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2016

Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm an anchorman, baby" Bill Kurtis 
Moshe Kasher
Roxanne Roberts
Brian Babylon
P.J. O'Rourke
Alonzo Bodden
Faith Salie
Tom Bodett
Bobcat Goldthwait
Adam Felber
Paula Poundstone
Maz Jobrani
Mo Rocca
Luke Burbank
Gabe Liedman
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Richard Lewis: 0
Jenny Slate: 2
Matthew Weiner: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! with more favorite guests and moments from 2015.
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Why play the Powerball when you can play the Power Bill?" Bill Kurtis 
Amy Dickinson: 14 (2/6)
Greg Proops: 13 (3/5)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Ice Cube: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about song lyrics that had an impact on a news story, Not My Job about people having very bad days, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will make the Oregon Militia Men finally end their siege?
In the edited version of the show, Amy Dickinson was asked six questions during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round and had answered five of them correctly. The sixth correct answer would have come from one of the two questions that were left out.

During Roy Blount Jr.'s Lightning round, he was given the clue of "Unforgettable" for the answer of Natalie Cole. Amy had fun with it and said "Forgettable" in a sing-songy manner.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Mike Pesca "Check the mail, you just got your electric Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (3/7)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
Bobcat Goldthwait: 5 (3/1)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Mo Rocca
Sutton Foster: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a couple finding each other in a surprising way, Not My Job about Tonys (or Anthonys), Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be Sean Penn's next big scoop?
Joe Pesci was referenced in each of the three Not My Job questions that were in reference to three different people named Tony or Anthony. Joe Pesci's character in the movie Casino was based on Anthony "The Ant" Spilotro. Also, the third choice in the other two Not My Job questions used Joe Pesci as a joke answer.

At the end of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round when Bill Kurtis was asked if Roxanne Roberts did enough to win, Bill said "Yes! 14 points and the win!" The 14 points should not be confused with the total number of points Roxanne had, 17, but rather the number of points she got from answering 7 of 8 questions correctly.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey east coast, avoid that winter chill and get some of this winter Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank: 17 (3/7)
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
Faith Salie: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Thomas Perez: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a kid's TV show making the news, Not My Job about going into labor, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will we find on the newly found Planet 9?
During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Paula Poundstone answered 7 questions correctly (each one got a bell ding and Peter acknowledging each one), but Bill Kurtis only gave her credit for 6. Even if Paula got credit for all 7, she still would not have enough to beat Luke Burbank. The score entered in for Paula reflects the incorrect score as recorded by Bill.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Mike Pesca "I hope you like jazz because I'm about to take you on a Bill-y Holiday" Bill Kurtis 
Shelby Fero: 14 (2/7)
Tom Bodett: 10 (2/4)
Peter Grosz: 9 (1/4)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Richard Dreyfuss: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a salad in the news, Not My Job about The Fonz, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next antiquated idea to come back in style?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey football fans turn off the game, let me be your Super Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Alonzo Bodden: 14 (2/6)
Helen Hong: 13 (3/5)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Helen Hong
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
Lena Headey: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a tribute gone wrong, Not My Job about even worse games than "Game Of Thrones", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise to come out of the 2016 Super Bowl?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Come join my secret society, the Billuminati" Bill Kurtis 
Mo Rocca: 18 (4/7)
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (3/7)
Maz Jobrani: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Mark and Jay Duplass: 3 *
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something else Chipotle is doing wrong, Bluff the Listener about brothers who hate each other, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big gift this Valentine's Day?
During the first panelist round, Mo Rocca asked for a hint and one thing that Roxanne Roberts mentioned was an itchy sweater. Seven years ago, on the show that aired on 2009-02-21, Mo Rocca made a comment about how homemade sweaters were always itchy. This lead to an ongoing saga in which fans wrote in complaining and eventually making a sweater for Mo Rocca.

Maz Jabrani had some fun plying his funny accents on the show again, this time a German accent during the Bluff the Listener round.

