Show Details: January 2016

2016-01-02

Best Of NPR ID: 936
Scorekeeper
I'm an anchorman, baby
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! with more favorite guests and moments from 2015

2016-01-09

NPR ID: 937
Scorekeeper
Why play the Powerball when you can play the Power Bill?
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about song lyrics that had an impact on a news story, Not My Job about people having very bad days, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will make the Oregon Militia Men finally end their siege?
Notes
In the edited version of the show, Amy Dickinson was asked six questions during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round and had answered five of them correctly. The sixth correct answer would have come from one of the two questions that were left out. During Roy Blount Jr.'s Lightning round, he was given the clue of "Unforgettable" for the answer of Natalie Cole. Amy had fun with it and said "Forgettable" in a sing-songy manner.

2016-01-16

NPR ID: 938
Host
Guest: Mike Pesca
Scorekeeper
Check the mail, you just got your electric Bill
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a couple finding each other in a surprising way, Not My Job about Tonys (or Anthonys), Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be Sean Penn's next big scoop?
Notes
Joe Pesci was referenced in each of the three Not My Job questions that were in reference to three different people named Tony or Anthony. Joe Pesci's character in the movie Casino was based on Anthony "The Ant" Spilotro. Also, the third choice in the other two Not My Job questions used Joe Pesci as a joke answer. At the end of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round when Bill Kurtis was asked if Roxanne Roberts did enough to win, Bill said "Yes! 14 points and the win!" The 14 points should not be confused with the total number of points Roxanne had, 17, but rather the number of points she got from answering 7 of 8 questions correctly.

2016-01-23

NPR ID: 939
Scorekeeper
Hey east coast, avoid that winter chill and get some of this winter Bill
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a kid's TV show making the news, Not My Job about going into labor, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will we find on the newly found Planet 9?
Notes
During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Paula Poundstone answered 7 questions correctly (each one got a bell ding and Peter acknowledging each one), but Bill Kurtis only gave her credit for 6. Even if Paula got credit for all 7, she still would not have enough to beat Luke Burbank. The score entered in for Paula reflects the incorrect score as recorded by Bill.

2016-01-30

NPR ID: 940
Host
Guest: Mike Pesca
Scorekeeper
I hope you like jazz because I'm about to take you on a Bill-y Holiday
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a salad in the news, Not My Job about The Fonz, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next antiquated idea to come back in style?