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

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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm not a stable genius. I'm a genius that's sta-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Helen Hong: 17 (3/7)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 17 (3/7)
Adam Felber: 15 (3/6)
Chosen: Helen Hong
Correct: Helen Hong
Rian Johnson: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a retailer offering a surprising promotion to potential customers, Not My Job about "Storage Wars", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the must-have gadget at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show?
The show had a recording of Robert Siegel, who recently retired from "All Things Considered", saying President Trump's "shithole" quote.

The second option for all three of the "life hack" panel questions were all written for laughs, leaving the first option being the correct one. Peter Sagal goofed by saying "black women's maternity pants" instead of "women's black maternity pants".

Bill Kurtis stated that it was the first time in three years that all three panelists were tied at the start of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round; but, didn't state how many points they started with. The last time all three panelists were tied going into Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank was on the show that aired on 2016-06-11 in which Bill also didn't state how many points all three panelists had (which was also 3).
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the man with an aim that can be used for any number of comic puns. I'm adapta-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts
Mo Rocca
Adam Felber
Helen Hong
Alonzo Bodden
Faith Salie
Adam Burke
Patton Oswalt
Paula Poundstone
Roy Blount, Jr.
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Ryan Dempster: 2
Lindy West: 2
Jerry Rice: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! with a look back at some favorite Not My Job interviews and previously un-aired material from the past year, part two
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! taped two shows while in Seattle, Washington on November 30th and December 1st. The Bluff the Listener, Not My Job and App Store Game segments included on this Best Of show comes from the show that taped on December 1st.

Normally, the chosen bluff and the correct bluff from Bluff the Listener segments re-aired on Best Of shows do not get noted in the Stats Page database. In this case, the Bluff the Listener segment was not aired as part of a regular Wait Wait show, I have noted the chosen and correct bluff information for this show.

Due to technical difficulties with the phone system at the start of the December 1st taping, audience members were selected as the listener contestants for the Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener and Listener Limerick Challenge segments.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the dignified news anchor with an irresistible bass line. That's right, I'm dancea-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie
Paula Poundstone
Luke Burbank
Roxanne Roberts
Helen Hong
Mo Rocca
Jeff Garlin
Peter Grosz
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Mavis Staples: 2
Lars Ulrich: 2
Ina Garten: 2
Stephen Colbert: 3 *
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! with a look back at some favorite Not My Job interviews and previously un-aired material from the past year, part one
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! taped two shows while in San Francisco, California on August 10th and 11th. The Bluff the Listener and the Not My Job segments included on this Best Of show comes from the show that taped on August 11th.

Normally, the chosen bluff and the correct bluff from Bluff the Listener segments re-aired on Best Of shows do not get noted in the Stats Page database. In this case, the Bluff the Listener segment was not aired as part of a regular Wait Wait show, I have noted the chosen and correct bluff information for this show.

The first segment features Tom Hanks as guest host on the show that aired on 2017-01-14.

Mo Rocca tried to persuade Lars Ulrich to change his choice for the first Not My Job question. Lars asked the audience for help and many of them shouted out "B"; but, Lars stuck with "A", which was not correct. Mo said, "It's not that" after Peter Sagal read the second option for the second question. The audience was split on which answer they thought was correct. And, before Lars started to come up with an answer for the third question, the audience started outing out answers, many agreeing on "B".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey there Hillary, it takes a Bill-age" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 16 (4/6)
Peter Grosz: 15 (3/6)
Alonzo Bodden: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Peter Grosz
Bradley Whitford: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a scandal in the world of chess, Not My Job about the New York Post, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the biggest surprise about aliens, once we finally encounter them?
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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Mike Pesca "Hark, hear the Bills, sweet silver Bills" Bill Kurtis 
Negin Farsad: 17 (5/6)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
Tom Bodett: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Negin Farsad
Correct: Mo Rocca
Katy Tur: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something medieval making a comeback, Not My Job about the turducken, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next unncessary food innovation?
Bill Kurtis was bleeped when giving the theme for the Bluff the Listener segment. While telling her Bluff story, Negin started to list off guillotine-related pun names for various recipes that could be prepared with a kitchen guillotine and then said, "This is so stupid"