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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey 007, I've got a license to Bill. Kurtis, is the name" Bill Kurtis 
Amy Dickinson: 17 (5/6)
Luke Burbank: 13 (5/4)
Greg Proops: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Sarah Koenig: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, The Trump Dump, Bluff the Listener about someone who didn't get the memo, Not My Job about breakfast cereals, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Great Britain once it's finally single?
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Denver, CO (Buell Theater)Peter Sagal "You've found your thrill on Blueberry Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Tom Bodett: 14 (4/5)
Alonzo Bodden: 10 (2/4)
Paula Poundstone: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
John Hickenlooper: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an Uber driver having a bad day, Not My Job about exciting things scheduled for the year 2020, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be Pepsi's big comeback ad?
When Gov. John Hickenlooper was provided the three choices for the third Not My Job question, the audience started yelling out "C". That is the answer he went with and it was correct.

After the Listener Limerick Challenge contestant gave her introduction, Paula jumped in and was starting to go Columbo on the listener. Alonzo said that Paula had been set off by something that was said earlier and was in a mood.

Paula was stuttering and stammering through her prediction at the end of the show.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the anchor who guarantees a gold medal" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber
Helen Hong
Alonzo Bodden
Faith Salie
Luke Burbank
Roxanne Roberts
Jessi Klein
Maz Jobrani
Mo Rocca
Paula Poundstone
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Mavis Staples: 2
El-P and Killer Mike of Run The Jewels: 3
Simone Biles: 1
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! revisiting favorite moments, including a few that never made the air, from recent shows
Jessi Klein was the guest host for the first segment and Tom Hanks was the guest host for the last two segments of this Best Of... show
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Don't eat at IKEA, try my Swedish meat-Bills" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 17 (5/6)
Mo Rocca: 13 (5/4)
Jeff Garlin: 8 (4/2)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Ina Garten: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a head of state upsetting their people with erratic behavior, Not My Job about footwear, The Trump Dump, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Bill O'Reilly do next?
The listener contestant for the Who's Bill This Time? segment is a Latin adjunct instructor and was asked to say "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!" in Latin and did so.

When Faith Salie read the quotes that she used in her Bluff the Listener story, she attempted a New Zealand accent that was closer to how Dick Van Dyke sounded in Mary Poppins. When revealing the correct answer, the New Zealander speaking in the recording had a very mild accent and that shocked Faith.

The answer to one of Faith's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions was the Teresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Mo Rocca's Bluff story was about... Teresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I hope you're not feeling ill, but I do hope you're feeling Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Tom Bodett: 16 (4/6)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 10 (2/4)
Amy Dickinson: 9 (1/4)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
John Nixon: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a very modern crime, Not My Job about underwear briefs, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big blue jean technology?
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