OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:
Say hello to our next contestants, Rosemarie Wallace and Maryann Aita.
EISENBERG: Maryanne, the first go-round you got a little rattled by the buzzers. You didn't like them. What is your goal - your personal goal - this time around?
MARYANN AITA: I'd like to be the third co-host of ASK ME ANOTHER.
JONATHAN COULTON, BYLINE: Jeez, stakes are high.
AITA: No, actually I just, I'm...
EISENBERG: I know, that's intense. I like it.
AITA: Or losing again, so I can come back a third time.
EISENBERG: Yes, OK, I like that. Now Rosemarie, last time you were on the show, this happened...
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COULTON: (Singing) You got two opposable thumbs. You like bananas, you want to groom me, don't try to hug me.
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ROSEMARIE WALLACE: (Singing) Was it a monkey?
EISENBERG: Singing in front of people was on your bucket list.
WALLACE: Indeed it was.
EISENBERG: And we achieved that. What's on your bucket list this time around?
WALLACE: Well, I found out that people don't recognize you when you walk down the street because it's radio.
WALLACE: And then I also thought people can't see what you do. So at 50...
EISENBERG: Rosemarie on our stage said not every 50-year-old can do this, and then just went right down into the full amazing splits like a ballerina.
EISENBERG: You're in for a treat because we're going to play an ASK ME ANOTHER classic and this is just season three. We already have a classic. It's a game called "This, That Or The Other." We'll give you a name, and all you have to do is tell us which of three categories it belongs to. Jonathan Coulton, what are our categories today?
COULTON: Today's categories are indie bands, foreign films and "Dungeons & Dragons" monsters.
WALLACE: As ready as one can be.
COULTON: All right, Maryann, this is for you - "Whale Rider."
AITA: Indie film.
COULTON: Again, the categories are indie bands...
AITA: Band. Oh...
COULTON: ...Foreign films or "D & D monster."
COULTON: I'm going to give you a chance to change your answer, or be more specific with your answer.
EISENBERG: To be fair, a lot of foreign films could be considered indie films.
COULTON: This is true. It's true. It's true. And a lot of indie bands are foreign, that's true. Both true, I just want clarity at the start, that's all.
AITA: It's a film - so foreign film.
COULTON: Foreign film is correct.
COULTON: Rosemarie, sparkle horse.
WALLACE: "D & D."
COULTON: No, I'm sorry. It's an indie band.
AITA: It should be "D & D."
EISENBERG: A sparkle horse in "D & D"?
COULTON: It would be a terrifying monster though. The horse who was very sparkly.
EISENBERG: Just sparkly.
COULTON: Ah, my eyes.
EISENBERG: My eyes. Everyone put on your sunglasses.
COULTON: Maryann, Ooze Mephit?
AITA: "D & D?"
COULTON: Yes, it is a monster.
EISENBERG: Maryann, can you tell me how you knew that?
COULTON: It's a secret. Rosemarie, Shambling Mound.
WALLACE: "D & D."
COULTON: Obviously, "D & D" monster.
WALLACE: I knew Dunkin Donuts would show up once.
COULTON: Dunkin' Donuts monster, that's right.
EISENBERG: That does sound like a very strange donut.
COULTON: Yeah, shambling mount.
EISENBERG: Shambling mount.
GREG PLISKA: I'll have a latte and a shambling mound.
COULTON: The thing is one shambling mound is not enough and two is too much. Maryann, Imagine Dragons.
AITA: Indie band.
COULTON: Yeah, it sounds like you know them.
AITA: I do.
COULTON: They won a Grammy, so you should. Rosemarie, the "Spirit Of The Beehive."
WALLACE: Lives in me.
COULTON: And in all of us, indeed.
WALLACE: I'm going to go with foreign film.
COULTON: That's right. It's a foreign film.
COULTON: A Spanish film.
EISENBERG: That's a terrible "D & D" monster too.
COULTON: It's not an actual beehive, it's just the idea of a beehive. This is your last of questions. Maryann, black pudding.
AITA: Foreign film.
COULTON: No, I'm sorry.
COULTON: I'm sorry, it is a "D & D" monster.
COULTON: All three possibilities seem very unlikely.
EISENBERG: I do like that as a foreign film of just people eating that sausage.
COULTON: It's a documentary.
COULTON: Rosemarie, brain in a jar.
WALLACE: I'm going to go with indie band.
COULTON: No, I'm sorry. It's a "D & D" monster.
COULTON: Easily defeated. I cast the spell of kicking over jars.
EISENBERG: You've just got to twist that cap on, no one can open it up.
COULTON: No one could open it up.
EISENBERG: You'd have to get a rubber glove monster.
COULTON: Greg Pliska, what the hell happened in that game?
PLISKA: Dunkin' Donuts got a great plug in that game. I'd like a black pudding and a brain in the jar please.
COULTON: Maryann, you are our winner. And we'll see you again at the Ask Me One More Final Round at the end of the show.
EISENBERG: Coming up, we'll talk to our VIP John Cameron Mitchell, and we'll continue to see how our former contestants do with their do-over. Remember, if you live life without any regrets, you're doing it wrong. So stick around, I'm Ophira Eisenberg and this is NPR's ASK ME ANOTHER.
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