Anna Deavere Smith, playwright, director and National Security Advisor on 'The West Wing'
Anna Deavere Smith

Heard on the show:

You, in my Locker: Scram. You, in my Locker:

Red Carpet: Uma wore Fabergé. Red Carpet: Uma wore Fabergé.

Finally: A car without a hood or gas cap. Finally: A car without a gas cap.

Keith Richards: Tick, Tock. Keith Richards: Tick, tock.


March 6, 2004

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HOST: Peter Sagal
NOT MY JOB GUEST: Writer, teacher and castmember of The West Wing, Anna Deavere Smith

This Week's Panelists:

• Charlie Pierce, Boston Globe writer
• Roxanne Roberts, Style section reporter for The Washington Post
• Mo Rocca, television personality and frequent Today Show Contributor

Round 1

Who's Carl This Time? (Listen)
Two Americas yes, but neither voted for this guy; John Kerry's on someone's mind; the big bad wolf got taken down a notch.

» Music Cue: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf"
Artist: LL Cool J
Composer: Churchill/Ronell
CD Title: Simply Mad About the Mouse
Label: Columbia

Panel Round (Listen)
A college exam with questions easier than "Who's buried in Grant's Tomb?"; the silliness behind the serious robes.

» Music Cue: "Do You Want to Know a Secret?"
Artist: The Beatles
Composer: Lennon/McCartney
CD Title: Please Please Me
Label: EMI Records

Round 2

Listener Bluff (Listen)
"Uncle Walt Must Be Spinning in His Cryogenic Freeze" -- Three stories about strange new Disney troubles.

(See the real story.)

» Music Cue: "Mickey Mouse March"
Artist: Disneyland Band
Composer: Dodd
CD Title: The Official Album
Label: Walt Disney Music

Not My Job! (Listen)
Anna Deavere Smith plays a game called "You're a Little Imp!" with three questions about mischievous and malevolent spirits from throughout world history.

» Music Cue: "Little Demon"
Artist: Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Composer: Hawkins/Nahan
CD Title: Voodoo Jive: The Best of Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Label: Rhino

Second Panel Round (Listen)
The flasher who forgot rule number one for getting away from the police.

Round 3

Who's Carl (Second Round) (Listen)
McDonald's downsizes; the Sunday night snoozefest; no steroids in this locker.

» Music Cue: "Popeye The Sailor Man"
Composer: Lerner
CD Title: Toon Tunes
Label: Rhino

Wait Wait Time Machine (Listen)
A new game in which we go into the future to discover the outcome of three proposals made this week.

» Music Cue: "My Heart Will Go On"
Artist: Celine Dion
Composer: Horner/Jennings
CD Title: Toon Tunes
Label: Sony

Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank (Listen)
All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Panelist Predictions (Listen)
What will fast food restaurants do to replace supersize?

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