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Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's made up. On the Web, you can play along too.

Nanjiani and Gordon created a film about their very unusual courtship called The Big Sick, so we've invited them to answer three questions about Big Bird. Originally broadcast April 4, 2010.

Janney is now starring in the HBO film Bad Education so we've invited her to answer three questions about the wonderful things people learn from dads. Originally broadcast April 25, 2020.

Since he starred as Mr. Rogers, the nicest neighbor ever, we wrote a game for him called "It's a terrible day in the neighborhood" — three questions about pretty awful neighbors. Originally broadcast April 18, 2020.

Panel Questions

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Wash Your Hands With Bill

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The game will be called "I like the way you move ... my stuff." Three questions for the man behind "The Way You Move" about professional moving services. Originally broadcast March 14, 2020.

Bill Montage

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Limericks

Jun 27, 2020

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Panel Round 2

Jun 27, 2020

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And now, panel, some more questions for you from this week's news. Faith, last Saturday night, the president had a campaign rally in Tulsa...

FAITH SALIE: Oh, yeah.

Unnecessary PSAs With Bill Kurtis

Jun 27, 2020

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. We're playing this week with Faith Salie, Mo Rocca and Hari Kondabolu. And here again is your host, a man who won't cut his fingernails until there's a vaccine...

Bluff The Listener

Jun 27, 2020

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Panel Questions

Jun 27, 2020

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Right now, panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Mo, Hollywood is finally allowing filming to resume this week, but there are new rules. Among them, actors are being instructed to do what as little as possible while filming?

Who's Bill This Time?

Jun 27, 2020

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. Forget about Chuck E. Cheese. Put your quarters in me and play Skee-Bill (ph).

Cheadle plays stockbroker Maurice Monroe in Black Monday, the Showtime series that takes viewers back to the international market crash in 1987. We've invited him to answer three questions about Black Friday instead.

Click the audio link to find out how he does.

Predictions

Jun 27, 2020

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Now, panel, what will be the new statue that everyone will approve of? Hari Kondabolu.

HARI KONDABOLU: Betty White because she's a national icon and still a white.

SAGAL: Faith Salie.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 27, 2020

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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 is worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Predictions

Jun 20, 2020

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Now, panel, what will be the next big ruling from SCOTUS? Joel Kim Booster.

JOEL KIM BOOSTER: It is now illegal to leave your read receipts on and not respond to me. I know you're not busy.

ROXANNE ROBERTS: (Laughter).

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 20, 2020

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Now it's time for 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. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Jun 20, 2020

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Panel Questions

Jun 20, 2020

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Bluff The Listener

Jun 20, 2020

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. We are playing this week with Joel Kim Booster, Tom Papa and Roxanne Roberts. And here again is your host, a man who makes his mask wear a mask to be extra-safe, Peter Sagal.

Panel Questions

Jun 20, 2020

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Right now, panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Tom, the ocean is an amazing place filled with natural wonders. And thanks to a group of researchers, it might soon have what?

TOM PAPA: It might soon have coral again.

Who's Bill This Time?

Jun 20, 2020

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With bats in the news these days (getting blamed for COVID-19, not to mention vampires) we've invited evolutionary biologist Dan Riskin to answer three questions about Tab diet cola — (that's bat backwards). Our game is called "All the flavor of guano with none of the calories."

Click the audio link above to find out how he does.

Limericks

Jun 13, 2020

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Coming up, it's Lightning Fill In The Blank. But first, it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on air, call or leave a message at 1-888-WAIT-WAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924. Click the Contact Us link on our website - waitwait.npr.og.

Panel Questions

Jun 13, 2020

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. We are playing this week with Negin Farsad, Josh Gondelman and Jessi Klein. And here again is your host, a man who insists on staying 1.83 meters away, not 6 feet, Peter Sagal.

Bluff The Listener

Jun 13, 2020

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Panel Questions

Jun 13, 2020

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Right now, panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about the week's news. Negin, NPR this week broadcast a plea from the nation's literary agents. Please, people, stop sending them what?

NEGIN FARSAD: Oh, stories about the pandemic.

SAGAL: Yes. Stop sending them...

Who's Bill This Time?

Jun 13, 2020

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Ashima Shiraishi is a giant in the sport of rock climbing. She's won championships, set records — and done it all before the age of 20. Since Shiraishi's a pro at climbing sheer rock faces, we've invited her to play a game called "Let's take the easy way up." Three questions about escalators.

Click the audio link above to find out how she does.

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