Show Details: June 2013

2013-06-01

NPR ID: 801
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Legendary Anchorman
Guest: Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the government making cash cool again, Not My Job about Marche du Film, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next big bromance?
Notes
On the 2006-02-25 show, Paula called Adam Felber "the Ken Jennings of the panel…". Well, in this case, Ken Jennings is now the Ken Jennings of the panel... at least in terms of actually being Ken Jennings. Peter noted that it was Ken Jennings's first time on the show, which is true in that it is Ken's first time being a panelist; but, Ken Jennings has been on the two twice as a Not My Job guest on 2006-02-25 and 2006-10-07. Deepak Chopra + Oprah Winfrey = Oprah Chopra. In the edited version of the show, it seemed that Amy had six Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions and answered five of them correctly Amy's sixth correct answer was probably edited out. Another case in which all three panelists had six correct answers.

2013-06-08

NPR ID: 802
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Legendary Anchorman
Guest: Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Tom Bodett
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about smarter than average animals, Not My Job about extreme clumsiness at work, Listener Limerick Challenage, Panelist Predictions: what surprising image will be found while the government snoops around our computer activities?
Notes
During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Peter asked P.J. "Queen Elizabeth recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of her what?", P.J. answered "reign". Peter said, "not technically" and said the correct answer was "coronation" and P.J. didn't get a point. That led to the audience booing, in which Peter and Bill reversed their decision and allowed the answer.

2013-06-15

NPR ID: 803
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Legendary Anchorman
Guest: Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Faith Salie
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the secret lives of cats, Not My Job about "mooning", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next person to flee the country?
Notes
Even though Buzz Aldrin only answered one Not My Job question correct, Bill Kurtis decided to give Buzz all three correct. This isn't the first time that either the host or the scorekeeper overruled and allowed the Not My Job guest to win the prize for the listener even though the guest didn't answer 2 or 3 questions correctly. The last time was on 2005-06-25, in which Maj. Robert Bateman didn't answer the first two Not My Job questions correctly, in which Peter gave an exception and said if Maj. Robert Bateman answered the third question correctly, he would win the prize and promptly did so.

2013-06-22

NPR ID: 804
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Legendary Anchorman
Guest: Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Jessi Klein
Correct: Jessi Klein
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new technique for women to avoid unwanted attention, Not My Job about Funyuns, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what is next for (soon to be former) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Notes
The first listener contestant, Affan, gave Peter a hint on how to pronounce his name correct with the question, "do you know what a baby deer is". Peter answered with "A baby deer is a doe? No, a baby deer is a fawn", to which the panelists, including Paula, razzed Peter. Peter then said "Welcome, a doe" to comedic effect before the first question of the round. Also, Affan guessed "poop less" as the answer for the second question of the same round. For the third Not My Job question, Booker T. Jones said that he had heard Bon Jovi sing a song with the name "Funyuns" at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which was option "B". Although the researched correct answer was "C", Booker didn't initially get a point for the question, but Bill Kurtis gave him the point. During the Listener Limerick Round, Peter noted that the luxury hotel for dogs should be called "The Fur Seasons"; in which, the audience groaned at the pun. Paula stepped in to say that was the fourth time Peter had gotten that reaction. That prompted Peter to ask Paula, "are you keeping count!?!". A portion of Jessi's guess for her last Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question was bleeped.

2013-06-29

NPR ID: 805
Location
Powell Hall (St. Louis, MO)
Scorekeeper
Legendary Anchorman
Guest: Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new ways for governments to control citizens's lives, Not My Job about curses from around the world, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will President Obama do to make people care about climate change?
Notes
Mo Rocca is right to be shocked at starting the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round with 5 points, as it does not happen too often.