2021? More Like 20-20-Fun Our panelists complete headlines of good news stories from 2021.

2021? More Like 20-20-Fun

2021? More Like 20-20-Fun

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Our panelists complete headlines of good news stories from 2021.

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.

(LAUGHTER)

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.

(LAUGHTER)

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.

HIGGINS: Oh.

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.

HIGGINS: (Laughter).

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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