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Panel Questions

Apr 20, 2019

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And here is some more previously unaired material never been heard before.

BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, This is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. And here is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Thank you, Bill.

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SAGAL: Thank you so much. We are taking the week off from news. We're getting outside. And we're enjoying some fresh air.

KURTIS: I love fresh air. Have you heard Terry Gross's interview with Conan O'Brien?

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KURTIS: So much better than ours.

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We have time for one more segment as we take the week off to play outside. So let's hear from someone who spends most of his time playing inside.

BILL KURTIS: Orlando Magic star Aaron Gordon joined us onstage when we went down to Orlando in November. Peter looked so tiny next to him.

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SAGAL: You've got fans. I've got to ask you - I should admit I'm not, you know, conversant with, like, the basketball stuff - how is it that someone the size of the Statue of Liberty...

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Predictions

Apr 13, 2019

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Now, panel, what will scientists find when they zoom in on that photo of the black hole? Negin Farsad.

NEGIN FARSAD: Kirstjen Nielsen still not being served at a Mexican restaurant.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Alonzo Bodden.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 13, 2019

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Now onto our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Apr 13, 2019

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Predictions

Apr 6, 2019

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Now, panel, what will be the big shocker in the Mueller report if and when we see it? Tom Bodett.

TOM BODETT: One entire page will be redacted except for three scattered words - duck, parade and sphincter.

(LAUGHTER)

BODETT: Investigations ensue.

BILL KURTIS: (Laughter).

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 6, 2019

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Now onto our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer now worth two points.

Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Apr 6, 2019

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Predictions

Mar 30, 2019

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Now, panel, why will NASA cancel the spacewalk next time? Hari Kondabolu.

HARI KONDABOLU: Because the space shuttle was designed by Boeing.

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SAGAL: Brian Babylon.

BRIAN BABYLON: A rampant Pokemon infestation.

(LAUGHTER)

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 30, 2019

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Now onto our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Mar 30, 2019

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Predictions

Mar 23, 2019

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Now, panel, what will be the next social media scandal? Adam Burke.

ADAM BURKE: A glitch will cause Instagram to turn off every filter on every picture, causing an entire generation to stare directly into the unvarnished face of reality.

(LAUGHTER)

Lightning Fill In The Blanks

Mar 23, 2019

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Now onto our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer now with two points. Chioke, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Mar 23, 2019

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Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

AUTUMN O’TOOLE: Hello, my name Autumn O’Toole from Huntington, W. Va.

SAGAL: Well, how are things in Huntington, W. Va., Autumn?

O’TOOLE: Oh, they're good.

SAGAL: And what do you do there?

Predictions

Mar 16, 2019

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Now, panel, how will celebs get their kids into college? Helen Hong.

HELEN HONG: They'll hire my parents to tiger mom the crap out of them.

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SAGAL: Luke Burbank.

LUKE BURBANK: They'll be forced to just open their own colleges. Three words - Gary Busey State.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 16, 2019

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Now it's time for our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can, each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Mar 16, 2019

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Predictions

Mar 9, 2019

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Now, panel, who will be the next young billionaire? Adam Felber.

ADAM FELBER: Krystal (ph) Kardashian. Though still in the womb when she launches her line of designer amniotic fluids and becomes a billionaire, she will, nonetheless, be described as self-made.

(LAUGHTER)

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 9, 2019

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Now onto our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, can you please give us the scores?

Limericks

Mar 9, 2019

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Predictions

Mar 2, 2019

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Now, panel, what will be the surprise at next year's Oscars? Faith Salie.

FAITH SALIE: Lady Gaga will come on stage, squat on top of a piano and give birth to baby Gaga-Cooper.

(LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Tom Bodett.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 2, 2019

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Now onto our final game - Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Mar 2, 2019

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BILL KURTIS: From the most popular soprano to one of the most beloved authors. John Grisham joined us last year to talk about his latest novel, "The Reckoning."

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I asked him about his first novel, "A Time To Kill," which did not, in fact, set the world on fire.

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. And here is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill. Thanks so much, everybody.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: We're taking the week off from the news. You know, we're just putting our feet up and rocking back-and-forth, saying, it's not happening, it's not happening, it's not happening.

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Last year, we at WAIT WAIT celebrated the fact that we have been on the air for 20 years. And NPR celebrated the fact that even after all that time, we haven't completely destroyed their reputation.

BILL KURTIS: The two sides of NPR - dignified and us...

(LAUGHTER)

KURTIS: ...Came together when Robert Siegel and Nina Totenberg joined us onstage at the Chicago Theater to celebrate our anniversary and to apologize to them for ruining the 9:47****

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Predictions

Feb 16, 2019

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Now, panel, how will Amazon get back at New York for rejecting them? Luke Burbank.

LUKE BURBANK: If anyone from New York tries to order something via Amazon, it'll just be like, new phone. Who this?

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Maeve Higgins.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 16, 2019

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Now onto our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer is worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Feb 16, 2019

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