Show Details: 2015

2015-01-03

Best Of NPR DB ID: 884
Scorekeeper
Humbly incredible anchorman
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite stories and moments from 2014, part two

2015-01-10

NPR DB ID: 885
Scorekeeper
Ruggedly handsome
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a surprising new device unveiled at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Not My Job about bears, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the first thing that the new Congress and President Obama will agree on.

2015-01-17

NPR DB ID: 886
Scorekeeper
Legendary Anchorman
Panelists
Bluff
Correct: Ophira Eisenberg
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a politician getting into a job-related scrape, Not My Job about farewell tours, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next mistake the White House admit to?

2015-01-24

NPR DB ID: 887
Scorekeeper
Kid-tested, mother approved
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Alonzo Bodden
Correct: Faith Salie
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about Harvey Weinstein showing up in an unexpected place, Not My Job about the British Parliament, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the New England Patriots cheat to win the Super Bowl?

2015-01-31

NPR DB ID: 888
Scorekeeper
A little teapot, short and stout
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Peter Grosz
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone trying to save the environment, Not My Job about john (aka toilet) testers, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise from this year's Super Bowl?
Notes
When providing one of the choices of the second Not My Job question, which was in regards to toilet testing done by the Gates Foundation, Peter said "Widnows" rather than "Windows". Even though Peter said that, per a coin toss, Amy would go first. Instead, Peter Grosz went first. Peter Grosz only answered five of the eight questions correctly, yet Bill Kurtis said he answered six. Due to this, Peter Grosz ended up in a tie with Tom Bodett. Tom should have been the outright winner of that week's game and Amy Dickinson would have tied for 2nd with Peter Grosz.

2015-02-07

NPR DB ID: 889
Scorekeeper
The ocean's most deadly predator
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Reza Aslan
Correct: Reza Aslan
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about soccer moms making the news in a surprising way, Not My Job about Microsoft Windows, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next old times thing to hit it big?
Notes
Maz Jobrani does a number of his Wait Wait trademark accents while telling his Bluff the Listener story.

2015-02-14

NPR DB ID: 890
Scorekeeper
Adorable Mouseketeer
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a person famous for one thing doing another noteworthy thing, Not My Job about bass and bass fishing, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next appliance doing something it shouldn't?

2015-02-21

Best Of NPR DB ID: 891
Scorekeeper
Manic, pixie, dream girl
Description
Best Of and All-Star Nob My Job edition of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

2015-02-28

NPR DB ID: 892
Scorekeeper
Just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Brian Babylon
Correct: Ophira Eisenberg
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a way in which Patrick Swayze's legacy still guides us, Not My Job about Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be next for rats after they've been cleared of causing the plague?
Notes
During the second panel round, Adam Felber enthusiastically and confidently answered "selfie!" for his answer. So much so, that it stunned Peter Sagal and yelled out "Yes!", which caused Bill Kurtis to ring the bell (even though it was not the correct answer) and Adam responding with "What?!?". All three panelists were tied with three points each at the beginning of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round.

2015-03-07

NPR DB ID: 893
Scorekeeper
Anchorman, anchor-myth, anchor-legend
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Kyrie O'Connor
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something thought to be modern that isn't, Not My Job about the more terrifying side of cats, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will John Boehner invite next to address Congress?

2015-03-14

NPR DB ID: 894
Scorekeeper
Who Dat?
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a wall in the news, Not My Job about obscure musical instruments, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will the Senate write to next?
Notes
In the first panel round, Peter started to ask Amy her question, Amy resistantly replied with "No!". This is reminiscent of Julia Sweeney's yelling of "No!" when she was asked a panel question about sports on the 2009-10-31 show. During Amy's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, not soon after Peter finished asking one of the questions, the audience started yelling the answer, "alcohol". This lead to Peter responding with "Come on!". Amy did get a bell ding for answering with "alcohol(?)".

