February 5, 2000

Wait Wait Don't Tell Me
(entire show) HOST: Peter Sagal
Official Judge and Scorekeeper: Carl Kasell
Not My Job Guest: Science Desk Reporter David Kestenbaum

This Week's Panelists:

•Sue Ellicott, BBC and Times of London
•Charlie Pierce, Esquire Magazine and Only a Game
•Adam Felber, Writer and Performer

Round 1: "Opening Round"

"Who's Carl?"
A listener must guess Carl Kasell's identity as he interprets three quotes from the week's news. And, we meet our panel.

"Panel Questions"
Bees have a new accessory; a new Canadian political party changes its name FAST, and more.

Round 2: "We'll Wait, You Tell Us" (Listener Segments)

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

"Not My Job"
Science Reporter David Kestenbaum looks at the lesser-known aspects of the so-called economic boom in "Brother, Can You Spare a Stock Option?"

"Week in Review"
We'll always buy Velveeta, and Kraft knows it; the other sporting event that took place last Sunday, and germ warfare on the campaign trail.

Round 3: "We'll Wait, You Tell Us" (Listener Segments)

"Who Is Carl This Time?"
Three more bon mots from the week's news, as channelled by Carl.

"Listener Bluff"
Chickens in the News.

"Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank"
The rest of the week's news that we can fit. Each panelist has one minute to fill in as many blanks as possible.

"Predictions for Next Week"
Dan Savage's next act of political sabotage.

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