Prediction

Feb 18, 2017
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict, now that Playboy has brought back nudity, what they're going to try if that doesn't work.

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Now, panel, what will Playboy do if bringing back nudity does not work to save their magazine? Tom Bodett.

TOM BODETT: Fake nudes. The women are naked, but you can believe they aren't.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Alexandra Petri.

ALEXANDRA PETRI: I think flip books, nude flip books. It's like porn if you go really quickly.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Or Roy Blunt Jr.

ROY BLOUNT JR: When nude doesn't work, try naked.

(LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE)

BILL KURTIS: Well, if that does work, Roy, we'll ask you about it on WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

SAGAL: Thank you, Bill Kurtis. Thanks also to Tom Bodett, Alexandra Petri and Roy Blunt Jr. Thanks to all of you for listening. We're so glad you came.

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