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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists - now that we've heard about clear jeans and mud jeans, what will be the next innovation in jean technology?

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Now, panel, what will be the next big thing in jeans? Roy Blount Jr.?

ROY BLOUNT JR.: Self-dancing jeans. You switch them on, and the next thing you know you're getting jiggy.

SAGAL: I would buy that. Amy Dickinson.

AMY DICKINSON: Mom jeans for men - elastic waistband in the back, padded fly in the front.

SAGAL: And Tom Bodett.

TOM BODETT: Subliminals from Calvin Klein. You'll only think you're wearing pants.


BILL KURTIS: Well, if any of that happens, panel, we'll ask you about it on WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

SAGAL: Thank you, Bill Kurtis. Thanks also to Roy Blount Jr., Tom Bodett and Amy Dickinson. Thanks to all of you for listening. I am Peter Sagal, and we'll see you next week.


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