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Actor, comedy writer, and sometimes cigarette-smoking envoy from the Vatican, Don NovelloCredit: Rick Egan
Heard on the show:
Super scooter: You think, it falls over.
Tribute band: The sincerest form of rock.
Gorilla escapes: Not everyone notices.
Dingo: Pets gone wild.
Ecuador: Right on time.
Read my lips: No extra words.
Oct. 4, 2003
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HOST: Peter Sagal
OFFICIAL JUDGE AND SCOREKEEPER: Carl Kasell
NOT MY JOB GUEST: Don Novello
This Week's Panelists:
Charlie Pierce, writer for The Boston Globe
Adam Felber, writer and performer
Roxanne Roberts, Washington Post style section reporter
Who's Carl This Time?
Commentators name a scandal in progress; football analyst leaves the game early; a technical wonder that makes you look like a dork on wheels.
A warship with a progressive attitude; elbow room for the afterlife; it's for show and tell, man.
» Music Cue: "Espionage"
Artist: Green Day
CD Title: Austin Powers, The Spy Who Shagged Me
Label: Reprise Records
» Music Cue: "Theme from SWAT"
Artist: Rhythm Heritage
Composer: Barry De Vorzon
CD Title: Crimestoppers. TV's Greatest Cop Themes
"Kicking the habit" -- three stories of extreme efforts to break a bad habit.
» Music Cue: "Rain Drops In Rio"
Artist: Henry Mancini
Composer: Henry Mancini
CD Title: Martinis With Mancini
Not My Job!
Actor and comedy writer Don Novello plays a game called "Just like the real Beatles, except they're all alive!" -- three questions about tribute bands.
» Music Cue: "I Am I Said"
Artist: Neil Diamond
Composer: Neil Diamond
CD Title: The Essential Neil Diamond
Carl Cassell's Countdown
Groping for votes; he wants party members to want him; a kiss on the hand may be quite continental.
» Music Cue: "Sometimes When We Touch"
Artist: Dan Hill
Composer: Dan Hill/ Barry Mann
CD Title: Have a Nice Decade: The '70s Pop Culture Box
» Music Cue: "I Want You To Want Me"
Artist: Cheap Trick
Composer: R. Nielsen
CD Title: Cheap Trick: The Greatest Hits
» Music Cue: "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"
Artist: Aretha Franklin
CD Title: Aretha Franklin: 30 Greatest Hits
Do Not Call list proves suprisingly attractive; he likes snorkeling, a nice London Fog coat and... bananas; Heaven, eat your breakfast!
Listener Limerick Challenge
Lapdogs gone wild; mature women calling the shots; America's kids--soon to be sleeping less tightly.
All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.