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One thing many of you suggested was an "All Mo Rocca Show." We can't do that, but here are a couple favorite Mo Moments.

CARL KASELL, Host:

From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm Carl Kasell, and here again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, Host:

Thank you, Carl. Thanks everybody.

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SAGAL: Listen, this week we are doing just what we are told. It's a listener request edition of WAIT WAIT. And one thing many of you asked for was an all Mo show.

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SAGAL: Since that would be 59 minutes of guessing, followed by one right answer at the very end...

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SAGAL: We decided against it.

KASELL: But here is one of your favorite Mo moments from the last year. Luke Burbank and Faith Salie are along for the ride too.

SAGAL: Faith, this week we read about a growing trend among expectant fathers. They're having what?

MO ROCCA: Oh, that sounds lovely. I like that.

FAITH SALIE: You know what it is?

ROCCA: Well, I'm guessing.

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ROCCA: It's not my question.

SALIE: Act it out, act it out.

SAGAL: Faith, can you guess a new tradition for expectant fathers?

ROCCA: Oh, it's great. It's great.

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SALIE: A shower, a baby shower.

ROCCA: Yes.

SAGAL: Yes, exactly.

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SAGAL: Well, they're not called baby showers for expectant dads, they're called dadchelor parties.

SALIE: Now it's ruined.

LUKE BURBANK: Yeah, now it's ugly.

SAGAL: Also known as man-showers or daddy-moons.

ROCCA: A man-shower?

SALIE: Man-showers sounds so disgusting.

ROCCA: Sounds really gross.

SAGAL: I know.

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ROCCA: A man-shower is what you get when you haven't taken a real shower in a long time.

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SAGAL: No, a man-shower...

BURBANK: Daddy-moon is no peach, by the way.

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SALIE: Daddy-moon.

BURBANK: In terms of grossness.

SAGAL: Here's the idea. You know that baby showers are usually for the woman's friends to come over and give her stuff.

SALIE: And they're the most boring thing that ever happened.

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SAGAL: Well, you know, it's where you get stuff for the baby. It's all about preparing to have a baby. Dadchelor parties are about getting ready to lose your freedom. So there's lots of drinking and gambling and carousing.

ROCCA: And the doula gives you a lap dance.

SAGAL: Exactly.

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SAGAL: As I mention from time to time, I am the parent of children. And if they really wanted to celebrate, they would just do things that they're not going to be able to do once they have babies.

SALIE: Sleep.

BURBANK: Yeah.

SAGAL: For eight hours, that would be great. Have clothes without stains.

SALIE: Have sex with their wives.

SAGAL: For example.

BURBANK: Yeah.

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ROCCA: I was just in Hawaii.

SAGAL: Yes.

ROCCA: And I was watching hula dancers and it's so relaxing just to watch them. And I kept thinking, I bet, like, if you were a lady and you were going into labor and a hula dancer came in, it would be so relaxing that the baby would just kind of come out really easily.

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ROCCA: I don't know, I bet a hula dancer could get the baby out of you like just so easily.

BURBANK: Is this on your new blog, Mo Rocca, the world's worst obstetrician dot net?

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ROCCA: It's just amazing. Like a hula doula would be incredible.

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SAGAL: A note to that story. You may know that a listener named Linh Pham keeps a detailed archive of past WAIT WAIT episodes. Shortly after that question aired back in June, Linh registered "Mo Rocca, the world's worst obstetrician dot net" as a website and it takes you to the WAIT WAIT archive.

KASELL: Before we move on, here's something else from the "Mo Rocca, the world's worst obstetrician" files.

SAGAL: All right, very good. Here is your next limerick.

KASELL: On trips, I got mad and have blown up at kids who have got sick and thrown up. But now I can fly without hearing them cry on this flight that is only for?

Unidentified Woman: Grownups.

SAGAL: Yes.

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SAGAL: You seem excited.

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Woman: Yes, hook me up.

SAGAL: By that concept.

ALONZO BODEN: She's rushing to the airport right now.

SAGAL: Oh my gosh. She has been stuck in a house all week with children.

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SAGAL: This week, we read about the greatest innovation to hit the airline industry since airplanes: adult-only flights.

Woman: That is genius.

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SAGAL: If passenger surveys are to believed, there is a crying baby in every row on every flight, so several major airlines are banning kids and creating quiet cabins. If this is successful, we look forward to bans on people who hog the armrests, seat kickers, people who talk to you even though you're wearing headphones.

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ROCCA: Crying babies are a problem, especially on a red-eye when you're flying overnight. I mean I don't want to sound insensitive, but can't you put like the baby in the overhead?

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SAGAL: I mean, they're small.

ROCCA: I wouldn't have the baby sliding all around. You could secure it in the overhead.

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ROXANNE ROBERTS: Soundproof.

ROCCA: If you soundproof it.

SAGAL: So at the end of the flight, they're going please be careful opening the overhead compartments, your children may have shifted during flight.

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