Show Details: October 2020

2020-10-03

NPR ID: 1185
Scorekeeper
Who needs Ted? How about Bill's Excellent Adventure?
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Jessi Klein
Correct: Jessi Klein
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about life in the NBA bubble, Not My Job about the AMC Ambassador, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next October surprise?
Notes
As social distancing continues, the show is recorded with each person from a remote/home studio. Peter Sagal gave a sidenote before the start of the Not My Job segment stating that it was recorded before the news that President Trump had been infected by COVID-19. Even though Dame Karen Pierce only answered one question correct, Bill Kurtis gave her all 3 points. Peter said that it was a form of diplomatic immunity. In the version of the show that I pulled from NPR's podcast feed, Jessi Klein's answer to her 8th Lightning round question wasn't heard in the edited version of the show. It went from Peter asking the question, the round-ending gong sound, and then Peter Sagal saying "No, a free grave". NPR sent out a message to member stations stating that a new audio segment was posted to their portal to corrected the above issue. Hat tip to Gregg Porter at KUOW for providing an update on this.

2020-10-10

NPR ID: 1186
Scorekeeper
Forget about the debate, you got de-Bill
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about do-gooders doing good, Not My Job about the Angry Birds video game, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next insect to make the news?
Notes
As social distancing continues, the show is recorded with each person from a remote/home studio.

2020-10-17

Best Of NPR ID: 1187
Scorekeeper
I'm not going to settle in and spend time with you. It's just a Curtis-y visit
Description
Best Of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite segments from recent shows

2020-10-24

NPR ID: 1188
Scorekeeper
Hey there, Mom. Get a load of this Bill-th
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Peter Grosz
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about blind dates, Not My Job about ice and snow sculptures, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next person to forget that their webcam is on?
Notes
As social distancing continues, the show is recorded with each person from a remote/home studio. While Doug Jones was thinking of the answer for his first Not My Job question, there was a cell phone ringing in the background. Doug initially chose "A" for the second Not My Job question, but Peter Sagal and the panel dissuaded him from that choice. Maeve Higgins gave a pretty big nudging hint for "B"; which, Doug chose and it was the correct choice. Bill Kurtis did a quick yodel while Peter Sagal was explaining the answer for the second limerick and did a little longer one when announcing that the listener had won the round. Peter Grosz answered his Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions with an Italian accent.

2020-10-31

NPR ID: 1189
Scorekeeper
Don't worry about your mail-in ballot. You've got me, your mail-in Bill-ot
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Adam Burke
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about living your best life during the pandemic, Not My Job about insults through the ages, The Ballot Dump, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the biggest surprise on Election night?
Notes
As social distancing continues, the show is recorded with each person from a remote/home studio. When Alonzo Bodden read his Bluff the Listener story, he read the units of transfer speed as, "MPS" instead of, "Mbps". At the time of entering in notes for this show, NPR's show page called the segment after Not My Job, "The Campaign Dump;" while, Bill Kurtis called it, "The Ballot Dump". The latter is used in this show's description. Another instance where all three choices of the third Not My Job question were correct.