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

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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis 
Maz Jobrani: 15 (3/6)
Helen Hong: 14 (2/6)
Mo Rocca: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: Maz Jobrani
Correct: Mo Rocca
Edie Falco: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone getting a break in an unusual way, Not My Job about tenors, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big food?
With Carl Kasell passing away this week, Peter Sagal remembered Carl Kasell with a dedicated segment after the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment and included a clip of Carl introducing the show from 2010 at the beginning of the show.

Maz Jobrani flexed his Italian accent in telling his Bluff the Listener story.

When Bill Kurtis was asked how Edie Falco did on the Not My Job segment, Bill said that Edie got two correct and then said "It looks like three to me" as Edie's character in The Sopranos would have said it.

Another instance of all three panelists answering six Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correct.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I don't dance now, I make money moves. I'm Cardi-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 16 (2/7)
Tom Bodett: 16 (4/6)
Adam Burke: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Laurie Metcalf: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone getting revenge in an surprising manner, Not My Job about three short men, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: What will retiring Speaker of the House Paul Ryan do after he leaves Congress?
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Columbus, OH (Palace Theatre)Peter Sagal "March Madness is over and the winner is Bill-anova" Bill Kurtis 
Roy Blount, Jr.
Roxanne Roberts
Peter Grosz
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
John Kasich: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about youthful indiscretions, Not My Job about K-Tel, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big celebrity mystery?
John Kasich had help from the audience for the second and third Not My Job questions.

During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank, Roxanne Roberts almost said "President Voldemort" when trying to say "President Vladimir Putin". Roy Blount, Jr. answered a question about the falling Chinese Space Station with "satellite" and Peter Sagal accepted the answer.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm legendary anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Peter Grosz
Roy Blount, Jr.
Amy Dickinson
Alonzo Bodden
Adam Felber
Maz Jobrani
Helen Hong
Mo Rocca
Brian Babylon
Tom Bodett
Faith Salie
Janelle James
Luke Burbank
Chosen: (N/A)
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Daniel Handler: 2
Michael Giacchino: 3
Ben Sasse: 2
Joe Buck: 3
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite recent Not My Job interviews and panel segments
The Bluff the Listener segment from this Best Of show originally aired on the 2017-01-28 show
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I don't care about your fancy arts and culture, I'm a Bill-istine" Bill Kurtis 
Amy Dickinson: 13 (3/5)
Adam Burke: 13 (3/5)
Rashawn Scott: 5 (1/2)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
LeVar Burton: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone paying the price for being ahead of their time, Not My Job about Geordie Shore, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next HBO star to run for office?
During the Who's Bill This Time? segment, the topic of the feud between Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall was brought up in which Peter Sagal and Amy Dickinson incorrectly pronounced "Cattrall". Rashawn Scott jumped in and corrected them.

After LeVar Burton gave his first response to the second Not My Job question, Peter nudged LeVar to change his answer; in which, he switched it to "C" and was correct.

After Rashawn named the incorrect planet during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment, Peter said that she only had a 1 in 9 chance of getting it right. Adam Burke later corrected Peter by saying that it would be a 1 in 8 chance, since Pluto is no longer considered a planet.