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Show Details: January 2016
I'm an anchorman, baby
Why play the Powerball when you can play the Power Bill?
- First: Amy Dickinson 14 (2 / 6)
- Second: Greg Proops 13 (3 / 5)
- Third: Roy Blount, Jr. 11 (3 / 4)
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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.
Check the mail, you just got your electric Bill
- First: Roxanne Roberts 17 (3 / 7)
- Second: Mo Rocca 12 (2 / 5)
- Third: Bobcat Goldthwait 5 (3 / 1)
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.
Hey east coast, avoid that winter chill and get some of this winter Bill
- First: Luke Burbank 17 (3 / 7)
- Second: Paula Poundstone 14 (2 / 6)
- Third: Faith Salie 13 (3 / 5)
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.
I hope you like jazz because I'm about to take you on a Bill-y Holiday
- First: Shelby Fero 14 (2 / 6)
- Second: Tom Bodett 10 (2 / 4)
- Third: Peter Grosz 9 (1 / 4)