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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "It's alright Zack Morris. You're saved by the Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 16 (2/6)
Adam Felber: 11 (3/4)
Petey DeAbreu: 7 (3/2)
Chosen: Petey DeAbreu
Correct: Petey DeAbreu
Marin Alsop: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an unsung hero of the Tour de France, Not My Job about conducting energy, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Robert Mueller do with the rest of his summer vacation?
Peter Sagal had to restart introducing the panelists due to loud car exhaust sounds that were coming from the listener contestant's side of the call.

Marin Alsop nudged for a hint on the first Not My Job question and got an assist from the audience when they yelled out "C" after Peter Sagal read all three options for the third Not My Job question.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "You don't need a landline, you got a mo-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Adam Burke: 9 (3/3)
Aida Rodriguez: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Adam Burke
Anthony Anderson: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a mystery that was solved, Not My Job about minor league baseball, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be Lil Nas X's next big hit?
Anthony Anderson chose "A" for the second Not My Job question and the audience yelled out "B". Anthony stuck with his answer of "A", which was not correct. "B" was the correct answer.

After Peter Sagal read Aida Rodriguez's first Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question, someone yelled out "budget" and Aida answered with "budget". After Peter Sagal read Adam Burke's first Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question, it sounded like Aida whispered, out loud, "tax". Adam answered with "tax returns".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "You wait here, I'm gonna slip into something more comforta-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Hari Kondabolu: 16 (2/7)
Alonzo Bodden: 14 (2/6)
Helen Hong: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Helen Hong
Correct: Helen Hong
Henry Winkler: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about hedgehogs in the news, Not My Job about stars, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big exercise trend?
During the second panel round, Alonzo Bodden answered his question with "jet pack" and Peter Sagal said "I'm gonna give it to you, it's a jet pack". Hilarity ensued.

When reading Hari Kondabolu's fifth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question, Peter Sagal said "CloudFire" instead of "CloudFlare".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Take me to the beach and toss me around. I'm your fris-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Brian Babylon
Amy Dickinson
Tom Bodett
Paula Poundstone
Alonzo Bodden
Helen Hong
Adam Felber
Jordan Carlos
Roy Blount, Jr.
Negin Farsad
P.J. O'Rourke
Luke Burbank
Roxanne Roberts
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Ozzie Smith: 3
Anna Kendrick: 2
Jerry Rice: 2
Mike D'Antoni: 3
Best Of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring some favorite Not My Job guests
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)