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Show Details: October 2019
When you want your flower pollinated, I'll be your bum-Bill bee
Tom Bodett purposefully butchered the pronunciation of "Worcestershire" while reading this Bluff the Listener story.
Peter Sagal accepted Helen Hong's answer of "paper" for her fourth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question. The correct answer was "books about decluttering". Peter would not accept Tom Bodett's answer of "buffaloed" for Tom's fifth Lightning question, even after Tom tried to get Peter to accept it. Tom answered his seventh Lightning question with "Not the Cubs" and that was accepted by Peter when the answer was in fact the Cubs.
One of the voices of the NPR credits and the only voice of your NPR dreams
Another instance of Paula using the surname "Swamu" in her Bluff the Listener story.
Mo Rocca was trying to quietly explain what the Glenlivet whisky pods were while Peter Sagal was explaining the story to the listeners.
I'm the man who makes the NPR Wine Club sound sexy
The Bluff the Listener and Not My Job segments came from the second taping of the show back in August 2019 at Wolf Trap. Due to the Bluff the Listener segment being from a previously unaired taping, the chosen and correct data has been entered.
This show is Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!'s 1000th show to be broadcasted. This count excludes Repeat and Best Of shows, along with any special shows that were taped but not broadcasted as a standalone show.
The show was taped in Salt Lake City as they recorded their first show in front of a live audience in Salt Lake City (2000-01-29). Both Roy Blount, Jr. and Roxanne Roberts were on the panel for that show.
A good portion of the audience yelled out "B" for the first Not My Job question. For the second Not My Job question, the audience yelled out "C" after Nalini Nadkarni chose "A". Nalini changed her answer to "C" which was incorrect ("A" was the correct answer).