Panel Round One

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Look Hard For The Union Label.


Panel, it is of course time for you to answer some questions about the week's news. Maz, whenever you go to Paris, we know there's a chance that somebody might be on strike. This summer, it might be the transit workers or the street sleepers, but it also might be whom?

MAZ JOBRANI: The prostitutes.



JOBRANI: The pimps.


JOBRANI: Am I close? Am I anywhere - no.

SAGAL: If I said that you were, these people would be very insulted. So I'm going to stay away from that.


JOBRANI: If you said that I...

SAGAL: They do have...

JOBRANI: Lawyers.


SAGAL: No. These people...


SAGAL: These people do have one thing in common with prostitutes, but only one and otherwise, they're totally different.

JOBRANI: They wear high heels.

SAGAL: No. It's a question of what they don't wear.

JOBRANI: What they don't wear.

SAGAL: All those famous, Parisian artists with their berets and their palettes will have to be just painting...

JOBRANI: Oh, the models, the nude models.

SAGAL: The nude models are going on strike in Paris.

JOBRANI: Yes. Yes.


SAGAL: For the second time in eight years, nude art models in Paris are threatening a strike saying they are underpaid, they have no job security. The biggest beef the models have is with Paris City Hall, which as one of their official functions as a city government provides live drawing classes for residents and thus hires a lot of models. And all your stupid city does is provide water, police and fire departments.


PAULA POUNDSTONE: Really? I had never heard of that.

SAGAL: It's true. It's weird they're city workers. Here in America, especially back home in Chicago, it is hard to imagine a city worker you would like to see naked.


POUNDSTONE: Well, you know...

SAGAL: Hi, I'm Phil. Normally I'm with streets and sat. How do you want me posed?


ALONZO BODDEN: That is a pretty...

SAGAL: See what I mean?

POUNDSTONE: Yeah. That's when you just do a quick stick figure.

SAGAL: Yeah. Get out.


POUNDSTONE: Yeah. Got it Phil. Done. Thanks.


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