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Maybe Next Year

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. We're playing this week with Mo Rocca, Adam Burke and Maeve Higgins. And here again is your host, filling in for Peter Sagal, Maz Jobrani.

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MAZ JOBRANI, HOST:

Thanks, Bill. In just a minute, Bill appoints Secretary of Labor Robert Rhyme (ph) in our Listener Limerick Challenge. If you'd like to play, give us a call at 1-888-WAIT-WAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924. But right now, panel, it's time for a game we're calling...

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KURTIS: Maybe Next Year.

JOBRANI: COVID led to the cancellation of so many things this year - the Olympics, Coachella, Jeffrey Toobin.

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JOBRANI: But some things are still on. We're going to name some recent and upcoming events, rapid-fire style. You tell us if it's been canceled or not, and you get a point. Ready to go?

MAEVE HIGGINS: Yeah.

JOBRANI: Mo, canceled or not - the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture competition.

MO ROCCA: Not canceled.

JOBRANI: Wrong - canceled. Maeve, canceled or not canceled - the Kardashian family annual Christmas party.

HIGGINS: Not canceled.

JOBRANI: Wrong - canceled.

HIGGINS: Oh.

JOBRANI: Adam, the New York Young Republican Club gala featuring Sarah Palin.

ADAM BURKE: Not canceled, but all the members are.

JOBRANI: Right...

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JOBRANI: ...Not canceled. And you're probably right as well on the cancellation of the members. Maeve, the 2020 Bad Sex in Fiction Awards.

HIGGINS: Not canceled.

JOBRANI: Wrong - canceled.

HIGGINS: Ugh - 'cause they were going to take place at the butter sculpture.

BURKE: You know why they're canceled? Because they've been a very bad, bad boy.

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JOBRANI: Adam, the 2020 East Peoria White Trash Boat Bash (ph).

BURKE: Oh it's year-round. It's never canceled.

JOBRANI: Right...

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JOBRANI: ...Not canceled. Mo, Des Moines Disney on Ice.

HIGGINS: Oh.

ROCCA: I'm going to say that that is canceled.

JOBRANI: Wrong. It's not canceled. It's Des Moines. Nothing gets canceled.

HIGGINS: Except the S in Des Moines.

BURKE: (Laughter).

JOBRANI: Good one - good catch. Adam, the White House Annual Christmas and Jewish thingy celebration.

BURKE: Is he saying singing or thingy?

ROCCA: You know, he's not talking about figgy pudding.

BURKE: Not canceled.

JOBRANI: Right.

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JOBRANI: But the Muslim celebration was - four years ago.

BURKE: (Laughter).

HIGGINS: Oh.

JOBRANI: That's it for our new game. Stay tuned to WAIT WAIT for news about what's canceled next - unless we're canceled.

HIGGINS: (Laughter).

(SOUNDBITE OF ANDY HAMILTON'S "HORNY RHUMBA") Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.


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