Prediction After Stephen Hawking issued a warning about aliens, our panelists predict what will really happen when E.T. arrives.
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: In just a minute, now that we know that Steven Hawking is afraid of it, we are going to ask our panelists to predict what will really happen when the aliens finally get here.

Now, panel, what is going to happen when the aliens finally arrive? Amy Dickinson.

M: OK, you know that intergalactic superstar kid singer, Justin Bieber?

: Heard of him.

M: Well, when the aliens land, of course, they're going to say, take me to your Bieber.

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M: No.

M: Oh.

: The aliens will be 12-year-old girls.

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: That's exciting. Keegan-Michael Key.

M: They will join their leader already here, Lady Gaga.

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M: Thank you.

: And Roy Blount Jr.

M: It will be awkward because it's not like they'll arrive in spaceships, they will just materialize in just weird places. And all of a sudden, there'll be one and they'll have no sense of personal space and they'll be right in your face saying: Oh is that your iPad? Can I play with your iPad? We don't have iPads. And it won't be your iPad; it will be your macaroni and cheese.

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KASELL: Well, if any of those things happen, panel, we'll ask you about it on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!

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: Thank you so much, Carl Kasell. Thank you to Amy Dickinson, Keegan- Michael Key and Roy Blount Jr. Thanks to all of you for listening. I'm Peter Sagal. We'll see you next week.

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