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NPR

March 2, 2002


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Randy Newman

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HOST: Peter Sagal
OFFICIAL JUDGE AND SCOREKEEPER: Carl Kasell
NOT MY JOB GUEST: Composer and two time nominee in this year's Academy Awards, Randy Newman.

THIS WEEK'S SHOW WAS RECORDED BEFORE A LIVE AUDIENCE AT THE BECKMAN AUDITORIUM ON THE CAMPUS OF CALTECH UNIVERSITY IN PASADENA, CALIFORNIA.

This Week's Panelists:

•Writer and Journalist, Sue Ellicott
• Humorist and Author of Am I Pig Enough For You?: Voices From the Barnyard, Roy Blount Junior
Esquire Magazine's and Only a Game's Charlie Pierce

Round 1


Who's Carl This Time? (Listen with Real Audio)
Rumsfeld's had enough; Ralph Stanley is hot hot hot; A Wait, Wait "twibute" to a "vewy" funny man.

Opening Round (Listen with Real Audio)
An F for spelling; the San Diego Chicken goes to war; "Forget the beret, look what I found at the souvenir stand."

Round 2

Listener Limerick Challenge (Listen with Real Audio)
All three pertain to present tidbits of the history of Southern California. Ben Hur or Knute Rockne All-American?; what once was thought to be more valuable than So Cal real estate; Hollywood's less than glamorous beginnings.

Not My Job! (Listen with Real Audio)
Composer and famed L.A. native Randy Newman joins us on stage to play a game called: "You Lived in Poverty, Died Horribly, But Now You're The Go-To-Guy." Three questions about Saints.

Round 3

Who's Carl Part II (Listen with Real Audio)
Batter up! in a new ad; Why Liz Smith might get a chance to produce political ads; the carnivore that was too slow to catch its prey.

Bluff the Listener (Listen with Real Audio)
We Gotta Join Forces and Fight This Thing.

Lightning Fill-In-The-Blank (Listen with Real Audio)
All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else

Panelist Predictions (Listen with Real Audio)
The next person to be canonized as a saint.

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