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Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's made up. On the Web, you can play along too.

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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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Limericks

Mar 20, 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?

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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Predictions

Mar 6, 2021

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 6, 2021

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Limericks

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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We've invited the 2020 WNBA MVP to play a game called "Please take a number and stand in line." Originally broadcast Nov. 7, 2020.

Panel Questions

Feb 21, 2021

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Paulson starred in both American Horror Story and American Crime Story. We're going to ask her three questions about terrible things that have happened in Canada. Originally broadcast Nov. 21, 2020

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 13, 2021

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Now 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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Feb 13, 2021

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Predictions

Feb 13, 2021

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Now, panel, who's getting a special Valentine gift this weekend? Tom Bodett.

TOM BODETT: Congressional hottie Jamie Raskin receives underwear from law students across the land.

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SAGAL: Paula Poundstone.

Predictions

Feb 6, 2021

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Now, panel, what will be the first big change the new guy makes at Amazon? Faith Salie.

FAITH SALIE: Alexa will change her name to Bill and finally start swearing.

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SAGAL: Peter Grosz.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 6, 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

Feb 6, 2021

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Predictions

Jan 30, 2021

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Now, panel, what will be the big ad that we do get to see at next weekend's big game? Tom Papa.

TOM PAPA: Filling the Budweiser gap, Taco Bell announces the new Dalmatian chimichanga.

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SAGAL: Jessi Klein.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 30, 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

Jan 30, 2021

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Coming up, it's Lightning Fill In The Blank. But first, it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on-air, call or leave a message at 1-888-WAIT-WAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924. You can always just click the Contact Us link on our website waitwait.npr.org.

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