Who's The Boss 30 Rock's Liz Lemon. Who's her boss? In this final round, we name fictional employees and ask for the boss best associated with that characters.

Who's The Boss

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/466970480/467235331" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript


Now, we're going to crown this week's grand champion. Let's bring back Tony, Justin, Jennifer, Ben and Chris to play our Ask Me One More final round.


EISENBERG: Our puzzle guru, Art Chung, will lead this final round called Who's The Boss.

ART CHUNG: In Tony Danza's classic sitcom "Who's The Boss?" it wasn't always clear whether Tony or Angela was in charge. But in this round, I'll give you some fictional employees and you have to tell me the boss best associated with those characters. So if I said Homer Simpson, the answer would be Montgomery Burns. We're playing this spelling bee-style, so one wrong answer and you're out. You'll only have a few seconds to give me that answer and the last person standing is our ASK ME ANOTHER grand winner. For your prize, you'll receive a pack of Yo La Tengo albums from Matador Records and a complete autographed collection of Adrian Tomine's books, including his latest, "Killing And Dying," so great prize.


CHUNG: Here we go. Tony - Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.


CHUNG: Yep, Santa's his boss. Good job. Justin - communications officer Uhura and science officer Spock.

JUSTIN COLLINS: Captain James T. Kirk.

CHUNG: That's right.


CHUNG: Jennifer - Sir Lancelot.


CHUNG: You got it.


CHUNG: Ben - the oompa loompas.

BEN MOOSHER: Willy Wonka.

CHUNG: That's right.


CHUNG: And Chris - C.J. Cregg.

CHRIS CALOGERO: President Bartlet.

CHUNG: That's right, from "The West Wing."


CHUNG: Back to Tony - James Bond.


CHUNG: No, I'm sorry. That's incorrect. Justin...


CHUNG: M is the right letter. Sorry, thank you, Tony.


CHUNG: Jennifer - Liz Lemon.

BERMAN: Jack Donaghy.

CHUNG: That's right.


CHUNG: Ben - Mr. Carson and Mr. Bates.

MOOSHER: I don't know.

CHUNG: (Laughter) Oh, all right, step aside. Chris...

CALOGERO: I don't know.

CHUNG: You don't know, all right, step aside. Let's see if Justin knows.

DAVIDSON: The Earl of Grantham.


CHUNG: That's right, Lord Grantham. Chris and Ben, you're out. We're quickly down to two players, Jennifer and Justin.

JONATHAN COULTON: I can't - I can't decide if that or James T. Kirk was nerdier. I don't know which.


COULTON: On the fence.

EISENBERG: The cadence was perfect 'cause they had a little, like, I know this and shame on you for not knowing it.


CHUNG: All right, Jennifer - Carla Tortelli and Diane Chambers.

BERMAN: Sam Malone.

CHUNG: You got it.


CHUNG: Justin - Shakespeare's Iago.

COLLINS: Othello.

CHUNG: That's right.


CHUNG: I'm really glad you got that one, Justin, 'cause, Jennifer, Disney's Iago.


BERMAN: Oh, my God, I can see him.

CHUNG: I'm going to have to call three seconds.


CHUNG: All right, Justin, if you know the answer, you'll be our grand prize winner.

COLLINS: Mickey Mouse.


CHUNG: That was close. The answer was Jafar from "Aladdin." So, Jennifer, you're still in the game. Jennifer - Christopher Moltisanti and Silvio Dante. These characters ring a bell. You're giving me a look. No, I'm sorry. All right, Justin, if you know the answer, you're our winner.

COLLINS: Tony Soprano.

CHUNG: That's right.


EISENBERG: Congratulations, Justin, you are our big ASK ME ANOTHER winner...

COLLINS: Thank you very much.

EISENBERG: ...And an amazing price you get - tons of swag from Adrian Tomine and Yo La Tengo.


EISENBERG: And that is our show. Thank you so much for playing. You can check out our podcast in iTunes or Stitcher. And you can find us on Facebook or Twitter, just look around for NPR ASK ME ANOTHER. Come see us live or apply to be a contestant. Go to amatickets.org. ASK ME ANOTHER's puzzle guru is Art Chung.

CHUNG: Hey, my name anagrams to narc thug.

EISENBERG: Our house musician is Jonathan Coulton.

CHUNG: Thou jolt a cannon.

EISENBERG: Additional puzzle writing by Travis Larchuk, Natasha Lake, David Levinson Wilk and senior writer Karen Lurie (oh). ASK ME ANOTHER's produced by Denny Shin, Lina Misitzis, Mike Katzif, Annabel Bacon and our intern, Julia Melfi, along with Anya Grundmann. We are recorded by Damon Whittemore, Kristen Mueller and David Hurtgen. Our executive producer is Jesse Baker. ASK ME ANOTHER was created by Eric Nuzum. We'd like to thank our home in Brooklyn, N.Y., The Bell House...

CHUNG: Hot heel blues.


EISENBERG: ...And our production partner, WNYC. I'm her ripe begonias.

CHUNG: Ophira Eisenberg.



Copyright © 2016 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by an NPR contractor. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.