Show Details: December 2020

2020-12-05

NPR ID: 1194
Host
Guest: Maz Jobrani
Scorekeeper
Hey, Peter. Cut me. I'm your um-Bill-ical cord
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Jessi Klein
Correct: Jessi Klein
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a story involving four hundred rabbits, Not My Job about Vincent van Gogh, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the first thing to be written on Joe Biden's cast?
Notes
As social distancing continues, the show is recorded with each person from a remote/home studio. Peter and Mara Sagal welcomed their new baby, Elliott Sagal, on 2020-11-29. Maz Jobrani is filling in as guest host for Peter. Eugene Cordero answered his third Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question with "Word of the Day" where "Word of the Year" was the correct answer. Maz accepted it as a correct answer and gave Eugene points. In the edited version of the show, Eugene was asked 4 questions and had 3 of them correct. Bill Kurtis said that Eugene answered 4 correct. Jessi Klein initially answered her fifth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question with "lion" but quickly changed it to "kangaroo;" which, was the correct answer and was given points. This is the first time since January 2000 in which more than one panelist answered all 8 Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correct. As of this show, scoring data is not available for shows that aired prior to January 2000.

2020-12-12

NPR ID: 1195
Host
Guest: Maz Jobrani
Scorekeeper
Bring the beef! You're about to gt a big plate of spaghetti Bill-ognese
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about Big Wave Dave's Christmas Trees and Pumpkin Patch in the news, Not My Job about leisure time for famous people, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the first American to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Notes
As social distancing continues, the show is recorded with each person from a remote/home studio. The name of the person whose audio clip was used to reveal the correct Bluff the Listener story is Eva Wolchover; which, is the name of a former producer for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! All three choices for the third Not My Job question involved Dame Judy Dench. Another instance where all three of the correct choices were "B". Maz Jobrani accepted Meave Higgins' answer of "some kind of space company" as it included the word "space" for her fifth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question. Maz also accepted Meave's answer of the opposite of anti-depressant for her sixth Lightning question; where, the correct answer was erectile dysfunction pills. Adam Burke answered his sixth Lightning question with "Aurora Borealis" and Maz initially didn't accept the answer by saying the correct answer was the "Northern Lights". Adam said that the Northern Lights are also known as the Aurora Borealis and Maz accepted the answer.

2020-12-19

NPR ID: 1196
Scorekeeper
Jingle Bills, jingle Bills, jingle all the Bills
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Description
Who's Bill This Time, Bluff the Listener about someone intent on preserving an ancient art, Not My Job about the rock band Oasis, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Prediction: what will replace Christmas trees this year?
Notes
As social distancing continues, the show is recorded with each person from a remote/home studio.

2020-12-26

Best Of NPR ID: 1197
Scorekeeper
Do you hear what I hear? I hear me!
Description
Best Of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite moments from the past year, including some un-aired moments