Panel Round Two More questions for the panel...F-Rated!

Panel Round Two

Panel Round Two

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More questions for the panel...F-Rated!

BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. We are playing this week with Roxanne Roberts, Paula Poundstone and Peter Grosz. And here again is your host at the Music Hall in Dallas, Peter Sagal.

(APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill. Thank you, everybody. In just a minute it's the Listener Limerick Challenge. If you'd like to play, give us a call at 1-888-WAITWAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924. Right now, panel, some more questions for you from the week's news. Roxanne, the Internet Movie Database is now giving a special new, quote, "F rating" to films that feature what?

ROXANNE ROBERTS: F.

SAGAL: F.

ROBERTS: Does it involve something that starts with the letter F?

SAGAL: It does.

ROBERTS: OK.

SAGAL: But it's not a verb, Roxanne. Don't go there.

(LAUGHTER)

ROBERTS: F rating for - it's not going to be football because it's films, right?

SAGAL: It's films.

ROBERTS: It's films.

SAGAL: It's F rating for films that feature or especially focus on...

ROBERTS: I'm going to need a hint.

SAGAL: For example, the movie might be the ridiculously long lines at the movie theater bathroom, or one of them.

ROBERTS: Females?

SAGAL: Yes, females.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

SAGAL: The IMDb is now dealing with yet another capital letter. The database now awards an F rating to films that support women. The F, of course, stands for female, Roxanne. These films were originally - of course, the original idea was to rate them XX to stand for the female chromosome.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Then someone discovered that another kind of short films with strong female protagonists were already using that.

(LAUGHTER)

ROBERTS: Feminism comes in many forms.

SAGAL: It's true.

PETER GROSZ: Show me all of them.

(LAUGHTER, SOUNDBITE OF DURAN DURAN SONG, "GIRLS ON FILM")

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