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

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Chicago, IL (Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millenium Park)Peter Sagal "A healthy part of a complete breakfast" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 17 (3/7)
Mo Rocca: 15 (3/6)
Brian Babylon: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Brian Babylon
Correct: Faith Salie
Chancelor "Chance the Rapper" Bennett: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an Alfred Hitchcock movie coming to life, Not My Job about Saran wrap, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will steal the spotlight from Donald Trump at next week's debate?
The Bluff the Listener contestant initially chose Mo Rocca's bluff as the true story, but then changed her mind and chose Brian Babylon's bluff after Peter Sagal started to repeat the summary of Mo Rocca's bluff. Neither were the correct story.

At the beginning of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Bill Kurtis noted that each panelist had three points entering the round and that was the first time there was a three-way tie. That statement is incorrect, even if it was reflecting in it being the first time Bill Kurtis presided over a game in which there was a three-way tie going into the Lightning round.

Peter called time on Mo Rocca's Lightning round as Mo was trying to come up with a second answer for his 8th Lightning round question.
Vienna, VA (Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts)Peter Sagal "I'm the man people call 'The Bill of Right'" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 18 (2/8)
Roxanne Roberts: 12 (2/5)
Paula Poundstone: 10 (4/3)
Chosen: Paula Poundstone
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Vivek Murthy: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something everybody hates finally doing something good, Not My Job about General Hospital, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: What will be a line from the next Dr. Seuss book to be discovered?
During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Bill Kurtis accepted Adam Felber's answer of "punching fish" when the correct answer was "pointing at fish". Roxanne Roberts answered her first question of the round with "Greek bailout", which ended up being the correct answer for her second question.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Legendary Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Brian Babylon
Amy Dickinson
Roy Blount, Jr.
Bobcat Goldthwait
Kyrie O'Connor
Tom Bodett
Maz Jobrani
Roxanne Roberts
Charlie Pierce
Shelby Fero
Luke Burbank
Ophira Eisenberg
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Florence Henderson: 2
Alice Cooper: 2
Shirley Jones: 2
Elizabeth Gilbert: 2
Dame Edna Everage: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite "Mothers I'd Love to Know" Not My Job guests
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Philadelphia, PA (The Mann Center for the Performing Arts)Peter Sagal "Motown Philly, meet Motown Billy" Bill Kurtis 
Tom Bodett: 16 (2/7)
Peter Grosz: 13 (3/5)
Amy Dickinson: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Terry Gross: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the panelists doing something embarrassing and making the news, Not My Job about Terry Gene Bollea, better known as Hulk Hogan, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will President Donald Trump do first, once he takes office?
Another instance in which all three of the correct answers for the Not My Job questions were "B".

Instead of playing a recorded audio of a person involved or explaining the correct bluff, Peter Sagal asked Peter Grosz whether or not his bluff was the correct one or not.

The first three questions that Amy was asked during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round started off with "Experts say it was a technical glitch and not a cyberattack". When trying to come up with an answer for the last Lightning round question, Peter reminded Amy that it was, in fact, the Lightning round. Amy incorrectly thought it was a hint to the question. Peter did his best Mr. Burns's "Excellent!" impression after a question regarding Harry Shearer would continue to voice some characters from The Simpsons.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Legendary Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone
P.J. O'Rourke
Roy Blount, Jr.
Roxanne Roberts
Ken Jennings
Amy Dickinson
Adam Felber
Tom Bodett
Faith Salie
Paul Provenza
Kyrie O'Connor
Rosie Perez
Alonzo Bodden
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Kevin Fitzgerald: 3
Rick Schwartz: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite animal-related segments and Not My Job guests
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