In this episode of the Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! : Carl reads three news-related limericks: Drakkar Weight Watchers; Sacre Rude!; Bench Pressing Baby.
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:
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Hi, you’re on “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me.”
KYLE HAYS: Hi, Peter. This is Kyle Hays from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
SAGAL: Hey, Kyle, how are you?
HAYS: I’m doing great, Peter.
SAGAL: You sound so happy.
HAYS: You know, I’m excited to be on the show.
SAGAL: We’re excited to have you.
SAGAL: What do you do, Kyle?
HAYS: I work as a disability coordinator and academic counselor at Calvin College in Grand Rapids.
PAULA PELL: That’s wonderful.
SAGAL: That’s awesome. Well, welcome to the show, Kyle. Carl Kasell is going to read you three news-related limericks, with the last word or phrase missing from each. If you can fill in that last word or phrase correctly on two of the limericks – two of the limericks – you’ll be a winner. Ready to play?
HAYS: Yeah, let’s go.
SAGAL: Here is your first limerick.
CARL KASELL: Since my waistline is not my best trait, my intake I’d like to abate. When I spray this perfume, I no longer consume. It’s a fragrance that helps me lose?
(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)
SAGAL: French perfume house – yes, he got it right.
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