PETER SAGAL, HOST:
Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Patton, the government of Ireland has incurred a huge debt. And this week, their creditors determined they're never going to pay, so they're just going to write it off as a loss. What did the Parliament go deeply into debt to get?
PATTON OSWALT: The - just the Parliament go...
OSWALT: ...Went deeply into debt to get - oh, I don't want to make a whiskey or potato joke.
SAGAL: Why not?
OSWALT: Because I want to reach higher.
OSWALT: They went deeply into debt to get a bunch of bootleg "The Commitments" DVDs. I suck.
SAGAL: You actually almost said it when you were saying the thing that you didn't want to say.
FAITH SALIE: Go back to hackneyed stereotypes.
OSWALT: Oh, OK. They...
OSWALT: They bought a bunch of booze and shillelaghs. I don't know.
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SAGAL: Basically, Irish politicians have racked up thousands of dollars in bar tabs...
SAGAL: ...Around the House of Parliament. And so the bars have said, look, we know we're never going to get paid, so they've just decided to forgive the Parliament's bar tab.
OSWALT: (Imitating Irish accent) But couldn't they just change themselves into a canoe and dodge the creditors?
ADAM BURKE: I'm shocked and appalled at these stereotypes.
BURKE: (Imitating Irish accent) And if I wasn't blasted on Jameson, I'd be able to...
SAGAL: Members of the Irish Parliament apparently have these bar debts dating back to the early 2000s.
SAGAL: They probably should have realized how much they were drinking when every vote in Parliament came down to the yeas, nays, the hell nays...
SAGAL: ...And the I-love-you-Finian's.
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NICK CAVE AND SHANE MACGOWAN: (Singing) I see skies of blue, clouds of white, the bright blessed day and the dark, sacred night. And I think to myself...
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