For the third Not My Job question, Jay and Mark split their answers, A and C respectively. The correct answer was "A" and Bill did count that has a third correct answer, but with an asterisk. Even without counting it correctly, Mark and Jay still answered two questions correctly to win.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the anchor real men tattoo on their chest" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank
Neko Case
Roy Blount, Jr.
Faith Salie
Charlie Pierce
Mo Rocca
Brian Babylon
Roxanne Roberts
Tom Bodett
Maz Jobrani
Adam Felber
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Jacques Pepin: 2
Chancelor "Chance the Rapper" Bennett: 2
Neil deGrasse Tyson: 1
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! revisiting favorite moments from past shows.
(N/A)
Atlanta, GA (Fox Theatre)Peter Sagal "Hey Gladys Knight, forget about Georgia. Take the midnight train to Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 17 (3/7)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Trisha Yearwood: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a hard-to-believe excuse, Not My Job about unhappily married couples, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next Supreme Court nominee?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Someone's knocking at the door. Someone's ringing the bill" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (3/7)
Adam Burke: 12 (2/5)
Bobcat Goldthwait: 6 (2/2)
Chosen: Bobcat Goldthwait
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Cory Booker: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new litery controversy, Not My Job about old sports jerseys, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the GOP try next to bring down Donald Trump?
(N/A)
Brooklyn, NY (BAM: Brooklyn Academy of Music)Peter Sagal "Hey ladies, get your tickets to the Billith Fair" Bill Kurtis 
Mo Rocca: 14 (2/6)
Faith Salie: 12 (4/4)
Paula Poundstone: 9 (1/4)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Josh Groban: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people trying to capitalize on the Oscars, Not My Job about escalators and elevators, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big thing to come from the US-Canada meeting?
Both Paula Poundstone and Peter Sagal were voice actors in the movie "Inside Out", which was the topic of Paula's Bluff the Listener story.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Forget about March Madness, let's play basket-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Tom Bodett: 18 (4/7)
Peter Grosz: 13 (3/5)
Marina Franklin: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Andre Royo: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something we once thought was bad for us actually is good for us, Not My Job about three things NPR listeners won't shut up about, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Supreme Court nominee Marrick Garland do to convince the Senate to confirm him?
In the edited version of the show, Marina Franklin was asked five questions during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round and answered four correctly. Bill Kurtis stated that she answered five correct, meaning that the fifth would have come from one of the three questions edited out.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "This is not a drill; it's a Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank: 13 (3/5)
Roxanne Roberts: 11 (3/4)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 9 (1/4)
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Esperanza Spalding: 1
Who's Bill This Time, Bluff the listener about a Romanian town of Bogata, Not My Job about three different kinds of bases, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: where will President Obama go next, after visiting Cuba?
When Peter introduced Luke Burbank, the audience continued the tradition of chanting "Luuuuuuke!".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "If you mess with the bull, you get the horns. So why not mess with the Bill?" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 14 (4/5)
Amy Dickinson: 13 (3/5)
Alonzo Bodden: 9 (1/4)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
R.L. Stine: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone's last name causing a unique problem, Not My Job about Ralph Lauren, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the surprising use of the new virtual reality technology?
All three panelists have a first name that starts with the letter 'A'. The last time that happened was back in 2004-09-04 with Roy Blount Jr., Roxanne Roberts and Richard Roeper on the panel.

Each of the three Listener Limerick Challenge answers were either "pit" or "Pitt".

The Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round ended with a series of pee jokes in response to Adam Felber's last question of the (edited) round.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "You quiero taco Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Tom Bodett: 18 (4/7)
Peter Grosz: 14 (2/6)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Peter Grosz
Drew and Jonathan Scott (The Property Brothers): 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an obscure automotive scandal, Not My Job about matchmaking, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next surprising revelation from the Panama Papers?
Paula Poundstone's bluff included a mention of Peter "Segal" of "Wait Wait... Why Do I Care?" and studies.

