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Show Details: On This Day

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2001-05-26

NPR DB ID: 467
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff(s)
#1
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Listener Limerick Challenge, Not My Job about words that magazines have banned from their pages, Week in Review, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Bluff the Listener about bad things gone good, Panelist Predictions: how will Republicans get their revenge on Senator Jim Jeffords for leaving the party?

2007-05-26

NPR DB ID: 7
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff(s)
#1
Chosen: Angela Nissel
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Carl Kasell's Countdown, Bluff the Listener about news stories that sound like soap opera plots, Not My Job about Bunny Allen, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be Carl's next on-air flap?
Notes

Peter starts the show with Carl Kasell's on-air Freudian Slip by accidentally calling Monica Goodling, "Monica Lewinsky", then quickly correcting himself mid-word

2012-05-26

NPR DB ID: 748
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Bluff(s)
#1
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about improving customer service, Not My Job about Doris Day, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what are the words that Mitt Romney is not allowed to say?
Notes

In the podcast version of the show, P.J. O'Rourke only answered four questions correctly versus the six that Carl stated. I'm not sure if this was due to editing of the show for air/podcast. P.J. was only asked five questions in the podcast version of the show. The number of questions Luke answered correctly matched that of the count Carl stated; though, in the podcast version, Luke was asked six questions. I'm not sure if this matches what was actually asked during the live recording.

Before Paula started her round, she described that the last time she was on, 2012-04-28, Paula not only answered all eight questions correctly; but, did so very quickly that there was still time left on the clock. Paula now has a winning streak of three shows that she's been on recently. Paula's panelist prediction response was bleeped out.

2018-05-26

NPR DB ID: 1061
Host
Guest: Helen Hong
Scorekeeper
I know you're tired LeBron. Pass the ball to me, I'm LeBill
Panelists
Guests
Bluff(s)
#1
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone leaving on a trip and forgetting something, Not My Job about dog who have been on their best behavior, Listener Limerick Challenge
Notes

Hari Kondabolu's bluff story was based entirely on the plot of the first Home Alone movie. While Hari was reading his story, Paula Poundstone didn't think it was true and Adam Felber said that he had seen it somewhere before.

The show did not have a Panelist Prediction segment that would normally happen at the very end.