OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:
Now we're going to crown this week's grand champion. Let's bring back, from Pickup Lines in history, David Allan.
EISENBERG: From Produce Samurai, Steph Kronenberg.
EISENBERG: From We'll Get Together Then, Adam Greenman.
EISENBERG: From Off The Rack, Imani Denson-Pittman.
EISENBERG: And from What's Your Number, Cynthia Tsao.
EISENBERG: They're going to play our Ask Me One More final round, and our puzzle guru, John Chaneski, will let them know what's in store for them.
JOHN CHANESKI, BYLINE: For this final round, I'll be reading clues to movies that feature an animal in the title. For example, if I said, Anthony Hopkins won an Oscar for playing Hannibal Lecter in this thriller, the answer would be, "The Silence Of The Lambs." We're playing this spelling-bee style, so one wrong answer and you're out. You only have a few seconds to give us an answer. Last person standing is our ASK ME ANOTHER grand winner. And the prize you'll be competing for is a Mo Willems swag bag, with books, a game and a foam pigeon you can wear on your hand.
CHANESKI: Here we go. David, the title of this Western comes from the name given to Kevin Costner by a Native American tribe. Three seconds.
DAVID ALLAN: "Silverado"?
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CHANESKI: Not "Silverado," sorry. Step aside, David. Let's see if Steph knows it.
STEPH KRONENBERG: "Dances With Wolves."
CHANESKI: "Dances With Wolves" is correct.
CHANESKI: Sorry, say goodbye to David, there. Adam, in this 1993 comedy, Bill Murray relives the same day over and over and over again.
ADAM GREENMAN: "Groundhog Day."
CHANESKI: "Groundhog Day" is right.
CHANESKI: Way to go, Adam. Imani, Jackie Chan, Angelina Jolie and Jack Black all contributed their voices to this DreamWorks animated film about a martial-arts-practicing bear.
IMANI DENSON-PITTMAN: "Kung Fu Panda."
CHANESKI: That's right.
CHANESKI: Cynthia, the iconic final shot of this Charlton Heston sci-fi film is of the Statue of Liberty half-buried on a beach.
CYNTHIA TSAO: "Escape From New York"?
CHANESKI: Not "Escape From New York." Step aside, and let's see, does Steph - do you know this one, too?
KRONENBERG: "Planet Of The Apes."
CHANESKI: "Planet Of The Apes" is correct.
CHANESKI: We'll say goodbye to Cynthia. Adam, this Alfred Hitchcock classic was released in Spanish-speaking territories with the title, "Los Pajaros."
CHANESKI: "The Birds" is correct.
CHANESKI: Imani, Samuel L. Jackson said he decided to star in this midair action flick based on its less-than-subtle title.
DENSON-PITTMAN: "Snakes On A Plane."
CHANESKI: That's correct.
CHANESKI: Steph, this time-travel movie, starring Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt, was market with the slogan, the future is history.
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CHANESKI: Let's see if Adam knows it.
GREENMAN: "12 Monkeys."
CHANESKI: "12 Monkeys" is right.
CHANESKI: Let's say goodbye to Steph. We are down to two players, Imani and Adam. Imani, a 2009 comedy, starring George Clooney and Ewan McGregor, based on an allegedly true story of the U.S. military's attempts to train personnel in paranormal abilities.
DENSON-PITTMAN: "Men Who Talk To Goats" - "The Man Who Talks To Goats."
CHANESKI: No, I can't take it. Adam, can you give me the right title?
GREENMAN: "The Men Who Played With Goats"?
CHANESKI: That's a completely different film.
EISENBERG: It's on the top shelf.
CHANESKI: It's in the back. You want to go in the back for that one.
GREENMAN: It's not that good. It's not that good.
CHANESKI: It's "The Men Who Stare At Goats."
CHANESKI: We are down to our tiebreaker question - the animated Disney musical that features the song, "Hakuna Matata."
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DENSON-PITTMAN: "The Lion King."
CHANESKI: "The Lion King" is correct.
EISENBERG: Thank you, Adam, so much. Imani, you are our ASK ME ANOTHER grand champion, and you're going to get an amazing prize package from Mo Willems.
EISENBERG: That is our show. Thank you so much for listening. If you would like to be a contestant, find us on Facebook or Twitter. Just look around for NPR ASK ME ANOTHER. And you could be a puzzle player anytime, anyplace by downloading our podcast from iTunes, Stitcher or TuneIn. ASK ME ANOTHER's puzzle guru is John Chaneski.
CHANESKI: Hey, my name anagrams to, oh, heck, ninjas.
EISENBERG: Our house musician is Jonathan Coulton.
CHANESKI: Thou jolt a cannon.
EISENBERG: Our puzzle editor is Art Chung, with additional puzzle writing by Greg DiCostanzo, Matt Foster, Karen Laurie, J. Keith van Straaten and Christine Walters. ASK ME ANOTHER's produced by Jesse Baker, Josh Rogosin, Eleanor Kagan, Jess Miller and our intern, Lauren Moon, along with Portia Robertson-Migas (ph) and Eric Newsome (ph). We are recorded by Damon Whittemore, Kristen Moeller (ph) and David Herdkin (ph). We'd like to thank our home in New York, The Bell House.
CHANESKI: Hot Heal Blues.
EISENBERG: And our production partner, WNYC. I'm her ripe begonias.
CHANESKI: Ophira Eisenberg.
EISENBERG: And this was ASK ME ANOTHER from NPR.
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