For the Paula's last question of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Paula answered "dog and dead", though the correct answer was "cat and dead". With some pressure, Bill Kurtis accepted Paula's answer. For one of Tom Bodett's Lightning round questions, Tom answered with "Pfiffer" while the correct answer was "Pfizer". Peter Sagal said it was close enough and accepted the answer.
Milwaukee, WI (Riverside Theater)Peter Sagal "Hey Milwaukee, I'm taking you on a trip to Billwaukee" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 19 (3/8)
Luke Burbank: 16 (2/7)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Matt Kenseth: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a surprising public apology, Not My Job about golf carts, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will the GOP turn to be their next Presidential candidate?
The audience continued the tradition of chanting "Luuuuuuke!".

After Roxanne Roberts correctly answered all eight Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions, Bill Kurtis mentioned that he didn't recall anyone doing that before. This is the third time Roxanne Roberts has answered all eight correct when Bill Kurtis was a scorekeeper.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I am the anchor that keeps out great ship of state from floating away" Bill Kurtis 
Amy Dickinson
Paula Poundstone
Luke Burbank
Faith Salie
Roy Blount, Jr.
Greg Proops
Helen Hong
Alonzo Bodden
Tom Bodett
Adam Felber
Gabe Liedman
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Thomas Perez: 2
Trisha Yearwood: 2
Ice Cube: 2
Tony Robbins: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! with a look back at some favorite moments and guests.
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the Fresh Prince of Bill-Air" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 17 (3/7)
Adam Burke: 15 (3/6)
Alonzo Bodden: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Lesley Stahl: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone going to great lengths to protect a piece of art, Not My Job about Star Trek, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Jay-Z's next single be called?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the Mother's Day present your mom really wants" Bill Kurtis 
Tom Bodett: 18 (2/8)
P.J. O'Rourke: 15 (3/6)
Helen Hong: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: P.J. O'Rourke
Correct: P.J. O'Rourke
Rachel Bloom: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a politician finally being celebrated for something they did, Not My Job about well-known crazy ex-boyfriends, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will Donald Trump choose as his running mate?
During the Who's Bill This Time? round, P.J. O'Rourke announced that he was endorsing Hillary Clinton for President.

During the Not My Job round, after Rachel Bloom was given an opportunity to change her answer for the third question, Helen Hong "quietly" provided a strong hint at the correct answer. Rachel Bloom changed her answer to the correct one.

After Tom Bodett answered all eight Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correctly, Bill Kurtis mentioned that "no one does it". There have been, at minimum, 30 instances where a panelist has answered all 8 questions correctly. Before this show, Tom Bodett has done so, at minimum, 3 times.
Providence, RI (Providence Performing Arts Center)Peter Sagal "Billy Jean is not your lover, but Billy Kurtis is" Bill Kurtis 
Mo Rocca: 17 (3/7)
Peter Grosz: 16 (2/7)
Amy Dickinson: 15 (3/6)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Gina Raimondo: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an expert getting something wrong, Not My Job about real islands, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big product to be renamed and why?
All of the correct answers to the Not My Job questions were "B".

