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(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

JONATHAN COULTON: Oh, yeah. Now it's getting real.

KRISTEN ANDERSON-LOPEZ: It's on. It's on. The perfect outcome would be we would tie and then both answer the tiebreaker question and we could go home and keep harmony in the universe.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: What's that...

ANDERSON-LOPEZ: That's not how it's going to happen.

BOBBY LOPEZ: She's just hustling.

(LAUGHTER)

LOPEZ: She just hustling us. She's just so good at everything, like bowling. She's like, I don't know how to bowl.

(LAUGHTER)

LOPEZ: And she...

ANDERSON-LOPEZ: Or at least I have that when he trounces me in this quiz. Let's go bowling, honey.

(LAUGHTER)

OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Please welcome back our very important puzzlers.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: But seriously, I have to say that. Please welcome back our very important puzzlers, Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez.

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EISENBERG: OK. Since you two are musical theater professionals, you've worked on loads of musicals. In transit, Bobby, we know you from "Avenue Q," you were mentioning that earlier, "Book of Mormon."

LOPEZ: Mm-hmm.

EISENBERG: So you guys...

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EISENBERG: You guys know your Broadway musicals. So we've put together a game of musical mash ups. We've combined the names of two Broadway musicals and we will give you a good to the plot of the match the combination and you have to produce the combined title. Here's an example for you from our puzzle guru Greg Pliska.

GREG PLISKA: I'll actually sing this to the tune of "Do You Want to Build A Snowman?"

(LAUGHTER)

PLISKA: No, I'm kidding. So here's the plot, King Arthur, Sir Galahad, Sir Lancelot and, of course, brave Sir Robin, discovered after finance their quest for the Holy Grail by becoming male strippers. That would be the plot, of course, to the full Mighty Python's "Spamalot."

ANDERSON-LOPEZ: Oh. Well, this is a hard one.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: So there will be one word that overlaps between the two titles in the winner of this game will receive a Nobel Peace Prize to put alongside all your other awards.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: OK. Let's give it a shot.

ANDERSON-LOPEZ: OK. All right.

EISENBERG: This award-winning Julie Taymor production tells the story of Anna, a governess sent to Africa to tutor the Royal Cub, Simba, who then falls in love with his father, Mufasa. It features Tim and Pumbaa singing the classic "I Whistle A Happy, Hakuna Matata."

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Bobby.

ANDERSON-LOPEZ: Aah.

(LAUGHTER)

ANDERSON-LOPEZ: I'm going to punch in the face next time.

LOPEZ: Should I say wrong? If you...

ANDERSON-LOPEZ: Say it wrong, honey.

LOPEZ: "The Lion King and I."

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: We've got trouble right here in Salzburg, Austria in that starts with T, which is nothing like M, which stands for Maria. And how do you solve a problem like Maria? Do send her into the pool hall to teach the kids how to sing "The Lonely Goatherd."

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COULTON: Bobby.

ANDERSON-LOPEZ: Aah. I hate you.

LOPEZ: "The Sound of Music Man."

COULTON: That's right.

ANDERSON-LOPEZ: All right. I'm clearly doing too many times.

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EISENBERG: Huck Finn and his friend Jim had down the Mississippi on a raft, overloaded with Irish step dancers.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Kristen.

ANDERSON-LOPEZ: "Big River Dance."

EISENBERG: Yes.

(APPLAUSE)

ANDERSON-LOPEZ: You let me have that one.

EISENBERG: He nods, yes I did.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Mm-hmm. That sounds be very annoying draft, by the way.

(LAUGHTER)

LOPEZ: Not when it sinks it's not annoying. Once a goes down everybody's happy.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: This ambitious collaboration between Oscar Hammerstein, Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim tells of the story of the Westernization of Japan is what from the perspective of a nurse stationed on a Polynesian island. It includes such classic songs as, "some enchanted evening," "Floating in the Middle of the Sea," and "I'm Going to Wash That Commodore Perry Right Out Of My Hair."

(LAUGHTER)

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Bobby.

LOPEZ: "South Pacific Overtures."

COULTON: Mm-hmm.

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EISENBERG: One of Leonard Bernstein's least successful scores, it uses live actors and Sesame Street like puppets to explore the inner life of the White House, including Thomas Jefferson's affair with a maid, Andrew Johnson's impeachment and the tribulations of a group of young college graduates are interning there.

