Bill Kurtis, Saddam Adam Felber, Peter Sagal discussed on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!


Don't tell ME the NPR news quiz I'm bill Kurtis we're playing this week with Peter gross in the game for Saddam Adam Felber and here again is your host from deep in his being the seller Peter Sagal thank you bill right now it is time for the wait wait don't tell ME bluff the listener game call one triple eight wait wait to play our game on the air hi you're on wait wait don't tell me hi Peter this is David craft from Saint Paul Minnesota the same pose one of my very favorite places what do you do there I work with middle schoolers who qualify for special ed they're the O. U. E. O. R. Assange doubly so service is just just teaching middle school to me is an amazing active service how how are you spending your time since classes are canceled while we do distance learning but they're also sending some people the man daycare for kids whose parents work in health care and I am also still able to donate blood and they try to donate every week or so you know I've I've never said this to a listener in twenty two years but Sir you are too good for this show you should be calling into something classy that rewards level of service are you like also fighting fires since David it is very nice to have you with us you're gonna play a game in which you must try to tell truth from fiction what's the topic bill celebrity parents they're just like us sure it seems like celebrity parents have it all figured out Alec Baldwin Joan Crawford bill Cosby but famous moms and dads they can make mistakes to our panelists are going to tell you about a celebrity parenting error picked the one is telling the truth and you'll win our prize the weight waiter of your choice on your voicemail ready to play David I am all right first let's hear from Adam Felber first graders enrolled in Brooklyn's Cavendish school were treated to an unexpected visitor in their virtual zoom classroom this week when one of the students dad accidentally showed up in the background and commenced an exercise routine in his underwear as a special bonus that dad was beloved actor Paul Giamatti yes things went sideways for seven year old actually G. Ahmadi when unbeknownst to her her famous dad spread out a map in the clearly visible next room and began stretching clad only in a pair of boxer shorts and an undershirt soon children were laughing and parents were flocking interview to see what one onlooker described as a bizarre routine that seem to be part yoga part tai chi and part modern dance by the end said one Cavendish mom there were a series of deep bends and gyrations better suited for an exotic dance floor certainly not for a first grade classroom it was around this time that young actually turned around gasped in horror and shouted dad we can all see you do you might have already apologized to fellow parents citing the difficulties of family sheltering in place embarrassed he said please guys I was in big momma's house but actually she may need therapy Paul Giamatti doing exercises in his underwear behind his very embarrassed daughter during as soon class your next story of the money mistake comes from Negima far side Kelly Clarkson is a fun mom she sings obviously but she celebrates every occasion with the kind of gusto you would expect from the from Justin to Kelly star and her kid river losing his first tooth was no exception the night the river's first tooth fell he dutifully put it under his pillow and drifted to sleep Clarkson brought in make up and costume artists to make her into the tooth fairies magical assistant complete with a freely down wings glitter and an impressive one she hired a prop master to being glowing purple light on his bed and set up a rate that enable Clarkson to literally floated into rivers bedroom she gently wakes her kid up to tell him the two theories about to arrive which he decided to do randomly in a British accent he never woke up totally confused and punches in the face she falls back in screens in a perfect C. sharp of course her wings get caught on the rig which topples onto a lamp causing a small fire in the meantime the kid is crying wildly runs into the kitchen and dialed nine one one telling them that only with the way this is set fire to our house police arrived to find a frazzled Kelly Clarkson was sold on her face in burnt assisted tooth fairy regalia a friend make up person costume designer and prop master and a six year old kid in hysterics of course Belur police are used to breaking up celebrity parties as one cop put it you wouldn't believe the costume fetish celeb's have but there's usually a lot of drugs and sometimes an exotic animal Clarkson explained what happened thank the cops and smiled that's when everyone noticed Kelly Clarkson is missing a tooth because her son had punched it out of Kelly Clarkson goes a little bit too far in acting out the role of the tooth fairy for her son and your last story of a problematic parent comes from Peter gross comedian Amy Schumer and her husband Chris Fischer are the proud parents of a beautiful eleven month old baby boy named Jean David Fisher but that wasn't always the little guy's name Schumer revealed on her podcast this week that she changed her son's name after a friend pointed out that the original name the name they put on his birth certificate last may might have earned the boy considerable scorn as he reached adolescence little jeans original middle name as hell after comedian and friend Dave Attell meant that his first two names would be Jean as hell which sounds more than a little bit like the word genital maybe not that much to use sophisticated NPR listener but to the merciless sixth grade boys and little jeans future it would have been a veritable gold mine a teasing perfect storm on par with being the classmate of a kid named Mike Rotch or my but support I need a Wiener Schumer weighed many options after realizing her oversight including changing the boy's name to the baby formerly known as Jean a tell but then realized she could just change his middle name to David so that was that well this was the first recorded celebrity baby name change many celebrities of course alter their own birth things before becoming famous Carey grant was born Archibald leach Mel Brooks was born Melvin Kaminsky Queen Latif I was born princess Latif Benedict Cumberbatch was born benzedrine covered bond and rapper the baby was actually born to baby and just forgot to change his name to the growing up all right here David are your choices from Adam Felber was apology Ahmadi broadcasting his exercise routine in his underwear to his daughter's entire class via video link from the game far side Kelly Clarkson trying to do a wonderful thing for her