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Panel Round One

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Plumper Cars.

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Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Brian, more Americans are walking away from traffic accidents that years ago might have left them injured. What do we have to thank for this?

BRIAN BABYLON: I would definitely need a hint for this.

SAGAL: Live a little. You know, go back for that second helping of body armor.

BABYLON: Oh, no, no, we are fatter than ever.

SAGAL: We are fatter than ever and that is helping us survive accidents apparently.

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SAGAL: Oh, yeah. People are like yeah.

BABYLON: USA. USA.

SAGAL: Let's all drive recklessly over to the Cracker Barrel on I-90. Come on.

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PETER GROSZ: And even more recklessly on the way home.

BABYLON: You know, that should be one of the - at the Golden Coral Buffet, that should be their ad campaign, "We save lives."

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BABYLON: Golden Corral.

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SAGAL: It used to be the Jaws of Life that saved you from accidents, now it's the jaws of your face.

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SAGAL: According to an NYU study, drivers and pedestrians are being protected from injury by their extra layers. You call it a big butt, we call it God's airbags.

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