PETER SAGAL, HOST:
In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict - after the debacle on "The Bachelor," what will be the next big reality show scandal?
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Now, panel, what will be the scandal to rock the world of reality TV? Faith Salie.
FAITH SALIE: Mike Pence will win "Dancing With The Stars" as the first celebrity to win "Dancing" all by himself.
SAGAL: Tara Clancy.
TARA CLANCY: Big scandal in "The Great British Bake Off" when it is discovered that the winner was not, in fact, British, but a short lesbian from Queens who was able to drop her accent just to get on the show. I love that show. I love that show. I want to be on.
SAGAL: And Alonzo Bodden.
ALONZO BODDEN: After a recount, I am forced to return my "Last Comic Standing" crown, which no one knew I won.
BILL KURTIS: Well, if any of that happens, we'll ask you about it on WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.
SAGAL: Thank you, Bill Kurtis. Thanks also to Faith Salie, Alonzo Bodden and our new panelist Tara Clancy. Thanks to all of you for listening. I am Peter Sagal, and we'll see you next week.
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