Show Details: May 2018

2018-05-05

NPR ID: 1058
Location
Bass Concert Hall (Austin, TX)
Scorekeeper
I've got thick skin. I'm an arma-Bill-o
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a Broadway show tune that made it in the news, Not My Job about soups, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be President Trump's 4000th lie?
Notes
Listeners of Luke Burbank's podcast, TBTL: Too Beautiful to Live, should recognize one of the names Luke used in his Bluff the Listener story. Maz Jobrani answered six Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correctly, but was only given credit for five. After Maz answered the sixth question correct, there was no ding of the bell. The two points that Maz wasn't credited for would have put him in 2nd place with 15 points and Faith Salie in third with 13 points. The panelist scores and ranking noted reflect those of the ones announced by the official scoreekeeper, Bill Kurtis.

2018-05-12

NPR ID: 1059
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Poopity-scoop, scoopity-doop, I'm Bill-ity-boop
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Helen Hong
Correct: Helen Hong
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a wedding announcement that went viral, Not My Job about 1980s hair metal bands, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next slogan to come out of the White House?
Notes
While Mayim Bialik was answering the second Not My Job question, she said that she would choose "B again". In the edited version of the show, she had chosen "C" for the first question and "B" for the third question. Not sure if she had first chosen "B" for the first question but it was edited out, if the order of the questions were altered in the edited version, or it was something else.

2018-05-19

NPR ID: 1060
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Got an infection? Try some Peni-Bill-in
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Tara Clancy
Correct: Tara Clancy
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone getting their name in a unique way, Not My Job about the Titanic, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the royal couple's favorite wedding present?
Notes
The last question in the Trump Dump game played during the first panel round was fielded to Roxanne Roberts which she got it wrong. She got a ribbing from Peter Sagal because it was based on an article that she wrote for the Washington Post.

2018-05-26

NPR ID: 1061
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Host
Guest: Helen Hong
Scorekeeper
I know you're tired LeBron. Pass the ball to me, I'm LeBill
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone leaving on a trip and forgetting something, Not My Job about dog who have been on their best behavior, Listener Limerick Challenge
Notes
Hari Kondabolu's bluff story was based entirely on the plot of the first Home Alone movie. While Hari was reading his story, Paula Poundstone didn't think it was true and Adam Felber said that he had seen it somewhere before. The show did not have a Panelist Prediction segment that would normally happen at the very end.