Monday, August 17, 2015

Wait Wait...Don't Say It

The August 8th episode of Wait Wait Don't Tell Me! mentioned the IOC's recognition of ultimate during its Listener Limerick Challenge.

[Skip to 3:57]
BILL KURTIS: The Olympic Committee just quizzed me about plastic discs I throw whizzly to their field and their track, they won't add hacky sack, but they're looking at Ultimate...

WOODWARD (Caller): Frisbee?

KURTIS: Frisbee it is.

PETER SAGAL: Yes, indeed.


SAGAL: Frisbee.


SAGAL: This week, the International Olympics Committee officially recognized Ultimate Frisbee as a sport. It's pretty easy to recognize, just look for a bunch of sweaty, white guys with dreadlocks. Either it's Ultimate Frisbee or some hobos are fighting over a frozen pizza.


SAGAL: The IOC's endorsement, the sport takes one step closer to being an official Olympic event like trampoline or Bob Costas Synchronized Pink Eye.


ALONZO BODDEN: I bet you could get asparagus water to sponsor Ultimate Frisbee.

SAGAL: I bet you could.


BODDEN: We don't need Frisbee, we already have discus. I think they should have somebody try to catch it.


MAZ JOBRANI: There you go.

BODDEN: Now, I'd pay to watch that.

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