Show Details: 2019

2019-01-05

Best Of NPR ID: 1094
Scorekeeper
Hey Cast Away Tom Hanks, I'll be your friend. I'm Bill-son!
Bluff
Chosen: Alonzo Bodden
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite interviews and segments from 2018
Notes
The Bluff the Listener segment came from the 2018-12-07 live taping at Carnegie Hall in New York City, New York. Since that show did not air as a regular Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! show, I have noted the chosen and correct bluff information for this show.

2019-01-12

NPR ID: 1095
Scorekeeper
I'm one of the legendary voices of the NPR credits
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Chioke This Time?, Bluff the Listener about problems specific to Dubai, Not My Job about a Mike, a Dan and a Tony, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next relevation from the world of literature?
Notes
For the second Not My Job question, Mike D'antoni asked if he could choose "D", all of the above. Peter Sagal accepted that answer since all three of the options were in fact correct.

2019-01-19

NPR ID: 1096
Scorekeeper
Sorry Mitch McConnell, nobody blocks this Bill
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Alonzo Bodden
Correct: Helen Hong
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a surprising effort to clean up the planet, Not My Job about hot cocoa, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next self-help trend?
Notes
When asked how Conan O'Brien did on the show, Bill Kurtis said that he would throw the score out because anything Conan says is right. Mo Rocca really pulled a Mo Rocca during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round when trying to come up with an answer for the 5th question. Alonzo Bodden would also try to pull a Mo Rocca for his second Lightning question. Peter Sagal also accepted Alonzo's answer of "collusion" for his first Lightning question. Only five of Alonzo's eight Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions were included in the edited version of the show and Bill stated that Alonzo had three points. One of the three points would have been in one of the three questions that was cut out.

2019-01-26

NPR ID: 1097
Scorekeeper
Bill the wall! Bill the wall! I'm Bill the Kurtis
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Bim Adewunmi
Correct: Bim Adewunmi
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a real American hero in the news, Not My Job about offending people, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be Rudy Giuliani's next job?
Notes
All three of the correct answers for the Not My Job segment where "C".

2019-02-02

NPR ID: 1098
Scorekeeper
I'm legendarily cold anchorman, Brrrgh Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the Millcreek Elementary Fourth Grade Science Fair, Not My Job about Ulsses S. Grant, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will we find under all of the ice and show when it finally melts?
Notes
For the 3rd Not My Job question, Richard E. Grant stuck with his answer of "B" even after Peter questioning his choice and jeering from the audience. When Peter Sagal asked how Richard did, Bill Kurtis said he would give Richard the win, in part for starring with Chicago-native Melissa McCarthy. The exception has been noted. After Maeve Higgins gave her answer to her first Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question and Peter saying that the correct answer was "Iran", Maeve then said "Iran" in hopes of getting the point. Meave would then repeat the "Iran" answer for the second question, which was not correct.

2019-02-09

NPR ID: 1099
Scorekeeper
Hey there Georgia, I'll take a bite of your juicy peach
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Peter Grosz
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an unsolved mystery, Not My Job about bromances, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be next year's Super Bowl half-time show?
Notes
Another instance of Mo Rocca using the topic of dingoes in Australia being used in a Bluff the Listener story; but, this time, there is a twist! The audience shouted out "B" while Stacey Abrams was trying to come up with an answer for the first Not My Job question and shouted out even louder when she first chose "A". She changed her answer to "B", which was correct. For the second Not My Job question, Peter Sagal gave her a strong hint of which answer was correct. During the second panel round, Roxanne Roberts stole Mo Rocca's question. Mo would then steal Roxanne's question. Another instance of all three panelists starting the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment in a three-way tie.

2019-02-16

NPR ID: 1100
Scorekeeper
Roses are red, pickles are dill. My last name's Kurtis. My middle name's Danger
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Maeve Higgins
Correct: Maeve Higgins
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a mother that might have gone a bit too far, Not My Job about Prince, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Amazon get back at New York for rejecting them?

2019-02-23

Best Of NPR ID: 1101
Scorekeeper
I don't know if Beale Street could talk; but, Bill Street can
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite moments from recent shows
Notes
The Bluff the Listener segment included in this show was from the 2018-12-15 show; and, thus, the chosen and correct bluff information will not be included for this show.