In the edited version of the show, Peter Grosz was asked seven questions and answered six of those correctly. Bill Kurtis stated that Peter answered seven correct, meaning that the question that was edited out was answered correctly.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the newest member of The Avengers: Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 15 (3/6)
Faith Salie: 12 (2/5)
Paula Poundstone: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Ben Collins: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new way people are being nice to their pets, Not My Job about Richard Gere, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Hillary Clinton convince Bernie Sanders to drop out of the presidential race?
Paula Poundstone laced her Bluff the Listener story with sounds of cats hacking up hairballs.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "You're kind of cute, but I'm adora-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 18 (2/8)
Luke Burbank: 10 (2/4)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 10 (4/3)
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Craig Fugate: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unique forms of car problems, Not My Job about Zima, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will people do with their mornings now that we don't have to eat breakfast?
All three of the Not My Job questions had the correct answer of "C".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Don't just chillax, Billax with me" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts
Roy Blount, Jr.
Luke Burbank
Ophira Eisenberg
Adam Felber
Brian Babylon
Faith Salie
Mo Rocca
Paula Poundstone
Tom Bodett
Iliza Shlesinger
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Esperanza Spalding: 1
Marky Ramone: 2
Josh Groban: 2
Jewel: 3
Max Weinberg: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring recent interviews with musicians
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey baby, you hungry? Let me be your umBillical cord" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 15 (3/6)
Brian Babylon: 11 (3/4)
Peter Grosz: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Chris Wink and Phil Stanton: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone trying to save print journalism in a unique way, Not My Job about people who have a lot to say, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Bernie Sanders do next?
Another instance where all three of the correct answers to the Not My Job questions were "B". Possibly to play on the name "Blue Man Group", which Chris Wink and Phil Stanton are members of.

Bill Kurtis mentioned that it was the first time in his tenure, as judge and scorekeeper, that all three panelists started the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round in a three-way tie. Bill last mentioned this back on the 2015-08-01 show, in which he was also incorrect with that statement as well.

Even though Bill did say that all three panelists where tied at the beginning of the Lightning round, he did not state how many points they had, 3, going in.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Who needs the London Philharmonic? You've got the Billharmonic" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone: 15 (3/6)
Mo Rocca: 13 (3/5)
Tom Bodett: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Terry O'Quinn: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a misstep made by Dame Judi Dench, Not My Job about "Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Bernie and Hillary do on their next date?
(N/A)
Portland, OR (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall)Peter Sagal "Hey there, daddy. I'm your Billegitimate child" Bill Kurtis 
Maz Jobrani: 13 (3/5)
Roxanne Roberts: 9 (3/3)
Bobcat Goldthwait: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Terry Porter: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new way someone is saving relationships, Not My Job about other people who have blazed their own trails, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will they fix Rio in time for the Summer Olympics?
In the edited version of the show, only five out of the eight questions Bobcat was asked during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round made it, and one of the questions was one he answered correctly. Also, one of Maz's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions was edited out, which was also one that he answered correctly.

Due to the timing of the Brexit vote, they had to record two different takes on the Brexit vote outcome, one for and one against.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey Peter, what did the duck say to the waiter? Put it on my bill" Bill Kurtis 
Amy Dickinson: 15 (3/6)
Adam Burke: 14 (2/6)
Gabe Liedman: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Norman Lear: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a world leader finally accomplishing something, Not My Job about Learjets, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Britain do to get back into the EU?
After Norman Lear gave his answer for the first Not My Job question and Peter was trying to hint that it was not the correct answer, Peter accidentally said "Norman Lear" instead of "William Lear".

Norman Lear only answered one Not My Job question correct and Bill Kurtis said that Norman and his 93-year old handicap made him a winner. I have not heard an official answer from the Wait Wait team on whether or not Norman actually won for the listener. Until I get an official response noting otherwise, it is noted that Norman only answered one correct and no exception.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the anchor that only the coolest sailors have tattoed on their chests" Bill Kurtis 
Peter Grosz
Jessi Klein
Mo Rocca
Tom Bodett
Kyrie O'Connor
Shelby Fero
Paula Poundstone
Maz Jobrani
Luke Burbank
Helen Hong
Roy Blount, Jr.
Alonzo Bodden
Adam Burke
Roxanne Roberts
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Tim Gunn: 2
Elizabeth Gilbert: 2
Rick Steves: 2
Lena Headey: 1
Lee Child: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring interviews about books, travel and fashion.
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey baby, I'll start your heart. I'm your defib-Bill-ator" Bill Kurtis 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 11 (3/4)
Jessi Klein: 10 (2/4)
Brian Babylon: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Jessi Klein
Julian Castro: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about how Nicholas Cage had a major impact on history, Not My Job about Urban Dictionary, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next app that people will become obsessed with?
(N/A)
Vienna, VA (Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts)Peter Sagal "I go all day long, dady. I'm your Billibuster" Bill Kurtis 
Tom Bodett: 16 (2/7)
Roxanne Roberts: 15 (3/6)
Paula Poundstone: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Charles Bolden: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a puzzle that made the headlines, Not My Job about Charles In Charge's Scott Baio, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the Democrats top the Republicans at their convention next week?
During the Not My Job segment, the audience started yelling the correct answer for the 2nd question, in which Charles Bolden used as his answer. He later asked the audience for help on the 3rd question.

