Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Stats and Show Details
|(TBD)||Peter Sagal →||"I'm the guy who rebeled from the two party system and founded my own. I'm the Bill Moose" Bill Kurtis →|
Alonzo Bodden →
Paula Poundstone →
Tom Bodett →
Mo Rocca →
Maz Jobrani →
Faith Salie →
Luke Burbank →
Negin Farsad →
Roy Blount, Jr. →
Amy Dickinson →
|Chosen: Maz Jobrani|
Correct: Maz Jobrani
John Hickenlooper: 3 →
Neil Patrick Harris: 2 →
Aubrey Plaza: 3 →
John Nixon: 1 →
|Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several segments from the Wait Wait Junior special show that was recorded in Chicago and favorite Not My Job interviews|
|The location in which the Best Of show introduction and inter-segment bits were recorded was not mentioned at the beginning of the show.|
For the Bluff the Listener segment, each panelist paired up with a Wait Wait Junior to write and present their bluff story. The bluff story that Mo Rocca worked with his Wait Wait Junior included a person named "Polly Poundsteen" in reference to Paula Poundstone. The two Wait Wait Juniors that paired up with Maz Jobrani were actually his own kids.
To determine who would get the point for the Bluff the Listener segment, the audience was polled to see which one they thought was the correct one by way of applause level.
|Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)||Peter Sagal →||"Come on in, the water's hot. I'm bub-Bill bath" Bill Kurtis →|
Luke Burbank: 17 (3/7) →
Bim Adewunmi: 15 (5/5) →
Peter Grosz: 12 (4/4) →
|Chosen: Bim Adewunmi|
Correct: Peter Grosz
Keith Hernandez: 1 →
|Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone getting endorsed or sponsored for a surprising reason, Not My Job about Fifty Shades of Grey, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the winning talent that will win the next Miss America contest?|
|Keith Hernandez first chose "B" for the second Not My Job question and got ribbed for what that choice was (a kids cereal named "Domina-Trix") and was urged to change it. He changed his answer to "C", which was not correct either. All three choices for the third Not My Job question were actually real excerpts from "Fifty Shades Freed".|
|Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)||Peter Sagal →||"Hey Pixar, put me in your next movie. I'm Incredi-Bill" Bill Kurtis →|
Roxanne Roberts: 16 (2/7) →
Hari Kondabolu: 15 (3/6) →
Roy Blount, Jr.: 15 (3/6) →
|Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.|
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Louie Anderson: 2 →
|Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone's penny-pinching ways got them well rewarded, Not My Job about the song 'Louie, Louie', Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be next for the MPR raccoon?|
|Louie Anderson first chose "A" for the second Not My Job question and Peter Sagal nudged Louie to choose another answer while a few people in the audience booed Louie. Louie asked why he was being booed. Louie changed his answer to "B", which was correct.|
Roy Blount, Jr. said that one day he will beat Roxanne Roberts on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Roy actually won over Roxanne on several occasions. The last four occasions were: 2007-02-17, 2007-03-03, 2011-03-05 and 2014-07-19.
|Lenox, MA (Tanglewood/Koussevitsky Music Shed)||Peter Sagal →||"Getting rid of some old clothes? Take 'em to Good-Bill" Bill Kurtis →|
Faith Salie: 17 (3/7) →
Mo Rocca: 14 (2/6) →
Alonzo Bodden: 9 (3/3) →
|Chosen: Faith Salie|
Correct: Faith Salie
David Wise: 1 →
|Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new way couples can keep things interesting, Not My Job about normcore, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the first thing the new Space Force does?|
|Mo Rocca finally figured out why a "half pipe" is called a "half pipe".|
David Wise initially chose "B" for the second Not My Job questions and the audience disapproved of the choice and David was given a chance to change his answer to the audience's choice of "C". After all three options were given for the third Not My Job questions, both David and the audience seemed to agree that "A" would be the correct answer; but, both were shocked that "C" was actually the correct one.
Mo Rocca hilariously took a long time to answer the 8th Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question.
|Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)||Peter Sagal →||"I'm just a legendary anchorman looking for his anchor baby" Bill Kurtis →|
Negin Farsad: 13 (3/5) →
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5) →
Tom Papa: 6 (2/2) →
|Chosen: Negin Farsad|
Correct: Negin Farsad
Fabien Cousteau: 2 →
|Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a property listing in the San Francisco Bay Area, Not My Job about Phish, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the least popular question people ask Alexa?|
|After Fabien Cousteau chose "B" for the third Not My Job question, Peter Sagal and the audience nudged Fabien to reconsider his choice to "C". Fabien changed his answer to "C", which was the correct answer.|
Negin Farsad hilariously failed at figuring out what the correct answer was for her panel question during the second panel round.
Each of the panelists' final question for the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round involved a drunk person and a dog, in some manner.