Show Details: January 2018

2018-01-06

Best Of NPR ID: 1041
Scorekeeper
I'm the man with an aim that can be used for any number of comic puns. I'm adapta-Bill
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
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 two
Notes
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! taped two shows while in Seattle, Washington on November 30th and December 1st. The Bluff the Listener, Not My Job and App Store Game segments included on this Best Of show comes from the show that taped on December 1st. 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. Due to technical difficulties with the phone system at the start of the December 1st taping, audience members were selected as the listener contestants for the Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener and Listener Limerick Challenge segments.

2018-01-13

NPR ID: 1042
Scorekeeper
I'm not a stable genius. I'm a genius that's sta-Bill
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Helen Hong
Correct: Helen Hong
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a retailer offering a surprising promotion to potential customers, Not My Job about "Storage Wars", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the must-have gadget at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show?
Notes
The show had a recording of Robert Siegel, who recently retired from "All Things Considered", saying President Trump's "shithole" quote. The second option for all three of the "life hack" panel questions were all written for laughs, leaving the first option being the correct one. Peter Sagal goofed by saying "black women's maternity pants" instead of "women's black maternity pants". Bill Kurtis stated that it was the first time in three years that all three panelists were tied at the start of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round; but, didn't state how many points they started with. The last time all three panelists were tied going into Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank was on the show that aired on 2016-06-11 in which Bill also didn't state how many points all three panelists had (which was also 3).

2018-01-20

NPR ID: 1043
Scorekeeper
Hey, Ebbing, Missouri, you don't need three billboards. You just need one Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone elsewhere in the world having a unique immigration problem, Not My Job about Coldplay, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big false alarm to freak everyone out?
Notes
Paula Poundstone used the surname "Swamu" in her Bluff the Listener story again. All three of the options for the third Not My Job question were actually correct.

2018-01-27

NPR ID: 1044
Scorekeeper
Hey, that guacamole is not ready yet. You need some Bill-antro
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Peter Grosz
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a former kids TV star doing something new, Not My Job about other people named Jones, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what souvenir will President Trump bring back from Davos?