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PETER SAGAL, Host:

Now onto 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 they can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Carl, can you give us the scores?

CARL KASELL, Host:

Maz Jobrani has the lead, Peter. He has four points. Amy Dickinson has three. Roy Blount, Jr., has two.

AMY DICKINSON: Maz.

SAGAL: Maz.

MAZ JOBRANI: Yeah, I did not expect to be here right now.

SAGAL: All right.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Well, Roy, you're in third place. You're up first. The clock will start when I begin your first question. Fill in the blank. A gender bias suit against Wal-Mart and a lawsuit against Arizona's immigration law are among the cases on the blank's docket.

ROY BLOUNT JR: Supreme Court.

SAGAL: Right.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

SAGAL: India's foreign minister said he was going to complain to Washington after the Indian ambassador was forced to submit to a blank at a Mississippi airport.

BLOUNT JR: A pat-down.

SAGAL: Right.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

SAGAL: After a long battle with breast cancer, author and political wife blank died Tuesday at age 61.

BLOUNT JR: Elizabeth Edwards.

SAGAL: Yes.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

SAGAL: On Thursday, students in London protesting tuition hikes attacked a car containing blank.

BLOUNT JR: Containing the queen's underwear.

SAGAL: No.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Prince Charles.

SAGAL: The most memorable moment of the annual Christmas parade in Richmond, Virginia, was when the giant inflatable Rudolph blanked.

BLOUNT JR: It sank didn't it?

SAGAL: It did. It got impaled on a traffic light.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

SAGAL: Sports analysts questioned the inclusion of Sylvester Stallone as one of this year's inductees into the blank hall of fame.

BLOUNT JR: Boxing.

SAGAL: Right.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

SAGAL: Forty years after he was convicted of indecent exposure at a Miami concert, Doors singer blank was pardoned.

BLOUNT JR: Jim Morrison.

SAGAL: Right.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

SAGAL: To get back at his cheating ex-girlfriend, a man told the website Reddit that he tweaked her Netflix list so it would blank.

(SOUNDBITE OF GONG)

BLOUNT JR: He tweaked her Netflix. So it would just be all terrible, boring movies.

SAGAL: No. He tweaked it so that it would recommend movies that'd remind her she was unfaithful.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: His girlfriend cheated on him, so he spent hours rating movies in her Netflix account to get his message across. And soon the woman was receiving e- mails from Netflix saying, here are some movies we think you will enjoy: "Unfaithful," "The Scarlet Letter," "Indecent Proposal," "Whore," "Slutty Summer," and of course, "Bambi."

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

BLOUNT JR: "Bambi"?

SAGAL: "Bambi."

DICKINSON: It sounds like a catch.

SAGAL: They asked him about "Bambi." He said, I'm a fan of non sequiturs, he said.

DICKINSON: No.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

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

KASELL: Roy had six correct answers for 12 more points. He now has 14 points and Roy has the lead.

SAGAL: Well done.

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: All right. Okay, Amy, you're up next. Fill in the blank. The return of the SpaceX Dragon capsule from low orbit marked the first successful flight by a private blank.

DICKINSON: Commercial like space launch.

SAGAL: Yeah, spacecraft.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

SAGAL: Hopes for a revived economy were bolstered this week as fewer people than expected applied for blank benefits.

DICKINSON: Unemployment.

SAGAL: Right.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

SAGAL: Amid escalating tensions, the top diplomat from China met with the leader of blank this week.

DICKINSON: North Korea.

SAGAL: Right.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

SAGAL: A senior policy adviser who described President Obama as, quote, "a hard-boiled guy" was talking about blank.

DICKINSON: Basketball.

SAGAL: No, about how the president likes his eggs.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Charles Dickens books "A Tale of Two Cities" and "Great Expectations" were the latest picks in blank's book club.

DICKINSON: Oprah.

SAGAL: Right.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

SAGAL: To mark the 30th anniversary of his death, fans of blank gathered in Strawberry Fields in Central Park.

DICKINSON: John Lennon.

SAGAL: Right.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

SAGAL: Instead of installing traffic lights, Police in the Czech Republic installed blank at dangerous intersections.

(SOUNDBITE OF GONG)

DICKINSON: Kittens.

SAGAL: No.

DICKINSON: No.

SAGAL: They installed cardboard cutouts of policewomen in mini skirts.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

DICKINSON: Of course they did.

SAGAL: They hoped it would reduce accidents. And sure enough, the number of accidents doubled.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Drivers were incensed at the plan. One man saying, quote, "The cut-outs are distracting. I mean, mini-skirts, in this weather?" However, the thing that seemed to make men angry the most was that the cutouts refused to give them their phone numbers.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

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

KASELL: Amy had five correct answers for ten more points. She now has 13 points, but Roy still has the lead with 14.

SAGAL: All right.

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: How many then does Maz need to win?

KASELL: Five to tie, six to win outright.

SAGAL: Okay, Maz, this is for the game. Fill in the blank. The websites of MasterCard, Visa and Amazon were among those targeted by supporters of blank.

JOBRANI: WikiLeaks.

SAGAL: Right.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

SAGAL: The Senate tabled a vote on the DREAM Act, which would provide a path to citizenship for blank.

JOBRANI: Immigrant kids.

SAGAL: Right, children of illegal immigrants.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

SAGAL: Appearing on "60 Minutes" last Sunday, Mark Zuckerberg announced changes to user profiles on blank.

JOBRANI: Facebook.

SAGAL: Right.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

SAGAL: Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and "Monday Night Football" anchor Dandy blank died at age 72.

JOBRANI: Don Meredith.

SAGAL: Right.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

SAGAL: As a challenge to Amazon.com, Google launched a new e-blank store.

JOBRANI: Books.

SAGAL: Right.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

SAGAL: On Wednesday night, the "Myth Busters" episode featured an appearance by blank.

JOBRANI: Santa Claus.

SAGAL: No, President Obama. After an Idaho Sheriff was shot, the man who told police, quote, "I shot the sheriff" was not arrested because blank.

(SOUNDBITE OF GONG)

JOBRANI: The man who said - because he shot the deputy?

SAGAL: No, because he was the sheriff.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: That's good, though. That's good. Sheriff Lorin Nielson of Idaho was admiring his new gun when he accidentally shot the fleshy part of his hand. I can say I shot the sheriff, he joked. Luckily, although he did shoot the sheriff, he did not shoot the deputy, and was not charged with any wrongdoing.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Carl, did Maz do well enough to win?

KASELL: He needed at least five correct answers to tie and he had five correct answers. So Maz Jobrani and Roy Blount, Jr., are this week's co-champions.

SAGAL: Well done. Well done.

DICKINSON: Wow.

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

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