Street Smarts In Southern California, the car is king, and traffic is queen. In this final round, every answer is a common phrase or proper name that contain a type of roadway.

Street Smarts

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Now we're going to crown this week's grand champion. So let's bring back Kirstin, Amy, Brian, Nick and James to play our Ask Me One More final round.


EISENBERG: And our puzzle guru Will Hines will lead this final round titled "Street Smarts."

WILL HINES, BYLINE: Yes that's right, Ophira. We're here in Southern California, where the car is king and traffic is queen. And in this final round, the answers are common phrases and proper names that contain a type of roadway. So for example, if I said this iconic Green Day song appears on the album "American Idiot," you would sat "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams." All right, 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 the ASK ME ANOTHER grand winner. And for your prize, you'll receive a special "Mad Men" finale poster autographed by Matthew Weiner. All right, here we go. Kirstin, this is where Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch and Elmo live.

KIRSTEN FINBERG: "Sesame Street."

HINES: That's right. Amy, article three of the Constitution created the judicial branch of the U.S. government, including this panel of nine people in black robes.

The section...

AMY PERCOSKY: Congress Way?

HINES: What's that?

PERCOSKY: Congress Way?

HINES: No, step aside. We'll see if you can steal this, Brian.

BRIAN MATHIS: The Supreme Court.

HINES: That's right. Court is a roadway. Nick, this Daily Planet reporter is Superman's main love interest.


HINES: That's right. James, the cover of this Beatles album shows the band at a crosswalk outside their recording studio.

JAMES GALLEN: "Abbey Road."

HINES: "Abbey Road," that's right, yes. Kirstin, he's the target of many assassination attempt by Wile E. Coyote.

FINBERG: Road Runner.

HINES: That's right. Brian, Johnny Depp starred in this TV series about young-looking police officers.

MATHIS: "Chips."

HINES: All right, step aside. We'll see if it can be stolen. Nick?

DUGGAN: "21 Jump Street."

MATHIS: That's right, so Brian, you're out. James, regrets, Frank Sinatra's had a few. But recording this signature song is not one of them.

GALLEN: "My Way."

HINES: Yes. Kirstin, this long-running '90s prime-time soap was a spinoff of "Beverly Hills, 90210."


HINES: All right, step aside. Nick?

DUGGAN: "Melrose Place."

HINES: That's it. We're down to two players, Nick and James. James, a Broadway musical starring some bawdy puppets.

GALLEN: "Avenue Q."

HINES: That's right. Nick, named after a swanky Manhattan thoroughfare, this candy bar has a chocolate-covered crunchy peanut butter center.

DUGGAN: Fifth Avenue?

HINES: That's right. James, this 1992 Boyz II Men song was originally written by Babyface for the film "Boomerang."


HINES: All right, Nick. You could take it here.

DUGGAN: Is it "End Of The Road?"

HINES: Nick, you have just won ASK ME ANOTHER. You are our grand winner.


EISENBERG: Congratulations Nick, well done. And that is our show. Thank you so much for playing.


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