Dec 182012

In this episode of the Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! : Carl reads descriptions of three new TV shows based on the week’s news, and a caller has to guess what they’re about: Bye-Bye Billions, Hello Billions, and Virtue and Vice.

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CARL KASELL: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT…DON’T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I’m Carl Kasell, and here’s your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.



Thank you, Carl. Thank you everybody. Thank you so much. Oh, stop. Thank you. We do, we do have a great show for you today; we’ve got the band Tenacious D, also known as Kyle Gass and Jack Black.


SAGAL: They’re joining us later, to rock our world and yours. But first, it is the NATO Summit this weekend in Chicago and it’s crazy out there.


SAGAL: There are helicopters. There are roadblocks. There are undercover Secret Service agents everywhere. You can tell by all the guys with shades and earpieces, and because all the prostitutes are all demanding a credit card deposit.


SAGAL: But we trust you guys. Give us a call. The number is 1-888-Wait-Wait, that’s 1-888-924-8924. Hi, you’re on WAIT WAIT…DON’T TELL ME!.

TYLER CLARK: Hi, Peter. This is Tyler Clark from Youngstown, Ohio.

SAGAL: So, Ohio, it seems to me has become, for the general election what, say, New Hampshire and Iowa are in the primaries, you can’t throw a rock without hitting a politician, which must make it fun to throw rocks.


CLARK: They love us here, they want us badly.

SAGAL: Have you ever been sucked up to personally?

CLARK: No, I suppose not.


CLARK: Should I feel bad about that?

SAGAL: You’re probably the only one left in Ohio, but there’s still time. There’s still time. Well, welcome to the show, Tyler. Let me introduce you to our panel this week. First up, a comedian performing May 24th at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles, it’s Mr. Brian Babylon.

BRIAN BABYLON: Hey, hey, hey.

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