HOST: Peter Sagal
OFFICIAL JUDGE AND SCOREKEEPER: Carl Kasell
NOT MY JOB GUEST: Film critics Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper
from Ebert and Roeper
Special Fifth Anniversary Broadcast of Wait Wait Don't Tell Me
recorded in front of a live audience at Chicago's Goodman Theater on December
This Week's Panelists:
Roy Blount, Jr., humorist and author of Am I Pig Enough for You Yet?: Voices from the Barnyard Charlie Pierce, Boston Globe writer
Sue Ellicott, writer and journalist
Who's Carl This Time?
Three lame excuses from the past five years. We have only ourselves to blame; A $125 million mathematical error; The biggest political screw-up of modern times?
» Music Cue: "Big Mess"
CD Title: Devo Greatest Hits Label: Warner Brothers
Silly excesses of technological enthusiasm from the past five years: A world changing invention or juiced up lawn mower? And innovations in the smallest room in the house.
» Music Cue: "Take This Job and Shove It"
Artist: Johnny Paycheck
CD Title: Best of Johnny Paycheck Label: Curb
Listener Limerick Challenge
What if Wait Wait were born 100 years ago? Three limericks based on news from 1898-1902:
Retroactive national pride; The plush toy with destructive powers; A curdling film controversy.
» Music Cue: "Cheese Alarm"
Artist: Robyn Hitchcock
CD Title: Jewels For Sophia Label: Warner Brothers
Not My Job!
Film critics Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper play our game called "You are Part of the Second Rennaisance of Arts and Culture, circa January 1998." Three questions about other
innovations or ideas launched in 1998.
» Music Cue: "Birthday"
Artist: The Beatles
CD Title: Christmas Coctails Label: Capitol
Who's Carl Part II
The choicest insults from the past five years: The Tin Man of high tech execs; Divorce New York style; Snack Attack!
Bluff The Listener
Monicagate: Where are they now? And how can we avoid them? Three where-are-they-now stories of key figures in the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
All the news of the past five years that we couldn't fit anywhere else broken into three
categories: Business developments; Politicians who left the stage; The World of Entertainment.
What will be the major news headline at the Wait Wait Tenth Anniversary?