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

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(TBD)Mike Pesca (TBD) 
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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Kur-'tis the season" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 13 (3/5)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
P.J. O'Rourke: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Method Man: 2
Who's Bill This Time, Bluff the Listener about a new reason to see the musical "Cats", Not My Job about method acting, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Russian winter athletes do now that they are not going to the Olympics?
All three questions about actors method acting were about actor Shia LaBeouf. The correct answers for the Not My Job were, in order: A, B and C.

After Faith Salie answered her Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions, Bill Kurtis said that she only answered five correct. According to the number of bell dings given for Faith Salie's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank answers, and Peter Sagal's respoenses after Faith gave her answers, Faith answered six questions correct. Faith should have had a total of 15 points instead of 13. The score listed reflects the official record as stated by Bill Kurtis.
Seattle, WA (Moore Theatre)Peter Sagal "Hey Seattle, you be my Donald, I'll be your Bill-ania" Bill Kurtis 
Negin Farsad: 17 (3/7)
Luke Burbank: 10 (2/4)
Hari Kondabolu: 4 (2/1)
Chosen: Negin Farsad
Correct: Hari Kondabolu
Greta Gerwig: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a snack food in the news, Not My Job about female birds, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be Prince Harry and Megan Markle's favorite wedding present?
There was much chanting of "Luuuuuuke!" by the audience at the Moore Theatre when Luke was introduced on the panel and some of the inter-segment transitions.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Don't worry folks, I know it looks bad, but it's treata-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Alonzo Bodden
Negin Farsad
Mo Rocca
Helen Hong
Tom Bodett
Faith Salie
Paula Poundstone
Adam Burke
Alexandra Petri
Roy Blount, Jr.
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Hannah Kearney: 2
Andrew Zimmern: 2
Bassem Youssef: 2
Nora Roberts: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several favorite Not My Job guests and several never-before-aired moments
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! taped two shows while in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 19th and 20th. The Bluff the Listener and the Not My Job segments included on this Best Of show comes from the show that taped on October 20th.

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.

Another instance of Mo Rocca using the surname "Bagnoli" in his Bluff the Listener story.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Put on your tutu, you're going to the Bill-et" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone: 13 (3/5)
John Hodgman: 13 (3/5)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Paula Poundstone
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Liz Climo: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a homeowner association having to deal with a surprising problem, Not My Job about Jessica Simpson, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big cheating scandal?
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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'll take care of that odor, I'm your Bill Kurtis-y flush" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 21 (5/8)
Tom Bodett: 18 (6/6)
P.J. O'Rourke: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Lee Unkrich: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a stand out birthday party activity, Not My Job about Taco Bell, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big innovation from Twitter?
Roxanne Roberts is the first panelist to break the 20 point barrier with her perfect run of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment.