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2006

Chicago, IL (Chicago Public Radio Studio)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
<Multiple>
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Maj. Robert Bateman: 1 *
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! including: singing mice, "666"/"616" introduction debacle, Not My Job with Maj. Robert Bateman, Paula Poundstone's first win.
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 15 (3/6)
P.J. O'Rourke: 10 (2/4)
Sue Ellicott: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Paula Poundstone
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Andrei Codrescu: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Listener Limerick Challenge, Not My Job about new workplace vocabulary, Bluff the Listener about cheaters, Panelist Predictions: what are some of the reasons that caused Judge Samuel Alito's wife to cry during his confirmation hearing?
Listener, an English teacher at "Lick-Wilmerding High School", has problem with rhymes and limericks, while Paula has fun with the name "Lick-Wilmerding" and yells "... POINT LICK-WILMERDING!!!". Interestingly, the answer for the first limerick was "dumb".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 17
Kyrie O'Connor: 11
Roy Blount, Jr.: 11
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Penn Jillette: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Listener Limerick Challenge, Not My Job about Benjamin Franklin, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will NASA find on Pluto with the New Horizon spacecraft?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 18 (4/7)
Roxanne Roberts: 16 (2/7)
Mo Rocca: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Mo Rocca
Tim Meadows: 0
Carl Kasell's Countdown, Bluff the Listener about dangerous clothing, Not My Job about "Worst Business Moments of 2005" by "Business 2.0" magazine, Who's Carl This Time?, Panelist Predictions: what will appear in the supposed photos with Jack Abramoff and President Bush?
The first show to be made available as a podcast.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Korva Coleman 
Charlie Pierce: 15 (3/6)
Tom Bodett: 14 (4/5)
Sue Ellicott: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Gary Hart: 2
Who's Korva This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unusual corporate synergy, Not My Job about Jack Abramoff's short career as a movie producer, Who's Korva This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what are some of the reactions to President Bush's "State of the Union" address from the human-animal hybrid-American community?
When the listener contestant for the Bluff the Listener round mentioned that she was playing the game as a wishlist/gift for someone, the discussion devolved from there.

Peter messes up the retired Senator Gary Hart's introduction by stating Gary Hart served 8 years in the Senate instead of 12 years, as he forgot that each term is 6 years and not 4. One of Gary's retorts is "wait, wait... don't tell me." Peter also got under Gary's skin by calling him a "wise old man" instead of a "wise man".

The listener contestant for the second Who's Korva This Time? said that one of his "Boy"lesque names is "Brandon Vandermuffin".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Korva Coleman 
Adam Felber: 18 (2/8)
Kyrie O'Connor: 17 (3/7)
Roxanne Roberts: 15 (3/6)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Sally Jesse Raphael: 0
Who's Korva This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unusual kid shows, Not My Job about top British motorists excuses and stories, Korva Coleman's Countdown, Panelist Predictions: what cartoon will cause the next global outrage?
After Sally Jesse Raphael bombed the Not My Job segment, Sally said that she's "the Paula Poundstone of (inaudible)".

Peter somewhat insults Kyrie stating that some thinking is required as it is an NPR show.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 17
Charlie Pierce: 13
Amy Dickinson: 9
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Corky Siegel: 2
Carl Kasell's Countdown, Bluff the Listener about not-so-Wonders of the world, Not My Job about Kellogg's, Who's Carl This Time?, Panelist Predictions: what will be Dick Cheney's next "accident"?
(N/A)
Salt Lake City, UT (Kingsbury Hall at University of Utah)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 13
Paula Poundstone: 12
Mo Rocca: 11
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Ken Jennings: 3
Who's Carl This Time?, Winter Olympics Personals, Not My Job with questions designed to stump Ken Jennings, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver get better ratings than the games in Turin?
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 15
Roxanne Roberts: 15
Adam Felber: 14
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Peggy Noonan: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about meat in the news, Not My Job about Anna Nicole Smith, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: which case will make the Supreme Court forget about Anna Nicole Smith?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 20
Kyrie O'Connor: 16
Roy Blount, Jr.: 15
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Scott Simon: 1
A New Horoscope Game, Bluff the Listener about interesting pairing of spokespeople and product, Not My Job about Thomas Kinkade, Who's Carl This Time?, Panelist Predictions: what movie will win the Best Picture 2006 Oscar?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 19
Sue Ellicott: 11
Paula Poundstone: 10
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Elliott Gould: 1
Carl Kasell's Countdown, Bluff the Listener about a frat boy's dream come true, Not My Job about theories about the afterlife, Who's Carl This Time?, Panelist Predictions: how will Mike Wallace fill his free time?
The listener contestant for the first Who's Carl This Time? round was a bit picky with how "Salisbury" is pronounced. The same listener was a bit miffed that she had to say "Slobodan Milosevic", stating that it "doesn't roll off of the Southern tongue". She did say it properly nonetheless. Paula Poundstone thought that Andrew Jackson was on the $10 instead of the $20.