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EISENBERG: Bobby.

LOPEZ: "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Q."

EISENBERG: Exactly.

(APPLAUSE)

ANDERSON-LOPEZ: I'll give him that one. That one I didn't have.

LOPEZ: But you dinged in.

ANDERSON-LOPEZ: No I didn't. You dinged twice.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: Stop fighting. In this cult musical, a troupe of actors travel up and down the Mississippi performing an audience participation tribute to old science-fiction films. Highlights include, "Old Man Frank N Furter" and "Can't Help Loving That Sweet Transvestite."

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COULTON: Bobby.

ANDERSON-LOPEZ: I'm mashing him up in my brain right now.

LOPEZ: "Rocky Horror Show Boat."

COULTON: That's right.

ANDERSON-LOPEZ: You got it. You got it.

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EISENBERG: This is your last clue. Another Julie Taymor production. This one probes the psyche of an old Spanish gentleman who has read so many comic books he believes himself to be a superhero named Don Quixote. He just with windmills defeats the Green Goblin and saves his girlfriend, Mary Jane.

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EISENBERG: Kristen.

ANDERSON-LOPEZ: Yes. "Kiss of the Spider-man."

(LAUGHTER)

ANDERSON-LOPEZ: "Kiss of the Spider"...

LOPEZ: I like that one.

ANDERSON-LOPEZ: Yeah.

LOPEZ: That's good.

ANDERSON-LOPEZ: Julie Taymor.

LOPEZ: Do I have to ding?

COULTON: Yeah. I'm sorry, that's incorrect.

ANDERSON-LOPEZ: Ding it. Ding. Aw.

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LOPEZ: "Spiderman of La Mancha."

ANDERSON-LOPEZ: Oh, "Spiderman of La Mancha."

EISENBERG: "Spiderman of La Manchia."

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Greg, how did our VIPs do?

PLISKA: I'm not going to say it. She'll kill me.

(LAUGHTER)

ANDERSON-LOPEZ: It's all right. It's all right.

PLISKA: The winner is Bobby.

ANDERSON-LOPEZ: Go, honey. Go, honey.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: And an amazingly fun game. Thank you both so much. Another huge round of applause for our VIPs, Bobby and Kristen Lopez.

(APPLAUSE)

ANDERSON-LOPEZ: We have to go bowling after this.

(LAUGHTER)

LOPEZ: She's so cute when she's confused.

(LAUGHTER)

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "FUGUE FOR TINHORNS")

ANDERSON-LOPEZ: All right. Here we go.

LOPEZ: (Singing) I got the horse right here. The name is Paul Revere. And here's a guy that says if the weather's clear.

COULTON: (Singing) Can do, can do. This guy says the horse can do If he says the horse can do, can do, can do. For Paul Revere I'll bite. I hear his foot's all right. Of course it all depends if it rained last night. Likes mud, likes mud, this "X" means the horse likes mud. If that means the horse likes mud, likes mud. Likes mud. I tell you Paul Revere, now this is no bum steer. It's from a handicapper that's real sincere. Can do, can do, this guy says the horse can do. If he says the horse can do - can do - can do. Paul Revere. I got the horse right here.

LOPEZ: (Singing) I'm pickin' Valentine, 'cause on the morning line. The guy has got him figured at five to nine. Has chance, has chance, this guy says the horse has chance. If he says the horse has chance, has chance, has chance. I know it's Valentine, the morning work looks fine. Besides the jockey's brother's a friend of mine. Needs race, needs race, my friend says the horse needs race. If he says the horse needs race, needs race, needs race. I go for Valentine, 'cause on the morning line, the guy has got him figured at five to nine has chance, has chance, this guy says the horse has chance Valentine. I got the horse right here.

ANDERSON-LOPEZ: (Singing) But look at Epitaph. He wins it by a half. According to this here in the Telegraph. "Big Threat" - "Big Threat." This guy calls the horse "Big Threat" if he calls the horse "Big Threat", Big Threat, Big Threat. And just a minute, boys. I've got the feed box noise It says the great-grandfather was Equipoise Shows class, shows class. This guy says the horse shows class. If he says the horse shows class Shows class, show's class. So make it Epitaph, he wins it by a half According to this here in the Telegraph. Epitaph. I got the horse right here.

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EISENBERG: Bobby and Kristen Lopez and Jonathan Coulton.

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