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

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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Helen Hong "I know you're tired LeBron. Pass the ball to me, I'm LeBill" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 17 (3/7)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Hari Kondabolu: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Retta: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone leaving on a trip and forgetting something, Not My Job about dog who have been on their best behavior, Listener Limerick Challenge
Hari Kondabolu's bluff story was based entirely on the plot of the first Home Alone movie. While Hari was reading his story, Paula Poundstone didn't think it was true and Adam Felber said that he had seen it somewhere before.

The show did not have a Panelist Prediction segment that would normally happen at the very end.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Got an infection? Try some Peni-Bill-in" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (3/7)
Tara Clancy: 16 (4/6)
Tom Bodett: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Tara Clancy
Correct: Tara Clancy
Cyndi Lauper: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone getting their name in a unique way, Not My Job about the Titanic, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the royal couple's favorite wedding present?
The last question in the Trump Dump game played during the first panel round was fielded to Roxanne Roberts which she got it wrong. She got a ribbing from Peter Sagal because it was based on an article that she wrote for the Washington Post.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Poopity-scoop, scoopity-doop, I'm Bill-ity-boop" Bill Kurtis 
Helen Hong: 13 (3/5)
Alonzo Bodden: 13 (3/5)
Janelle James: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Helen Hong
Correct: Helen Hong
Mayim Bialik: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a wedding announcement that went viral, Not My Job about 1980s hair metal bands, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next slogan to come out of the White House?
While Mayim Bialik was answering the second Not My Job question, she said that she would choose "B again". In the edited version of the show, she had chosen "C" for the first question and "B" for the third question. Not sure if she had first chosen "B" for the first question but it was edited out, if the order of the questions were altered in the edited version, or it was something else.
Austin, TX (Bass Concert Hall)Peter Sagal "I've got thick skin. I'm an arma-Bill-o" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank: 18 (2/8)
Faith Salie: 13 (3/5)
Maz Jobrani: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Britt Daniel: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a Broadway show tune that made it in the news, Not My Job about soups, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be President Trump's 4000th lie?
Listeners of Luke Burbank's podcast, TBTL: Too Beautiful to Live, should recognize one of the names Luke used in his Bluff the Listener story.

Maz Jobrani answered six Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correctly, but was only given credit for five. After Maz answered the sixth question correct, there was no ding of the bell. The two points that Maz wasn't credited for would have put him in 2nd place with 15 points and Faith Salie in third with 13 points.

The panelist scores and ranking noted reflect those of the ones announced by the official scoreekeeper, Bill Kurtis.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm 99.9% effective. I'm the birth-control Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
Negin Farsad: 11 (3/4)
Brian Babylon: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Negin Farsad
Correct: Negin Farsad
H. Jon Benjamin: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new frontier in home security, Not My Job about archery, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the royal baby's first words?
Another instance in which all three of the correct Not My Job answers were "B"