The listener contestant for the Bluff the Listener round is the co-owner of Portland's Three Square Grill and Picklopolis.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Amy Dickinson: 14
Mo Rocca: 14
Roy Blount, Jr.: 12
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Fran Lebowitz: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about personal security innovations, Not My Job about novelist Dan Brown, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will President Bush give his second term new life?
When the listener contestant for the Who's Carl This Time? round couldn't figure out the answer to a question about Condoleezza Rice and asked for a hint, Mo Rocca sang "Blank-a-roni, the Secretary of State" (in tune of "Rice-a-Roni, A San Francisco Treat!"). Huge kudos to @Ojoya for tracking this one down for me!

During the Listener Limerick Challenge round when Peter was discussing the soccer/football matches between Muslims and LGBTs, Mo sang "everybody fatwah" to the tune of "Everybody Dance Now".
Lebanon, NH (Lebanon Opera House)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 15
P.J. O'Rourke: 13
Charlie Pierce: 12
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Rusty DeWees: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about buying something that can usually be had for free, Not My Job about Playboy Playmates, Carl Kasell's Lonely-Hearts Club, Panelist Predictions: what loopholes are hidden in the lobbying reform bill?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 18
Amy Dickinson: 13
Mo Rocca: 8
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Sarah Silverman: 2
Carl Kasell's Countdown, Listener Limerick Challenge, Not My Job about Tom DeLay, Who's Carl This Time?, Panelist Predictions: what will Katie Couric do to prove she's ready for the "CBS Evening News"?
(N/A)
Arcata, CA (Van Duzer Theatre at Humboldt State University)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 16
Tom Bodett: 14
Adam Felber: 13
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Anne Lamott: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about KISS, Not My Job about Queen Elizabeth, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Silvio Berlusconi fill his free time?
After Carl announced that Kyrie O'Connor had won the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Kyrie stated that she doesn't think she has both won and beaten Adam before. In fact, Kyrie had done so three times prior to that show: 2005-02-19, 2005-06-04 and 2005-12-24.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 18
Paula Poundstone: 13
Aamer Haleem: 8
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Henry Rollins: 2
Carl Kasell's Countdown, Bluff the Listener about a reality TV program actually based on reality, Not My Job about the 100th Anniversary of the San Francisco 1906 earthquake, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what is next for Tom Cruise?
Aamer Haleem used his "default" answers of "Herpes" and "Boutros Boutros-Ghali" during the panelist rounds and the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round. Paula tried to plead with Roy Blount, Jr. to punt it so that Paula would win; in which, Roy responded with "I will not fall off of the cross", which was what Aamer tried to get Carl and Peter to accept as a correct answer during his Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 15
Adam Felber: 12
Sue Ellicott: 12
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Billy Connolly: 1
Carl Kasell's Way Back Machine, Listener Limerick Challenge, Not My Job about famous apologies, Bluff the Listener about new kids products, Panelist Predictions: what will Dan Brown find hidden in Bill Clinton's new portrait?
(N/A)
Washington, DC (Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 16
Roxanne Roberts: 15
Tom Bodett: 10
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Anthony Williams: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about jokes influencing the real world, Not My Job about Turkmenistan dictator Sardar Saparmurat Turkmenbashi, Carl Kasell's Lonely-Hearts Club, Panelist Predictions: what was President Bush really saying when singing the national anthem in Spanish?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 17
Paula Poundstone: 14
Roy Blount, Jr.: 13
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Tom Hanks: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Not My Job about the biggest louts in Hollywood, Carl Kasell's Countdown, Panelist Predictions: what will the NSA hear while wiretapping civilian calls?
Tom Hanks erupts at Peter when he misses the first question, Paula's knowledge of food vending in court cracks up the group
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 16
Kyrie O'Connor: 14
Mo Rocca: 14
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Elayne Boosler: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about circus acts influencing real life, Not My Job about the Heimlich maneuver, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: where is Jimmy Hoffa really buried?
Fish puns
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 18
Adam Felber: 13
P.J. O'Rourke: 7
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Steven Cohen: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new exercise craze, Not My Job about cheating in sports, Carl Kasell's Cineplex of Wonders, Panelist Predictions: what are some of the other super powers will tele-evangelist Pat Robertson claim to have?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 18
Sue Ellicott: 15
Charlie Pierce: 14
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Craig Ferguson: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the side effects of a drought in England, Not My Job about organ grinder Joe Bush, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the future of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's baby?
The first listener contestant had a last name of "Walkup", which lead to Peter and the panelists having fun with it; particularly, with Charlie Pierce responding with "yeah, right!". The same listener seemed to have been trying to search for the answer for the 2nd question online and Peter and Sue called the listener out on it. Peter said, in an exaggerated manner, "there's no Googling on Wait Wait!". The other panelists jumped on to poke fun of the (failed) attempt.

