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Originating from WBEZ in Chicago, host Peter Sagal and scorekeeper Carl Kasell take a lighthearted look a the week's news complete with a news quiz and a variety of guest panelists.

Predictions

May 23, 2020

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Now, panel, what's next for young high school graduate Harry Azcrac? Tom Bodett.

TOM BODETT: Only one destiny for this child. Harry Azcrac - plumbing and heating.

SAGAL: Alison Leiby.

ALISON LEIBY: Opening the world's first socially distanced waxing salon.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 23, 2020

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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

May 23, 2020

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Predictions

May 16, 2020

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Now, panel, what will be the hot show on TV this fall? Negin Farsad.

NEGIN FARSAD: "American Horror Story," but it's just CCTV footage of Times Square.

TOM PAPA: (Laughter).

SAGAL: Tom Papa.

PAPA: The Food Network is rolling out a new show, "Diners, Drive-Ins And Hives."

Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 16, 2020

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Now onto our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players now has 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as they can. Each correct answer's worth two points.

Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

May 16, 2020

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Limericks

May 9, 2020

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Predictions

May 9, 2020

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Now, panel, what will be the next scourge to come after us once we're done with the murder hornet? Adam Burke.

ADAM BURKE: We'll be invaded by the Elon Muskrat (ph), an eccentric rodent who tanks your company's value by tweeting that the stock price is too high.

SAGAL: Helen Hong.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 9, 2020

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Now it's 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

May 2, 2020

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Now panel, what message were the aliens bringing us? Joel Kim Booster.

JOEL KIM BOOSTER: You can drink a little bit of bleach as a treat.

SAGAL: Amy Dickinson.

AMY DICKINSON: Earth, I don't think so. Hard pass.

ALONZO BODDEN: (Laughter).

SAGAL: And Alonzo Bodden.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 2, 2020

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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

May 2, 2020

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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. Or click the Contact Us link on our website, waitwait.npr.org.

Predictions

Apr 25, 2020

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In just a minute we are going to ask our panelists to predict, now that we're all tired of Zoom, what will be the next big advance in communication.

Now, panel, what will be our next new form of communication? Luke Burbank.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 25, 2020

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

Limericks

Apr 25, 2020

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Predictions

Apr 18, 2020

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Now, panel, what will you do once America finally reopens? Adam Felber.

ADAM FELBER: Peter, I'm going to return to my hobby that I had before this all started. I'm going to be going back to traveling the world, making out with bats.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Negin Farsad.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 18, 2020

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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

Apr 18, 2020

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Predictions

Apr 11, 2020

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Now, panel, what will replace handshaking in our society? Tom Bodett?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 11, 2020

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

Limericks

Apr 11, 2020

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 4, 2020

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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 4, 2020

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Predictions

Apr 4, 2020

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Now, panel, what is now the most exciting thing on your schedule? Mo Rocca.

MO ROCCA: I am going to give a haircut to my Chia Pet.

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

Predictions

Mar 28, 2020

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Now, panel, what did we learn about you on video meetings this week? Adam Burke.

ADAM BURKE: Well, no one teleconferences with me, so I just prerecord a bunch of videos of me in different costumes. So they would learn that I don't really work well as a team.

SAGAL: Negin Farsad.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 28, 2020

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Now it's time to go onto our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which they 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 28, 2020

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Predictions

Mar 21, 2020

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Now, panel, what new business will be created to help everyone stuck in their homes? Luke Burbank.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 21, 2020

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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

Mar 21, 2020

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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.

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

KIMBERLY MASON: Hi, Peter.

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