Show Details: May 2014
Another instance in which all three panelists started the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round with a three way tie. The last time that occurred was back in 2013-08-03 where all three panelists also started the round with three points each.
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This is Carl Kasell's last Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! show taped live at Chase Auditorium in Chicago, IL.
While Tom Bodett was reading this Bluff the Listener story, he slipped and said "killin' spree" instead of "Killenburg". When Tom could not come up with an answer for two Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions, he defaulted with an answer involving a hamster eating a tiny pizza.
This is Carl Kasell's last Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! show before retiring and becoming Wait Wait's Scorekeeper Emeritus.
I was able to attend the live taping at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC.
During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Mo Rocca had only answered five questions correctly but Carl Kasell stated that Mo Rocca had answered six correct. Paula Poundstone answered seven questions correctly and Carl also stated that Paula had only answered six. The correct scores and ranking for the panelists should be: Paula Poundstone in 1st with 18 points, Roxanne Roberts in 2nd with 14 points and Mo Rocca in 3rd with 13 points.
Starting with this week's show, Bill Kurtis is the new official judge and scorekeeper for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
The questions from the "Secrets of the Amazon.com" segment were originally asked at the previous week's Wait Wait to Mo, Paula and Roxanne. That segment was cut from the airing of the show due to time constraints. The writers re-used the question for this week's show.
Peter and panel had a bit of fun with Bill Kurtis's impressions of Barack Obama and John Kerry sounding almost the same. Rosie Perez's accent was the source of some fun when she said "Starbucks Coffee". The "sexagintuple" Starbucks coffee drink had 60 shots of espresso, not 30 as mentioned by Peter.
The listener contestant for Bluff the Listener is a "father" of cats, which was quite apropos for the topic of the bluffs.