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2014-03-01

Best Of
Repeat of 2012-09-01
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Alonzo Bodden
Jessi Klein
Mo Rocca
Roxanne Roberts
Adam Felber
Amy Dickinson
Paula Poundstone
Tom Bodett
Paul Provenza
Faith Salie
Charlie Pierce
Brian Babylon
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Jim Bouton: 2
Barry Sonnenfeld: 2
Kyle Gass and Jack Black of Tenacious D: 2
Best Of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite Wait Wait moments, including questions about IKEA and when science fiction meets science non-fiction
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 17 (3/7)
Faith Salie: 16 (2/7)
Mike Birbiglia: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Steward Copeland: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a Jeopardy! champion starting a new career, Not My Job about questionable police tactics, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what words will appear on the newly revamped SATs?
While the panelists were discussing the recent changes to the SAT exam, Faith Salie decided to use some elaborate words that one might find the SAT exams, stating that everyone uses such words.

During the first panelist round, Peter was about to give Faith a hint and he said "here's your excuse" instead of "here's your hint". Hilarity ensued.

When Peter was reading the first Not My Job question, he said "In 2011, an undercover sting, ha, run by...". The "ha" was in reference to The Police's front man Sting. After answering the last Not My Job question, Steward sung a dramatic tune as Peter was about to say that the answer was correct. While Peter rejected Steward's answer and started to explain the correct answer, Steward sung a "fail" tune in response.

Not too much laughter (or groaning) happened when Peter Sagal used "rhymean" as the Listener Limerick Challenge pun prior to the second panelist round. Peter then stated, "that one was good".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 15 (3/6)
Cindy Chupack: 11 (3/4)
Paula Poundstone: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Joby Ogwyn: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about alternate uses of cats, Not My Job about Paul McCartney's other band, Wings, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the World Wide Web celebrate its 25th birthday?
Paula Poundstone hit her stride when it came to the topic of cats, which started during the first panelist round and continued on to the Bluff the Listener round about alternate uses of cats.
Kalamazoo, MI (Miller Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Brian Babylon: 17 (3/7)
Amy Dickinson: 15 (3/6)
Bobcat Goldthwait: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Terry Crews: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone standing up for what is right, Not My Job about cruise ships, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next great discovery in our universe?
During the second panelist round, there was a clarification on hips vs booty thanks to Brian Babylon. Also during the same round, Amy gave a hint to Brian's question that ended up being the correct answer. Amy refused to take the point and wanted to give it to Brian; so, Peter conferred with Carl and Carl gave the point to Brian.

For the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment, Brian Babylon had received 8 bell dings for all eight questions answered. The transcript on NPR's site missed the ding for the "China" answer, even though it was correct and Brian did get a ding for his answer of "dancers". The overall standings did not change as Amy wouldn't have answered enough questions correctly to beat or tie Brian.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Mike Pesca Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 17 (3/7)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 17 (3/7)
Kyrie O'Connor: 16 (2/7)
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Itzhak Perlman: 3
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new tourist destination, Not My Job about Ron Perlman, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what group will Russia join, now that they are no longer in the G8?
Roy Blount Jr. sung a little ditty during the Who's Carl This Time? round on the topic of contraceptives that featured "rubber cement".