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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Our first two contestants are Sue Casey and Kevin Belanger. Sue, how long have you lived in D.C.?

SUE CASEY: It's six years now.

EISENBERG: Now, if you moved - I've never lived here - what would you miss about D.C.?

CASEY: Aside from the taxation without representation?

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Hmm.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Is that a little Washington sarcasm I detect there, yeah?

CASEY: Yeah.

EISENBERG: OK. Capitol sarcasm.

CASEY: Maybe a little. Yes. Probably the farmers markets.

EISENBERG: Oh, they're good.

CASEY: They're really good.

EISENBERG: OK. All right. Kevin, what would you miss about D.C.?

KEVIN BELANGER: I think I'd miss most just riding my bike around and all of a sudden, I lookke, by, oh, there's the White House. Oh. And then the Capitol steps. Yeah.

EISENBERG: Oh, yeah.

BELANGER: It's exciting.

EISENBERG: It is pretty cool. OK. So our first game is called Battle Hymn of the DCs. Which is a music game and also sounds deceptively patriotic. Jonathan, take this one away.

JONATHAN COULTON: Yes, indeed. We have taken the song "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" but we have changed the lyrics to be about famous individuals with the initials DC. So all you have to do is ring in and guess the DC that I am thinging - that I am thinging about.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: And we'd prefer it if you sang the answer.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Of course.

COULTON: You're not required to but we would prefer it.

EISENBERG: Yeah.

COULTON: We would.

EISENBERG: Everybody would, clearly.

COULTON: Obviously. And the winner will move on to the Ask Me One More final round at the end of the show. Are you ready?

BELANGER: Yes.

CASEY: Yeah.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG)

COULTON: (singing) My eyes have seen the glory of the striking hair of red. On TV he's a detective where he finds the bodies dead. He's known for an accessory he places on his head. He puts sunglasses on. Glory, glory...

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Sue.

CASEY: (singing) David Caruso.

COULTON: That's right.

EISENBERG: Yeah.

(APPLAUSE)

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG)

COULTON: (singing) Our Sundays show the glory of their athletes' victory. Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman, Tony Romo, Coach Landry. Their cheerleaders are famous and though many don't agree, they're called America's team.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Kevin.

BELANGER: (singing) Glory, glory, Dallas Cowboys.

COULTON: Oh, love it.

(APPLAUSE)

(SOUNDBITE OF BOOS)

COULTON: You're not booing me, right?

EISENBERG: All right. All right.

COULTON: I didn't think so. Good. I hope not.

EISENBERG: That was an interesting reaction.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Love the singing, enjoyed getting the answer right, angry of the mixture of glory and the Dallas Cowboys. Angry at that mixture.

(LAUGHTER)

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG)

COULTON: (singing) He played a cast a characters we still quote to this day. He asked if that was special; he was chopping broccoli. But I wonder if it's prudent at this juncture if I say he wants to pump you up.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Kevin.

BELANGER: (singing) Glory, glory, Dana Carvey.

COULTON: You got it.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Kevin, have you ever had any singing lessons, any background on chorale?

BELANGER: A little bit. I just got done with my first-ever musical. So I'm pretty excited.

EISENBERG: Are you serious?

BELANGER: Yeah.

EISENBERG: Wow.

COULTON: My goodness.

EISENBERG: This was good casting on our part.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG)

COULTON: (singing) Although their name is singular the group was made of three. Oh, we had to say their name and get prepared for their jelly. They don't need us to pay their bills; a solo act broke free. Now Beyonce marches on.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Kevin.

BELANGER: (singing) Glory, glory Destiny's Child.

(APPLAUSE)

COULTON: Amen, sister. You got that right. My favorite line in the whole show is we had to say their name and get prepared for their jelly.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: Get ready because I don't think you're ready. You don't seem ready for my jelly.

(LAUGHTER)

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG)

COULTON: (singing) This character was pompous. Serving drinks was not her aim. But she hooked up with the bartender, her square job love/hate flame. She labored in a joint where everybody knows your name, Thursday nights on NBC.

EISENBERG: Oh, boy. Mm-hmm. Interesting.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Sue.

CASEY: (singing) Glory, glory, Diane Chambers.

COULTON: Yeah!

(APPLAUSE)

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG)

COULTON: (singing) He started as a journalist but hosting was his game. His voice was deep, his fro was big, he had a groovy aim: to punk funk and jazz and R&B aboard a TV train. This man had lots of souuuuuul!

EISENBERG: Sue is shaking her head.

COULTON: Souuuuuuuuul!

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: No. Anybody in the audience know the answer? Don Cornelius. That's correct, yes. This is your last clue.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

COULTON: (singing) He was born in Tennessee, that's where he learned to hunt and trap. Yes, this 19th century hero might have worn a coonskin cap. He was taken at the Alamo and known around the map as king of the wild frontier.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Sue.

CASEY: (singing) Glory, glory Davy Crockett.

COULTON: That's right.

EISENBERG: Yeah.

(APPLAUSE)

COULTON: Art, what are the results of that game?

ART CHUNG: That was a tie.

COULTON: Oh, my goodness.

CHUNG: We are going to a tiebreaker. What comedian born right here in Washington D.C. walked away from his hit Comedy Central show in 2005?

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

CHUNG: Kevin.

BELANGER: Dave Chappelle.

CHUNG: That is correct. You're our winner.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Thank you so much, Sue. And Kevin, you'll be moving on to our Ask Me One More final round at the end of the show.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

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