Why You Buggin'? Grab your DEET-free bug spray for this final round — every answer here is an insect, arthropod, or arachnid.

Why You Buggin'?

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Now we're going to crown this week's grand champion. Let's bring back Tony, Mary, Haley-May, Paul and Patricia to play our Ask Me One More final round.


EISENBERG: Our puzzle guru, Art Chung, will lead this final round called Why You Buggin'?

ART CHUNG, BYLINE: In this final round, every correct answer will contain the name of a bug, and just so I don't get any angry emails, by bug, I mean any insect, arthropod or arachnid. So if I said, when he's not shooting webs around New York, this superhero shoots photographs as Peter Parker, the answer obviously is Spiderman. We're playing this spelling bee style, get it, so one wrong answer and you're out. For your prize, you'll receive an ASK ME ANOTHER sleepaway camp care package filled with all your puzzle camp needs. Here we go. Tony, it's typically an outdoor bazaar where vendors set up tents and tables to sell merchandise.

TONY MALIKOWSKI: Right, flea market.

CHUNG: That's right. Mary, one of the world's best-selling automobiles, it was first manufactured in Germany as The People's Car.

MARY KALEMKERIAN: The Volkswagen Bug.

CHUNG: You got it - oh, sorry, can you try that again?


CHUNG: All right, we'll give that to you. Haley-May, this old English sport involving bowlers and wickets inspired the American game of baseball.


CHUNG: You got it. Paul, it's the English translation of the title of the popular Mexican folk song "La Cucaracha."


CHUNG: Yep, that's right. Patricia, this 1986 sci-fi film stars Jeff Goldblum as a scientist whose teleportation experiment goes awry.


CHUNG: That's right. We're back to Tony. Tony, in "Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory," Charlie Bucket found this shiny prize in a Wonka Bar.

MALIKOWSKI: Golden ticket?

CHUNG: Yep, tick-et. That's right.


CHUNG: There you go. Mary, this cult sci-fi series, created by Joss Whedon, was canceled after just 14 episodes on Fox.

MARY KENAH: Firefly.

CHUNG: Well done. Haley-May, creme de menthe gives this cocktail its signature green color. Three seconds.


CHUNG: Sorry, step aside. Let's see if Paul knows the answer.

SOOKIASIAN: Is there a bug in absinthe?

CHUNG: There is no bug in absinthe, I'm sorry. Patricia, do you know the answer?

BLUMENAUER: Grasshopper?

CHUNG: That's right. We have to say goodbye to Haley-May and Paul. Back to Tony. Michael Jordan is the majority owner of this North Carolina NBA team.

MALIKOWSKI: Charlotte Hornets.

CHUNG: That's correct. Mary, Alfred Nobel took this explosive material's name from a Greek word meaning power.

KENAH: Antimonium?

CHUNG: That is not a thing.


CHUNG: I'm going to go to Patricia.


CHUNG: That is a thing but not what we're looking for. Tony, if you know the answer, you're our grand winner.



CHUNG: Well done, Tony.

EISENBERG: Congratulations, Tony, you get an ASK ME ANOTHER special camp care pack. Enjoy your prize and thank you so much. Congratulations.

MALIKOWSKI: Thank you.


EISENBERG: And that is our show. Thanks so much for playing. You can check out our podcast on iTunes or Stitcher, and you can find us on Facebook or Twitter at NPR Ask Me Another. And come see us live or apply to be a contestant. Just go to AMAtickets.org. ASK ME ANOTHER's puzzle guru is Art Chung.

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EISENBERG: Our house musician is Jonathan Coulton.

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EISENBERG: Additional puzzle writing by Greg Lightman, Josiah Madigan, and senior writer Karen Laurie. ASK ME was produced by Danny Shin.

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EISENBERG: We're recorded by Damon Whittemore and Kristen Mueller. ASK ME ANOTHER was created by Eric Newsom. We'd like to thank the City Parks Foundation.

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