Show Details: December 2014

2014-12-06

NPR ID: 880
Location
Prudential Hall at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (Newark, NJ)
Scorekeeper
Earth's last living centaur
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a chance to win a really unusual prize, Not My Job about wonderful and interesting things about New Jersey, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: after switching to selling cookies online, what will the Girl Scouts do next?
Notes
Mo Rocca returns back to Wait Wait in only the way that Mo can: with his numerous wild and meandering guess during the second panel round. It got to the point where, I think, Adam yelled "Bill take away a point!" when Mo made a "hail Mary" of a guess. During Mo's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, while Mo was trying to figure out the answer to the last question, Faith Salie said, "this is where the lightning round becomes an electrical storm". Adam Felber said it was more like a Van de Graaff generator.

2014-12-13

NPR ID: 881
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Half-anchor, half-man
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Shelby Fero
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a surprising new way to meet someone face-to-face, Not My Job about G.I. Joe, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Prince William and Kate bring back as a souvenir to the Queen of England?
Notes
At the beginning of the Bluff the Listener round, Bill Kurtis stated the name of the game, "Come here often, Ellie?", Ellie (the listener contestant) responded with "I'm sorry?". During the Not My Job interview, Sir Patrick Stewart said "Space, the final frontier" in a French accent. There was no gong sound before, during or after Charlie Pierce's last Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question denoting it was the last question.

2014-12-20

NPR ID: 882
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
All about that bass, about that bass...
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone ignoring all the warning signs while reaching for the stars, Not My Job about Jennifer Lopez, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be appointed as Ambassador to Cuba?
Notes
Two of Paula Poundstone's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round questions dealt with shoplifting and the answer of "Shop with a Cop". Paula didn't answer the first one correctly, but correctly answered the second one. The edited version of the show only had Paula answering five questions correctly versus six according to Bill Kurtis. The sixth one was probably edited it out for time.

2014-12-27

Best Of NPR ID: 883
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Height-weight proportionate
Bill Kurtis
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite stories and moments from 2014, part one