The first panelist round question dealt with a Greenpeace press release statement that had a really bad "Mad Lib" like fail.

While Peter Sagal was describing how someone caught Barry Bond's 715th homer un baseball and Peter let out two Freudian slips by calling Barry Bond's home run baseballs as "his (Bond's) balls" being marked with special holographs and DNA, and said "Barry Bond's balls".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Corey Flintoff 
Adam Felber: 15
Roxanne Roberts: 14
Paula Poundstone: 13
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Paul Provenza: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be proclaimed as the most liberal rock song?
Interesting coincidence: Paul Provenza's project is for a film version of "Everybody Poops" while all of the Not My Job answers were "B" (or answer "number 2")
Kansas City, MO (Folly Theatre)Peter Sagal Corey Flintoff 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 15
Mo Rocca: 12
Amy Dickinson: 8
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Calvin Trillin: 2
Who's Corey This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unusual spokespeople, Not My Job about Senator Robert Byrd, Who's Corey This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what management changes will be made by the new leader of al-Qaida in Iraq?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Korva Coleman 
Sue Ellicott: 15
Charlie Pierce: 13
Aamer Haleem: 10
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Brian Williams: 2
Korva Coleman's Countdown, Bluff the Listener about inventive birthday parties, Not My Job about duct tape, Who's Korva This Time?, Panelist Predictions: how will the US will stop a North Korean missle?
Jim Lehrer is called "Jimmy-Jimmy Bobo" by a child
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Luke Burbank: 15
Mo Rocca: 10
Paula Poundstone: 10
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Gwen Ifill: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new safety devices, Not My Job about Superman, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the villian in the next Superman movie?
Another instance where Mo Rocca uses the surname "Bagnoli" in this Bluff the Listener story.

2006-07-08

Best Of
Repeat of 2005-10-15
Chicago, IL (Chicago Public Radio Studio)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
<Multiple>
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Maj. Robert Bateman: 1 *
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!; repeat of 2006-01-07 show.
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 13
Richard Roeper: 12
Paula Poundstone: 12
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Janeane Garafolo: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about deep fryers in history, Not My Job about the bikini, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what's next for soccer star Zinedine Zidane?
Janeane Garofalo uses SAT tips to answer the Not My Job questions and bombs humorously
Charlotte, NC (Belk Theatre at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 16
Mo Rocca: 14
Paula Poundstone: 12
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Howard "Humpy" Wheeler: 0
Who's Carl This Time? all about the G8 summit, Listener Limerick Challenge, Not My Job about competitive eating, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next person unaware of a live microphone?
Regarding NPR's not censoring President Bush's swearing, Mo called NPR as "National Potty-Mouth Radio"
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 19 (3/8)
Charlie Pierce: 15 (3/6)
Luke Burbank: 11 (1/5)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Romany Malco: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about toys getting a modern makeover, Not My Job about complaint letters sent to New York City mayors, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what the Iraqi premier really wanted to say to Congress?
During the second panelist round, Roxanne Roberts made a pun with "Kurds and Whey" regarding Kurdish state in Iraq.

