Wash Your Hands With Bill Kurtis Washing Queen!

Wash Your Hands With Bill Kurtis

Wash Your Hands With Bill Kurtis

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Washing Queen!

BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. We're playing this week with Adam Burke, Peter Grosz and Negin Farsad. And here, again, is your host from a doomsday bunker full of NPR hosts, Peter Sagal.



Thanks, Bill. In just a minute, Bill goes all "The Shining" in our Listener Limerick Challenge. Red-rhyme (ph), red-rhyme.


SAGAL: If you'd like to play, give us a call at 1-888-WAIT-WAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924. But first, it is time for another installment of our new segment...

KURTIS: Wash Your Hands With Me, Bill Kurtis.

SAGAL: Everyone head to your sinks. Now, we all know that hand-washing is most effective when you use soap and water for at least 20 seconds. So once again, as a public service for our listeners, we're going to wash our hands together while Bill Kurtis sings one of his favorite hand-washing songs. Hit it, Bill.

KURTIS: Turn on that water.


KURTIS: (Singing) You are the washing queen, young and sweet. Hands are super clean. Washing queen, I feel the beat from the tambourine. Oh, yeah. You can dance. You can jive, having the time of your life, ooh. See that girl, hands so clean, digging the washing queen.


PETER GROSZ: That is - that - you know what that is?

SAGAL: What is that, Peter?

GROSZ: That is a gift to every OCD person from now until the end of time who will listen to that while they obsessively wash their hands.


GROSZ: They will never stop.

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