Limerick Challenge round at the beginning of the second panelist round. In this case, Tom based his puns on his famous Motel 6 ad line. At the beginning of the Listener Limerick Challenge, Tom said, "it's Rhyme Time" almost in the same manner he says "It's Mime Time" on The Animaniacs.