Show Details: July 2022

2022-07-02

NPR DB ID: 1276
Scorekeeper
Get ready for some east coast swing because Motown Billy's back again
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Josh Gondelman
Correct: Josh Gondelman
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new reason to visit Philadelphia, Not My Job about the game of tag, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next reason why ketchup ends up on the wall?
Notes

The phone lines were down for the Bluff the Listener segment and an audience member was chosen to play the game.

Darryl McCray received a little bit of help from the audience when they yelled "B" for the third Not My Job question.

2022-07-09

Best Of NPR DB ID: 1277
Scorekeeper
Ooh! Ahh! Check out all these fireworks. I'm your grand Bill-nale
Bluff
Chosen: Karen Chee
Correct: Karen Chee
Description
Best Of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! with some of the best moments from the past year and some never-before-heard material
Notes

The first Panel Questions segment included a clip from a show that was recorded in March (presumably 2022) at an unnamed location.

The Bluff the Listener, Not My Job segment with Del Tha Funkee Homosapien and the second Panel Questions segment came from the second taping in San Francisco back on May 27, 2022. Since the Bluff the Listener segment came from an unaired segment, the panelist(s) for the chosen and correct bluff story has been included.

2022-07-16

NPR DB ID: 1278
Host
Guest: Tom Papa
Scorekeeper
I'm ready for my close up. I'm on the Sunset Bill-lebard
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Emmy Blotnick
Correct: Adam Burke
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, What's Martha Stewart Up To This Week?, Bluff the Listener about an exciting moment during a recent baseball game, Not My Job about first pitches, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the James Webb Space Telescope reveal next?
Notes

Puja Patel initially chose "B" for the first Not My Job question but changed to "C" after trying to get a tell from Tom Papa on the correct answer.

Paula Poundstone answered her third Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question with "Floods". Tom responded with "Right! Wildfires"

2022-07-23

NPR DB ID: 1279
Host
Guest: Tom Papa
Scorekeeper
Watch out Squirtle, here comes Bill-basaur
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Cristela Alonzo
Correct: Cristela Alonzo
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the phrase "Like a flamingo" popping up in the news, Not My Job about Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next thing from the early 2000s to make a comeback?
Notes

After Tom Papa said that the Bluff the Listener contestant had won the voice of their choice on their answering machine, there was a bit of a pause. Tom then said "Don't be so excited" and the panel cracked up laughing.

After Tom Papa read all three choices for the third Not My Job question, Nathan Lane asked Tom to re-read the first one. Tom responded with "I wouldn't pay attention to that one". Nathan then chose "B", which was the correct answer.

It sounded like the listener contestant said "Buzz" for the third Listener Limerick Challenge and Tom Papa said, "Barney, that's right."

2022-07-30

NPR DB ID: 1280
Host
Guest: Tom Papa
Scorekeeper
Wake up the Bill-hive. It's a new track from Bill-yoncé
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, What's Martha Stewart Up To This Week?, Bluff the Listener about something that sounds like a crime but probably isn't, Not My Job about Paddington, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what's the next thing we'll regret buying on the Internet?
Notes

When the listener contestant asked for a hint for the first Who's Bill This Time? question, Faith Salie provided a hint before Tom Papa could provide one.

Jeremy Allen White initially chose "C" for the first Not My Job question then changed it to "B" after getting some hesitation from Tom and the panel; but, after getting some additional hesitation, he changed his answer to "A". Tom jokingly said that "B" was the correct answer then said that "A" was the actual correct answer.

Helen Hong answered her sixth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question with "Stole the car for themselves? Went on a joy ride". Tom said that it was close enough to the correct answer, "started using it as a patrol car".