About the Show


As a regular panelist on Wait Wait … Don't Tell Me!, comedian Paula Poundstone is perfectly positioned to compete on this week’s Wits Game Show: The Game Show Game Show. Paula explains the rules of fictitious games while one of the godfathers of alternative rock, Robyn Hitchcock, creates the pretend game show’s theme songs. Robyn also plays songs from his latest album, Love from London, and we hear an urgent plea from the big coat in the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis hit, "Thrift Shop."

Episode Rundown

Start Time: 12:42

Wits History Foundation: Rejected ‘Gone With The Wind’ Quotes

Rough drafts of famous movie quotes as found in the trashcans of notable screenwriters.

Start Time: 16:14

Robyn Hitchcock plays ‘Be Still’

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Start Time: 22:15

Wits History Foundation: Rejected ‘The Godfather’ Quotes

Rough drafts of famous movie quotes as found in the trashcans of notable screenwriters.

Start Time: 23:11

Wits Game Show: The Game Show

John Moe gives Paula Poundstone the name of a non-existent game show and, drawing on her game show experience on Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me! and Jeopardy, she explains how the game is played. Robyn Hitchcock, much beloved for his mad improv skills, provides the theme song. In this excerpt from the game show, the name of the non-existent game show is “Ham Wing.

Start Time: 33:14

Wits History Foundation: Rejected ‘Good Will Hunting’ Quotes

Rough drafts of famous movie quotes as found in the trashcans of notable screenwriters.

Start Time: 36:00

Pop Song Correspondences: Thrift Shop

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Start Time: 40:35

Travel Agencies of the Future

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Complications arise when new time travel travel agencies send people into the past to inadvertently wreak havoc on the future.

Start Time: 44:36

Lightning Round: Your Ideal Tennis Partner

Paula Poundstone and Robyn Hitchcock field a question about tennis partners from John Moe.

Start Time: 48:48

Robyn Hitchcock plays ‘End of Time’

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The Guests


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Paula Poundstone

@paulapoundstonewww.paulapoundstone.com

Paula Poundstone is one of the great humorists of our time. You've heard her on Wait, Wait … Don't Tell Me!, and you've seen her frequently on HBO starring in her own standup comedy specials and on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. She's the author of "There is Nothing in This Book That I Meant to Say." Her new CD, "I HEART JOKES: Paula Tells Them in Boston" debuts April Fools Day.

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Robyn Hitchcock

@robynhitchcockwww.robynhitchcock.com

Robyn Hitchcock is one of the godfathers of alternative rock, and a prolific songwriter, having written and recorded more than 500 songs. He appeared in the 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate and Rachel Getting Married. Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Hitchcock has played with John Paul Jones, Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings, Peter Buck, Nick Lowe and more.