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PETER SAGAL, Host:

Now on to our final game, Lightning Fill in the Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill in the blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Carl, can you give us the scores?

CARL KASELL, Host:

Faith Salie has the lead, Peter, she has four points; Tom Bodett and Paul Provenza are tied for second, each has two.

SAGAL: All right. Well, we have flipped a coin and Paul has elected to go second, so Tom you are up first. Here we go, fill in the blank. Residents and businesses began cleaning up after massive floods hit blank.

TOM BODETT: Nashville.

SAGAL: Right.

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SAGAL: Delegates at the U.N. Conference on Nuclear Proliferation walked out at the beginning of the blank president's address.

BODETT: Iranian president.

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SAGAL: Right. The NBA Phoenix Suns wore jerseys saying Los Suns as a protest against Arizona's new blank law.

BODETT: Immigration.

SAGAL: Right.

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SAGAL: A team of biologists in Germany have concluded that some Neanderthals may have mated with blank.

BODETT: Us, Homo sapiens.

SAGAL: Yeah.

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SAGAL: When a mugger in Los Angeles realized the man he was robbing was Johnny Depp, he quickly changed his mind saying blank.

BODETT: You're so cool dude.

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SAGAL: No, he said: I ain't stealing from Captain Jack.

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SAGAL: The CBS News producer who pled guilty to trying to extort money from late night host blank began his six month jail sentence.

BODETT: David Letterman.

SAGAL: Right.

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SAGAL: Thrust into the political arena during John McCain's campaign, self- professed regular guy blank was elected to a Republican Party committee in Ohio this week.

BODETT: Joe the Plumber.

SAGAL: Right.

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SAGAL: After years of complaints, a 74-year-old German retiree...

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SAGAL: ...was finally fined $20,000 for blanking in the local pool.

BODETT: For washing his dog in the local pool.

SAGAL: No, for doing cannonballs.

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SAGAL: Cannonballs or arschbombens, as they are called in German, have long been banned at this particular public pool as they are fun and symbolize someone having a good time.

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SAGAL: As a local newspaper put it, for years he's been, quote, "terrorizing fellow swimmers with his explosive arschbombens." Carl, how did Tom do on our quiz?

KASELL: Well Tom had six correct answers for 12 more points, he now has 14 points and Tom has the lead.

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SAGAL: Well done, all right.

BODETT: All right.

SAGAL: All right, Paul, you're up next, fill in the blank.

PAUL PROVENZA: All right.

SAGAL: The general consensus was that President Obama was funnier than Jay Leno at this year's blank.

PROVENZA: Press corps dinner.

SAGAL: Right, White House Correspondents' Dinner.

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SAGAL: The Chairman of the House Transportation Committee is asking the Justice Department to block the merger between United Airlines and blank.

PROVENZA: Continental.

SAGAL: Right.

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SAGAL: Airspace in Ireland and Scotland was closed temporarily this week due to more blank from Iceland.

PROVENZA: Ash.

SAGAL: Right.

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SAGAL: On Wednesday, several consumer groups asked the FTC to investigate blanks privacy practices.

PROVENZA: Facebook.

SAGAL: Right.

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SAGAL: A Colorado man is fighting his local homeowners association because they're preventing him from getting a blank.

PROVENZA: A pass.

SAGAL: A guard llama.

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SAGAL: Best known for playing the title role in the movie "Georgy Girl," blank died at the age 67.

PROVENZA: Redgrave.

SAGAL: Lynn Redgrave.

PROVENZA: Thank you.

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SAGAL: Two women from New York and Virginia were selected by the Navy to be among the first ever to serve on a blank.

PROVENZA: Submarine.

SAGAL: Right.

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SAGAL: A Chicago woman is suing a hair salon after sustaining injuries when she blanked.

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PROVENZA: Went out to get her new copy of "Satiristas."

SAGAL: No.

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FAITH SALIE: God.

SAGAL: No, when - she is suing the hair salon after sustaining injuries when she tried to kick her husband on the sidewalk and fell through the salon's window.

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SAGAL: Melanie Shaker and her husband were walking down the street. And for reasons unknown, she tried to kick her husband. She slipped and fell through the window of Fases Salon. Naturally, Shaker is suing the salon for not having what is called drunk proof glass.

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PROVENZA: Is that true?

SAGAL: Yeah, it keeps clumsy and intoxicated pedestrians from breaking your window.

SALIE: Wow.

PROVENZA: Wow.

SAGAL: In a strange coincidence, we here at the show are also suing Fases Salon for not having a security camera because, man, we would have loved to see that.

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PROVENZA: I don't know. Have you checked YouTube?

SAGAL: Carl, how did Paul do on our quiz?

KASELL: Well, Paul had six correct answers for 12 more points. He now has 14 points and is tied with Tom for the lead.

SAGAL: All right.

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SALIE: All right.

SAGAL: So how many then does Faith need to win the game?

KASELL: Five to tie, six to win outright.

SAGAL: All right, Faith, here we go. This is for the game. Protesters took to the streets and the Dow plunged after lawmakers in blank approved their austerity bill.

SALIE: Greece.

SAGAL: Right.

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SAGAL: Three days after a massive pipe rupture, the water in blank was officially declared safe to drink.

SALIE: Boston.

SAGAL: Yup, love that dirty water.

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SAGAL: The suspect in the Times Square bombing attempt was able to board and Emirates airplane because officials there did not check the updated blank.

SALIE: No fly list.

SAGAL: Right.

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SAGAL: Both the House and the Senate voted not to give themselves a blank this year.

SALIE: Raise.

SAGAL: Right.

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SAGAL: A Florida man suspected of drunk driving did not do himself any favors when he blanked right before his sobriety test.

SALIE: Oh, took one last drink.

SAGAL: Yup, finished it. Didn't want to waste it.

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SAGAL: Frustrated with the way Republicans were blocking the financial reform bill, Harry Reid accused the GOP of wanting to blank Wall Street.

SALIE: Make love.

SAGAL: Yes, make sweet, sweet love to Wall Street.

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SAGAL: Just 28 days after it went on sale, Apple broke records after selling over one million blanks.

SALIE: IPads.

SAGAL: Right.

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SAGAL: An Australian man was busted for bigamy when his first wife saw his blank.

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SALIE: Oh, monotask.

SAGAL: No, he was busted for bigamy when his first wife saw his wedding announcement and photo in the newspaper.

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SAGAL: Nicholas Trikilis may have non-traditional views on marriage, but he's old-fashioned enough to send a photo of himself and his new wife to the paper where his current wife could see it.

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SAGAL: He made things worse when he cut the picture out and put it on the fridge.

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SAGAL: Carl, did Faith do well enough to win? I think she did.

KASELL: She needed six to win, she had seven correct answers.

SAGAL: Oh, my gosh.

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PROVENZA: Amazing.

KASELL: Eighteen points. Faith Salie is this week's champion.

SAGAL: Amazing, well done.

PROVENZA: And we put up a fight too. This one is amazing.

BODETT: We did, I fought hard.

PROVENZA: She's amazing.

BODETT: I fought hard.

SALIE: Thank you, I studied.

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SAGAL: In just a minute, we'll ask our panelists, after the gulf oil spill what the next big manmade disaster is going to be.

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