March 27, 1999

Host: Peter Sagal
Official Judge and Scorekeeper: Carl Kasell
Not My Job Guests: Claudia Perry, The Newark Star-Ledger

This Week's Panelists:

•Claudia Perry, The Newark Star-Ledger
•Roy Blount, Jr., Author
•Adam Felber, Writer and Performer

Round 1: "Introduction/Essay"
If You Aren't Running In 2000, Just Say So

"Opening Round"
Bring your Visa Card to San Francisco...and will thongs ever get out of the news?

"Who Is Carl This Time?"
Carl interprets three quotes from the week's news.

Round 2: "We'll Wait, You Tell Us" (Listener Segments)
"Not My Job"
Joe Palca returns to beat his old record...will one right answer still be known as a Palca? His category is..."The Transformed Man" -- or, who the heck is responsible for these current hits?

"Listener Limerick Challenge"
A listener completes three newsy limericks, as read by Carl.

"Week in Review"
What Bob Smith wants to do should he become president, and NPR's Alex Chadwick takes us....somewhere.

Round 3: "We'll Wait, You Tell Us" (Listener Segments)
"Listener Bluff"
A new revelation about the tobacco industry.

"Who Is Carl This Time?"
A professional tango dancer, an admiring baseball player, a director coming clean... Carl channels them all for a listener.

"Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank"
Each panelist has one minute to fill in as many blanks as he or she can.

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