2015-03-21

NPR DB ID: 895
Scorekeeper
All beef anchorman
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about continuing education for those who have no business continuing their education, Not My Job about pseudonyms, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next problem solved by a corporation?

2015-03-28

NPR DB ID: 896
Scorekeeper
Your mom's favorite anchorman
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about college ball outside of March Madness tournaments, Not My Job about people who try to cheer other people up, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the first product from the newly merged Kraft-Heinz.

2015-04-04

NPR DB ID: 897
Host
Guest: Mike Pesca
Scorekeeper
Legendary Anchorman
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a surprising celebrity odd couple, Not My Job about customers behaving badly, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will the US make friends with next?
Notes
Paula Poundstone used the last name of "Swamu" in her bluff for at least the second time.

2015-04-11

Best Of Repeat: 2014-10-11 NPR DB ID: 898
Scorekeeper
Vertebrate Anchorman
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite guest segments from 2014

2015-04-18

NPR DB ID: 899
Scorekeeper
Legendary Anchorman
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Maz Jobrani
Correct: Tom Bodett
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone getting away with something major because no one was paying attention, Not My Job about William McGonnagal, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: where we'll see the next gyrocopter?
Notes
After Dick Flavin chose "C" for the answer of the second question, Peter asked "you're going to go for C again?". In the edited version of the show, Dick Flavin only answered the first question with "A". When it came to the third question, Dick said "I'm going to get off C".

2015-04-25

NPR DB ID: 900
Scorekeeper
I'm not an anchorman, I'm an anchor man
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Peter Grosz
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a plan to bring people to South Dakota, Not My Job about Burger King, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next person to try and cover up something from their past?

2015-05-02

NPR DB ID: 901
Scorekeeper
By the power of Grayskull, I am He-Anchorman
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: P.J. O'Rourke
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a brand new superhero, Not My Job about New Coke, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise at this weekend's boxing match?
Notes
Jonathan Adler's husband, Simon Doonan, was the Not My Job guest for the show aired on 2015-02-07 and answered only one question correctly.

2015-05-09

NPR DB ID: 902
Scorekeeper
I'm a man, I'm a man, I'm a mighty, mighty anchorman
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Peter Grosz
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff The Listener about exciting office intrigue, Not My Job about government jobs, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who's going to run for president that will actually surprise us?
Notes
After Steve Buscemi answered "C" for the third Not My Job question, Peter Sagal said, "Yes, it's C again." The correct answer for neither the first or the second Not My Job questions were "C". It is pretty rare, or ever done in the past, for a panelist to start the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round with zero points, but Jessi Klein did so. Even with zero points, Jessi answered seven of eight questions correctly and ended up winning the game. In the edited version of the show, Mike Birbiglia was asked six Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions and answered three of them correctly, instead of four as stated by Bill Kurtis. The fourth correct answer was probably cut out.

2015-05-16

NPR DB ID: 903
Scorekeeper
I'm the only Bill to get unanimous support in both Houses of Congress
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Gabe Liedman
Correct: Gabe Liedman
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone taking a creative stand against Russia, Not My Job about incredibly lazy people, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will win the last season of American Idol?
Notes
When the Bluff the Listener contestant initially chose Luke's bluff as the correct one, Peter Sagal had a heavy hand in making the contestant change her mind and switch to Gabe's bluff. Peter has done this more than once in the past. The last and most memorable one was back on 2006-11-11 when Peter made the contestant switch away from Aamer Haleem. Aamer made a bit of a stink on-air about it. In the edited version of the show, Paula had only answered four questions correctly during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, even though Bill Kurtis said she answered five correct. The fifth one would have been the one edited out.

2015-05-23

NPR DB ID: 904
Scorekeeper
I'm the man now dog
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a creative way to fight a hipster invasion, Not My Job about claymation, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the surprise solution to the California water crisis?

