Sounds Delicious Mash up songs that have foods in their titles with the names of actual foods. We can only imagine what a "Strawberry Fields For Ever-ything bagel" might taste like.
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Sounds Delicious

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(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

This next game is called Sound Delicious. And when I think of delicious, I think music game. Right, Jonathan?

JONATHAN COULTON: Yes. Yes, you do. That's because you know me. If there's one thing I love as much as music is food.

EISENBERG: Yeah.

COULTON: And if there's another thing, it's songs about food. And if there were a third thing, it would be games about songs about food.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: I dream about games about songs about food.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: And apparently, I love a lot of things; those are just three of them.

EISENBERG: OK. Well, you're going to love our next two contestants: Denise Huth and Ryan Fanelli.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Denise and Ryan, you have a lot in common. You both share a profession. You're both high school chemistry teachers and you both share a bed.

DENISE HUTH: Yes.

(LAUGHTER)

RYAN FANELLI: That we do.

EISENBERG: OK. Boyfriend-girlfriend? Live together?

HUTH: Yes.

FANELLI: We do live together, yes.

EISENBERG: All right. So who in - how long have you've been living together?

FANELLI: A couple months.

EISENBERG: Denise, how's it going?

HUTH: OK.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Uh-huh. Uh-uh. What is one improvement you'd like to give Ryan over the radio?

FANELLI: Oh, man.

(LAUGHTER)

HUTH: I think he should learn to use the Swiffer.

EISENBERG: Whoa.

AUDIENCE: Whoa.

COULTON: And so it begins.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: Ryan, get out of there, man. Get out of there.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Ryan, I would ask what's one thing you would give Denise, but I don't think you have any requests.

FANELLI: It does matter anyway.

EISENBERG: That's right. Oh, you're going to be fine.

COULTON: Well, in this game, you two lovers will be matching up songs that feature foods and their titles with the names of actual foods. So first, I'm going to play part of a song then Ophira will give you a clue to a food. You will need to remember both the title of the song and the food, and then combine them.

You are confused because this is confusing.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: I'm going to give you an example right now. Here how it works. (Singing) Cheeseburger in paradise, heaven on earth with an onion slice. Not too particular, not too precise. I'm just a cheeseburger in paradise.

EISENBERG: And then I'm going to give you a food clue: A pretty cool basic building block of a salad. So when you combine the song title, with the food, the answer is obviously cheeseburger in paradiceburg lettuce.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: OK. Each clue is going to take about 25 minutes to answer.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: We have granola bars and bananas.

COULTON: Yeah, that's right.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: This is what they call a driveway moment, if you have very long driveway. I know, your brains are exploding right now. Just remember, in every answer the title of the song will come first and then the food will be added at the end at a certain Slavic pivot point.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: Forget it. You're - it's fulcrum. You're doomed; it's not going to work.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: The song and the food will overlap in some way. Everybody's going to have a great time.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: Here we go. Here's your first song. (Singing) I know a guy who's tough but sweet. He's so fine he can't be beat. He's got everything that's I desire. Set the summer sun on fire. I want this thing.

EISENBERG: And here's your food clue: A Halloween confection that's kind of tastes like wax.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Denise.

HUTH: I want candy corn?

EISENBERG: Yes.

COULTON: Yeah. See.

(APPLAUSE)

COULTON: And we were so worried.

EISENBERG: I know.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: (Singing) Living is easy with eyes closed. Misunderstanding all you see. It's getting hard to be someone but it all works out. It doesn't matter much to me. Let me take you down 'cause I'm going to...

EISENBERG: Here's you're food clue: Around breakfast, bread with a hole in it that incorporates all the flavors in the world.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Ryan.

FANELLI: Strawberry fields for everything bagel.

EISENBERG: Yes.

(APPLAUSE)

AUDIENCE MEMBER: Go, Ryan.

EISENBERG: Brilliant. Feeling pretty good right now, both of you.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: (Singing) Moving to the country, going to eat a lot of this fruit. Moving to the country, going to eat a lot of this fruit. These fruits come from a can. They were put there by a man in a factory downtown.

EISENBERG: Food clue. It's a dish that's features a type of mollusk found on land - French land, specifically.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Ryan.

FANELLI: Peach escargot?

EISENBERG: Yes.

(APPLAUSE)

COULTON: (Singing) Love is like a bomb, baby, c'mon get it on. Livin' like a lover with a radar phone. Lookin' like a tramp, like a video vamp. Demolition woman, can I be your man? Hey-hey. Take a bottle, shake it up. Break the bubble, break it up.

EISENBERG: This soy-based broth is typically served before sushi.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: They're thinking.

FANELLI: Oh.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Ryan.

FANELLI: Is it pour some sugar on some Miso soup?

EISENBERG: Yes.

(APPLAUSE)

COULTON: All right. This is your last clue. (Singing) Called my baby, Jonathan Coulton. Tell you why. Because he's sweeter than an apple pie. And when he does his shaky rockin' dance, man I haven't got a chance. I call him Jonathan Coulton, Jonathan Coulton, oh Johnny, Johnny, Johnny. Jonathan Coulton, Jonathan Coulton, oh Johnny, Johnny, Johnny. Jonathan Coulton, Jonathan Coulton, oh Johnny, Johnny, Johnny. Jonathan Coulton.

(SOUNDBITE OF POP)

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: Thanks, everybody.

EISENBERG: Here's your food clue. This bite-sized fried seafood dish is popular at Red Lobster.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Denise.

HUTH: Lollipopcorn shrimp?

EISENBERG: Yes.

COULTON: Yes.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Puzzle guru, Greg Pliska.

GREG PLISKA: Ryan is our winner.

EISENBERG: Congratulations, Ryan.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: You are going to our finally round coming at the end of the show. They hugged, didn't they?

COULTON: See, they still love each other. That's wonderful.

EISENBERG: They still love each other.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: He's going out to buy a Swiffer right now.

FANELLI: That's right.

(LAUGHTER)

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