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Our panelists predict what big idea the Supercommittee will come up with.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what will the supercommittee come up with at the last minute? Roy Blount, Jr.?

ROY BLOUNT: It's going to hit them, duh, time travel.

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BLOUNT: However, there's still a problem because the Democrats want to go back in time to - not very far, just to undo the Bush tax cuts. And the Republicans want to go back a little further, to undo the enlightenment.

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SAGAL: Faith Salie?

FAITH SALIE: With the ticking clock, the supercommittee will call in the patriotic millionaires, who will appear in superhero unitards made of C-notes and plant 1 percent or money trees. Supercommittee member John Boehner will water then with his tears, collected at this week's astronaut medal ceremony. And they will grow into money tree parks to provide dollar bills, shade and hammocks to the Occupy crowd.

ADAM FELBER: Whoa.

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SAGAL: And Adam Felber?

FELBER: After months of deliberation, calculation and negotiation, they'll present their plan in a six-word press release reading: would you believe nine-nine-nine?

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CARL KASELL, HOST:

Well, if the supercommitte does any of that, panel, we'll ask you about it on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!

SAGAL: Thank you, Carl Kasell. Thanks also to Faith Salie, Roy Blount, Jr., Adam Felber.

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SAGAL: Thanks to all of you for listening, Tampa and everybody else in the whole world. I'm Peter Sagal. We will see you next week.

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