2021? More Like 20-20-Fun
PETER SAGAL, HOST:
Panelists, it is time for a new game that we're calling...
BILL KURTIS: 2021? More like 20-20-Fun.
SAGAL: So we all got used to hearing terrible news all the time in 2020. But now it's 2021. Things are going to get better, right? So we've put together a game to help you get used to hearing good news again. Bill Kurtis is going to read you the start of a headline for an actual good news story we've seen in 2021. You finish it in 2021 fashion. Finish it correctly, get a point. Here we go. Joel, you're up first. Complete the headline.
KURTIS: Escaped hamster faces freezing temperatures...
JOEL KIM BOOSTER: To get back home.
SAGAL: Close - the actual headline was...
KURTIS: Escaped hamster faces freezing temperatures to get to candy store.
KIM BOOSTER: Oh.
SAGAL: The hamster successfully made it inside a candy store in Scotland. It was safely retrieved there by happy employees. Unfortunately, the candy store did not have its favorite, hard brown pellets. All right, Amy - finish this headline.
KURTIS: Hawaii's Mount Kilauea erupts. Lava flows...
AMY DICKINSON: Gently to the sea.
SAGAL: Oh, even better. Bill?
KURTIS: Lava flows inside volcano's crater.
SAGAL: Yes, the lava is flowing not into a nearby village, but safely inside the volcano's crater, exactly where you want lava to be. All right, Maeve. Tell us the end of this headline.
KURTIS: Wendy's manager spreads...
MAEVE HIGGINS: (Laughter).
SAGAL: OK, Maeve - what did the Wendy's manager spread?
HIGGINS: The toilet code so that you don't need to buy anything if you want to use the restroom.
SAGAL: No. The...
HIGGINS: Yeah, I think - oh.
SAGAL: The headline finished this way. Bill?
KURTIS: Wendy's manager spreads positivity, one I love you at a time.
SAGAL: A Wendy's manager in Washington state and started telling every single customer, I love you. Unfortunately, so far, every customer has responded, oh, I love spending time with you, too.
SAGAL: Thank you, 2021. We couldn't be happier that you are finally here.
(SOUNDBITE OF ANDRE RIEU AND JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCE OF AGER AND YELLEN'S "HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN")
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