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|Chicago, IL (Chicago Public Radio Studio)||Peter Sagal →||"Hey folks, don't get up in my grill, get up in my Bill" Bill Kurtis →|
Alexandra Petri: 16 (4/6) →
Tom Bodett: 15 (3/6) →
Roy Blount, Jr.: 15 (3/6) →
|Chosen: Alexandra Petri|
Correct: Alexandra Petri
Nora Roberts: 2 →
|Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone finding a new way to get backstage, Not My Job about J.D. Salinger, There Should Be A Word For That, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Playboy try next if bringing back nudity does not work?|
|While Peter was chatting with the listener contestant at the beginning of Listener Limerick Challenge, Peter excused himself as he started to sneeze. The listener called one of his sneezes over the phone.|
Not sure if the order of the questions asked for each panelist was left as-is during the editing process or not; but, all three panelists answered the same number of questions correctly in the same order: four correct, one incorrect, two correct, and the last one incorrect.
|Brooklyn, NY (BAM: Brooklyn Academy of Music)||Peter Sagal →||Glynn Washington →|
Faith Salie: 15 (3/6) →
Mo Rocca: 14 (2/6) →
Peter Grosz: 12 (2/5) →
|Chosen: Faith Salie|
Correct: Faith Salie
Stephen Colbert: 3 * →
|Who's Glynn This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a recently revealed story from the Cold War, Not My Job about the show Entourage, Listemer Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: after mastering kitesurfing, what will Barack Obama do next?|
|Due to weather, both Bill Kurtis and the planned Not My Job guest, Lena Dunham, could not make it; so, Glynn Washington stepped in as guest judge and scorekeeper and Stephen Colbert stepped in as the Not My Job guest.|
During the first Panel Round, Mo Rocca took umbrage that Peter Grosz got a point for his, not-quite-on-the-spot answer. Peter Grosz said he didn't deserve the point. Peter Sagal quipped back saying that, off all people, Mo shouldn't be complaining. Glynn Washington stated that he would give the point to Peter Grosz.
The Not My Job segment started off differently in that Stephen Colbert had to first guess who he was stepping in for as Not My Job guest. Although Stephen Colbert did not correctly answer the third, proper, Not My Job question, Glynn Washington still gave him the point. The last time there was an exception made for the Not My Job round was almost exactly one year earlier on the 2016-02-13 show.
During the second Panel Round, Glynn Washington said that he would take away a point from Mo Rocca for making a bris pizza joke. Mo Rocca would then "get" that point back during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment for his eigth answwer, which involved the Brexit. That said, Mo Rocca entered the Lightning round with 2 points, answered six correctly and came out with 14 points. If Mo Rocca had actually lost a point earlier and actually entered the segment with 2 points, Mo would have had a total of 15 points (14 plus the one point re-instated).
|Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)||Peter Sagal →||"Hey Steve Bannon, let me be your Triumph of the Bill" Bill Kurtis →|
Roxanne Roberts: 15 (3/6) →
Faith Salie: 13 (3/5) →
Luke Burbank: 12 (2/5) →
|Chosen: Faith Salie|
Correct: Faith Salie
Mavis Staples: 2 →
|Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new trend in publishing, Not My Job about The Shaggs, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise to come out of this week's Super Bowl?|
|Faith Salie was bleeped twice while telling her bluff story.|
Mavis Staples did touch on the rumors of and the level of relationship with Bob Dylan during her first Not My Job guest appearance on 2008-12-20.
|Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)||Peter Sagal →||"A wall can't stop me, I'm a Bill-legal immigrant" Bill Kurtis →|
Mo Rocca: 16 (4/6) →
Maz Jobrani: 14 (2/6) →
Helen Hong: 14 (2/6) →
|Chosen: Mo Rocca|
Correct: Mo Rocca
El-P and Killer Mike of Run The Jewels: 3 →
|Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new safe and run activity for the kids, Not My Job about rabbis, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Mexico get back at us for building the wall?|
|After the mention of the "Meow The Jewels" album during the Not My Job segment, cat meowing sounds can be heard in the background. Also, at the end of the Not My Job segment, Peter slipped and said "Run The Jews" instead of "Run The Jewels".|
For Maz Jobrani's second Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question, he initially answered "NAFTA" and quickly changed it to "TPP" and Peter Sagal accepted it. All three panelists answered six Lightning round questions correct.