Show Details: May 2016

2016-05-07

NPR ID: 954
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
I'm the Mother's Day present your mom really wants
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: P.J. O'Rourke
Correct: P.J. O'Rourke
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a politician finally being celebrated for something they did, Not My Job about well-known crazy ex-boyfriends, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will Donald Trump choose as his running mate?
Notes
During the Who's Bill This Time? round, P.J. O'Rourke announced that he was endorsing Hillary Clinton for President. During the Not My Job round, after Rachel Bloom was given an opportunity to change her answer for the third question, Helen Hong "quietly" provided a strong hint at the correct answer. Rachel Bloom changed her answer to the correct one. After Tom Bodett answered all eight Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correctly, Bill Kurtis mentioned that "no one does it". There have been, at minimum, 30 instances where a panelist has answered all 8 questions correctly. Before this show, Tom Bodett has done so, at minimum, 3 times.

2016-05-14

NPR ID: 955
Location
Providence Performing Arts Center (Providence, RI)
Scorekeeper
Billy Jean is not your lover, but Billy Kurtis is
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an expert getting something wrong, Not My Job about real islands, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big product to be renamed and why?
Notes
All of the correct answers to the Not My Job questions were "B". In the edited version of the show, Peter Grosz was asked seven questions and answered six of those correctly. Bill Kurtis stated that Peter answered seven correct, meaning that the question that was edited out was answered correctly.

2016-05-21

NPR ID: 956
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
I'm the newest member of The Avengers: Anchorman
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new way people are being nice to their pets, Not My Job about Richard Gere, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Hillary Clinton convince Bernie Sanders to drop out of the presidential race?
Notes
Paula Poundstone laced her Bluff the Listener story with sounds of cats hacking up hairballs.

2016-05-28

NPR ID: 957
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
You're kind of cute, but I'm adora-Bill
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unique forms of car problems, Not My Job about Zima, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will people do with their mornings now that we don't have to eat breakfast?
Notes
All three of the Not My Job questions had the correct answer of "C".