After Roxanne answered all of her Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correctly, including a question about inflatable body in a car's glove box, Peter noted that Luke Burbank has been deflated and can be put back into the glove compartment. Luke's deflated response was "Thanks Peter, that's totally what I needed."
Chicago, IL (Chicago Public Radio Studio)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roy Blount, Jr.
Kyrie O'Connor
Paula Poundstone
Adam Felber
Roxanne Roberts
Tom Bodett
Mo Rocca
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Barack Obama: 2
Tom Hanks: 2
Terry Gross: 2
Ken Jennings: 3
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several Not My Job favorites.
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Luke Burbank Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 18
Sue Ellicott: 13
Aamer Haleem: 7
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Tommy Chong: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about Mel Gibson, Not My Job about M. Night Shamalayan, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what changes will Raul Castro make as he takes over for Fidel Castro?
Tradition of audience chanting "Luuuuuuke" begins, with Aamer explaining that the audience was not boo-ing Luke; Aamer comically crossed the line about large women carrying trays of food when discussing that a study showed that hungry men tended to favor more "curvaceous" women and Sue mentioned that hungry men should go after people carrying trays of food; Carl used the word "fart" in one of the Listener Limericks.

One of the panelist questions was about a Chorizo sausage mascot called "El Picante", who was let go after one game to be "re-seasoned" but could be interpreted as it having a "temporary work visa", Charlie jokingly said that it was really fast, but Luke made a slight about it being able to swim; which lead to the audience "boo-ing" Luke, but Luke commenting that all he could hear was "Luke".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Luke Burbank Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 11
Tom Bodett: 10
Roy Blount, Jr.: 10
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Soledad O'Brien: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about corporate overlords, Not My Job about Mrs. Duke Cunningham, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what new object will be called a planet?
Continuation of audience chanting "Luuuuuuke", in which Paula retorts Luke's comment of "...explaining that's people saying my name, not boo-ing" with "It's good that you think that... he's got an indomitable spirit, doesn't he? Little fella."; Paula stumbles on a question regarding NPR by not knowing who "Stamberg" is; the panelists and a listener ended up turning the beginning of Who's Carl This Time? Round II into "Beauty Chat" with more chanting of "Luuuuuuke".

