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Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Hartford, CT (The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts)Peter Sagal "During Lent, take a bite out of me. I'll be your Bill-et-O-Fish" Bill Kurtis 
Mo Rocca: 16 (2/7)
Helen Hong: 13 (3/5)
Tom Bodett: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Tom Brady: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a blockbuster movie causing a problem that goes beyond just being terrible, Not My Job about The Brady Bunch, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next embarrassing way a White House staffer find out that they are fired?
Until recently, Tom Brady had never eaten a strawberry and Peter Sagal asked Tom how his first strawberry tasted. Tom Brady's answer was bleeped. After Peter had called scoring a goal in football practice, Tom Brady clarified that it's a touchdown in football and a goal in soccer. For the first Not My Job question, Tom Brady initially chose "C" but was urged to change his answer because "C" was a chimpanzee. He changed his answer to "B", which was also not correct. After Peter gave all three choices for the second Not My Job question, the audience started yelling "B", which Tom Brady chose. For the third Not My Job question, Tom Brady asked Mo Rocca for help and Mo's answer was correct.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Wakanda forever! I'm Bill-monger" Bill Kurtis 
Tara Clancy: 17 (3/7)
Faith Salie: 16 (4/6)
Alonzo Bodden: 16 (4/6)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Austan Goolsbee: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an interesting Scotland Yard investigation, Not My Job about home economics, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next reality show scandal?
Peter Sagal kept saying "Alexa" several more times after stating that people get mad at Peter for triggering their Amazon Echo devices by saying "Alexa". Peter then used the name "Echo" instead of "Alexa".

Bill Kurtis accept Tara Clancy's overly specific answer of "running out of Gargonzola" regarding a question about the Big Cheese Festival running out of cheese.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey Anthony Kiedes, put a sock on this! I'm a Red Hot Billy Pepper" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank: 16 (2/7)
Roxanne Roberts: 13 (3/5)
Paula Poundstone: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Jessie Diggins: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a film currently in production that could win next year's Academy Award for Best Picture, Not My Job about skee-ball, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big news to come out of the Oscars?
The show started with Peter mentioning and playing a segment in which Paula Poundstone made a snarky comment about cross-country skiing. This week's Not My Job guest is Jessie Diggins, who won the first Olympic cross-country skiing gold medal for the United States in 2018 at Pyeongchang.

During the introduction of the Not My Job segment, Peter Sagal said "Pyongyang" instead of "Pyeongchang". All three of the choices for the third Not My Job question were correct.

During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment, Paula Poundstone couldn't think of the name Spotify, but got help from the audience. Roxanne Roberts couldn't completely remember Martin Shkreli's last name but got enough of it correct that Peter accepted it. When Roxenne didn't answer enough questions to win the game, making Luke Burbank the winner, the audience started chanting "Luuuuuuke" with the help of Bill Kurtis.
(TBD)Peter Sagal "I'm the man whose inner life will always be hidden, no matter how sincere I am. I'm inscruti-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie
Roxanne Roberts
Mo Rocca
Luke Burbank
Negin Farsad
Hari Kondabolu
Adam Burke
Paula Poundstone
John Hodgman
P.J. O'Rourke
Tom Bodett
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Jordan Peele: 2
Greta Gerwig: 3
Lee Daniels: 3
Liz Climo: 2
Lee Unkrich: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several favorite Not My Job interviews with movie makers and a children's book author
During the intro, Bill Kurtis will almost always state the location of that week's show taping, including when they are taping the intro and inter-segment portions of the Best Of shows. For this show, Bill didn't state the location where they recorded the introduction.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Say, 'Ahhh'. You're about to get a tonsil-Bill-ectomy" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 20 (4/8)
Mo Rocca: 14 (2/6)
Liz Miele: 4 (2/1)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
David Duchovny: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something Disney does not want anyone to know about, Not My Job about tumultuous breakups and divorces, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big sport at the Winter Olympics?
David Duchovny was bleeped when responding to Peter Sagal explaining the correct answer to the first Not My Job question. Peter mispronounced Janeane Garofalo's first name and was corrected by David and Mo Rocca. Janeane was the Not My Job guest on the 2006-07-15 show