Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Stats Page

Show Details: December 2023

2023-12-02

NPR DB ID: 1353
Scorekeeper
Is that angel singing in three-part harmony? No, it's just me, Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff(s)
Description
Who's Bill This Time?; Panel Questions; Bluff the Listener about unusual marketing tricks; Not My Job about North and South Dakota; Panel Questions; Listener Limerick Challenge; Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank; Panelist Predictions: what will be the next hit show for seniors?
Notes

After Dakota Johnson incorrectly answered the first two Not My Job questions, Peter Sagal made the third question an all-or-nothing where Dakota would win if she correctly answered the question. Dakota answered the question correctly and won the voicemail greeting for the listener contestant.

In the edited version of the show, only five of Alonzo Bodden's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions were included. Of those five questions, Alonzo answered four correct; meaning, the fifth correct answer would have been for one of the three questions that were edited out. The listed score for Alonzo is based on what Bill Kurtis stated on the show.

2023-12-09

NPR DB ID: 1354
Host
Guest: Negin Farsad
Scorekeeper
Happy Chanukah. Light the anchorman-orah
Panelists
Guests
Bluff(s)
#1
Chosen: Eugene Cordero
Correct: Eugene Cordero
Description
Who's Bill This Time?; Panel Questions; Bluff the Listener about a crime being solved; Not My Job abojt Shaq; Panel Questions; Listener Limerick Challenger; Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank; Panelist Predictions: what the Word of the Year be in 2024?
Notes

After Fred Schneider chose "A" for the first Not My Job question, Negin Farsad asked Fred what his other choice would have been. Fred then chose "B", which was the correct answer.

Luke Burbank was in the middle of asking the Listener Limerick Challenge contestant about napping penguins when Negin had to stop Luke from finishing his question. The reason is that it was the topic of the third limerick.

Eugene Cordero could not think of Boris Johnson's last name for his second Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question and answered "Boris British". Negin accepted his answer and Eugene got credit for it. For his fourth question, Eugene could not think of the word "recession" and Negin would gave the point to Eugene.

2023-12-16

NPR DB ID: 1355
Scorekeeper
Take a bite out of me. I'm the Big App-Bill
Panelists
Guests
Bluff(s)
#1
Chosen: Alzo Slade
Correct: Alzo Slade
Description
Who's Bill This Time?; Panel Questions; Bluff the Listener about something unusual happening at the barbershop; Not My Job about animal husbandry; Panel Questions; Listener Limerick Challenge; Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank; Panelist Predictions: who will be the next person to get $700 million?

2023-12-23

NPR DB ID: 1356
Scorekeeper
The weather outside is frightful, but my voice is so delightful
Panelists
Guests
Bluff(s)
#1
Description
Who's Bill This Time?; Panel Questions; Bluff the Listener about someone getting not quite what they wanted this holiday season; Not My Job about Jerry Lewis' telethon; Panel Questions; Listener Limerick Challenge; Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank; Panelist Predictions: what will be the next hot-selling cookie cutter?
Notes

Molly Seidel had a little bit of help from the audience and Peter Sagal the third Not My Job question.

2023-12-30

Best Of NPR DB ID: 1357
Scorekeeper
I'm the spirit of Christmas who visits you at midnight and then ends up staying for breakfast
Bluff(s)
#1
Chosen: Brian Babylon
Correct: Brian Babylon
Description
Best Of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite moments from the past 25 years, part nine
Notes

Tom Papa was the guest host for the 2023-02-11 show which featured Geena Davis as the Not My Job guest.

Both the Bluff the Listener segment and the Not My Job segment with Jacob Knowles are from the second tape recorded in Portland, Maine on 2023-11-17. Since the Bluff the Listener segment hasn't been aired before, both the chosen and correct stories have been recorded.

The Not My Job segment with "Weird Al" Yankovic is from his second appearance on the show, which aired on 2023-04-22.