Paula answered a Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question about a certain computer manufacturer's "exploding" laptop, which was mentioned in Who's Carl This Time?, Round II by Tom Bodett, which Paula enthusiastically answered with "Dell!!!"; in the same round, Paula was asked about Chicagoan's last chance to eat a certain food before a ban takes effect with "Ahh, heroin!", in which hilarity ensued.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Luke Burbank Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 16
Amy Dickinson: 11
Adam Felber: 11
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Rita Rudner: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about name recognition, Not My Job about jeans, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what new mnemonic device will kids use to remember the order of the planets?
Continuation of audience chanting "Luuuuuuke" with Luke retorting that half the people would complete it with "I'm your father". Charlie Pierce's Bluff the Listener refers to the "Dingoes Ate My Baby".
Chicago, IL (Chicago Public Radio Studio)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
<Multiple>
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Anthony Williams: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! including: psychic Adam Felber and "embarrassing" answers, Roxanne and Mo lengthy attempts to correctly answer their questions, Dick Cheney incident, P.J. aggrieved rants, Bluff the Listener about KISS, Not My Job with D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams about Turkmenistan, panelists working together and thinking alike.
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 15
Amy Dickinson: 11
Paula Poundstone: 11
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Alan Alda: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about suburban innovations, Not My Job about the Stanford University marching band, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be Katie Couric's "CBS Evening News" closing quote?
(N/A)
New Haven, CT (John Lyman Center at Southern Connecticut State University)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 16
Kyrie O'Connor: 15
Mo Rocca: 14
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Isaac Mizrahi: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about protests with unintended outcomes, Not My Job about questions to stump a fashion designer, Carl Kasell's Countdown, Panelist Predictions: how will Tucker Carlson's come back after doing poorly on "Dancing with the Stars"?
Four words: Carl Kasell on helium
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 15
Paula Poundstone: 14
Paul Provenza: 10
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Joy Behar: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about forgotten icons of the 1980s, Not My Job about "Presidential Doodles", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what comeback will President Bush have for Hugo Chavez?
Peter and the panelists have fun with George Allen's initial insistence that he is not Jewish, although he is
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Sue Ellicott: 15
Charlie Pierce: 14
Tom Bodett: 14
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Kevin Clash and Elmo: 2
"Wait Wait" Television, Listener Limerick Challenge, Not My Job about Bill "Bill-O" O'Reilly, Who's Carl This Time?, Panelist Predictions: how Bill Clinton will lose his temper next time?
The listener for the Listener Limerick Challenge round seemed either impatient or pressed for time and didn't want the guys to dilly dally too much and told the guys to move on to the next limerick twice.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 15
Tom Bodett: 14
Kyrie O'Connor: 12
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Ken Jennings: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about ways that people stay happily married, Not My Job rematch with Ken Jennings, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will be Bob Woodward's next book?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chicago Public Radio Studio)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Sue Ellicott
Charlie Pierce
Aamer Haleem
Roy Blount, Jr.
Richard Roeper
Paula Poundstone
P.J. O'Rourke
Tom Bodett
Adam Felber
Amy Dickinson
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Brian Williams: 2
Janeane Garafolo: 0
Anne Lamott: 1
Penn Jillette: 1
Alan Alda: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several Not My Job favorites.
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 15
Sue Ellicott: 11
Mo Rocca: 8
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Dave Barry: 2
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 14
Amy Dickinson: 13
Angela Nissel: 12
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Tom Bergeron: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about improbable toys for Christmas, Not My Job about Gilbert Arenas of the Washington Wizards, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what new policy for Iraq will replace "Stay the Course"?
(N/A)
Sarasota, FL (Van Wezel Performing Arts All)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 12
Roxanne Roberts: 12
P.J. O'Rourke: 12
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Jimmy Wales: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about famous people who almost changed their destiny, Not My Job about obscure topics found in Wikipedia, Carl Kasell's Mudsling-a-Thon, Panelist Predictions: what will be some of the 2006 midterm election surprises?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 14
Aamer Haleem: 12
Tom Bodett: 12
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Andy Borowitz: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, The "Wait Wait" Unemployment Office, Not My Job about worst video games listed by "PC World", Bluff the Listener about Thanksgiving innovations, Panelist Predictions: what will President Bush and the Democrats agree on?
Peter throws around a bit of Yiddish after talking about George Allen losing
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 18 (4/7)
Paul Provenza: 13 (3/5)
Paula Poundstone: 5 (1/2)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Harry Shearer: 3
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unexpected consequences from the 2006 midterm elections, Not My Job about "Pink Lady and Jeff", Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will be Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes's wedding vows?
When Paula remarked that Harry Shearer must have had the "Pink Lady and Jeff" DVD set, Harry replied stating he does not think DVDs have been made of the show. At that point, Paula retorted he would have had the "Director's Cut". In fact, a DVD set of "Pink Lady" was released in 2001.
Chicago, IL (Chicago Public Radio Studio)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
<Multiple>
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
(None)
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! including: G8 summit, Hogan Heroes, Greenpeace and two examples of Peter screwing up.
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 16
Amy Dickinson: 14
Mo Rocca: 14
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Amy Sedaris: 1
Carl Kasell's Apologypalooza, Bluff the Listener about movies making life difficult in the real world, Not My Job about "Hemingway and Bailey's Bartending Guide", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the current situation in Iraq be called?
At the end of Amy Dickinson's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Mo Rocca asked if "panda porn" was in black and white.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 13
Paula Poundstone: 11
Angela Nissel: 11
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Tina Fey: 1
Carl Kasell's Missed Connections, Bluff the Listener about improving home resale values, Not My Job about body language from "Definitive Book of Body Language", Who's Carl This Time?, Panelist Predictions: what will President Bush do with the Iraq Study Group report?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 19
Kyrie O'Connor: 17
Mo Rocca: 12
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Pam Melroy: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about holiday traditions in trouble, Not My Job about embarrassing media errors and corrections, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will be President Bush's next "New Way Forward" for Iraq?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 18
Roxanne Roberts: 14
Roy Blount, Jr.: 11
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Branford Marsalis: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Listener Limerick Challenge, Not My Job about worst toys of all time, Bluff the Listener about revenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be Time's Person of the Year for 2007?
(N/A)

2006-12-30

Best Of
Repeat of 2006-09-02
Chicago, IL (Chicago Public Radio Studio)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
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Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Anthony Williams: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!; repeat of 2006-09-02 show.
(N/A)