PETER SAGAL, HOST:
Right now, panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Faith, over the years, Barbie has transformed from a plastic toy into a successful career woman. We know this. Not to be outdone, Mattel has introduced a new job for Barbie's on-again, off-again boyfriend, Ken. What is his new job?
FAITH SALIE: Oh, he's her stylist, probably.
PETER GROSZ: Wait a minute. They're on-again, off-again? I don't - nobody told me...
SALIE: I feel like they're way off.
GROSZ: Because I talk to Ken a lot, and he never mentioned this.
PAULA POUNDSTONE: Yeah.
SALIE: Does Ken provide a service for Barbie?
SAGAL: He provides a service. He works in the service industry.
SALIE: In the service industry.
SALIE: Is it a modern kind of service?
SAGAL: Oh, yes.
POUNDSTONE: Does she ever have to answer the question?
SAGAL: Yeah. Technically, I...
POUNDSTONE: If this were me, I would've lost a long time ago.
SALIE: Is he a CBD purveyor?
SAGAL: No, he isn't.
SALIE: Can you give me a hint?
POUNDSTONE: Drug dealer. Drug dealer.
SAGAL: You're not far from it. He's exactly the height of the Ventis he's serving up.
SALIE: Oh, he's a barista.
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SAGAL: He is a, quote, "career barista."
SALIE: Does he have tattoos?
SAGAL: Probably. Well...
SAGAL: He's new to stores - in the toy stores for Christmas. But career barista Ken is actually just a new edition of Mattel's former doll, liberal arts major Ken.
GROSZ: Ken reading "Ulysses."
SAGAL: You asked about his styling. He comes with faded jeans, an apron, a man bun and...
SAGAL: Yes - and a spec script he'd love for you to show to your friend who worked on "Everybody Loves Raymond."
SALIE: He's got a man bun. Have they given him a penis yet?
SAGAL: ...Which is weird because they (laughter) - it's weird - he doesn't have any genitals, and they still found a way to emasculate him.
POUNDSTONE: I'll tell you something. Maybe if he FaceTimes with Santa, he can get one.
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ANDY WILLIAMS: (Singing) Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose.
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