2019-03-02

NPR ID: 1102
Scorekeeper
Let me toss your salad. I'm, I'm Bill-samic vinaigrette
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about pickles coming to the rescue, Not My Job about hot wings, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the thing everyone will be talking about at next year's Oscars?
Notes
During the first panel round, Faith Salie said "We'll turn the light off for you" as a twist on the Motel 6 tagline: "We'll leave the light on for you"; which, was coined by Tom Bodett. All three of the choices for the third Not My Job question were correct. Six of the eight Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions asked to Paula Poundstone made it into the edited version of the show. Of those six questions, Paula answered four correct and two incorrect. Bill Kurtis said that Paula answered five correct; which, means that the fifth one would have been one of the two questions that were edited out.

2019-03-09

NPR ID: 1103
Scorekeeper
Lay me down for a triple word score. I'm Scra-Bill
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Peter Grosz
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about one of the greatest questions in the world being answered, Not My Job about Garfield, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next young billionaire?
Notes
Adam Felber's fifth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question was about a Chicago Bears signing a new kicker named Chris Blewitt. Adam had a couple of guesses before Peter Sagal asked Peter Grosz, who knew the correct answer and was given a ding. Even so, Peter Grosz did not get credit for that answer; thus, all three panelists finished the game in a three-way tie. Bill Kurtis stated that a three-way tie has "never happened before"; in which, Peter Sagal said, "Bill, you say that every time that happens".

2019-03-16

NPR ID: 1104
Scorekeeper
Stay classy, San Diego
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unimoons, Not My Job about fancy birds, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: after the college admission bribing scandal, how will Hollywood celebrities get their kids into college?
Notes
The third Not My Job question was in regards to a bird beating up David Attenborough while filming a BBC documentary. The correct answer for all three Not My Job questions are: B, B, C. For Helen Hong's sixth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question, she first answered "chicken" but then changed it to "turkey". Peter Sagal gave her the point because he knew her parents would be unhappy.

2019-03-23

NPR ID: 1105
Scorekeeper
I am one of the voices of NPR's credits
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Adam Burke
Description
Who's Chioke This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a competition that is captivating us this month, Not My Job about 80s Brians, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next social media scandal?
Notes
Aidy Bryant initially chose "C" for the first Not My Job question but was then nudged by Adam Burke and Mo Rocca to change her answer to "B"; which, she did and it was the correct answer. The third option for all three Not My Job questions involved Hoover vacuums jingles.

2019-03-30

NPR ID: 1106
Scorekeeper
Complete and total excitation. It's the Biller Report
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Hari Kondabolu
Correct: Hari Kondabolu
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something great accomplished with only $5,000, Not My Job about Ethel Merman, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next reason NASA cancels a spacewalk?
Notes
Peter Sagal seemed to pronounce Hari Kondabolu's name as "Kun-dah-boo-loo" throughout the show. Paula Poundstone initially answered "Syria" for her second Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question, but then changed it to "Israel" when Peter started to say "No". Peter accepted Paula's corrected response. Hari nabbed his first ever win on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

2019-04-06

NPR ID: 1107
Scorekeeper
Hey there EDM fans, get ready for some Billex
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something annoying becoming illegal, Not My Job about Steve Urkel, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the most surprising revelation of the Mueller Report?
Notes
Peter Sagal accepted Tom Bodett's answer of "cat coughing up a hairball" for Tom's eighth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question. The correct answer that the show had was "a puking dog" as one of the sounds of the Odd Alarm app.

2019-04-13

NPR ID: 1108
Scorekeeper
Remember the Bill-amo
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Maeve Higgins
Correct: Maeve Higgins
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new prom trends, Not My Job about what Dan Rather actually said, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will we find when we zoom into the photo of the black hole?
Notes
The correct answers for the Not My Job questions were "A", "B" and "C". Dan Rather worked for CBS, which is a competitor to ABC. During the second panel round, called "The 2020 Dump", the way Maeve Higgins pronounced "urinal" piqued Peter Sagal and Alonzo Bodden's interest. After Maeve finished her Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank set of questions, Bill Kurtis said that she had beaten her old record by answering two questions correctly. Maeve has answered more than two correct (she answered three correctly on her panelist debut on 2018-09-08 and four correct on her second appearance on the panel on 2018-12-22). Alonzo Bodden answered his third Lightning question with "went to get it", which was pretty close to what the person did. After asking for his answer to be reconsidered, Alonzo got his point. Negin Farsad answered her fifth Lightning question with "eaten by an elephant" and was close enough to "killed by an elephant and eaten by a lion" and she got her point for it.

