Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Stats Page
Show Details: January 2018
I'm the man with an aim that can be used for any number of comic puns. I'm adapta-Bill
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.
I'm not a stable genius. I'm a genius that's sta-Bill
- First Tied: Helen Hong 17 (3 / 7)
- First Tied: Roy Blount, Jr. 17 (3 / 7)
- Third: Adam Felber 15 (3 / 6)
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).
Hey, Ebbing, Missouri, you don't need three billboards. You just need one Bill Kurtis
- First: Mo Rocca 13 (3 / 5)
- Second Tied: Paula Poundstone 12 (2 / 5)
- Second Tied: Alonzo Bodden 12 (2 / 5)
- Al Roker 3
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.
Hey, that guacamole is not ready yet. You need some Bill-antro
- First: Faith Salie 16 (4 / 6)
- Second: Peter Grosz 11 (3 / 4)
- Third: Bim Adewunmi 7 (1 / 3)