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Panel Round One

Streaming Killed The Video Store.

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Bobcat, this week we say goodbye to a treasured institution that to the very end, required you rewind your tapes before you returned them. Who closed their last remaining stores this week?

BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT: I'm so happy about this.

SAGAL: Are you?

GOLDTHWAIT: Well, I still have some Blockbuster fees.

SAGAL: Yes.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: You outlived them.

GOLDTHWAIT: I crushed them, actually. My lone Scott Baio collection, not returning them. I had all of "Charles in Charge" on VHS under my bed.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: But kids today probably don't believe that in the olden days you had to go to a store and rent a little box, which you took home and left next to your TV for a week until you realized that it just cost you 20 bucks to watch "Grease 2."

(LAUGHTER)

P.J. O'ROURKE: Those were the days.

GOLDTHWAIT: I'm taking this hit pretty hard because most of my movies opened at Blockbuster.

(LAUGHTER)

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