During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment, Tom Bodett couldn't quite get Oscar Pistorius's name correct for one of the answers; but, Peter accepted it as it was close enough. Also, Paula Poundstone's answer of "radar" was accepted as close enough when the actual answer was "sonar".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "If you're looking for a TV revival, let me be your Billmore Girls" Bill Kurtis 
Peter Grosz: 16 (4/6)
Amy Dickinson: 13 (1/6)
Adam Burke: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Adam Burke
Sharon Jones: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a story in the news that is eerily similar to a plot from a Seinfeld episode, Not My Job about handshakes, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise at the Olympics opening ceremony?
During the Not My Job segment, Peter Sagal asked Sharon Jones if she had someone with her helping out answering the questions.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the only man with a gold medal in anchormanning" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 13 (3/5)
Helen Hong: 12 (2/5)
Bobcat Goldthwait: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Bobcat Goldthwait
Correct: Faith Salie
Keegan-Michael Key: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something getting a second chance, Not My Job about three different Peels, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next thing we can stop doing?
During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment, when Bobcat Goldthwait correctly answered his second question, there was no sound of a bell ding.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm flexi-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 13 (3/5)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Alonzo Bodden: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Alonzo Bodden
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
Katie Couric: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone being lovved a little too much, Not My Job about very bad interns, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will go wrong next at the Rio Olympics?
After Katie Couric provided her answer for the second Not My Job question, both Peter and Paula gave her a good nudging on what the correct answer was. Katie changed her answer to the correct one.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "If your gas tank's empty, it's time to Bill 'er up" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie
Peter Grosz
Brian Babylon
Adam Felber
Amy Dickinson
Alonzo Bodden
Paula Poundstone
Tom Bodett
P.J. O'Rourke
Maz Jobrani
Luke Burbank
Roxanne Roberts
Roy Blount, Jr.
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Chris Wink and Phil Stanton: 1
Carol Burnett: 2
Sunita "Sunny" Williams: 2
Craig Fugate: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite Not My Job guests from recent shows
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Forget Generation X, I'm a Billennial" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone
Tom Bodett
Peter Grosz
Jessi Klein
Alonzo Bodden
Luke Burbank
Roxanne Roberts
Roy Blount, Jr.
Faith Salie
Maz Jobrani
Adam Felber
Mo Rocca
Helen Hong
P.J. O'Rourke
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Drew and Jonathan Scott (The Property Brothers): 1
Bill Oakley: 2
Rachel Bloom: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring recent Not My Job guests
When Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! was in Portland, Oregon back in June 2016, they recorded two shows, one on Thursday the 23rd, and one on Friday the 24th. The one taped on Thursday was edited and then aired that weekend. The segments from the Friday show did not immediately air, as some included questions that were already asked on the Thursday show.

The Bluff the Listener segment and the Not My Job segment from the Friday show were aired for the first time on this Best Of show.

