Show Details: December 2017

2017-12-02

NPR ID: 1036
Location
Moore Theatre (Seattle, WA)
Scorekeeper
Hey Seattle, you be my Donald, I'll be your Bill-ania
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Negin Farsad
Correct: Hari Kondabolu
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a snack food in the news, Not My Job about female birds, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be Prince Harry and Megan Markle's favorite wedding present?
Notes
There was much chanting of "Luuuuuuke!" by the audience at the Moore Theatre when Luke was introduced on the panel and some of the inter-segment transitions.

2017-12-09

NPR ID: 1037
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Kur-'tis the season
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new reason to see the musical "Cats", Not My Job about method acting, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Russian winter athletes do now that they are not going to the Olympics?
Notes
All three questions about actors method acting were about actor Shia LaBeouf. The correct answers for the Not My Job were, in order: A, B and C. After Faith Salie answered her Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions, Bill Kurtis said that she only answered five correct. According to the number of bell dings given for Faith Salie's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank answers, and Peter Sagal's respoenses after Faith gave her answers, Faith answered six questions correct. Faith should have had a total of 15 points instead of 13. The score listed reflects the official record as stated by Bill Kurtis.

2017-12-16

NPR ID: 1038
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Host
Guest: Mike Pesca
Scorekeeper
Hark, hear the Bills, sweet silver Bills
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Negin Farsad
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something medieval making a comeback, Not My Job about the turducken, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next unncessary food innovation?
Notes
Bill Kurtis was bleeped when giving the theme for the Bluff the Listener segment. While telling her Bluff story, Negin started to list off guillotine-related pun names for various recipes that could be prepared with a kitchen guillotine and then said, "This is so stupid"

2017-12-23

NPR ID: 1039
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Hey there Hillary, it takes a Bill-age
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Peter Grosz
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a scandal in the world of chess, Not My Job about the New York Post, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the biggest surprise about aliens, once we finally encounter them?

2017-12-30

Best Of NPR ID: 1040
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
I'm the dignified news anchor with an irresistible bass line. That's right, I'm dancea-Bill
Bill Kurtis
Bluff
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! with a look back at some favorite Not My Job interviews and previously un-aired material from the past year, part one
Notes
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! taped two shows while in San Francisco, California on August 10th and 11th. The Bluff the Listener and the Not My Job segments included on this Best Of show comes from the show that taped on August 11th. Normally, the chosen bluff and the correct bluff from Bluff the Listener segments re-aired on Best Of shows do not get noted in the Stats Page database. In this case, the Bluff the Listener segment was not aired as part of a regular Wait Wait show, I have noted the chosen and correct bluff information for this show. The first segment features Tom Hanks as guest host on the show that aired on 2017-01-14. Mo Rocca tried to persuade Lars Ulrich to change his choice for the first Not My Job question. Lars asked the audience for help and many of them shouted out "B"; but, Lars stuck with "A", which was not correct. Mo said, "It's not that" after Peter Sagal read the second option for the second question. The audience was split on which answer they thought was correct. And, before Lars started to come up with an answer for the third question, the audience started outing out answers, many agreeing on "B".