OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Let's say hello to our next two contestants, Crysta Jarczynski and Dan Roller.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Welcome.

CRYSTA JARCZYNSKI: Hello.

EISENBERG: So you both have some musical backgrounds. And we all have those earworm songs that get stuck in our head. What's your most recent one, Dan?

DAN ROLLER: Oddly enough, I had a Jonathan Coulton song stuck in my head for a while.

EISENBERG: Oh, yeah.

JONATHAN COULTON: That's weird.

ROLLER: I'm a fan of "Big Bad World One," so that's always in my head.

COULTON: Oh, thanks.

ROLLER: Also "Call Me Maybe" is usually the song I sing to myself in the morning.

(LAUGHTER)

ROLLER: Something about an overweight guy in the shower singing "Call Me Maybe" just doesn't look well, even to me.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Crysta, how do you?

JARCZYNSKI: I've been really liking Janelle Monae's "Dance Apocalyptic."

EISENBERG: Oh, yeah.

(SOUNDBITE OF CHEERS)

EISENBERG: Very good. OK. Well, our next round is called My-My-My Clues. Hmm. What could that be about? Jonathan Coulton, I defer to you musical abilities.

COULTON: Yes. We have rewritten the lyrics to that 1979 earworm of a hit song by The Knack, "My Sharona," which like 98 percent of rock 'n' roll songs was written to impress a girl, whose name presumably was Sharona.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: But in this game, the questions will be about things and names that rhyme or kind of rhyme with Sharona.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: So here's an example.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

COULTON: (Singing) Ooh, the city's large, city's large. Number two in Spain in 1992. It would host the Olympic Games in Ba, ba, ba, ba, ba ooh. Puzzle guru, Art Chung, what is the answer?

(LAUGHTER)

ART CHUNG: That would be my-my-my Barcelona.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: And if you would like credit for your right answer, you will have to sing. All right?

JARCZYNSKI: OK.

ROLLER: Challenge accepted.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

COULTON: (Singing) It's a skinny beer, ale and clear, comes from Mexico. Always has a crowd. Put a lime in the bottle. Here co-co-co, woo.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Crysta.

JARCZYNSKI: (Singing) My-my-my Corona.

COULTON: Yeah.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Confidence in that voice.

COULTON: Yeah.

EISENBERG: I heard confidence.

COULTON: Yes.

EISENBERG: I heard melody. That Janelle Monae is paying off, Crysta.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: OK. Here we go.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

COULTON: (Singing) Ooh, a Broadway hit, Broadway hit. Songs that really pop. There is one you should know about a surrey with the fringe on top. It's so, so, so, woo.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Crysta.

JARCZYNSKI: (Singing) My-my-my "Oklahoma."

COULTON: Yeah.

(APPLAUSE)

(LAUGHTER)

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

COULTON: (Singing) Ooh a dried pork dish, dried pork dish. But no time to fool. Be like Italian folks, use their slang. Call it capa cool. It's cap, cap, cap, woo.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Dan.

ROLLER: (Singing) My-my-my capocolla.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: I love Gabbagool.

COULTON: Gabbagool?

EISENBERG: That is one of the - yeah.

COULTON: Yeah.

EISENBERG: It sounds like a chatty ghost.

(LAUGHTER)

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

COULTON: (Singing) Ooh, when you get hurt, you get hurt, spots of black and blues, blood vessels breaking pool under skin and you get a bruise. It's he, he, he, he, woo.

(LAUGHTER)

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Dan.

ROLLER: (Singing) My-my-my hematoma.

COULTON: Yeah.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Dan, you are going to be the lead in "WebMD: The Musical." That was amazing.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Death, disease. And dancing.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: OK. Here we go.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

COULTON: (Singing) Ooh, she was the wife, was the wife, of a Shakespeare guy. But his friend Iago made him think she would cheat and lie. She's Des, Des, Des, Des, woo.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

JARCZYNSKI: (Singing) My-my-my Viola.

(SOUNDBITE OF AUDIENCE DISMAY)

COULTON: No. I'm sorry, Crysta. That's incorrect. Dan, do you want to take a gue, gue, gue, gue, guess?

(LAUGHTER)

ROLLER: Not really. No.

COULTON: Not really. No thanks, says Dan.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: All right. Anybody out there know the answer?

AUDIENCE: Desdemona.

COULTON: Desdemona.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

COULTON: (Singing) Ooh, they make iced tea, make iced tea in this tallboy can founded in New York. I'm surprised it's not a Southwest brand. It's air, air, air, air, woo.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

JARCZYNSKI: (Singing) My-my-my Arizona.

COULTON: Yeah.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Do you know that was a New York drink that they just call Arizona Ice Tea?

JARCZYNSKI: I did not.

ROLLER: It's a dirty trick. It's a dirty marketing trick.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: All right. This is your last question.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

COULTON: (Singing) Ooh, a legend says, legend says down in Mexico that no one parks his car because it's late. Translates to doesn't go. It's chev, chev, chev, chev, woo.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: (Singing) Crysta.

JARCZYNSKI: (Singing) My-my-my Chevy Nova.

COULTON: Yeah.

(APPLAUSE)

COULTON: OK, Art, how did they do in that game?

CHUNG: They did amazing. The winner of that game was Crysta.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Congratulations, Crysta. You be moving on to our Ask Me One More final round at the end of the show.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "MY SHARONA")

THE KNACK: (Singing) My Sharona.

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