2015-05-30

Best Of NPR DB ID: 905
Scorekeeper
Chinese Communist Sleeper Agent
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring Not My Job guest interviews with musicians

2015-06-06

NPR DB ID: 906
Scorekeeper
I'm not just man-spreading, I'm Annchorman-spreading
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Tom Bodett
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a classic adolescent rite of passage gone wrong, Not My Job about cattle, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Sepp Blatter do after stepping down as FIFA President?

2015-06-13

NPR DB ID: 907
Host
Guest: Mike Pesca
Scorekeeper
I'm the man American Pharoah rides when he wants to go fast
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Maz Jobrani
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about HBO's Entourage ruining someone's life, Not My Job about Kim Jung Un, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the first of Lindsay Graham's rotating First Ladies?
Notes
During the Not My Job round, Kim Kardashian West had a second try on her second question, in which she answered "B". In response, Mike Pesca said, "Yes, it was C!". Either Mike thought Kim said "C" or there was an edit in which Kim had answered "C" on her third and last chance. Amy Dickinson's second Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round question had a "blank" to fill in a "Blank", in that the question was "On Monday, police investigated a possible robbery at the home of Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur blank". The current answer was "Arthur Blank". In the edited version of the show, there was not a bell ding sound for Amy's fifth correct answer.

2015-06-20

NPR DB ID: 908
Scorekeeper
Anchormen want to be me, Anchorwomen want to be with me
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Luke Burbank
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about ramen noodles in the news, Not My Job about do-it-yourself projects, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will presumptive nominee Donald Trump choose as his running mate?

2015-06-27

NPR DB ID: 909
Scorekeeper
I'm America's only 10 gallon achorman
Panelists
Bluff
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a Lithuanian town's anniversary celebration, Not My Job about the fascinating world of rental storage units, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia say in his next angry dissent?
Notes
In the edited version of the show, Maz Jobrani only answered two Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correctly versus three as noted by Bill Kurtis. The third correct answer would have been one of the three questions edited out.

2015-07-04

Best Of NPR DB ID: 910
Scorekeeper
Legendary Anchorman
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite segments about the animal kingdom
Notes
This show is a re-packaged version of the Best Of show that aired on 2014-08-23. The introduction for this show was recorded at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago rather than using the introduction from the 2014-08-23 Best Of show.

2015-07-11

NPR DB ID: 911
Scorekeeper
Motown Philly, meet Motown Billy
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the panelists doing something embarrassing and making the news, Not My Job about Terry Gene Bollea, better known as Hulk Hogan, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will President Trump do first, once he takes office?
Notes
Another instance in which all three of the correct answers for the Not My Job questions were "B". Instead of playing a recorded audio of a person involved or explaining the correct bluff, Peter Sagal asked Peter Grosz whether or not his bluff was the correct one or not. The first three questions that Amy was asked during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round started off with "Experts say it was a technical glitch and not a cyberattack". When trying to come up with an answer for the last Lightning round question, Peter reminded Amy that it was, in fact, the Lightning round. Amy incorrectly thought it was a hint to the question. Peter did his best Mr. Burns's "Excellent!" impression after a question regarding Harry Shearer would continue to voice some characters from The Simpsons.

2015-07-18

Best Of NPR DB ID: 912
Scorekeeper
Legendary Anchorman
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite "Mothers I'd Love to Know" Not My Job guests

2015-07-25

NPR DB ID: 913
Scorekeeper
I'm the man people call 'The Bill of Right'
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something everybody hates finally doing something good, Not My Job about General Hospital, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: What will be a line from the next Dr. Seuss book to be discovered?
Notes
During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Bill Kurtis accepted Adam Felber's answer of "punching fish" when the correct answer was "pointing at fish". Roxanne Roberts answered her first question of the round with "Greek bailout", which ended up being the correct answer for her second question.

