Filk on Today’s “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me”

NPR’s quiz show “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” featured three questions about filk music today in the “Not My Job” segment.

Oscar Isaac, the actor who plays the titular character in Joel and Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis, was posed questions that included references to Doctor Who and Captain Kirk.

To hear that part of the show click on the link above link. The filk questions begin around the 5:50 mark.

The program is moderated by Peter Sagal who passed on being a special guest of Chicon 7 to film a documentary in Iceland.

 [Thanks to Sam Long, Rich Lynch and Andrew Porter for the story.]

5 thoughts on “Filk on Today’s “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me”

  1. When the word “filk” appeared a few years ago on the NPR program “Says You”, they misunderstood the definition, and claimed that it was a term that referred to soundtrack music from science fiction films. “Wait, Wait” clearly did better research.

  2. It was a verbal three ring citrus. I was watching “Family Feud”, and one of the answers on the show was “a pool of jello”. I think the catagory was “togetherness”.

    It isn’t just “us” anymore.

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