Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Reports

Low Scoring Shows

List of shows in which the panel total score is less than 30. The list does not include the 20th Anniversary show that had a unique format for the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment.

Total Score Show Date Location Host Scorekeeper Panelists Guest
21 2002-11-23 Hawaii Theatre (Honolulu, HI) Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Sue Ellicott: 11
  • Adam Felber: 8
  • Paula Poundstone: 2
Paul Theroux: 1
25 2008-03-29 UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures (Santa Barbara, CA) Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Kyrie O'Connor: 13
  • Paul Provenza: 10
  • Paula Poundstone: 2
Fannie Flagg: 2
25 2002-12-07 Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ (Chicago, IL) Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Sue Ellicott: 11
  • P.J. O'Rourke: 7
  • Adam Felber: 7
Steve Schirripa: 1
25 2001-05-05 Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ (Chicago, IL) Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Charlie Pierce: 11
  • Adam Felber: 7
  • Roxanne Roberts: 7
Linda Wertheimer: 1
25 2000-11-11 Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ (Chicago, IL) Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Charlie Pierce: 12
  • Roy Blount, Jr.: 7
  • Sue Ellicott: 6
Armistead Maupin: 2
25 2000-11-04 Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ (Chicago, IL) Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Adam Felber: 10
  • Roxanne Roberts: 8
  • Patt Morrison: 7
Gene Sperling: 0
25 2000-05-27 Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ (Chicago, IL) Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Sue Ellicott: 10
  • Adam Felber: 9
  • Charlie Pierce: 6
Nina Totenberg: 2
26 2019-02-16 Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL) Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Luke Burbank: 13
  • Alonzo Bodden: 9
  • Maeve Higgins: 4
Matt Smith: 2
27 2020-08-29 Home/Remote Studios Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Mo Rocca: 13
  • Alonzo Bodden: 8
  • Maeve Higgins: 6
Cecily Strong: 3
27 2013-03-16 Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL) Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Faith Salie: 12
  • Paula Poundstone: 11
  • Bobcat Goldthwait: 4
Huey Lewis: 2
27 2003-02-08 Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ (Chicago, IL) Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Mo Rocca: 10
  • Paula Poundstone: 9
  • Roy Blount, Jr.: 8
Arianna Huffington: 0
27 2000-06-24 Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ (Chicago, IL) Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Roxanne Roberts: 11
  • Roy Blount, Jr.: 10
  • Adam Felber: 6
Diane Rehm: 2
27 2000-06-17 Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ (Chicago, IL) Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Charlie Pierce: 13
  • Sue Ellicott: 8
  • Roy Blount, Jr.: 6
Lisa Simeone: 1
28 2016-10-22 Rochester Auditorium Theatre (Rochester, NY) Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Adam Felber: 12
  • Paula Poundstone: 9
  • Amy Dickinson: 7
Garth Fagan: 2
28 2001-12-29 Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ (Chicago, IL) Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Sue Ellicott: 11
  • Charlie Pierce: 11
  • Adam Felber: 6
Madeleine Albright: 0
28 2001-12-08 Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ (Chicago, IL) Peter Sagal Jean Cochran
  • Charlie Pierce: 12
  • Sue Ellicott: 9
  • Adam Felber: 7
Simon Callow: None
28 2001-10-20 Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ (Chicago, IL) Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Roy Blount, Jr.: 11
  • Charlie Pierce: 10
  • Sue Ellicott: 7
Rodney Yee: 1
28 2001-03-10 Morse Auditorium (Boston, MA) Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Roy Blount, Jr.: 14
  • Charlie Pierce: 7
  • Sue Ellicott: 7
Tom and Ray Magliozzi: 3
28 2000-12-09 Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ (Chicago, IL) Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Charlie Pierce: 12
  • Adam Felber: 9
  • Sue Ellicott: 7
Jane and Michael Stern: 2
28 2000-09-30 Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ (Chicago, IL) Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Roy Blount, Jr.: 10
  • Sue Ellicott: 9
  • Charlie Pierce: 9
Brooke Gladstone: 1
29 2016-07-16 Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL) Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Roy Blount, Jr.: 11
  • Jessi Klein: 10
  • Brian Babylon: 8
Julian Castro: 2
29 2015-12-12 Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL) Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Roy Blount, Jr.: 13
  • Luke Burbank: 10
  • Neko Case: 6
Jacques P├ępin: 2
29 2010-07-03 Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL) Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Paula Poundstone: 12
  • P.J. O'Rourke: 10
  • Julia Sweeney: 7
Molly Ringwald: 2
29 2001-05-12 Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ (Chicago, IL) Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Charlie Pierce: 14
  • Adam Felber: 12
  • Paula Poundstone: 3
Andrew Sullivan: 1
29 2000-10-21 Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ (Chicago, IL) Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Sue Ellicott: 12
  • Roxanne Roberts: 9
  • Adam Felber: 8
Jim Nayder: 0
Total Score Show Date Location Host Scorekeeper Panelists Guest