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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

In just a minute, we're going to ask out panelists, now that we know what the Republicans have demanded, we're going to ask them to predict what demands will the Democrats make for their next debate. But first let me tell that support for NPR comes from NPR stations and CarMax, offering more than 40,000 used cars and trucks online and in stores with over 150 locations from the coast to coast. Learn more at carmax.com. CarMax - the bright side of car buying. The Gilchrist Foundation, supporting NPR's enduring commitment to making music, arts and culture accessible to audiences in the Midwest and across America. More information is available at thegilchristfoundation.org. Progressive Insurance, working to make progress for more than 75 years, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, working with others to build a culture of health, enabling all in America's diverse society to lead healthier lives now and for generations to come. On the web at rwjf.org. WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME is a production of NPR and WBEZ Chicago, in association with Urgent Haircut Productions' Doug Berman, benevolent overlord. Philipp Goedecke writes our limericks. Our house manager is Don Hall. Our assistant house manager is Tyler Green. Our intern is Candace Can't Mitt-Tell-me-nothin. Our web guru is Beth Novey. Special thanks to Les Stularcheck (ph) at Chase Bank. And this week we say a very fond farewell to our friend John Zajac, also at Chase Bank. It was John who first let us into the Chase Bank building and kept it secret from the people who actually run the bank.

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SAGAL: Thank you, John, for the hospitality, the kindness for the last 10 years and we will miss your post-show DJ sets. B.J. Leiderman composed our theme. Our program was produced by Miles Doornbos. Technical direction from Lorna White. Or CFO is Ann NGuyen. Our production coordinator is Robert Neuhaus. Our senior producer is Ian Chillag. The executive producer of WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME is Mr. Michael Danforth.

Now, panel, what debate demands will the Democrats make? Amy Dickinson.

AMY DICKINSON: A porta potty and/or Depends.

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SAGAL: Peter Grosz.

PETER GROSZ: Bernie Sanders will demand a hairbrush. Hillary will demand a ban on all words that end in Ozzie and Lincoln Chafee will demand that his wife wake him up from his nap when the debate comes on TV.

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SAGAL: And Paula Poundstone.

PAULA POUNDSTONE: The Democratic candidates as a group have insisted that for the first 10 minutes of the debate broadcast the network show clips from the most recent Republican debate.

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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Well, if any of that happens, we'll ask you about it on WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME.

SAGAL: Thank you, Bill Kurtis. Thanks also to Amy Dickinson, Peter Grosz and Paula Poundstone. Thanks to all of you for listening. I am Peter Sagal. And we will see you next week.

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