OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Let's bring out our next two contestants, Ty Cone and Wyatt Martin.

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EISENBERG: Here's my question for the both of you, starting with you, Ty. If you could tame any animal in the universe to be your pet what would you choose?

TY CONE: I was going to say a hippogriff from the "Harry Potter" series but I actually don't know what that is. So I'm going to go with - there was an owl in "Clash of the Titans," the mechanical owl.

JOHN CHANESKI: Archimedes.

CONE: No, his name was Bubo.

EISENBERG: Whoa.

CHANESKI: Bubo?

CONE: Bubo is Athena's owl. And I have him on my arm so if I could tame him and have him fly around and do errands for me, that would be great.1

EISENBERG: Excellent. Wyatt?

WYATT MARTIN: I'm torn between the giant flying dog from "The Neverending Story" and whatever that little thing in front of Jabba the Hutt was that just cackled whenever he said anything.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Right. It looked like a sock or something like that.

MARTIN: Just bring that around with me and have it cackle at everything I say.

JONATHAN COULTON: That character was Luke Skywalker, I believe.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: This game is called Gone to the Dogs. Jonathan, that pretty much explains our entire show, doesn't it?

COULTON: It sure does...

EISENBERG: Yeah.

COULTON: ...Ophira. But this is a rather simple game. Each answer in this round will contain the name of a dog breed. For example, if I were to ask what Simon and Garfunkel song begins I am just a poor boy, though my story is seldom told, you would answer "The Boxer." And of course, a boxer is a breed of dog as well as a person who boxes. The song is not about a person who puts things in boxes, you understand.

EISENBERG: What?

COULTON: He boxes with his fist. But it's also the dog breed. I'm going to stop talking now. Contestants, ring in when you know the answer. Here we go. What was the nickname of the engineer of the Enterprise on the original "Star Trek"?

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Wyatt?

MARTIN: Scottie.

COULTON: Scottie is right.

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COULTON: What kind of blanket originating from a war torn region might you throw over the back of your sofa?

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Ty?

CONE: An afghan.

COULTON: That's right.

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EISENBERG: It cover the war torn region of your sofa.

COULTON: Yes.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: Founded in 1914, what passenger bus line has buses in various bright colors, despite its name?

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Wyatt.

MARTIN: Greyhound.

COULTON: Greyhound is right.

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COULTON: What Miami rapper with Cuban roots had his biggest hit in 2011 with the song "Give Me Everything"?

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Wyatt.

MARTIN: Pit Bull.

COULTON: You got it.

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COULTON: In 2001, the Canadian province of Newfoundland changed its name to Newfoundland and what?

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Ty.

CONE: Newfoundland and Labrador?

COULTON: That's right.

EISENBERG: Yeah.

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COULTON: You knew that, right, Ophira?

EISENBERG: I did as a Canadian and I think you ever answered it like a Canadian. You went Newfoundland and Labrador? That's how we would answer it.

COULTON: Eh?

EISENBERG: Yeah. We would always go up at the end. Really? Yes.

COULTON: Name the monk who lived in the Swiss Alps who was proclaimed the patron saint of mountaineers by Pope Pius XI in 1923?

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Ty.

CONE: Saint Bernard.

COULTON: That's right.

(APPLAUSE)

COULTON: What is the largest state in Mexico?

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Ty.

CONE: Chihuahua.

COULTON: That's right.

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EISENBERG: The yappy state. Correct.

COULTON: The yappy - the yappy state.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: This is your last clue. In the Aesop fable, what was the occupation of the boy who cried wolf?

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Wyatt.

MARTIN: A shepherd.

COULTON: He was a shepherd. You got it.

(APPLAUSE)

COULTON: John Chaneski, what happened?

CHANESKI: We have another tie.

COULTON: Oh, my god.

EISENBERG: Oh!

(APPLAUSE)

CHANESKI: Wyatt and Ty, here is your tiebreaker. What dog comes in standard, miniature and toy sizes and also in a kind of 1950's skirt?

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

CHANESKI: Ty.

CONE: What is a poodle?

(LAUGHTER)

CHANESKI: Poodle is correct.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Incredibly close match. Thank you so much, Wyatt. Ty, you did it and you're going to be moving on to our Ask Me One More final round coming at the end of the show.

CONE: Thank you.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "HOUND DOG")

ELVIS PRESLEY: (singing) You ain't nothing but a hound dog, crying all the time. Well, you ain't never caught a rabbit. You ain't no friend of mine.

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