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Sat May 10, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, onto our final game Lightening Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Carl, can you give us the scores?

CARL KASELL, BYLINE: Tom Bodett has the lead. He has four points. We have a tie between Jessi and Brian.

SAGAL: OK.

KASELL: Each has two points.

SAGAL: All right. We have flipped a coin and Jessi has elected to go first. The clock will start when I begin your first question. Fill in the blank - on Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that it was legal for local governments to open town meetings with a blank.

JESSI KLEIN: Prayer.

SAGAL: Right.

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SAGAL: On Thursday, the Senate questioned Sylvia Mathews Burwell - President Obama's nominee to replace Kathleen Sebelius as the secretary of blank.

KLEIN: Oh, God. Health and whatever that is. Health.

SAGAL: Yes.

KLEIN: Yeah.

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SAGAL: Health and Human Services.

KLEIN: You know what I meant. Come on, guys.

SAGAL: In order to recruit code breakers this week, the NSA posted a tweet saying blank.

KLEIN: Saying, who wants to work for the NSA but in code?

SAGAL: That's exactly right.

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SAGAL: You had to break the code. This week Sen. Elizabeth Warren induced a bill that would allow students to refinance their blank.

KLEIN: Student Loans.

SAGAL: Right.

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SAGAL: In a decisive victory, last Saturday favored California Chrome won this year's blank.

KLEIN: Kentucky Derby.

SAGAL: Right.

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SAGAL: On Thursday, the Federal Election Committee announced that the digital currency blank could be used for campaign contributions.

KLEIN: Bitcoin.

SAGAL: Right.

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SAGAL: A California man got a parking ticket when he parked his car in order to blank.

KLEIN: When he parked his car in order to just, like, take a timeout.

SAGAL: No. He parked his car in order to install new 'parking limit 75 minutes' signs.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Dan Greding was finishing putting up the last sign when the parking enforcement officer started writing the ticket on his car. And the guy said to him, I'm putting these signs up. And the cops says then you should know you can't park here for more than 75 minutes and wrote the ticket. Carl, how did Jessi do?

KASELL: Jessi had six correct answers for 12 more points. She now has 14 points, and Jessi has the lead.

SAGAL: All right.

(APPLAUSE)

BRIAN BABYLON: No.

SAGAL: Brian, get warmed up...

BABYLON: Man.

SAGAL: ...Because it is your turn. Here we go, Brian. President Obama got good reviews for poking fun at himself and celebrities at this year's blank dinner.

BABYLON: Correspondent.

SAGAL: Right White House Correspondents' Dinner.

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SAGAL: On Thursday, the CEO of the company that operates the blank that sank last month off South Korea was arrested.

BABYLON: The ferry.

SAGAL: Right.

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SAGAL: A British man who went in for a minor medical procedure was surprised when he woke up with a blank.

BABYLON: Pair of breasts.

SAGAL: No, he woke up with a vasectomy. Ta-da. Eight acrobats are recovering after an apparatus failure caused them to fall while performing in the blank.

BABYLON: The circus.

SAGAL: Right.

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SAGAL: After a tight primary race in North Carolina, "American Idol" contestant blank was the winner.

BABYLON: Clay Aiken.

SAGAL: Right.

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SAGAL: In an unusual ruling this week, a High Court judge in England has ordered a man to stop blanking.

(LAUGHTER)

BABYLON: He - they said hey, man. Stop all that drinking.

SAGAL: No. The judge ordered the man to stop sending emails to his children in all caps.

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SAGAL: The judge chastised the man telling him that his all-caps emails were upsetting his children 'cause they were, quote, "equivalent to him shouting because, and there's nothing worse than an email shouting at you."

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BABYLON: Yep.

SAGAL: Carl, how did Brian do on our quiz?

KASELL: Brian had four correct answers for eight more points. He now has 10 points.

SAGAL: All right, then. How many does Tom need to win?

KASELL: Five to tie, six to win outright.

SAGAL: All right.

KLEIN: Work's cut out.

SAGAL: Here we go Tom. This is for the game. Fill in the blank - on Thursday, members of Congress urged the U.S. to hit Russia with stronger sanctions over the situation in blank.

TOM BODETT: Ukraine.

SAGAL: Right.

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SAGAL: The House voted Thursday to establish a select committee to investigate the attack on the consulate in blank.

BODETT: Benghazi.

SAGAL: Right.

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SAGAL: Breaking the silence about his lifetime ban from the NBA, Clippers owner blank said he wished he had just paid his girlfriend off.

BODETT: David Sterling.

SAGAL: Oh, close enough. Donald Sterling.

BODETT: Donald Sterling.

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SAGAL: After accusations of treatment delays, on Thursday the secretary for the Department of blank Affairs ordered an audit of all of their clinics.

BODETT: Oh, the Veterans...

SAGAL: Right.

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BODETT: ...Administration.

SAGAL: A man pulled over for drunk driving didn't help his case when the officer asked for his license and he blanked.

BODETT: He - he pulled out this tiny hamster eating a pizza.

SAGAL: No.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Instead of his license, he handed the policeman his beer.

(LAUGHTER)

BODETT: I love it.

SAGAL: This week, Sony unveiled a new high-capacity cassette tape that has the capacity to hold 47 million blank.

BODETT: Songs.

SAGAL: Right.

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SAGAL: Kevin Durant gave an emotional speech this week as he accepted this year's NBA blank award.

BODETT: MVP award.

SAGAL: Right.

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SAGAL: San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain was placed on the disabled list after injuring his finger blanking.

(LAUGHTER)

BODETT: Oh, God. Yes. He was feeding that little pizza...

SAGAL: Yeah.

BODETT: ...To that hamster.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: No. Matt Cain injured his finger cutting a sandwich to, quote, "fancy triangles."

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: He was making a sandwich. And he says he wanted to cut it to make it fancy in triangles. The knife slipped ruining both the sandwiches and Cain's next start. Cain says he learned his lesson and will go back to letting his mom cut off the crust.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Carl, did Tom do well enough to win?

KASELL: He had six correct answers for 12 more points. So with the 16 points, Tom Bodett is this week's champion.

SAGAL: Well done, Tom.

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