PETER SAGAL, HOST:
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Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Mo, welcome to Carl Kasell's Used Car Hut. Carl, you got any hot deals for us?
CARL KASELL: I sure, do Peter. How about this baby? It's a 1984 Renault 4 hatchback, manual transmission, with only 190,000 miles on it, it's a creampuff.
SAGAL: So who, Mo, is the new owner of that used car?
MO ROCCA: It is - it is the pope, Pope Francis.
SAGAL: It is indeed Pope Francis, very good.
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SAGAL: Pope Francis, now known for his disdain of luxury, got himself some new wheels, a 27-year-old rust bucket that was a gift from an Italian priest. Imagine all the things that never happened in that back seat.
ROCCA: But the brakes are infallible.
SAGAL: Of course.
P.J. O'ROURKE: I didn't know the pope could drive stick.
SAGAL: Apparently he can, he's got skills.
FAITH SALIE: I hope that the stick shift goes in, like, the sign of the cross.
SAGAL: That'd be awesome.
ROCCA: That would be great. That would be awesome.
SAGAL: People are like what is the pope doing in a car like that, but it makes perfect sense, since it constantly belches white smoke. He can ride around and say, hey, they picked me again.
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