John Linnell and John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants might enjoy putting our contestants through the ringer a little too much... Steve McFarland hide caption

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Through the wonders of technology, actor Tom Lenk — who played Andrew on Buffy the Vampire Slayer -- serves as V.I.P. Emily Nussbaum's lifeline during her quiz at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY. Josh Rogosin/NPR hide caption

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Emily Nussbaum's critique on Lena Dunham's HBO show, Girls, for The New Yorker: "Like any groundbreaking TV, it shows the audience something new, then dares it to look away." Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The New Yorker hide caption

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Aimee Mann and Ted Leo at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, the site of the very first show they played together. Benjamin Wick hide caption

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"I wrote all the drag-queen-ish lines," Bobby says of "Let It Go." Kristen adds, "I was listening to a lot of Tori Amos at the time. A lot of things we didn't realize we needed to express went into this song." Mike Coppola/Getty Images hide caption

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