2019-04-20

Best Of NPR ID: 1109
Scorekeeper
Hey there, DeNiro. Get a load of me, Raging Bill
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite Not My Job guests and previously unaired moments

2019-04-27

NPR ID: 1110
Scorekeeper
Hey Thanos, forget the Infinity Stones, listen to my Infinity Tones
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the nation's failing infrastructure that did something good, Not My Job about television history, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the question that will finally sink Jeopardy! champ James Holzhauer?
Notes
Another instance where all three choices for the third Not My Job question were correct. Bobcat Goldthwait initially answered his third Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question with "chlamydia" but then changed it to "measles". Peter Sagal gave Bobcat the point.

2019-05-04

NPR ID: 1111
Scorekeeper
Hey Arthur Miller, step into this Cruci-Bill
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Petey DeAbreu
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a world landmark in danger, Not My Job about lip balm, Listener Limerick Challenges, Panelist Predictions: what will William Barr and Robert Mueller do to rekindle their friendship?
Notes
Another instance in which all three of the correct Not My Job answers was "B".

2019-05-11

NPR ID: 1112
Scorekeeper
Forget about Bill Barr, come to the bar with me
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a celebrity gaining some new fans, Not My Job about "The Wizard of Oz", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next unexpected thing to show up in "Game of Thrones"?
Notes
After Peter Sagal provided the three choices for the first Not My Job question, the audience started shouting out "B" and shouted it out even louder after Ozzie Smith initially chose "C". The audience shouted out "A" right after Peter provided the choices for the second Not My Job question. In the edited version of the show, during Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank, Peter Sagal did not ask Bill Kurtis how Tom Bodett did before moving on to asking Amy her set of questions. Bill did mention how many points Tom got while stating how Amy did after answering her questions.

2019-05-18

NPR ID: 1113
Scorekeeper
Is it hot in here? I blame glo-Bill warming
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new type o military achievement, Not My Job about real life concierges, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be HBO's next big hit show?
Notes
Roy Blount, Jr. made a "cunning Lingus" joke during the second panel round

2019-05-25

NPR ID: 1114
Scorekeeper
I'm your evil twin
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Tom Papa
Correct: Tom Papa
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone being kept up by a surprising reason, Not My Job about colors, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next time a cartoon makes headlines?
Notes
Another instance in which all three of the choices for the third Not My Job question were actually correct.

2019-06-01

Best Of NPR ID: 1115
Scorekeeper
Hey, everybody. Gather in front of me and prepare to salute; because, it's the Triumph of the Bill
Description
Best Of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite superhero-themed moments

2019-06-08

NPR ID: 1116
Scorekeeper
Hey, Steph Curry. Try spinning ol' basket-Bill on your finger
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Maz Jobrani
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone trying to improve their commute, Not My Job about Buffalo Wild Wings, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next surprising FBI file that gets released?

2019-06-15

NPR ID: 1117
Scorekeeper
Sleep tight, baby. You're about to get a dose of Bill-atonin
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone trying to save the environment only to have it backfire, Not My Job about cups that are not the World Cup, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the mysterious thing hidden in the moon turn out to be?
Notes
After Kristine Lilly chose "B" for her third Not My Job question, the audience reacted disapprovingly. Kristine changed her answer to "A" even though she didn't like the idea of the answer; but, it was the correct one.

2019-06-22

NPR ID: 1118
Scorekeeper
Ask not for whom the bell tolls. Ask for whom the Bill tolls
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Peter Grosz
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone having an unlikely excuse for losing $22,000 this week, Not My Job about MTV VJs, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise at next week's Democractic debate?
Notes
After Peter Sagal read all three choices for the third Not My Job question, the audience started yelling out the answer. Another instance of all three choices for a Not My Job question were correct. With that, all three of the Not My Job questions had "C" as the correct answer. Peter sneezed while reading the background on the news story for Adam Felber's eighth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question.

