Panel Round One
PETER SAGAL, HOST:
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Right now, panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Faith, the Summer Olympics are fast approaching, and fears that Rio would be unprepared and dangerous for the athletes are looking completely unfounded. Why, they've even hired specialists down in Rio to do what during the golf competition?
FAITH SALIE: So there are fears that it would be dangerous?
SALIE: OK. This is not - they have not hired people to wave away mosquitoes carrying Zika...
SAGAL: No, not mosquitoes.
SAGAL: They have hired people to wave away things, but not mosquitoes.
SALIE: Oh. Wave away things. Is this particularly germane to golf? Is it Tiger Woods's ex-wife?
SAGAL: No, but it is germane to golf courses that may be near swamps, bayous.
SALIE: Oh, like, gators?
SALIE: Oh, my gosh.
SAGAL: They have hired people to shoo away the alligators...
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SAGAL: ...From the golf course. And I know what you're thinking.
SAGAL: Now I might finally watch Olympic golf.
SAGAL: So the Olympic golf course in Rio is brand-new. And in keeping with the official Rio 2016 theme, it will be incredibly dangerous for everyone.
SAGAL: Not to worry. To shoo away the predators who get onto the golf course, Rio has hired a team of five specialists, or, as they will soon be known, four specialists.
ADAM BURKE: I mean, people just want a real-life "Hunger Games," don't they?
SAGAL: They really do.
ALONZO BODDEN: I'm wondering, how high is the unemployment rate in Rio that when you put out an ad - we need someone to chase gators off the golf course...
BODDEN: ...People are like, I'll take that job.
SAGAL: Yeah. And of course, it's golf and they're competing so you have to do it without yelling.
SAGAL: So it'd be like...
SALIE: (Whispering) Shoo.
SAGAL: (Whispering) Excuse me, would you please leave?
SAGAL: Just - yes. Excuse me, would you please let go of my leg?
SAGAL: Help, I'm being eaten.
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