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Show Details: August 2021
Hey there, Ben Franklin. Invent me! I'm a pair of Bill-focals
This is the first time the show has been taped in front of a live audience since 2020-03-07.
Peter Sagal nudged Larry Krasner away from "B" for the second Not My Job question and Larry changed his answer to "A", which was the correct answer.
Alonzo Bodden knew and provided the answer for the Mo Rocca's 8th Lightning round question. Neither Mo or Alonzo earned points for it.
Hey, you've put in the work and watched what you ate. Time to show off your beach-Billy
The Panel Round that was featured was from the 2018-05-26 show and Helen Hong was the guest host.
The voice of the NPR credits and the man who makes you wish Fidelity Insurance was Infidelity Insurance
Jane Kaczmarek asked the audience for help on the second Not My Job question and they mostly yelled "B". Jane chose "B" and it was the correct answer. For the third Not My Job question, the audience mostly yelled "C", which Jane chose and was correct.
Paula Poundstone started the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment with 3 points, tied with Josh Gondelman. When Peter Sagal asked how many questions Paula would need to answer correctly to win, Chioke said, "8 to tie, 9 to win". There are only 8 questions asked for each panelist in a regular Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment.
After Paula finished her questions, Peter asked Chioke if Paula did enough to win, Chioke said that Paula answered 5 correct for a total of 15 points. The only way that would be true is if Paula started the segment with 5 points, not 3 points. Paula's correct score should have been 13 (unlucky as it may be) and would have placed her in third behind Maz Jobrani with 14 points. Instead, Paula slotted in second place.
Since Chioke is the official judge and scorekeeper for the show, the points and rankings listed for Paula and Maz are based on the official records as stated by Chioke.