Normally, the chosen bluff and the correct bluff from Bluff the Listener segments re-aired on Best Of shows do not get noted in the Stats Page database. In this case, the Bluff the Listener segment was not aired as part of a regular Wait Wait show, I have noted the chosen and correct bluff information for this show.
Lenox, MA (Tanglewood/Koussevitsky Music Shed)Peter Sagal "I'm the only man Tom Brady allows to tamper with his balls" Bill Kurtis 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 15 (3/6)
Paula Poundstone: 13 (3/5)
Tom Bodett: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Bill "Spaceman" Lee: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about Olympic athletes having trouble on their way home, Not My Job about Kevin Spacey, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: What will Hillary Clinton do to reclaim the spotlight?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey there, Fergie, get a load of Bill-I-Am" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 17 (3/7)
Luke Burbank: 15 (3/6)
Adam Felber: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Kristin Chenoweth: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an artist's pursuit of their craft lead them into trouble, Not My Job about Brigitte Nielsen, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Apple unveil next?
During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment, one of the questions that Peter Sagal read for Adam Felber mentioned that a "woman in Britain called 911". The emergency number in Britain (and the rest of the United Kingdom) is actually 999, not 911.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm America's next top model" Bill Kurtis 
Peter Grosz: 17 (3/7)
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (3/7)
Adam Burke: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Chris Thile: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a politician abroad caught in an unlikely scandal, Not My Job about Nickleback, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: Who will be the next person to get their e-mail hacked and what will be revealed?
The listener contestant for the Bluff the Listener segment is Dr. Robin Zasio from the reality TV show "Hoarders"
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Love lift us up where we Bill-ong" Bill Kurtis 
Maz Jobrani: 14 (2/6)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
Amy Dickinson: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Jamie Lee Curtis: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about famous people fighting, Not My Job about inventors and their inventions, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise out of next week's Presidential debate?
(N/A)
Tampa, FL (Straz Center for the Performing Arts)Peter Sagal "Why run with the bulls when you can run with the Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 16 (2/7)
Alonzo Bodden: 15 (3/6)
Tom Bodett: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Alonzo Bodden
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
Randy Wayne White: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the loss of an unsung hero, Not My Job about theme restaurants around the world, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Elon Musk discover on Mars?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey there, Neo. Do you want to take the red Bill or the blue Bill?" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank: 16 (2/7)
Peter Grosz: 10 (4/3)
Helen Hong: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Luke Burbank
Marcus Samuelsson: 0
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a dad humiliating his daughter in a new way, Not My Job about other Muppets, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big story out of the Presidential town hall debate?
During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment, Luke Burbank had correctly answered six questions and missed on two (the first and the fifth questions). When totting things up, Bill Kurtis stated that Luke got 14 more points by answering seven correct for 16 points. If totted up correctly, Luke would actually have a total of 14 points and would still win outright.

