Famous Sons In this final round, every answer is the name of a real or fictional person whose last name ends with the letters S-O-N.
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Famous Sons

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FAITH SALIE, HOST:

All right, now we're going to crown this week's grand champion. So let's bring back Kay and Elliot, Steph and Dan…

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SALIE: ...To play our Ask Me One More final round.

GREG PLISKA: This final round is called Famous Sons. Every answer is the name of a real or fictional person whose last name ends with the letters S, O, N. For example, if the clue was the singer known as the King of Pop, the answer will be Prince - no, I mean, the answer would be Michael Jackson because his name ends with S, O, N. Now, we play this spelling-bee style, so one wrong answer and you're out. You'll only have a few seconds to give us a correct answer, and the last person standing will be our ASK ME ANOTHER big winner. And for your prize, you're going to receive a live from New York cue card used during a Saturday Night Live taping...

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PLISKA: …And signed by the entire cast of Saturday Night Live.

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PLISKA: So remember, every answer will be a name ending in the letters S, O, N, OK? Here we go. Kay, you're up first - actor who delivers the iconic line, you can't handle the truth.

KAY PADDEN: Jack Nicholson.

PLISKA: That's correct.

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PLISKA: Elliot - this Hollywood actress reportedly does not enjoy being referred to by her nickname, ScarJo (ph).

ELLIOT CHALOM: Scarlett Johansson.

PLISKA: That is correct.

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PLISKA: Steph - former heavyweight boxing champion who appears briefly in the film "The Hangover," demanding his tiger back.

You've got about three more seconds, Steph.

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PLISKA: I'm sorry, your time is up. Dan, do you know who that is?

O'SHAUGHNESSY: Mike Tyson.

PLISKA: That is correct. That's Mike Tyson. Steph, thank you so much for playing. We've now got three folks left. OK, Kay, you're back. He broke Major League Baseball's color barrier when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

PADDEN: Jackie Robinson.

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PLISKA: Correct. Elliot - she achieved fame in the Harry Potter films before graduating from Brown University with a degree in English literature.

Harry Potter is the wizard guy.

CHALOM: I don't know.

PLISKA: Just a few more seconds - no?

CHALOM: No.

PLISKA: No. All right, Dan, do you know this one?

O'SHAUGHNESSY: Hermione-son (ph)?

PLISKA: No, I'm sorry. That's incorrect. Kay, do you know who this is?

PADDEN: Emma Watson.

PLISKA: That is correct, Kay. And congratulations - you've won our game.

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JONATHAN COULTON: Wow, yeah. Enjoy that cue card, Kay - well deserved. That is our show. Thank you for playing. Please check out our podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can find us on Facebook or Twitter at NPR ASK ME ANOTHER. And come see us live - go to amatickets.org. ASK ME ANOTHER's puzzle guru is Greg Pliska.

PLISKA: Hey, my name anagrams to Sparkle Gig.

COULTON: My cohost has been Faith Salie.

PLISKA: Hail Fiesta.

COULTON: Our senior supervising producer is Art Chung - additional puzzle-writing by Matt Foster (ph), Adam Markowitz (ph), Mary Tobler and senior writers Karen Lury (ph) and Josiah Madigan. ASK ME ANOTHER is produced by Denny Shin, Lena Mesitsis (ph), Mike Katsif (ph), Travis Larchuk (ph) and our intern, Julia Melfi (ph), along with Anya Grandman (ph). We're recorded by Bill Moss (ph), Noriko Okabe (ph) and David Herkin (ph). ASK ME ANOTHER was created by Eric Nuzum and Jesse Baker. We'd like to thank our home in Brooklyn, N.Y., The Bell House...

PLISKA: Hot Heel Blues.

COULTON: ...And our production partner, WNYC. I'm Thou Jolt A Cannon...

PLISKA: ...Jonathan Coulton...

COULTON: ...And this was ASK ME ANOTHER, from NPR.

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