Apr 242013
 

In this episode of the Wait Wait… We do what damage we can on this show, but it’s not often we get the chance to cause a real international incident. So we’re very excited that Sir Peter Westmacott, Great Britain’s ambassador to the U.S., has agreed to play our game called “No homework, extended naps and eight hours of recess!”

A lot of big-time politicians got their start as little politicians, running for the student council. We’ll ask Westmacott three questions about strange doings in the school halls of power.

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

And now the game where we invite distinguished people to do something undistinguished. We do what damage we can on this show, but it’s not often we get the chance to cause a real international incident.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: So we’re very excited about our guest today. Sir Peter Westmacott is Great Britain’s Ambassador to the United States of America, Sir Peter welcome to WAIT WAIT…DON’T TELL ME! It’s a pleasure to have you.

(APPLAUSE)

SIR PETER WESTMACOTT: Thank you very much.

SAGAL: So, I think, if I’m not mistaken, you’re our first knight. So should we address you as Sir Peter, Sir Peter Westmacott, Your Liege? We don’t know.

(LAUGHTER)

WESTMACOTT: I think you can settle for Peter.

SAGAL: Peter. Peter is fine.

WESTMACOTT: That’s all right.

SAGAL: No, I think I’m going to call you Sir Peter, because how often will I get this chance.

WESTMACOTT: It’s up to you. That’s OK.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: I mean, I do it in a mirror, but this is for real.

(LAUGHTER)

WESTMACOTT: How is it?

SAGAL: It’s fun, I enjoy it.

WESTMACOTT: Do I get a chance to defend the honor of my members of parliament, who you’ve accused of being drunk…

SAGAL: You may.

(LAUGHTER)

 

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