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Nov. 6, 2004

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HOST: Peter Sagal
OFFICIAL JUDGE AND SCOREKEEPER: Carl Kasell
NOT MY JOB GUEST: Author James Ellroy

This Week's Panelists:

• Journalist Sue Ellicott
• Co-host of Ebert and Roeper and the Movies, Richard Roeper
• Writer and performer Adam Felber

Round 1

Who's Carl This Time? (Listen)
The end to bitter hateful partisan viciousness; They were way, way off on election day; The nation's most accomplished phrase-master worked his magic once more.

» Music Cue: "Mr. Frog Went a-Courtin'"
Artist: Burl Ives
Composer: Ives/Mattola
CD Title: Burl Ives Sings Little White Duck
Label: Columbia Records

Opening Panel Round (Listen)
An important election promise in Indiana; Legislation that allows South Carolina to upgrade its down-time.

» Music Cue: "March of the Pink Elephants'"
Artist: Carl Stalling
Composer: Stalling
CD Title: The Carl Stalling Project Vol. 2
Label: Warner Brothers


Round 2

Bluff the Listener (Listen)
That's Bad for Society!: Three stories of someone trying really hard to protect us from something we didn't realize was bad.

Not My Job (Listen)
Crime novelist James Ellroy plays our game called "The Secret Ingredient? Sodium Benzoate!" Three multiple-choice questions about famous processed and packaged foods.

» Music Cue: "Thinking of Baby"
Composer: Elmer Bernstein
CD Title: The Crime Scene


Round 3

Panel Round, Part 2 (Listen)
A phrase guaranteed to get results.

» Music Cue: "Street Scene '58"
CD Title: Bachelor Pad Royale
Label: Capitol Records

Second Round of Who's Carl? (Listen)
Wave your maple leaves and maybe you'll pass; Tourism with a healthy spin; A mouthless icon turns 30.

» Music Cue: "Meow Mix Cat Food"
CD Title: TeeVee Toons: The Commercials
Label: TVT Records

Listener Limerick Challenge (Listen)
A pesticide and a smile; A thoughtful Christmas graft; London welcomes an edgy new ballet.

» Music Cue: "Purple Haze"
Artist: The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Composer: Hendrix
CD Title: Are You Experienced
Label: MCA Records

Lightning Fill in the Blank (Listen)
All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else....

Panelist Predictions (Listen)
Which Democrats and Republicans will run in the 2008 presidential election?

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