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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm not Kendrick Lamar, but sit down, be hum-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 19 (3/8)
Janelle James: 12 (2/5)
Tom Bodett: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Ben Sasse: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone whose online celebrity turned out bad for them, Not My Job about peaches, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise from President Trump's trip abroad?
The correct answer for all three Not My Job questions were "C".

After Faith Salie answered all eight of her Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correct, Bill Kurtis mentioned that 19 points is the highest score that he has seen since becoming judge and scorekeeper. Looking at the data, Bill is correct and the only other times in which someone scored 19 points, three times in fact, when Bill as scorekeeper was Roxanne Roberts.
Salt Lake City, UT (Abranavel Hall)Peter Sagal "U-tah, me-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Mo Rocca: 14 (2/6)
Negin Farsad: 13 (3/5)
Alonzo Bodden: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Negin Farsad
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
Hannah Kearney: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new way to impress your date, Not My Job about business moguls, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the suprising new FBI director?
After Hannah Kearney gave her first guess to the second Not My Job question, the audience started shouting out answers. Hannah asked if she could poll the audience, in which they shouted "C". Hannah changed her answer to "C", which was the correct answer. After Peter listed the three possible answers for the third question, the audience started shouting out "C" again, which Hannah chose and it was the correct answer as well.

During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment, Alonzo Bodden was trying to come up with the answer "Kim Jong Un" and, according to Peter, was close enough with "Kim Jong Il". Alonzo also tried to remember Jared Kushner's last name and knew it was a "Jared". Peter said that was enough and accepted the partial answer.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Looking for a fun vacation? Take a trip to the Billapagos Islands" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 16 (2/7)
Paula Poundstone: 11 (3/4)
Luke Burbank: 9 (1/4)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Luke Burbank
Guy Ritchie: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new tourist attraction in Indianapolis, Indiana, Not My Job about locks, stocks and barrels, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next terrible thing we enjoy watching happen to rich people?
Even though Guy Ritchie knew that correct answer for the first Not My Job question was "C", but opted to answer with "B" as he liked it better. At the end of the Not My Job segment, Bill Kurtis said that Guy "got them all right". Although that is correct due to guy knowing all the correct questions, but did not opt to choose the right one for the first one.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I hope you're not feeling ill, but I do hope you're feeling Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Tom Bodett: 16 (4/6)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 10 (2/4)
Amy Dickinson: 9 (1/4)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
John Nixon: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a very modern crime, Not My Job about underwear briefs, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big blue jean technology?
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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Don't eat at IKEA, try my Swedish meat-Bills" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 17 (5/6)
Mo Rocca: 13 (5/4)
Jeff Garlin: 8 (4/2)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Ina Garten: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a head of state upsetting their people with erratic behavior, Not My Job about footwear, The Trump Dump, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Bill O'Reilly do next?
The listener contestant for the Who's Bill This Time? segment is a Latin adjunct instructor and was asked to say "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!" in Latin and did so.

When Faith Salie read the quotes that she used in her Bluff the Listener story, she attempted a New Zealand accent that was closer to how Dick Van Dyke sounded in Mary Poppins. When revealing the correct answer, the New Zealander speaking in the recording had a very mild accent and that shocked Faith.

The answer to one of Faith's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions was the Teresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Mo Rocca's Bluff story was about... Teresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.