2015-08-01

NPR DB ID: 914
Scorekeeper
A healthy part of a complete breakfast
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Brian Babylon
Correct: Faith Salie
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an Alfred Hitchcock movie coming to life, Not My Job about Saran wrap, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will steal the spotlight from Donald Trump at next week's debate?
Notes
The Bluff the Listener contestant initially chose Mo Rocca's bluff as the true story, but then changed her mind and chose Brian Babylon's bluff after Peter Sagal started to repeat the summary of Mo Rocca's bluff. Neither were the correct story. At the beginning of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Bill Kurtis noted that each panelist had three points entering the round and that was the first time there was a three-way tie. That statement is incorrect, even if it was reflecting in it being the first time Bill Kurtis presided over a game in which there was a three-way tie going into the Lightning round. Peter called time on Mo Rocca's Lightning round as Mo was trying to come up with a second answer for his 8th Lightning round question.

2015-08-08

NPR DB ID: 915
Scorekeeper
I'm the man so hot President Obama wants to cap and trade me
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Maz Jobrani
Correct: Maz Jobrani
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unlikely heroes, Not My Job about Bugs Bunny, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise to come out at the first Democratic Presidential debate?
Notes
The name of the Buddhist monk that Roxanne Roberts used in her Bluff the Listener story sounded very similar to the name of a certain Wait Wait Stats Person.

2015-08-15

NPR DB ID: 916
Scorekeeper
Forget the kid, I'm Billy the Man
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone figuring out a way to get by on limited resources, Not My Job about Matthieu Ricard, the "happiest man in the world", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be found on Hillary Clinton's private e-mail server?

2015-08-22

Best Of NPR DB ID: 917
Scorekeeper
I'm Perennial Time Man of the Year, First Runner Up
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite Not My Job guests and segments on the topic of science
Notes
Paula Poundstone was featured in all but one segment in this week's "Best Of" show.

2015-08-29

Best Of NPR DB ID: 918
Scorekeeper
I'm American ninja warrior
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring Not My Job teen stars

2015-09-05

NPR DB ID: 919
Scorekeeper
I'm the anchorman so good they wouldn't let me retire
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Adam Felber
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a popular new workout, Not My Job about dog racing, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will President Obama rename next?

2015-09-12

NPR DB ID: 920
Scorekeeper
Anchor - I hardly know her
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone coping with back-to-school stress in an unusual way, Not My Job about L. Frank Baum, the author of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Prediction: what will be the next big discovery about early man?
Notes
For the very first time, the show featured an all women panel!

2015-09-19

NPR DB ID: 921
Scorekeeper
I'm the only man to make Janet Yellen raise her interest rate
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Peter Grosz
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the unusual origins of a modern word or phrase, Not My Job about celebratory parades, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the first Facebook post to be officially "disliked"?

2015-09-26

NPR DB ID: 922
Scorekeeper
I'm the man whose tail pipe emissions are always exactly as promised
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a workplace trying to improve the lives of their employees, Not My Job about jewel thieves, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next secret our cars have been keeping from us?

2015-10-03

NPR DB ID: 923
Scorekeeper
You've heard about Hillary's secret e-mails, I'm Hillary's secret male
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an employee getting into trouble for terrible workplace behavior, Not My Job about bacon, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be NASA's next disappointing announcement?
Notes
The show's producers found that Roy Blount Jr.'s guess for the first panelist round of "texting" actually had an ICD-10 diagnosis code. Roy got a ding for his guess. During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Roy couldn't remember Ralph Lauren's last name for one of his questions, so Roxanne helped him by whispering "Lauren" to Roy and he got the point for providing the full and correct answer.

2015-10-10

NPR DB ID: 924
Scorekeeper
You be illin', I be Billin'
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: P.J. O'Rourke
Correct: P.J. O'Rourke
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a hot new tourist destination, Not My Job about cougars, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise at the first Democratic debate next week?
Notes
During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment, when Amy Dickinson didn't know the name of the current FIFA President, Paula Poundstone helped out with a big hint. Amy got points for her answer. P.J. O'Rourke's answer of "tofu turkey" was close enough of an answer for Peter Sagal when it came to the correct answer of the contents of a stolen truck in Portland, Oregon filled with tofu and organic juice. That gave P.J. enough points to come away with an outright win over Amy.

