Sept. 25, 2004

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This week's show was recorded in Southern Connecticut University in New Haven, Conn.

HOST: Peter Sagal
NOT MY JOB GUEST: Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell

This Week's Panelists:

Atlantic Monthly columnist P.J. O Rourke
• Writer and journalist, Sue Ellicott.
Boston Globe Writer, Charlie Pierce

Round 1

Carl Kasell's Countdown (Listen)
A man admits he has no idea how things are going in Iraq; is it curtains for the barking mad anchor?; a man tells a joke! and it didn't take five minutes.

» Music Cue: "I Started A Joke"
Artist: Bee Gees
Composer: Barry, Robin, Maurice Gibb
CD Title: Best Of The Bee Gees
Label: Polygram Records

Opening Panel Round (Listen)
A shot of Kalashnikov; a Wait Wait goodbye to a filmmaker with a singular and very focused vision.

» Music Cue: "Babe You Knock Me Out"
Artist: Carol Richards
Composer: Previn/Comden/Green
CD Title: That's Entertainment Box Set
Label: Rhino Music

Round 2

Bluff the Listener (Listen)
"Thanks Science" -- Three stories about seemingly useless science experiments.

Not My Job (Listen)
Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell plays a game called, "It's So Cool! You Can Freeze Frame on Princess Leia's Metal Bikini" -- Three questions about the lore of Star Wars to coincide with the release of the first three Star Wars episodes on DVD.

» Music Cue: "Star Wars Theme"
Artist: Meco
Composer: John Williams
CD Title: Have A Nice Decade: '70s box
Label: Rhino Music

Panel Round, Part 2 (Listen)
The latest doping scandal in sports; "goin to the chapel, and we're going to pull our pants down..."

» Music Cue: "Little Willie"
Artist: Sweet
Composer: Mike Chapman/Nicky Shinn
CD Title: Best of Sweet
Label: Capitol Records

Round 3

Carl Kassel Countdown (Listen)
a '70s singer "blows the town;" Who is that guy?; Oops, she did it again.

» Music Cue: "Another Saturday Night"
Artist: Cat Stevens
Composer: Sam Cooke
CD Title: Cat Stevens Greatest Hits
Label: Universal/Island Records

» Music Cue: "Who Are You?"
Artist: The Who
Composer: Pete Townshend
CD Title: Who Are You?
Label: MCA Records

» Music Cue: "Oops I Did It Again"
Artist: Britney Spears
Composer: Mike Chapman/Nicky Shinn
CD Title: Oops! I Did It Again
Label: Zomba Recording

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

Panelist Predictions (Listen)
Who will be the next forgotten singer-songwriter to get in trouble with the Department of Homeland Security?

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