son when he lost a tooth and instead losing it to herself or from Peter gross Amy Schumer and her husband realizing that the name they gave their beloved first child sounds a little bit too much like the word genitalia which of these is the real story of a celebrity parenting mistake they all thought me pretty unbelievable but I think I'm going to have to go with gene help gene I'll tell the former name of Amy Schumer's baby well to find out the correct answer well please listen to this it was Jean a television but we realize that we by accident named our son Janet all that was Amy Schumer if you start three girls one key graduations David you got it right you've earned a point for Peter gross you've won our prize in Amy Schumer has now re named her baby after you thank you so much for playing and thank you for every single thing that you do they're all important and amazing thank you so much thanks bye bye bye and now the game where we ask people who've done remarkable things to do just one more Tom Hanks has had an amazing career with as many blockbuster films bestselling books two Oscars and of course I think the pinnacle of his career hosting this show once well we heard he just got over a bad cold we thought to be time to invite him back Tom Hanks will activate that the source of the finest reviews of my career this is the first time you've been on the show since you did that about three years ago and indeed in fact people reach out to you because they reach out to me and they basically said Peter when he leaving again we'll have those things in our checkered careers you don't wait go on Netflix and look for bonfire of the vanities in your I have to ask on behalf of a I think a concerned globe how are you feeling Tom Hanks we are just fine and dandy we had all of the flu like symptoms my wife Rita was a little bit worse off than me she had a very high temperature and we were isolated so that we would not give it to any one else right now you've had it are you supposedly like immune your super heroes you can walk amongst us to be immune or is that just nonsense well a lot of the question is what now you know what we do now is there something we can do and in fact we just found out that we do Kerry the antibodies wait so can we harvest your body can we harvest your bless have you been approached we we are not only been approach we have said do you want our blood can we give plasma and in fact we will be giving it now to the places that hope to work on what I would like to call the Hague scene yeah there could be no better ending to this international master Q. or turns out to be the blood of Tom have always thought it would do us some good some I'm not I'm not trying to hog it with the copyright two or you know I go to the patent office you thought he was Jimmy Stewart is also Jonas all obvious Hollywood question if there is a sequel would you consider being in close to twenty yes I would I would answer all the questions left one answered by code nineteen how many franchises do you have a go on that long James Bond thing fast and the furious and a cold wind shear reason I say for all of America can there just be one of these we love you Tom I do not want to see the second one you hosted Saturday Night Live you sort of ushered to that show back into production in the middle of all this and a question arose that I have seen scorching through social media and I compose it to you now Tom Hanks was that your real kitchen no that was my abandoned office that is ten minutes away from my home can I ask you what do you have against your own kitchen that you went into the kitchen what you're seeing down there truly is my taste in decoration not my wife's case yes it is me baby that is that is my big masculine man cave you should have been able to tell by the fabulous one button only cappuccino espresso maker that was back from my left and dark mahogany cabinets right sort of a read that is my crib and I am I am proud of it what was funny was so many people like that is no way that is like an A. list movie stars kitchen so could you for the just for the benefit those people why do America but what's your real kitchen is like my real kitchen I assume it looks like the dining hall and hog or no no it should have after a two week kitchen with all those likes I can go all day no have you seen Downton abbey all those people that were downstairs making bread and stuff like apple orange I'm not sure what their names are we've been working for us but they are really busy down there and if I had done SO now over their shoulders it would have had the same what is your life like during lockdown are you doing the same as the rest of us just in your house reading books spending your time taking as soon as I find something something different is happening about every twenty minutes I've I've done the Marie Kondo Y. sin of much of my life I must say I found this microphone that's one thing I didn't realize I had this microphone some like yeah it was in the original box so I pulled it up but I got to say if I win one hand of solitaire I immediately try to seal a year two in a row I am yeah I'm very busy yeah well Tom Hanks it is such a pleasure to talk to you every single time we get to do it but there are rules so this time we have asked you here to play a game we're calling it's a terrible day in the neighborhood your most recent bill to come out it was a beautiful day in the neighborhood you played Mister Rogers the nicest neighbor ever so we thought we'd ask you about some of the worst neighbors ever answer to to three correctly and you'll win a prize for one of our listeners the voice of anyone they make shoes on their voicemail well I was actually hoping the price would be they get to substitute host wait wait once again just because you won that once doesn't mean we bill who is Tom Hanks playing for today Diana combs Selman of fort worth Texas yeah all right Diana you've been on both sides here we go you might be excited if you're never won the lottery but not the neighbors of a British man who won ten million pounds in two thousand three and then did what with the money was it a he bought the house next door and created Britain's first RAF sanctuary in petting zoo B. he added an additional fifteen stories on to his house we're C. turned his yard into a demolition derby race track I'm gonna go with the flow fifteen stories did he did he block everybody's view with his money no he didn't he actually turned it into a demolition derby race track you know there's a lot of things a person could do with ten million pounds that's about that's about the most sensible thing you could possibly think so but the match up some car making notes down for the quarantine is.

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