2019-06-29

NPR ID: 1119
Scorekeeper
It's always sunny in Bill-adelphia
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an unusual counter protest, Not My Job about negative reviews written by Peter Sagal's father, Matthew Sagal, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who's going to throw in their hat into the presidential ring now that they've seen the competition?
Notes
Faith Salie helped nudge Jennifer Weiner towards the correct answer for the first Not My Job question

2019-07-06

Best Of NPR ID: 1120
Scorekeeper
Check out these fireworks. Ooh. Ah. Bill
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite moments and some never-before-aired panelist questions
Notes
For the first panel round, the NPR transcripts list Helen Hong and "Unidentified Person #1" and "Unidentified Person #2". Unidentified Person #1 sounds very much like Roy Blount, Jr. and my best guess on who Unidentified Person #2 could be Jordan Carlos. Once a definitive answer has been obtained, that spot will be left blank. The Bluff the Listener segment was from the 2018-09-08 show and not from a yet-to-be-aired show; thus, the chosen and correct data will not be entered for this show. The Not My Job segment with Seth Meyers came from the 2018-12-07 live taping at Carnegie Hall in New York City, New York and was originally aired on the 2018-12-29 Best Of show.

2019-07-13

NPR ID: 1121
Scorekeeper
Take a look at my horns, Pamplona. It's the running of the Bills
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Jordan Carlos
Correct: Jordan Carlos
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a billionaire coming up with a clever way of spending their money, Not My Job about the movie "Space Jam", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will get the next ticker tape parade?
Notes
Tiera Fletcher asked the audience and the panel for an assist for the first Not My Job question

2019-07-20

NPR ID: 1122
Scorekeeper
Forget about LeBron, you've got LeBill
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about why the Director of the Iowa Department of Human Services got fired, Not My Job about laundering clothes, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next app everyone's got to have?
Notes
Mo Rocca rapping during his Bluff the Listener story. Enough said.

2019-07-27

NPR ID: 1123
Scorekeeper
It's alright Zack Morris. You're saved by the Bill
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Petey DeAbreu
Correct: Petey DeAbreu
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an unsung hero of the Tour de France, Not My Job about conducting energy, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Robert Mueller do with the rest of his summer vacation?
Notes
Peter Sagal had to restart introducing the panelists due to loud car exhaust sounds that were coming from the listener contestant's side of the call. Marin Alsop nudged for a hint on the first Not My Job question and got an assist from the audience when they yelled out "C" after Peter Sagal read all three options for the third Not My Job question.

2019-08-03

NPR ID: 1124
Scorekeeper
You don't need a landline, you got a mo-Bill
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Adam Burke
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a mystery that was solved, Not My Job about minor league baseball, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be Lil Nas X's next big hit?
Notes
Anthony Anderson chose "A" for the second Not My Job question and the audience yelled out "B". Anthony stuck with his answer of "A", which was not correct. "B" was the correct answer. After Peter Sagal read Aida Rodriguez's first Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question, someone yelled out "budget" and Aida answered with "budget". After Peter Sagal read Adam Burke's first Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question, it sounded like Aida whispered, out loud, "tax". Adam answered with "tax returns".

2019-08-10

NPR ID: 1125
Scorekeeper
You wait here, I'm gonna slip into something more comforta-Bill
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Helen Hong
Correct: Helen Hong
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about hedgehogs in the news, Not My Job about stars, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big exercise trend?
Notes
During the second panel round, Alonzo Bodden answered his question with "jet pack" and Peter Sagal said "I'm gonna give it to you, it's a jet pack". Hilarity ensued. When reading Hari Kondabolu's fifth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question, Peter Sagal said "CloudFire" instead of "CloudFlare".

