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Show Details: May 2024

2024-05-04

NPR DB ID: 1375
Scorekeeper
Ready for something spicy? I'm your red hot Billy pepper
Panelists
Bluff(s)
#1
Chosen: Josh Gondelman
Correct: Josh Gondelman
Description
Who's Bill this Time?; Panel Questions; Bluff the Listener about something named for the person who inspired it; Not My Job about giant sculptures; Panel Questions; Listener Limerick Challenge; Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank; Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big story in the art world?
Notes

The Bluff the Listener contestant initially chose River Butcher's story but switched to Josh Gondelman's story after Peter Sagal restarted the listener's choice.

Lyndon Barrois, Sr. initially chose "A" for the second Not My Job question, but the audience yelled out "B". Lyndon changed his answer to "B". Another instance where all the correct option for all three Not My Job questions were "B".

Another instance where the total points for the show's winner equals the sum of the total points for the other two panelists.

2024-05-11

NPR DB ID: 1376
Scorekeeper
Are you coughing and sneezing? That's me. I'm your seasonal Bill-ergies
Panelists
Guests
Bluff(s)
#1
Chosen: Tom Papa
Correct: Tom Papa
Description
Who's Bill This Time?; Panel Questions; Bluff the Listener about a team losing a game in a surprising way; Not My Job about to-go food; Panel Questions; Listener Limerick Challenge; Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank; Panelist Predictions: what will be the next worm in the news?
Notes

Chappell Roan said "D" for the third Not My Job question and Peter Sagal thought she said "B"; but, that didn't matter because it was another instance in which all three choices for the third Not My Job question were correct.

2024-05-18

NPR DB ID: 1377
Host
Guest: Alzo Slade
Scorekeeper
I'm the champagne of voices. Have a nice cold Bill-er High Life
Panelists
Guests
Bluff(s)
#1
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Negin Farsad
Description
Who's Bill This Time?; Panel Questions; Bluff the Listener about well-meaning gifts that didn't quite work; Not My Job about birdwatchers; Panel Questions; Listener Limerick Challenge; Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank; Panelist Predictions: what's next for Chuck E. Cheese?

2024-05-25

NPR DB ID: 1378
Host
Guest: Tom Papa
Scorekeeper
Hey Seattle, get ready for Me-attle
Panelists
Bluff(s)
#1
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Description
Who's Bill This Time?; Panel Questions; Bluff the Listener about stain-blocking ceiling paint in the news; Not My Job about people with serious feet; Panel Questions; Listener Limerick Challenge; Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank; Panelist Predictions: who will blame their spouse next?
Notes

No ding sound was played after J. Kenji López-Alt answered "B" for the third Not My Job question even though it was the correct answer.

Luke Burbank answered his fifth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question with, "curing his heartburn". Tom Papa said, "Close. To focus on his gut health". Luke thought it was close enough and the audience cheered him on. Tom asked Bill Kurtis if Luke should get points for the answer and Bill agreed.

Another instance where all three panelists answered the same number of questions correct during Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank.