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Wait Wait Jr. Overture

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

So just a few months ago, after years of requests, we did a special show just for kids and their families at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago. And it was a big deal. For example, for the very first time, our show had an overture.

(SOUNDBITE OF DRUMROLL)

BILL KURTIS: Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it's WAIT WAIT JR. And here is your host, Peter Sagal.

SAGAL: (Singing) Radio show - we're a good, old-fashioned radio show, WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME. We'll make some jokes about stuff in the news.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: (Singing) With Bill Kurtis, too.

KURTIS: That's me.

SAGAL: (Singing) And panelists.

PAULA POUNDSTONE: Hey, guys.

MO ROCCA: Well, hey there, Paula.

MAZ JOBRANI: Hi, everybody.

SAGAL: (Singing) Now Junior, too.

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #1: That's me.

SAGAL: (Singing) 'Cause childish jokes are the best we can do - do.

KURTIS: (Laughing) He said doo-doo.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

SAGAL: (Singing) Radio show - we're good in traffic. We're a radio show.

(SOUNDBITE OF CAR HORN HONKING)

SAGAL: (Singing) What did Trump just say? Headlines and studies and news you can't use. Is that Neil Patrick Harris?

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #2: It is.

KURTIS: I'm Bill Kurtis. (Singing) I will review limericks.

SAGAL: And that's not all. There's always lots of guests.

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #3: Great. The gang's all here.

ALL: (Singing) Radio show.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

ALL: (Singing) We're a good, old-fashioned radio show.

(SOUNDBITE OF CAR HORN HONKING)

ALL: (Singing) WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME. We'll make some jokes about stuff in the news - in the news.

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