2019-08-17

Best Of NPR ID: 1126
Scorekeeper
Take me to the beach and toss me around. I'm your fris-Bill
Description
Best Of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring some favorite Not My Job guests

2019-08-24

Best Of NPR ID: 1127
Scorekeeper
Say what you want Bernie Sanders, you'll never take down this Bill-ionaire
Description
Best Of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring some additional favorite Not My Job guests
Notes
Helen Hong was the guest host for the show in which Retta was the Not My Job guest.

2019-08-31

NPR ID: 1128
Scorekeeper
Hey there Senators, come sit on Capitol Bill
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Negin Farsad
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about get exactly ten dollars in an unusual way, Not My Job about the Michelin Man, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next classic mystery to get solved?
Notes
Jose Andres asked the audience for assistance on answering his first Not My Job question. In the edited version of the show, Peter Grosz was asked seven questions and answered three correct. Bill Kurtis stated that Peter Grosz answered four correct. The fourth one could have been the question that was cut out.

2019-09-07

NPR ID: 1129
Host
Guest: Tom Papa
Scorekeeper
Take a gulp of me and I'll give you wings. I'm Red Bill
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about changes in the game of golf, Not My Job about people not stopping at stop lights or signs, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next altered image in the news?
Notes
This is the third regular show to air that has an all women panel. The previous two shows were 2015-09-12 with Faith Salie, Roxenne Roberts and Paula Poundstone, and 2017-06-10 show with Paula Poundstone, Faith Salie and Tracy Clayton. With that, Paula has been part of all three shows with an all women panel. For the Mary Wilson's first Not My Job question, Amy Dickinson provided a little bit of assistance to nudge Mary towards the correct answer. For the second question, the audience yelled out a mix of answers that were a mix of "B" and "C", with the latter being more prominent. Each of the three questions had one choice that involved a horse; which, Mary asked what that was all about. Amy answered her third Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question with "export bill" while trying to come up with "extradition bill". Amy was given the point. For Amy's eighth Lightning question, she initially answered "toddler"; but, then Paula said that it was close and Amy changed her answer to "dog". There was a bell ding given but Amy, nor Paula, were credited with the point. The score listed for this show is based on what was announced by Bill Kurtis. Tom Papa tripped over Philipp Goedicke and Ian Chillag's name while reading the credits.

2019-09-14

NPR ID: 1130
Scorekeeper
Hey there, Jersey. Bada-boom, bada-Bill
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Peter Grosz
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a story involving the phrase "You don't have to do this", Not My Job about huskies, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be in the next version of Monopoly?
Notes
Many in the audience yelled out "B" for both the first and second Not My Job questions; while "B" was the correct answer for the first question, it was not correct for the second. For the third question, it was a bit more of a mix of all three "A", "B" and "C". When Peter Sagal asked Bill Kurtis for the panelists's scores at the beginning of Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank, Bill called Peter Grosz, "Paul". Peter Grosz answered his third Lightning question correct, did not receive a bell ding but it did get the point for it.

2019-09-21

NPR ID: 1131
Scorekeeper
Pack your bags, you're going on a Billy holiday
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Alonzo Bodden
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a clown showing up in an unusual place, Not My Job about Laura Dern and Bruce Dern, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big heist in the news?
Notes
After Peter Sagal read the three options for the third Not My Job question, the audience started shouting out "C". Zack Galifianakis asked Peter what the audience was shouting out and chose to go with the audience's choice.

2019-09-28

NPR ID: 1132
Scorekeeper
That's me in your ear. You're getting a wet Billy
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Negin Farsad
Correct: Negin Farsad
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about dogs learning an amazing new trick, Not My Job about conspiracy theories, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the new illicit activity that kids will partake in?
Notes
Charlie Day initially chose "C" for his second Not My Job question; but, Peter Sagal nudge Charlie into choosing "A", which was the correct answer. Another instance in which all three of the choices for the third Not My Job question were correct.

2019-10-05

NPR ID: 1133
Scorekeeper
When you want your flower pollinated, I'll be your bum-Bill bee
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone trying to save a group with dwindling numbers, Not My Job about going slow, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what new store will replace Forever 21?
Notes
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.

2019-10-12

NPR ID: 1134
Scorekeeper
One of the voices of the NPR credits and the only voice of your NPR dreams
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Chioke This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new way to get what you want, Not My Job about luxury watches, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next rule the Pope makes?
Notes
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.

