Over Easy Like Sunday Morning Do you like your musical parodies hard or over easy? We rewrote the lyrics to "Easy" by The Commodores to be about all things brunch.
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Over Easy Like Sunday Morning

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Our next two contestants will play a game about brunch. So we'll charge $17 for each question, even though you could make equally good questions at your own home.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Let's meet our contestants. First up - Melanie Klerer. You're a software engineer at Google. And amazingly, this line of work is a family tradition.

MELANIE KLERER: Yeah, my dad and grandfather both were in industry. And my sister, who's here tonight, also works as a software engineer.

EISENBERG: That's amazing. And how do you like it?

KLERER: Oh, I love it. I love being able to wear sweatpants to work, mostly.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: That's right - exactly. It's all about what you get to wear to work.

KLERER: Of course.

EISENBERG: Melanie, when you ring in, we're going to hear this.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Your opponent is Ben Kafoglis. You're a high-school math teacher.

BEN KAFOGLIS: That's right.

EISENBERG: So on the side, you and your roommates create videos, including a shot-for-shot remake of "Dirty Dancing."

KLERER: What? That's amazing.

KAFOGLIS: That is correct.

EISENBERG: And...

JONATHAN COULTON: (Laughter).

EISENBERG: So why that movie, just out of curiosity?

KAFOGLIS: I actually don't fully know the origin story.

EISENBERG: (Laughter).

KAFOGLIS: I just got a phone call from my friend saying, hey, come hang out at our friend's house this weekend. I was like, sure. And I walked in the door, and they gave me a wig and said, put this on. You're playing Penny.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Fantastic. Ben, when you ring in, we'll hear this.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: All right. Remember, Melanie and Ben, whoever has more points after two games will go to our final round. Let's go to your first game. This is a music parody game called Over Easy Like Sunday Morning. Jonathan Coulton, take it away.

COULTON: Thank you, Ophira. Who likes brunch?

(CHEERING)

COULTON: Everybody likes brunch. We wrote the Commodores' song "Easy" to make it about things associated with brunch. Just ring in to tell me what I'm singing about. Here we go. (Singingp, playing guitar)

I know it sounds funny, but I like my bacon round and my egg poached. I ain't bluffing. Smother in hollandaise so the whole thing's drowned - all on a toasted English muffin.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Ben.

KAFOGLIS: Eggs Benedict.

COULTON: Eggs Benedict is correct.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Canadian bacon - that's, like, obviously just, like, regular bacon with health care.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: That's fair. (Singing, playing guitar)

It's green and trendy. It's guacamole but with more edge. It's very spendy. It's why you can't afford a mortgage.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Melanie.

KLERER: Avocado toast.

COULTON: Yeah, that's right.

(APPLAUSE)

COULTON: (Singing, playing guitar) Why in the world would you say it's not good for me? I mean, it's mostly just tomato. Tabasco and Worcestershire - fresh healthy celery, a little vodka if I say so.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Ben.

KAFOGLIS: Bloody Mary.

COULTON: Bloody Mary - you got it.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: What's that thing about Bloody Mary and a mirror?

COULTON: If you say Bloody Mary three times in a mirror, then she appears...

EISENBERG: Right.

COULTON: ...Behind you.

EISENBERG: Oh yeah, I thought it was never look in a mirror after three Bloody Marys.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: (Singing, playing guitar) Take a picture. Facebook owns this app in your palm. Post the picture. Tag it with the #nomnomnomnom.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: Melanie.

KLERER: Instagram.

COULTON: Instagram - that's correct.

(APPLAUSE)

COULTON: This is your last clue. (Singing, playing guitar)

Some bubbly wine, please. Pop the cork and use that tall flute. An orange fresh squeezed - I like to hide my booze in juiced fruit.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Melanie.

KLERER: Mimosa.

COULTON: Mimosa is correct.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: All right. Great game - Melanie is in the lead.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Hey, eggheads, if you can handle hard-boiled questions, we want to poach you for our show. Scramble over to AMAtickets.org to find out how to be a contestant. Coming up - comedian Amber Ruffin will join us for a quiz inspired by Bigfoot and the Loch Ness monster. This game is like a dating app because it's full of monsters that you never have to meet. I'm Ophira Eisenberg, and this is ASK ME ANOTHER from NPR.

(APPLAUSE)

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