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Show Details: March 2014
While the panelists were discussing the recent changes to the SAT exam, Faith Salie decided to use some elaborate words that one might find the SAT exams, stating that everyone uses such words.
During the first panelist round, Peter was about to give Faith a hint and he said "here's your excuse" instead of "here's your hint". Hilarity ensued.
When Peter was reading the first Not My Job question, he said "In 2011, an undercover sting, ha, run by...". The "ha" was in reference to The Police's front man Sting. After answering the last Not My Job question, Steward sung a dramatic tune as Peter was about to say that the answer was correct. While Peter rejected Steward's answer and started to explain the correct answer, Steward sung a "fail" tune in response.
Not too much laughter (or groaning) happened when Peter Sagal used "rhymean" as the Listener Limerick Challenge pun prior to the second panelist round. Peter then stated, "that one was good".
Paula Poundstone hit her stride when it came to the topic of cats, which started during the first panelist round and continued on to the Bluff the Listener round about alternate uses of cats.
During the second panelist round, there was a clarification on hips vs booty thanks to Brian Babylon. Also during the same round, Amy gave a hint to Brian's question that ended up being the correct answer. Amy refused to take the point and wanted to give it to Brian; so, Peter conferred with Carl and Carl gave the point to Brian.
For the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment, Brian Babylon had received 8 bell dings for all eight questions answered. The transcript on NPR's site missed the ding for the "China" answer, even though it was correct and Brian did get a ding for his answer of "dancers". The overall standings did not change as Amy wouldn't have answered enough questions correctly to beat or tie Brian.
Roy Blount Jr. sung a little ditty during the Who's Carl This Time? round on the topic of contraceptives that featured "rubber cement".