Fannie Flagg

Fannie Flagg
Photo: Suze Lanier

Heard on the show:

GiulianiGiuliani's comb-over over?

Coffin BunniesCoffin Pin-Ups. No, really.

Avast yeAvast ye: talk like a pirate.

:)20 years of e-mail emotion.


September 21, 2002

 Listen to the whole show

Take the quiz


HOST: Peter Sagal
NOT MY JOB GUEST: Fannie Flagg, author of Standing in the Rainbow, published by Random House

This Week's Panelists:

• Roxanne Roberts, Washington Post Style section reporter
• Adam Felber, writer and performer
• Charlie Pierce, Boston Globe writer

Round 1

Who's Carl This Time? (Listen with Real Audio)
Who couldn't remain undercover in New York State; a fearless leader tripped up by folk wisdom; the bald truth behind a new hairdo.

» Music Cue: "Brown Eyed Handsome Man"
Artist: Buddy Holly
Composer: Chuck Berry
CD Title: Loud Fast and Out of Control
Label: Rhino Music Entertainment
Year: 1999

Opening Round (Listen with Real Audio)
Forbes caters to its readers who may be going on enforced vacations; the day when everyone can wear an eye patch--with pride.

» Music Cue: "The Pirate King"
Artist: Kevin Kline
Composer: Gilbert & Sullivan
CD Title: Pirates of Penzance
Label: Elektra Asylum
Year: 1998

Round 2

Historical Reenactment Theater (Listen with Real Audio)
If only the two people who can't decide whether to talk or bomb had a therapist; the latest vermin, literally and figuratively, to storm Hollywood; rapper Snoop Dog's new warm and fuzzy collaborators.

» Music Cue: "Nuthin But A G Thang"
Artist: Snoop Doggy Dogg
Composer: Broadus/Young/Haywood/Knight
CD Title: Snoop Doggy Dogg Greatest Hits
Label: Death Row Records
Year: 2001

Not My Job! (Listen with Real Audio)
Author Fannie Flagg plays a game called "I'm Fannie: Fly Me." Three questions about the thankfully-outdated heyday of the air hostess. Fannie Flagg's new novel is called Standing in the Rainbow, published by Random House

» Music Cue: "Everywhere That I'm Not"
Artist: Translator
Composer: Barton
CD Title: New Wave Hits of the 80's Vol 4
Label: Rhino Music Entertainment
Year: 2002

Round Two (Listen with Real Audio)
The J. Lo Gene.

» Music Cue: "Da Butt"
Artist: E.U.
Composer: Stevens/Miller
CD Title: Monster Booty
Label: Universal Music
Year: 2001

Round 3

Listener Limerick Challenge (Listen with Real Audio)
If he doesn't get elected this year -- he'll be back; why our caveman ancestors never really got much done; putting the fun in funeral planning.

» Music Cue: "I Think We're Alone Now"
Artist: Tommy James & Shondells
Composer: Cordell/Gentry
CD Title: 60's Rock: Mony, Mony
Label: Flashback Records
Year: 1998

Bluff The Listener (Listen with Real Audio)
Hey, It Worked! Three stories of people who took a chance and got their big break.

» Music Cue: "Nos Telhados"
Artist: ACC
Composer: Unknown
CD Title: Unknown
Label: Unknown

Lightning Fill-In-The-Blank (Listen with Real Audio)
All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Panelist Predictions (Listen with Real Audio)
Now that Rudy Giuliani has gotten rid of his combover, who'll be the next celebrity to change his or her image?

Take the quiz