Show Details: May 2014

2014-05-03

NPR ID: 849
Location
San Diego Civic Theatre (San Diego, CA)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new Dr. Seuss story in the news, Not My Job about Zumba music, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be George Clooney and Amul Alamuddin's first fight?
Notes
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.

2014-05-10

NPR ID: 850
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new effort to relieve stress gone terribly wrong, Not My Job about bratwurst, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next anti-aging fad?
Notes
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.

2014-05-17

NPR ID: 851
Location
Warner Theatre (Washington, DC)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Special Message for Carl Kasell from Stephen Colbert, Bluff the Listener about a politician trying to avoid a scandal with a pre-emptive statement, Special Message for Carl Kasell from Tom Hanks, Not My Job about King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Special Message for Carl Kasell from Katie Couric, Listener Limerick Challenge, Special Message for Carl Kasell from President Barack Obama
Notes
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.

2014-05-24

NPR ID: 852
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Legendary Anchorman
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a Friends star making a major comeback, Not My Job about cardiac surgery, Secrets of the Amazon.com, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next organization to loosen its standards?
Notes
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.

2014-05-31

NPR ID: 853
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Legendary Anchorman
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about cats in the news, Not My Job about parenting advice from the past, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will break up Kim Kardashian and Kanye West?
Notes
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.