2015-10-17

Best Of NPR DB ID: 925
Scorekeeper
I'm the fire in your fireplace
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring warm and funny moments and interview with past guests

2015-10-24

NPR DB ID: 926
Scorekeeper
I'm the man who takes depressed Cubs fans out to the Bill game
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about helping people we don't feel sorry for, Not My Job about about cosmetology, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Vice President Joe Biden do next after choosing not to run for president?

2015-10-31

NPR DB ID: 927
Scorekeeper
Hey there Des Moines, I'm da man
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Luke Burbank
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about curry in the news, Not My Job about the state of Iowa, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what we'll do with all the meat we can't eat now?

2015-11-07

NPR DB ID: 928
Scorekeeper
I'm the man who gave James Bond his license
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a scream in the news, Not My Job about scale models, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what debate demands will the Democratic presidential candidates make?
Notes
Bill Kurtis almost said the full answer for the third limerick, but stopped himself after saying the first part of the word. The listener did have the correct answer and Bill took the credit for the third limerick when he announced how many the listener got correct. At the end of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Bill Kurtis stated that it was the first time that the round ended in a three-way tie under his watch. In fact, there have previously been two shows that ended with panelists being in a three-way tie with Bill Kurtis as scorekeeper (2012-08-18, which Paula Poundstone was one of the panelists, and 2014-09-06).

2015-11-14

NPR DB ID: 929
Scorekeeper
I'm the perfect man if you want to Netflix and Bill
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Maz Jobrani
Correct: Brian Babylon
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something we didn't know about Victoria's Secret, Not My Job about squids, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big controversy at Starbucks?
Notes
Peter Sagal pronunciation of their (WBEZ's) CFO's last name, Nguyen, during the credits was actually pretty darn close to the proper pronunciation for once.

2015-11-21

NPR DB ID: 930
Scorekeeper
I'm the man who will stuff your Thanksgiving turkey
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about selfies going something good for once, Not My Job about physical education, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next surprising bit of health news?
Notes
During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Faith Salie provided an answer of "Katie Perry songs" for her second question of the round. Initially, Peter and Bill didn't give her a point, but did so after Faith listed the other songs that were in fact used and Peter was corrected. In the edited version of the show, Faith was asked five of the eight questions and her fifth correct answer would have come from one of the three questions that were cut out.

2015-11-28

Best Of NPR DB ID: 931
Scorekeeper
I'm the turkey stuffed with chicken stuffed with... Anchorman
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring Not My Job guests that they thankful for

2015-12-05

NPR DB ID: 932
Scorekeeper
Crack open a cold one, it's Biller Time!
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone finding something surprising in a retail chain store, Not My Job about people named Steve and their jobs, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: where will Mark Zuckerberg donate his money?

2015-12-12

NPR DB ID: 933
Scorekeeper
Who needs jingle bells? You've got jingle Bill
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Luke Burbank
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone getting unexpected assistance with their work, Not My Job about jockstraps, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise in the new Star Wars movie?
Notes
When Bill Kurtis mentioned the number of points Roy Blount Jr. had at the end of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round for the second time, it sounded like he said 15. Bill did say the correct score of 13 when Peter Sagal asked how many points Roy had.

2015-12-19

NPR DB ID: 934
Scorekeeper
Hey Han Solo, climb in me. I'm the Billennium Falcon
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something that truly brings Christmas into the 21st century, Not My Job about worst selling books, Listener Limerick Challenges, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next must-have toy for next year's Christmas?

2015-12-26

Best Of NPR DB ID: 935
Scorekeeper
Merry Kurtismas
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! with a look back at favorite guests and moments from 2015