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At Our Worst

We listen back to Peter Sagal's punbearable limerick game promos.

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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT, WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis and here's your house at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill. Thanks everybody.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: This week we're going back and taking stock of what we did to get to this point.

KURTIS: Oh, it's like an intervention. I've had lots of those.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Kind of like that, Bill. Listeners tell us they look forward to the Listener Limerick Challenge toward the end of each week's show, but they also tell us they don't look forward to when I preview the game - usually with a terrible pun. Here are some of the best, or perhaps if you like, the worst limerick promos.

Thank you so much, in just a minute Carl checks you for ticks to make sure that you don't have rhyme disease. It's our Listener Limerick Challenge. In just a minute, Carl right here will reveal that he's a member of the notorious Gambino organized rhyme family. In just a minute, Carl travels thousands of light years to bring us this week's limericks thanks to a rift in the space rhyme continue. If you like to play... Carl injects the show with a healthy dose of rhymoflavin. Carl resets his clock to daylight savings rhyme in the Listener Limerick Challenge. In just a minute, Carl sees a plastic surgeon about some rhymoplasty. It's our Listener Limerick Challenge. If you like to play, give us a call. Thank you so much. In just a minute, Carl plays his favorite Rhymon and Garfunkel album in our Listener Limerick Challenge. Carl rises from the rhymordial soup. Carl changes his mobile phone carrier to Verhymezon. It's our Listener Limerick Challenge

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