The score entered in for Luke reflects the score on record as stated by Bill Kurtis.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey there, Cat Stevens. I've got tea for the Biller Band." Bill Kurtis 
Adam Burke
Amy Dickinson
Gabe Liedman
Peter Grosz
Paula Poundstone
Roxanne Roberts
Tom Bodett
Mo Rocca
Maz Jobrani
Bobcat Goldthwait
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Norman Lear: 1
Cindy Crawford: 2
Charles Bolden: 3
Gina Raimondo: 2
Terry Porter: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite recent Not My Job guests.
(N/A)
Rochester, NY (Rochester Auditorium Theatre)Peter Sagal "It's all right, because you're saved by the Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 12 (2/5)
Paula Poundstone: 9 (3/3)
Amy Dickinson: 7 (3/2)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Garth Fagan: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new way to blow $56, Not My Job about really deceitful people, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next surprise winner of the Nobel Prize?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Mike Pesca "Hey Chicago, forget about the Billy Goat. I'm goaty Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 17 (3/7)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
P.J. O'Rourke: 10 (4/3)
Chosen: P.J. O'Rourke
Correct: Faith Salie
Steve Young: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new solution for insomniacs, Not My Job about grandsons who didn't quite live up to their famous forefathers, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be this year's big Halloween costume?
(N/A)
Nashville, TN (Tennesee Performing Arts Center)Peter Sagal "You're about to be arrested for Billicit activities" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 15 (3/6)
Alonzo Bodden: 14 (4/5)
Peter Grosz: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Alonzo Bodden
Correct: Peter Grosz
Wynonna: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a 90s musical act making its way back into the headlines, Not My Job about other Judds (or Juds), Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what we will be doing this time next week?
There was no bell ding to Alonzo Bodden's first correct answer during Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "America, I know change is hard, but don't curl up into a ball, curl up with a Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank: 17 (3/7)
Amy Dickinson: 11 (3/4)
Maz Jobrani: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Joe Buck: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about Uber drivers you'd actually want to talk to, Not My Job about kittens and rainbows, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will finally heal the nation?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the Bill that never gets vetoed" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 13 (3/5)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (4/4)
Adam Felber: 10 (2/5)
Chosen: Paula Poundstone
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Garth Brooks: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone moonlighting to make some money on the side, Not My Job about other notable Garths, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the surprise appointment to President Trump's cabinet?
Garth Brooks asked his wife, and previous Not My Job guest, Trisha Yearwood, for her guess of the correct answer to the first Not My Job question. Garth chose her answer, which was not correct.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Legendary Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber
Amy Dickinson
Alonzo Bodden
Peter Grosz
Shelby Fero
Tom Bodett
Paula Poundstone
Helen Hong
Bobcat Goldthwait
Faith Salie
Mo Rocca
Roxanne Roberts
Luke Burbank
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
R.L. Stine: 2
Richard Dreyfuss: 2
Katie Couric: 2
Keegan-Michael Key: 2
Matt Kenseth: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring some of the wonderful Not My Job guests from 2016
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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Don't worry about the Constitution, I'll be your Bill of Rights" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 18 (4/7)
Luke Burbank: 15 (3/6)
Helen Hong: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Alan Cumming: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about revenge, Not My Job about bad wives, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will become America's next mortal enemy?
Listeners of Luke Burbank's "Too Beautiful To Live" (aka TBTL) podcast will instantly pick up on the names that Luke used in his Bluff the Listener story.

Peter Sagal accepted Adam Felber's answer of "Ecstasy" for Adam's sixth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question. The correct answer was actually halllucinogenic mushrooms.
Cleveland, OH (State Theatre at Playhouse Square)Peter Sagal "Pick up the phone, it's a Bill Kurtis-y call" Bill Kurtis 
Peter Grosz: 17 (3/7)
Faith Salie: 14 (2/6)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Peter Grosz
Bernie Sanders: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a potato-related police report, Not My Job about KFC's Colonel Sanders, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be Amazon's next big innovation?
Paula Poundstone went with her take on an Irish accent when reading quotes in her Bluff the Listener story.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey, Nutcracker, let me be your Billerina" Bill Kurtis 
Tom Bodett: 15 (3/6)
Roxanne Roberts: 12 (2/5)
Adam Burke: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Adam Burke
Anthony Bourdain: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a brilliant heist, Not My Job about a bored Dane, Hamlet, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the CIA do to get back at Trump after he insulted them?
Peter Sagal accepted Tom Bodett's answer of "making sweet, sweet love" for a Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question regarding an Oregon Department of Transportation tweet telling people to "Netflix and Chill".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Jingle Bills, jingle Bills, jingle I'm" Bill Kurtis 
Amy Dickinson: 13 (3/5)
Adam Felber: 12 (2/5)
Brian Babylon: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Michael Giacchino: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new Christmas tradition, Not My Job about decomposition, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the hot Christmas toy for next year?
Peter Sagal accepted Amy Dickinson's answer of a blow-up doll dressed as an old lady for one of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the anchor in the relay team that passes the baton of truth" Bill Kurtis 
Peter Grosz
Roxanne Roberts
Adam Burke
Adam Felber
Faith Salie
Paula Poundstone
Tom Bodett
Marina Franklin
Roy Blount, Jr.
Luke Burbank
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Chris Thile: 2
Drew and Jonathan Scott (The Property Brothers): 1
Esperanza Spalding: 1
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! taking a look back at fun moments from 2016
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