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More questions for the panel...Canadians not in Jeopardy; Panda Express

BILL KURTIS: From NPR in WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. We are playing this week with Faith Salie, Paula Poundstone and Roy Blount, Jr. And here again is your host at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill. In just a minute, Bill makes his famous key rhyme pie.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: You people don't know what's good. It's the Listener Limerick challenge. If you'd to play, give us a call 1-888-WAIT-WAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924. Right now panel, some more questions for you from the week's news. Roy, there are rising diplomatic tensions between the U.S. and Canada. Canadians are angry because they have just been banned from what American institution?

ROY BLOUNT, JR.: It's something that...

(LAUGHTER)

BLOUNT: Just been banned from - I would think that they would be happy to be banned from them these days but maybe not. What - can you give me a hint?

SAGAL: Yeah.

BLOUNT: I have no idea.

SAGAL: The problem apparently with Canadians is they transit potent potables.

BLOUNT: Potent potables. That's - is that a fart joke?

SAGAL: No, that's...

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: I should require you to answer this in the form of a question. How's that for a hint?

BLOUNT: Playing "Jeopardy?"

SAGAL: Yes.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

SAGAL: We are no longer allowing Canadians to play "Jeopardy."

PAULA POUNDSTONE: Why?

SAGAL: I will tell you - or at least insofar as I understand it. But this is bad news for Ted Cruz, in addition to...

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: ...Everything else going on.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Canadians can no longer apply to be contestants on "Jeopardy." "Jeopardy" says - it's a little unclear. They say it's because of Canada's new privacy laws on electronic communication. The Canadian government no longer allows "Jeopardy" to communicate with Canadian people the way that they want to, so no more Canadians. But many "Jeopardy" - many "Jeopardy" fans think they're just trying to avoid the embarrassment of last year when Ken Jennings consecutive win record was broken by that moose.

(LAUGHTER)

POUNDSTONE: Do you know I've never seen "Jeopardy?" And - I mean, I've flipped past it. I know what it looks like. But I...

(LAUGHTER)

POUNDSTONE: I was on it once, and they were so angry that I didn't know how to play.

SAGAL: Really?

POUNDSTONE: Yeah. What I knew for sure is - what I figured out within seconds is if you don't push that buzzer...

FAITH SALIE: You have no chance.

POUNDSTONE: ...You don't have - so I would just push the buzzer and then think. Oh, they don't like that.

SAGAL: No. So your answers were all I don't know?

POUNDSTONE: Yeah.

SAGAL: I actually can understand how frustrating it might be to have you on the panel of some kind of quiz show. It's...

(LAUGHTER)

POUNDSTONE: You...

SAGAL: It's very disruptive to our plans in general.

POUNDSTONE: You and Alex Trebek, my friend, have a burden in common.

BLOUNT: I just thank God we don't have a buzzer.

POUNDSTONE: Oh, yeah.

SAGAL: Paula...

POUNDSTONE: (Imitating buzzer).

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Paula...

POUNDSTONE: (Imitating buzzer).

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Paula, over in the U.K., the Chessington World of Adventures Zoo was unable to get a panda for their exhibits. Everybody wants to see a panda.

POUNDSTONE: Yeah.

SAGAL: So instead they're to get what?

POUNDSTONE: Sloth.

SAGAL: No, although sloths are great as well.

POUNDSTONE: Yeah.

BLOUNT: They are.

SALIE: Adorable.

SAGAL: But people want to see pandas...

POUNDSTONE: Yeah.

SAGAL: ...And they can't get a panda.

POUNDSTONE: Can't get a panda.

SAGAL: So what they're going to do, they're hiring what instead?

POUNDSTONE: Oh, they're hiring a panda impersonator.

SAGAL: Exactly, they're hiring a human to play a panda...

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

SAGAL: ...For the zoo.

POUNDSTONE: Yeah.

SAGAL: Chessington World of Adventures posted a job application that says applicants, quote, "must be able to sit around and act lazy for the majority of the day.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Great health plan, all the bamboo you can eat, but beware the business trip when they try to send you to D.C. to mate with the Bao Bao.

(LAUGHTER)

POUNDSTONE: You don't, Peter, happen to have a phone number from that, do you?

(LAUGHTER)

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