Show Details: June 2018

2018-06-02

Best Of NPR ID: 1062
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
I'm the guy who rebeled from the two party system and founded my own. I'm the Bill Moose
Bill Kurtis
Bluff
Chosen: Maz Jobrani
Correct: Maz Jobrani
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several segments from the Wait Wait Junior special show that was recorded in Chicago and favorite Not My Job interviews
Notes
The location in which the Best Of show introduction and inter-segment bits were recorded was not mentioned at the beginning of the show. For the Bluff the Listener segment, each panelist paired up with a Wait Wait Junior to write and present their bluff story. The bluff story that Mo Rocca worked with his Wait Wait Junior included a person named "Polly Poundsteen" in reference to Paula Poundstone. The two Wait Wait Juniors that paired up with Maz Jobrani were actually his own kids. To determine who would get the point for the Bluff the Listener segment, the audience was polled to see which one they thought was the correct one by way of applause level.

2018-06-09

NPR ID: 1063
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Come on in, the water's hot. I'm bub-Bill bath
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Bim Adewunmi
Correct: Peter Grosz
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone getting endorsed or sponsored for a surprising reason, Not My Job about Fifty Shades of Grey, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the winning talent that will win the next Miss America contest?
Notes
Keith Hernandez first chose "B" for the second Not My Job question and got ribbed for what that choice was (a kids cereal named "Domina-Trix") and was urged to change it. He changed his answer to "C", which was not correct either. All three choices for the third Not My Job question were actually real excerpts from "Fifty Shades Freed".

2018-06-16

NPR ID: 1064
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Hey Pixar, put me in your next movie. I'm Incredi-Bill
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone's penny-pinching ways got them well rewarded, Not My Job about the song 'Louie, Louie', Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be next for the MPR raccoon?
Notes
Louie Anderson first chose "A" for the second Not My Job question and Peter Sagal nudged Louie to choose another answer while a few people in the audience booed Louie. Louie asked why he was being booed. Louie changed his answer to "B", which was correct. Roy Blount, Jr. said that one day he will beat Roxanne Roberts on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Roy actually won over Roxanne on several occasions. The last four occasions were: 2007-02-17, 2007-03-03, 2011-03-05 and 2014-07-19.

2018-06-23

NPR ID: 1065
Location
Tanglewood/Koussevitsky Music Shed (Lenox, MA)
Scorekeeper
Getting rid of some old clothes? Take 'em to Good-Bill
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new way couples can keep things interesting, Not My Job about normcore, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the first thing the new Space Force does?
Notes
Mo Rocca finally figured out why a "half pipe" is called a "half pipe". David Wise initially chose "B" for the second Not My Job questions and the audience disapproved of the choice and David was given a chance to change his answer to the audience's choice of "C". After all three options were given for the third Not My Job questions, both David and the audience seemed to agree that "A" would be the correct answer; but, both were shocked that "C" was actually the correct one. Mo Rocca hilariously took a long time to answer the 8th Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question.

2018-06-30

NPR ID: 1066
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
I'm just a legendary anchorman looking for his anchor baby
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Negin Farsad
Correct: Negin Farsad
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a property listing in the San Francisco Bay Area, Not My Job about Phish, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the least popular question people ask Alexa?
Notes
After Fabien Cousteau chose "B" for the third Not My Job question, Peter Sagal and the audience nudged Fabien to reconsider his choice to "C". Fabien changed his answer to "C", which was the correct answer. Negin Farsad hilariously failed at figuring out what the correct answer was for her panel question during the second panel round. Each of the panelists' final question for the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round involved a drunk person and a dog, in some manner.