Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Stats and Show Details

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Welcome to the Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Stats Page! Here, you will find almost everything you might want to know about the NPR news quiz show. For more information about this site, please view the About page. For help on interpreting all of the information presented on this site, please view the Help page.

You can view information about the upcoming show and shows from the past month below. To view additional show details, use the navigation menu to the left to view shows by year. From there, you can also view shows by month or individually by clicking on the show's date.

Did you reach this page by browsing to MoRoccaTheWorldsWorstObstetrician.net? You can find out more by viewing the notes for the 2011-06-18 show and the corresponding blog post.

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Houston, TX (Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts)Peter Sagal "I'm America's only 10 gallon achorman" Bill Kurtis 
Alonzo Bodden: 14 (2/6)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (4/4)
Maz Jobrani: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Paula Poundstone
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Sunita "Sunny" Williams: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a Lithuanian town's anniversary celebration, Not My Job about the fascinating world of rental storage units, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia say in his next angry dissent?
In the edited version of the show, Maz Jobrani only answered two Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correctly versus three as noted by Bill Kurtis. The third correct answer would have been one of the three questions edited out.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Anchormen want to be me, Anchorwomen want to be with me" Bill Kurtis 
Charlie Pierce: 16 (2/7)
Luke Burbank: 13 (3/5)
Faith Salie: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Luke Burbank
Mindy Kaling: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about ramen noodles in the news, Not My Job about do-it-yourself projects, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will presumptive nominee Donald Trump choose as his running mate?
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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Mike Pesca "I'm the man American Pharoah rides when he wants to go fast" Bill Kurtis 
Peter Grosz: 14 (4/5)
Maz Jobrani: 14 (2/6)
Amy Dickinson: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Maz Jobrani
Kim Kardashian West: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about HBO's Entourage ruining someone's life, Not My Job about Kim Jung Un, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the first of Lindsay Graham's rotating First Ladies?
During the Not My Job round, Kim Kardashian West had a second try on her second question, in which she answered "B". In response, Mike Pesca said, "Yes, it was C!". Either Mike thought Kim said "C" or there was an edit in which Kim had answered "C" on her third and last chance.

Amy Dickinson's second Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round question had a "blank" to fill in a "Blank", in that the question was "On Monday, police investigated a possible robbery at the home of Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur blank". The current answer was "Arthur Blank". In the edited version of the show, there was not a bell ding sound for Amy's fifth correct answer.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm not just man-spreading, I'm Annchorman-spreading" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 19 (3/8)
Tom Bodett: 17 (3/7)
Greg Proops: 6 (2/2)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Tom Bodett
Brian Grazer: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a classic adolescent rite of passage gone wrong, Not My Job about cattle, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Sepp Blatter do after stepping down as FIFA President?
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