Apr 242013

In this episode of the Wait Wait… Since Al Gore’s term as the 45th vice president of the United States ended in 2001, he has starred in an Oscar-winning documentary, won a Grammy Award and received the Nobel Peace Prize. But obviously he won’t be satisfied until he wins the NPR news quiz, so we’ve invited him to play a game called “Maybe you can beat Bill Clinton at this.”

Back in 2011, Clinton and correctly answered three questions about the My Little Pony children’s TV show. We’re going to ask Gore three questions about actual little ponies.

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And now, the game where we ask unimportant people about important things. No, wait a minute, that’s the rest of the show. This part’s different. Al Gore served as the 45th Vice President of the United States. And since he left that office, he has starred in an Oscar-winning documentary and won a Grammy and the Nobel Peace Prize. I guess he just…


SAGAL: I guess he just still wasn’t satisfied until he won our game, so we’re pleased to welcome him now. Al Gore, welcome to WAIT WAIT…DON’T TELL ME!


AL GORE: Thank you. Thank you.

SAGAL: So you have won an Oscar and a Grammy and an Emmy, which I didn’t mention, and a Nobel Prize. Tell me, Mr. Gore, is there anything you haven’t won?


GORE: Well, you know, I was disappointed about the Heisman for each of the last few years.

SAGAL: You were disappointed about the Heisman. Yeah, I don’t know. I think if Manti Te’o could have been a finalist, I think you could have been.


GORE: Yeah.

SAGAL: It does seem that, you know, we all remember 2000 and the somewhat disappointing result for you.

GORE: Somewhat disappointing.



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