OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:
Now we're going to crown this week's grand champion. Let's bring back from Blaze of Glory, JoDi Andersen.
EISENBERG: From Season's Eatings, Stacy De-Lin.
EISENBERG: From Tis The Season For Corny Movies, Edward Smith.
EISENBERG: From Happy Holidays, Alanna Durkin.
EISENBERG: And from All I Want For Christmas, Kelli Buczek.
EISENBERG: They'll be playing our Ask Me One More final round entitled Ho Ho Ho. And I'll turn it over to our puzzle guru Art Chung.
ART CHUNG, BYLINE: Thanks, Ophira. In this final round, every correct answer will start with a jolly ho sound. So if I said this goalkeeper has won two Olympic medals with the U.S. womens' soccer team, you'd say Hope Solo or ho-ho-Hope Solo, up to you. We're going to play the spelling-bee style so one wrong answer and you're out. You only have a few seconds to give me that answer, and the last person standing is our ASK ME ANOTHER grand winner. Your prize tonight comes from the land of misfit toys. It's a grab bag of unclaimed ASK ME ANOTHER grand prizes that are all autographed, plus Adam Rapoport has clean out the Bon Appetit fridge so I hope you brought a cooler. Here we go. JoDi, Claire Danes won an Emmy for her role on this Showtime drama.
JODI ANDERSEN: Ho-ho-"Homeland."
CHUNG: That is correct. Just in the nick of time, and it was an extra ho.
CHUNG: Stacy, he was the communist leader of North Vietnam until his death in 1969.
STACY DE-LIN: Ho-ho-Ho Chi Minh.
CHUNG: That is right. Edward, it's a classic Western song that describes where the buffalo roam and the deer and the antelope play.
EDWARD SMITH: Ho-ho-"Home On The Range."
CHUNG: You got it. Alanna, it's a legendary object sought in different stories by Indiana Jones, Monty Python and King Arthur's Knights.
ALANNA DURKIN: Ho-ho-Holy Grail.
CHUNG: Correct. Kelli, it's a two-word term for Russia's role at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
KELLI BUCZEK: Ho-ho-host country?
CHUNG: That's right. JoDi, this Egyptian-American news anchor co-host the Fourth Hour of "The Today Show" with Kathie Lee.
ANDERSEN: Ho-ho-Will Wheaton. I love him. I don't know the answer.
CHUNG: I'm sorry, step aside. Let's see if Stacy knows.
DE-LIN: Ho-ho-Hoda Kotb.
CHUNG: That is correct. JoDi, thank you for playing. Edward, it's an alternative rock band founded by Courtney Love.
SMITH: Ho-ho-how would you think I would know this?
CHUNG: Ho-ho-no, that's incorrect. Alanna, do you know the answer to that one?
CHUNG: That is probably not right either. Kelli, an alternative rock band founded by Courtney love.
CHUNG: That is right.
CHUNG: We have to say goodbye to Alanna and Ed. We are down to Stacy and Kelli. Stacy, it's the last name of the first African-American attorney general of the United States.
CHUNG: That's right. Kelli, it's a hit song by Wilson Phillips, which they performed during the wedding scene in the movie "Bridesmaids."
BUCZEK: Ho-ho-hold on for one more day?
CHUNG: "Hold On" is correct. We'll accept that. That's right.
CHUNG: Stacy, Frank Sinatra was born in this New Jersey city.
CHUNG: That's right.
CHUNG: Kelli, it's the VH1 reality show that covered the family life of teenagers, Brook and Nick and their parents Linda and Hulk.
BUCZEK: Ho-ho-"Hogan's Heroes"? (Laughter)
CHUNG: That was a different show. Stacy, if you know the answer, you're our winner.
DE-LIN: I thought it was the ho-ho-Hogans?
CHUNG: No, it was "Hogan Knows Best." We have run out of questions so we're going to a tiebreaker. All right, hands on your buzzers. In Catholic philosophy, the three theological virtues are faith, charity and this.
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CHUNG: No. Stacy, do you know?
CHUNG: Hope is right. You're the winner!
EISENBERG: What a magical moment that was. Kelli goes, love? No, you're wrong.
EISENBERG: Well done. Congratulations, Stacy, you're our big ASK ME ANOTHER winner.
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CHUNG: Hey, my name anagrams to Narc Thug.
EISENBERG: Our house musician is Jonathon Coulton.
CHUNG: Thou jolt a canon.
EISENBERG: We'd like to thank our home in Brooklyn, New York, The Bell House.
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EISENBERG: And our production partner WNYC. I'm her ripe begonias.
CHUNG: Ophira Eisenberg.
EISENBERG: And this was ASK ME ANOTHER from NPR.
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