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Predictions

May 1, 2021

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 1, 2021

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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 they can. Each correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

May 1, 2021

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Predictions

Apr 24, 2021

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Now, panel, what will be the next big mistake in professional sports? Adam Burke.

ADAM BURKE: Two words - concrete basketball.

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SAGAL: Negin Farsad.

NEGIN FARSAD: A new mashup called table tennis MMA.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 24, 2021

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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 they can - each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Apr 24, 2021

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Predictions

Apr 17, 2021

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Now, panel, what will be the next shocking revelation from reality TV? Brian Babylon.

BRIAN BABYLON: Next season's "My 400-lb Life" will be about 800 supermodels that live in an apartment in New York City.

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SAGAL: Faith Salie.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 17, 2021

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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 they can. Each correct answer is worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Apr 17, 2021

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Predictions

Apr 10, 2021

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Now, panel, what will be the next boycott? Maeve Higgins.

MAEVE HIGGINS: Oh, women named Georgia because it turns out they're all witches.

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SAGAL: Who knew? Joel Kim Booster.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 10, 2021

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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 they can - each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Apr 10, 2021

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Finally, here's comic and actor Chelsea Peretti, who joined us by Zoom just last November. I asked her about her origins as a superhero.

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SAGAL: Was there a moment - for example, I know Alonzo was - when he was working as an airplane mechanic, he was, like, making his colleagues laugh. And he decided, maybe I should go try it for a living. Was there a moment when you decided that you were going to be a comic?

Limericks

Apr 3, 2021

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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's your host, a man who just realized beach season is almost here and is now furiously jogging in place as I speak, Peter Sagal.

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Here's something else that exploded over social media - the career of comedian Ali Wong. It was a Netflix stand-up special that everybody was talking about that made her a star almost overnight, as she told us when she joined us in December of 2019.

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ALI WONG: Oh, yeah. I mean, it's a true story that when I warmed up for my special in my hometown, San Francisco, I did four shows at this comedy club that was a 400-seater. And I couldn't sell it out. So they had to put my tickets up on Groupon.

Predictions

Mar 27, 2021

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Now, panel, how are they finally going to free that boat from the Suez Canal? Roxanne Roberts.

ROXANNE ROBERTS: It's simple. Just add cold water - shrinkage.

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SAGAL: Alonzo Bodden.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 27, 2021

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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 they can. Each correct answer now worth two points.

Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Mar 27, 2021

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Predictions

Mar 20, 2021

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Now, panel, who will get a temporary tattoo, and what will it be? Negin Farsad.

NEGIN FARSAD: Anthony Fauci is going to get a tramp stamp of the COVID molecule.

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SAGAL: Amy Dickinson.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 20, 2021

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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 they can, each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Mar 20, 2021

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Predictions

Mar 13, 2021

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Now, panel, what will be the next piece of life advice we get from the CDC? Josh Gondelman.

JOSH GONDELMAN: Even if you're eating an apple a day, you should probably still get that yearly physical.

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SAGAL: Karen Chee.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 13, 2021

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Now on to 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 they can. Each correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Mar 13, 2021

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Limericks

Mar 6, 2021

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Predictions

Mar 6, 2021

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 6, 2021

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Predictions

Feb 27, 2021

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Now, panel, what will be the next dairy-related scandal? Mo Rocca.

MO ROCCA: Half and half will declare itself non-binary.

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SAGAL: Dulce Sloan.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 27, 2021

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Limericks

Feb 27, 2021

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