Article Adjective Noun Is it just us or do movie, book and play titles often follow the same exact format? The Constant Gardener. The Great Gatsby. The Big Lebowski. Article, Adjective, Noun. In this Ask Me One More final round, puzzle guru John Chaneski asks our contestants to fill in the adjectives in some well-known titles.
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And now to end this for once and all, and I mean for this week anyways. Let's bring back our winners from our previous game. We have Olivia Bumgardner from Who's That Girl.


EISENBERG: Andy Cohen from War, Oy, What's It Good For. Liz Kash Stroppel from Character Voices, Mark Kujawski from Crisp Game Arenas and Kiki Turner from Pop Goes the Answer.


EISENBERG: I'm going to turn to our puzzle guru John Chaneski to take us out.

JOHN CHANESKI: Our final game is called Article Adjective Noun. It's a classic template for a book, movie and play title. Start with an article like "the" or "an," throw in an adjective and end with a noun.

In this round, we'll give you the name of an author, playwright or director then a noun. You give the adjective that completes a famous title by that person. For example, if we said F. Scott Fitzgerald's Gatsby, you would say great.




CHANESKI: That was pretty good, as in "The Great Gatsby." Now, we're playing this spelling bee style, so one wrong answer and you're out. You'll only have a few seconds to give us an answer. The last person standing is our grand winner. Here we go. Olivia, Nathaniel Hawthorn's letter.


CHANESKI: That's correct.


CHANESKI: Andy, Tennessee Williams' menagerie.


CHANESKI: Glass is right.


CHANESKI: Liz, Raymond Chandler's sleep.


CHANESKI: Big is right.


CHANESKI: Mark, Dante's comedy.


CHANESKI: It was divine.


CHANESKI: I loved it. Very good. Kiki, Sebastian Younger's storm. Three seconds.


EISENBERG: No, not the big storm. Let's see if Olivia knows the answer. Olivia, Sebastian Younger's storm.


CHANESKI: Perfect is right. Thank you for joining us, Kiki. Sorry.


CHANESKI: Andy, Ingmar Bergman's seal.

COHEN: Seventh.

CHANESKI: Seventh is right.


CHANESKI: Liz, Dashiell Hammett's falcon.

STROPPEL: Maltese.

CHANESKI: Maltese is right.


CHANESKI: Mark, Ian Fleming's daylights.


CHANESKI: Living is right, very good.


CHANESKI: Olivia, J. K. Rowling's vacancy.


CHANESKI: Oh, no. Three seconds.

BUMGARDNER: The non-Harry Potter one.

CHANESKI: I'm sorry. Let's see if Andy knows it. Andy, J. K. Rowling's vacancy.

COHEN: Casual.

CHANESKI: Casual is right.


CHANESKI: Thank you for joining us, Olivia, nice work. Liz, Thomas Mann's mountain.


CHANESKI: Magic is right.


CHANESKI: Mark, Tony Morrison's eye.

KUJAWSKI: Beloved.

CHANESKI: Not beloved.


CHANESKI: Let's see if Andy knows it. Andy, Tony Morrison's eye.

COHEN: Bluest.

CHANESKI: Bluest is right.


CHANESKI: Thank you for joining us, Mark. We are now down to two contestants, Liz and Andy. Okay, Liz, Rachel Carson's spring.

STROPPEL: Eternal.

CHANESKI: Not eternal. Let's see if Andy knows it. Andy, Rachel Carson's spring.

COHEN: Silent.

CHANESKI: Silent is right. Andy, you win the game. Way to go.


EISENBERG: Andy, congratulations. You're our ASK ME ANOTHER big winner. And your prize is your very own customized chess lesson from Maurice Ashley.

COHEN: I could use that.


EISENBERG: Tailored to your abilities. Well done, congratulations, Andy.

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