Repeat Offenders

John Chaneski leads the final quickfire round and a winner is crowned. Based on the definition given, contestants have to provide the word or phrase with repeating syllables, like "goody-goody."

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

All right everybody, this is what we've been waiting for, our final round, Ask Me One More. In this final elimination round, we will determine who is our ASK ME ANOTHER champion. So let's have our winners back from our previous rounds. From For The Fun Of It, Brendan Sullivan.

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EISENBERG: From the Dictionary of Dr. Moreau, Ned Tyrrell.

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EISENBERG: And from the End Of the World, Melissa Kirsch.

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EISENBERG: We call this game Repeat Offenders. John, when are you going to tell us what this is about?

JOHN CHANESKI: I will tell you. Here at ASK ME ANOTHER, we try not to repeat ourselves, but there are a lot of words or phrases that are made up of the same syllables repeated. For example, a person who always does the right thing and acts all superior about it, is a goody goody. In this game, we'll give you the definition and you have to tell us the repeating syllable or word that fits the definition.

You'll only have a few seconds to give us your answer. We're playing this spelling bee style, that is, if you get one answer wrong, you're out and the last person standing is this week's grand winner. Ready players? OK, let's go.

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CHANESKI: Brendan, step up to the mike. Here's the first question. A cheerleader might wave it in the air.

BRENDAN SULLIVAN: Pom pom?

CHANESKI: Very good.

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CHANESKI: Ned, it's the flashy term for jewelry.

NED TYRRELL: Bling-bling?

CHANESKI: Bling-bling is right.

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CHANESKI: Melissa, it's what your kid may call a minor scrap or cut.

MELISSA KIRSCH: Boo-boo.

CHANESKI: Yes.

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CHANESKI: It's the nickname of a famous prison, located north of New York City.

SULLIVAN: Sing Sing?

CHANESKI: Yes, Brendan.

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CHANESKI: It's an outdoor game that involves keeping score with tiny pencils.

TYRRELL: Putt-putt.

CHANESKI: Yes, that's right.

EISENBERG: Yes.

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CHANESKI: Melissa, it's a situation that's good for everyone.

KIRSCH: Win-win.

CHANESKI: Win-win, that's right.

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CHANESKI: It's a Middle Eastern dish made from bulgur wheat.

SULLIVAN: Couscous.

CHANESKI: Yes.

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CHANESKI: Ned, it's a breed of guard dog from China.

TYRRELL: Chow Chow.

CHANESKI: Chow Chow's right.

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CHANESKI: Melissa, it's a score you're happy to get from the ophthalmologist?

KIRSCH: 20/20.

CHANESKI: 20/20's right.

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EISENBERG: Wow they're good. All right.

CHANESKI: Brendan, it's the Hawaiian name for a popular type of fish. Three seconds. OK, moving on to Ned. Ned, it's the Hawaiian name for a popular type of fish.

TYRRELL: Mahi-Mahi.

CHANESKI: Mahi-Mahi is right. OK.

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CHANESKI: Melissa, it's a blood-sucking fly that transmits sleeping sickness to humans.

KIRSCH: Tsetse.

CHANESKI: Tsetse is right.

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CHANESKI: Ned, it's a pedal that's used to make a guitar sound like someone speaking.

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CHANESKI: Three seconds. Let's move to Melissa, if she can get it. Melissa, it's a pedal that's used to make a guitar sound like someone's speaking.

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KIRSCH: Wah-wah.

CHANESKI: Wah, wah, wah, wah wah!

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CHANESKI: Yes, Melissa is our winner.

EISENBERG: Melissa.

Congratulations, Melissa Kirsch, you are our winner.

And I am so jealous of our grand prize. Here is what you are going to get. You're going to get lunch at Barneys with Simon Doonan...

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EISENBERG: ...where he will give you a personal closet consultation. That is right, congratulations. I know, amazing right? Give her another hand everybody.

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