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Correct: (N/A)
Ophira Eisenberg
Adam Felber
Brian Babylon
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Marky Ramone
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Manic, pixie, dream girl" Bill Kurtis 
Brian Babylon
Amy Dickinson
Roy Blount, Jr.
Paula Poundstone
Faith Salie
Adam Felber
Mo Rocca
Maz Jobrani
Roxanne Roberts
Luke Burbank
Alonzo Bodden
Kyrie O'Connor
Bobcat Goldthwait
Tom Bodett
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Florence Henderson: 2
Daniel Radcliffe: 2
Rick Steves: 2
Dale Watson: 2
Best Of and All-Star Nob My Job edition of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
Orlando, FL (Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts)Peter Sagal "Adorable Mouseketeer" Bill Kurtis 
P.J. O'Rourke: 17 (3/7)
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (3/7)
Tom Bodett: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Lance Bass: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a person famous for one thing doing another noteworthy thing, Not My Job about bass and bass fishing, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next appliance doing something it shouldn't?
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "The ocean's most deadly predator" Bill Kurtis 
Maz Jobrani: 17 (3/7)
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
Reza Aslan: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Reza Aslan
Correct: Reza Aslan
Simon Doonan: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about soccer moms making the news in a surprising way, Not My Job about Microsoft Windows, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next old times thing to hit it big?
Maz Jobrani does a number of his Wait Wait trademark accents while telling his Bluff the Listener story.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "A little teapot, short and stout" Bill Kurtis 
Peter Grosz: 14 (2/6)
Tom Bodett: 14 (4/5)
Amy Dickinson: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Peter Grosz
Jon Tester: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone trying to save the environment, Not My Job about john (aka toilet) testers, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise from this year's Super Bowl?
When providing one of the choices of the second Not My Job question, which was in regards to toilet testing done by the Gates Foundation, Peter said "Widnows" rather than "Windows". Right before the Listener Limerick Challenge, Peter called the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round the "Lightney Fill-in-the-Blank". Peter did the same thing at the beginning of the Lightning round.

Even though Peter said that, per a coin toss, Amy would go first. Instead, Peter Grosz went first. Peter Grosz only answered five of the eight questions correctly, yet Bill Kurtis said he answered six. Due to this, Peter Grosz ended up in a tie with Tom Bodett. Tom should have been the outright winner of that week's game and Amy Dickinson would have tied for 2nd with Peter Grosz.