PETER SAGAL, HOST:
Right now, panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Laci, for years, a Texas woman kept getting inexplicably and suddenly fired from various jobs. This week, she figured out why. She had a felony on her criminal record because of her failure to do what 22 years ago.
LACI MOSLEY: Pay her parking tickets.
SAGAL: No, not that.
MOSLEY: Wow. OK.
SAGAL: I'll give you a hint. It was a blockbuster crime.
MOSLEY: Ooh, she didn't return the video, honey.
SAGAL: That's exactly right.
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SAGAL: She failed...
SAGAL: ...To return a videotape, a VHS tape. She lived for 20 years with criminal charges on her record...
HELEN HONG: What?
SAGAL: ...Because she did not return...
MOSLEY: The audacity.
SAGAL: ...A VHS copy of "Sabrina The Teenage Witch."
ADAM FELBER: By now, it's Sabrina The Middle-Aged Witch.
MOSLEY: Sabrina on AARP. Like...
MOSLEY: ...What do y'all mean?
MOSLEY: And I will say I resonate with that woman because I'm from Texas. And I also resonate with her because I got in trouble in college for one of those scary, like, Internet piracy things. And the song that it was was Carrie (laughter) - Carrie Underwood "Before He Cheats". That almost got me kicked out of school. So I resonate with this woman. Yup.
SAGAL: Wait a minute. So you, like - you used, like, LimeWire or whatever it was. And you downloaded illegally a song. And you got in trouble?
MOSLEY: On school Wi-Fi.
MOSLEY: I stole so much money from Carrie. I'm sorry, Carrie.
SAGAL: How did you get out of it?
MOSLEY: Well, I used a tactic that I call bias. So I was like, look at me. I'm Black. I don't listen to that song. I'm from Texas. I love that song.
MOSLEY: I definitely downloaded it.
MOSLEY: I was like, no...
HONG: I was going to say...
MOSLEY: ...I only listen to hip-hop. OK. I did a little hip-hop dance. They were like, oh, let her go.
MOSLEY: A disgrace - I know. I know - a disgrace.
HONG: Oh, Laci.
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