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Prediction

Our panelists predict who will replace Andy Rooney as America's favorite ornery philosopher.

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PETER SAGAL, host: Now, panel, who will be the next Andy Rooney? Faith Salie?

FAITH SALIE: Well, the Vatican just proclaimed the Pope too young to retire. So I predict to hear we'll hear Benedict stepping in to say, "You ever notice how dry the wafers are?"

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SAGAL: Max Jobrani?

MAZ JOBRANI: In an effort to coax him out of hiding, "60 Minutes" will collaborate with the US government and offer the job to Moammar Gadhafi. He'll start his segments with "you know what I hate about the Arab Spring?"

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SAGAL: And Tom Bodett?

TOM BODETT: Rumpled suit, excessive ear, nose and brow hair, hates everything, Ralph Nader, welcome back to primetime.

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CARL KASELL, host: And if any of those people emerge as the next Andy Rooney, panel, we'll ask you about it on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!

SAGAL: Thank you, Carl Kasell. Thanks also to Faith Salie, Maz Jobrani and Tom Bodett. Thanks to all of you for listening. And I'm Peter Sagal. We will see you next week.

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