2019-10-19

Best Of NPR ID: 1135
Scorekeeper
I'm the man who makes the NPR Wine Club sound sexy
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Maz Jobrani
Description
Best Of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring some favorite Not My Job guests and never heard before segments
Notes
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.

2019-10-26

NPR ID: 1136
Scorekeeper
Utah. Me Bill
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something that unexpectedly happened at mile 8 of a race, Not My Job about canapes, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next person to have a secret online identity?
Notes
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).

2019-11-02

NPR ID: 1137
Scorekeeper
It's cold out there. Put this Bill-aclava on your face
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Negin Farsad
Correct: Negin Farsad
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people who shoul dhave completed a task themselves rather than delegating it to someone else, Not My Job about stein men (aka bartenders), Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the Washington Nationals celebrate winning the World Series?
Notes
The song used for the first two musical buttons was "Bsby Shark". All three of the correct answers for the Not My Job questions was "C".

2019-11-09

NPR ID: 1138
Scorekeeper
Pssst! Wanna know a secret? I'm a whistle-Bill-er
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the world's most supportive boyfriend, Not My Job about Benjamin Franklin, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next must see TV event?

2019-11-16

NPR ID: 1139
Scorekeeper
Move over, Virginia. Bill is for lovers
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the hashtag #freequilty and what it means, Not My Job about T-Pain, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Disney do next?
Notes
This is the third time in which a panelist answered zero questions correct during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment. Paula Poundstone had answer zero questions correctly back on the shows that aired on 2002-11-23 and 2008-03-29.

2019-11-23

NPR ID: 1140
Scorekeeper
I'm not a turkey; but, I still say "Gobble, gobble, gob-Bill"
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a trendy new aphrodisiac, Not My Job about the AARP The Magazine, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next overheard phone call to make it in the news?
Notes
Peter Sagal sneezed while reading the choices for the second Not My Job question. Elaine Welteroth asked the panel for an assist on the third Not My Job question. Roxanne Roberts initially thought that the choice about the prostate was "B" but was actually "C". Elaine chose "B" but the correct answer was "C".

2019-11-30

Best Of NPR ID: 1141
Scorekeeper
Doorbuster, make way for Bill-buster
Bluff
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Description
Best Of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several favorite Not My Job guests and a few never heard before segments
Notes
Both the Bluff the Listener and the Not My Job segment with Alex Boyé were from the Friday 2019-10-25 taping in Salt Lake City, Utah. Due to the Bluff the Listener segment being from a previously unaired taping, the chosen and correct data has been entered. For the Not My Job segment with Alex Boyé, the audience yelled out "C" for the third Not My Job question; which, Alex chose but it was not correct

2019-12-07

NPR ID: 1142
Scorekeeper
Want to see your future? Look into old crystal Bill
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a podcast actually helping someone, Not My Job about female deer, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the guy from the Peloton ad get his wife for Christmas next year?

2019-12-14

NPR ID: 1143
Scorekeeper
This message will self-destruct in five seconds. It's Mission: Impossi-Bill
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Peter Grosz
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a family rivalry, Not My Job about real-world saves, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next way Santa will embrace technology?
Notes
During the Not My Job segment, Paula Poundstone said that she was not familiar with "Baby Shark". Sean Doolittle then led the audience and the other panelists in singing "Baby Shark".

2019-12-21

NPR ID: 1144
Scorekeeper
Drei-Bill, drei-Bill, drei-Bill. I made you out of clay
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Adam Burke
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new productivity motivator, Not My Job about frozen foods, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the best gift given at the Congress Christmas party this year?
Notes
For the third Who's Bill This Time question, Mo Rocca started singing songs from the musical "Cats". For the second Panel Round, Mo Rocca thought he knew the answer to Roxanne Robert's question and tried to give her a hint in the form of horse sounds. Mo was not correct and both Peter Sagal and Roxanne questioned what his hint was supposed to be.

2019-12-28

Best Of NPR ID: 1145
Scorekeeper
Hey Time Square, count to ten. I'm your New Year's Eve Bill drop
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring some favorite Not My Job guests from the past year