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(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Faith Salie: 15 (3/6)
P.J. O'Rourke: 13 (3/5)
Charlie Pierce: 12 (4/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Gary Oldman: 2
Who's Carl This Time?. Bluff the Listener about rosy economic indicators, Not My Job about Up with People, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big story out of Super Bowl XVLI?
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 13 (3/5)
Roxanne Roberts: 12 (4/4)
Paula Poundstone: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Tom Bodett
Kurt Elling: 3
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about dumb cops, Not My Job about other artists nominated for The Grammys, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will come in and finally save the GOP?
The Bluff the Listener contestant noted that he was calling from his sister's bathroom and that lead to an interesting exchange with Peter and Paula.

Peter had a little bit of trouble with saying "harsher sanctions" during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, in which Paula answered the question in the same way that Peter's tongue-tied manner. Peter then said, "I don't know if I'm going to give you that point."

At the end of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, everyone was shocked that Tom Bodett beat Roxanne Roberts and I think Tom said something like "that never happens". In fact, Tom has outscored Roxanne three times in 2009. Each time, Roxanne had 14 points while Tom had 18 (2009-03-07), 15 (2009-08-08) and 16 (2009-10-10) points.
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Mo Rocca: 17 (3/7)
Kyrie O'Connor: 16 (2/7)
Peter Grosz: 15 (3/6)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Mo Rocca
Nick Pearson: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new ways to make your wedding unforgettable, Not My Job about things that go very, very slowly, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next headline-friendly sports star?
The audience led Nick Pearson to choose the wrong answer for the third question during the Not My Job round. After Carl said that Nick did not answer enough questions correctly to win, Peter had the audience say "I'm sorry" to Nick all at once.

In the usual Mo Rocca fashion, Mo spent about a minute trying to figure out an answer for one of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions and ended up answering it correctly.


Best Of
Repeat of 2011-08-20
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone
Amy Dickinson
Alonzo Bodden
Brian Babylon
Roxanne Roberts
Roy Blount, Jr.
Tom Bodett
Faith Salie
Mo Rocca
Paul Provenza
Kyrie O'Connor
Charlie Pierce
Luke Burbank
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Kevin Bacon: 2
Lisa Kudrow: 2
Pee-wee Herman (Paul Ruebens): 2
Lucy Lawless: 0
John Leguizamo: 1
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several actors and actresses featured on Not My Job
Repeat of 2011-08-20 show.