That's What I Hate About You Jonathan Coulton plays the bad guy! In this game, we've rewritten The Romantics song "What I Like About You" from the perspective of famous fictional villains, complaining about their arch-enemies.
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That's What I Hate About You

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Let's meet our next two contestants. Meredith Madnick, you are always told that you look like Maya Rudolph.

MEREDITH MADNICK: Yes, it's a great fact for a radio show.

EISENBERG: It is. I thought it was perfect.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: How do you feel about it? Do you like it?

MADNICK: I love it. No one ever told me that until the movie "Bridesmaids" came out...

EISENBERG: Yeah.

MADNICK: ...And then I heard it all the time. Like, strangers would tell me that. They wouldn't confuse me for her. They would just say, do you know who you look like? You look like Maya Rudolph. It's a huge compliment.

EISENBERG: Aw, Meredith, you're good. You're good. You're happy about life. I can tell.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Sami Simon...

SAMI SIMON: Hi.

EISENBERG: ...You make apps targeted at children.

SIMON: I do. They need something to do at a party too when they're feeling awkward.

EISENBERG: OK.

SIMON: So - I figured, (laughter).

EISENBERG: So this next game is called, What I Hate About You. And we have scoured both of your social media profiles, talked to some of your close friends.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: We came up with a list of things we hate about you. And you'll - just kidding, of course. No, Meredith, I wouldn't do that to you. Meredith, what do you hate about yourself?

(LAUGHTER)

MADNICK: (Laughter). Probably how many times I have to hit the snooze button before I wake up. It - it's pretty bad.

EISENBERG: What's your average?

MADNICK: Well, if it's, like, a nine-minute snooze, I probably hit it, like, four, five, six, seven times.

EISENBERG: Wow.

(LAUGHTER)

MADNICK: Seven, yeah.

EISENBERG: What time are you trying to get up at?

MADNICK: Depends. I usually, like, aim to wake up around 8 o'clock, but it's, you know, day by day.

EISENBERG: OK.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Sami, what do you hate most about yourself?

SIMON: The first thing that came to mind is how much I like cheese.

(LAUGHTER)

SIMON: It's not really good for anyone. (Laughter).

EISENBERG: That's a funny thing to say - I hate how much I like cheese.

SIMON: Yeah, (laughter).

EISENBERG: It's an interesting way to frame the question.

SIMON: I wish it was different, (laughter), but...

EISENBERG: How much cheese do you eat a day?

SIMON: I shouldn't disclose that in public.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Wow. Just saying, maybe you could get a job with the cheese industry.

SIMON: Yeah, call me. (Laughter). Yeah.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: This is a music parody game so I'm going to throw it over to house musician Jonathan Coulton.

JONATHAN COULTON: Thank you Ophira. We have rewritten a romantic song, "What I Like About You," from the perspective of famous fictional villains who are complaining about their archenemies. All you have to do is buzz in and identify the villain who is singing the verse. If that's confusing, remember, I am always the bad guy...

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: ...In life as well as on the show. The winner will move on to the final round at the end of the show. Are you ready? OK. (Singing) What I hate about you, you always get away. I'm buying all this ACME stuff, spending all my hard-earned pay. Yeah. Pour birdseed around a sneaky trap, rigging up an anvil in a canyon gap. I'm black and blue, that's what I hate about you.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Meredith.

MADNICK: Wile E. Coyote.

COULTON: Yeah, that's right.

(APPLAUSE)

COULTON: (Singing) Your singing bugged me. Took away your voice. You will lose your soul and turn to foam. You're not your true love's choice.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Meredith.

MADNICK: Ursula.

COULTON: Ursula, yes, the sea witch. That's right.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Just a little message to androids and mermaids and robots out there who all want to become human, it's not that great.

COULTON: No.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Just enjoy.

COULTON: A lot of problems, actually.

EISENBERG: Yeah, just enjoy being your thing.

COULTON: Yeah, just - you do you.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: (Singing) Here in Neverland, you never know when that crocodile's going to show. Understand, the reptile took my hand.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Meredith.

MADNICK: Captain Hook.

COULTON: Yeah, that's right.

(APPLAUSE)

COULTON: (Singing) What I hate about you, you make your doghouse fly. World War I flying ace shoots me down and cruises by, yeah.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

SIMON: The Red Baron?

COULTON: That's right, Sami, yes. Red Baron.

(APPLAUSE)

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Yeah, Sami.

COULTON: People in the audience waiting for you.

SIMON: Yeah, yeah, that was my moment. (Laughter).

COULTON: (Singing) Princess Aurora fell asleep. Got my horn hat on, I'm Angie Jolie.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Sami.

SIMON: Maleficent?

COULTON: That's right.

(APPLAUSE)

COULTON: "Sleeping Beauty."

(APPLAUSE)

COULTON: (Singing) Going to make you pay. Dropped a house on my sis then you took her ruby shoes on her way to see the witch, yeah.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Sami?

SIMON: The Wicked Witch of the West?

COULTON: Absolutely.

(APPLAUSE)

COULTON: This is your last clue. (Singing) Going to make a dog coat. I can tell white and black spots will look cool as hell. 'Cause it's true, around a hundred will do.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Sami.

SIMON: Cruella de Vil?

COULTON: Yeah, that's right.

(APPLAUSE)

COULTON: Art Chung, how did our contestants do?

ART CHUNG: What a comeback. Sami, congratulations.

COULTON: Wow.

CHUNG: You're moving on to the final round.

(APPLAUSE)

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