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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

You're listening to ASK ME ANOTHER. I'm Ophira Eisenberg, and later on, we're going to talk to novelist Owen King. But first, let's welcome our next two contestants: Eve Rickles-Young and Samantha Lee.

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EISENBERG: Eve, if you could be a character on any television show of your choice.

EVE RICKLES-YOUNG: I think I would be Leslie Knope from "Parks and Rec."

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EISENBERG: Well done. I now know everything about you. Samantha, you collect funny flavored potato chips.

SAMANTHA LEE: I'm kind of an international potato chip fiend.

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LEE: Slash expert.

EISENBERG: Slash. Now, do you collect them or do you eat them?

LEE: I bring them home with me and then I eat them pretty quickly.

EISENBERG: So they start off in the collection and then it kind of gets late at night and you're like, well, you know.

LEE: They don't stay on a shelf.

EISENBERG: Do I really need sweet paprika Pringles in my life forever?

LEE: Paprika are my favorite.

EISENBERG: Those are really good, right?

LEE: Yes.

EISENBERG: Okay. This round is called TV Time Machine. We're going to give you a list of three television series. You have to ring in and put them in chronological order, according to their debut on American television. Would you like to give us an example, Art?

ART CHUNG: Sure, Ophira. If your clue was "American Idol," "American Dad," "American Bandstand," the correct order, of course, would be "American Bandstand," which debuted in 1952, "American Idol," which debuted in 2002, and finally, "American Dad," debuting in 2005.

EISENBERG: So ring in when you know the answer. And as always, the winner will move on to our Ask Me One More final round at the end of the show. Here we go. "Mad Men," "Mad About You," "Mad TV."

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EISENBERG: Eve?

RICKLES-YOUNG: "Mad TV," "Mad About You," "Mad Men."

EISENBERG: Oh, I'm sorry.

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EISENBERG: Samantha?

LEE: It's "Mad About You," "Mad TV," and then "Mad Men."

EISENBERG: That's correct.

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EISENBERG: Monday night football, "Friday Night Lights," "Saturday Night Live."

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EISENBERG: Samantha?

LEE: I'm going to go with "Saturday Night Live," Monday night football and then "Friday Night Lights."

EISENBERG: I'm sorry.

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EISENBERG: Eve?

RICKLES-YOUNG: Monday night football, "Saturday Night Live," "Friday Night Lights."

EISENBERG: That's correct.

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EISENBERG: A football sandwich was the correct answer. "Modern Family," "Family Guy," "Family."

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EISENBERG: Samantha?

LEE: "Family," "Family Guy" and "Modern Family."

EISENBERG: Yes, you got that one.

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EISENBERG: Family a...

LEE: I had no idea. I just figured since I didn't know what it was, I probably wasn't alive for it.

EISENBERG: That's good.

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EISENBERG: That's a good deduction. You're like, I don't know, it was before me.

LEE: Because I've pretty much watched every show that's been...

EISENBERG: Because you know everything. This show as actually about a happy family with a good marriage. This would never fly. "Peyton Place," "Melrose Place," "Archie Bunker's Place."

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EISENBERG: Samantha?

LEE: I'm going to go with "Archie Bunker's Place," "Peyton Place" and then "Melrose Place."

EISENBERG: Oh, I'm sorry, that is incorrect. Eve, you want to try to steal it?

RICKLES-YOUNG: Sure. "Peyton Place," "Archie Bunker's Place," "Melrose Place."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

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EISENBERG: You guys are pretty good. "The Real World," "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," "Real People."

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EISENBERG: Samantha?

LEE: "Real People," "Real World," "Real Housewives of New Jersey."

EISENBERG: Yes.

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EISENBERG: You ordered them in declining amounts of real, correct?

LEE: Yeah, probably, yeah.

EISENBERG: "Dr. Phil," "Dr. Oz," "Dr. Who."

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EISENBERG: Eve?

RICKLES-YOUNG: "Dr. Who," "Dr. Phil," Dr. Oz."

EISENBERG: Yes, exactly.

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EISENBERG: And of course, only two of them are actual time lords.

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EISENBERG: "Gilmore Girls," "The Golden Girls," "Girls."

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EISENBERG: Samantha?

LEE: "Golden Girls," "Gilmore Girls," "Girls."

EISENBERG: Yes, that is correct.

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EISENBERG: And here's a spoiler that at the end of the season, you actually find out that "Girls" is a prequel to "Golden Girls."

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JONATHAN COULTON: Oh, man. That just puts everything in perspective.

EISENBERG: That's right.

COULTON: Now I get that show.

EISENBERG: Lena Dunham becomes Bea Arthur. It's amazing. It all matches up. "The Good Wife," "Breaking Bad," "Ugly Betty."

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EISENBERG: Samantha?

LEE: "Ugly Betty," "Breaking Bad," "Good Wife."

EISENBERG: Yes.

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LEE: I watch a lot of TV.

EISENBERG: It's not shameful. It's helping.

LEE: It's my job.

EISENBERG: A lot of people claim that it's their job. Here's your last question. "Bob," "Newhart," "The Bob Newhart Show."

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EISENBERG: What did we just do there? Eve?

RICKLES-YOUNG: "The Bob Newhart Show," "Newhart," "Bob."

EISENBERG: Yeah. Yes.

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EISENBERG: Art, who won this game?

CHUNG: The winner of this round was Samantha.

EISENBERG: Congratulations, Samantha Lee.

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EISENBERG: Eve, a worthy contestant. Samantha, you are moving on to our Ask Me One More final round at the end of the show. Congratulations.

LEE: Thank you.

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