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Something Fishy

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Now it's time to crown our big winner. Let's bring back our finalists, Mary, who was an intern at America's Test Kitchen and ate a lot of beef tenderloin and Owen, a park ranger who saved a possum. Puzzle guru Art Chung, take it away.

ART CHUNG: Thanks, Ophira. Mary and Owen, your final round is called Something Fishy. Every answer will contain a form of marine life. So for example, if I said, it's a piece of sports footwear used in ice hockey, you'd answer skate. We're playing this round like a penalty shoot-out. You'll each get up to eight questions. The contestant who scores the most points will be our big winner. And your prize is an ASK ME ANOTHER Rubik's Cube. We flipped a coin and Mary is going first. Remember, every answer contains a form of marine life.

Here we go. Mary, a movie and MTV show that confronts people who pretend to be someone they're not on the internet.

MARY BUCKLIN: "Catfish."

CHUNG: Correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

CHUNG: Owen, Beatles song that opens with the line I am he as you are he as you are me.

OWEN MOORHEAD: "I Am The Walrus."

CHUNG: You got it.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

CHUNG: Mary, she's the celebrity chef who hosted "30 Minute Meals" and who still has her own daytime talk show.

BUCKLIN: Rachael Ray.

CHUNG: Ray is the marine life. That's right.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

CHUNG: Owen, a 1986 film where Australian Paul Hogan said, now, that's a knife.

MOORHEAD: "Crocodile Dundee."

CHUNG: That's correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

CHUNG: Mary, DeMet's Candy Company owns the brand name for this confection made with chocolate, caramel and nuts.

BUCKLIN: Snickers?

CHUNG: No, I'm sorry, we were looking for Turtles.

BUCKLIN: Oh, yeah.

CHUNG: DeMet's Turtles, yeah.

BUCKLIN: I can't believe I missed a food question.

CHUNG: (Laughter) Owen, it's a verb that means to melt rock to extract the metal inside.

MOORHEAD: Oh, an eel?

CHUNG: No, I'm sorry, we were looking for smelt.

MOORHEAD: Oh.

CHUNG: Mary, who starred as the gone girl in a 2014 film "Gone Girl?"

BUCKLIN: Oh, my goodness, what is her name? Rosamund Pike?

CHUNG: That's right.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

CHUNG: Well done. Owen, it's the only NFL team to ever have a perfect season with 17 wins, zero losses and zero ties.

MOORHEAD: Oh, the Seahawks?

CHUNG: We're looking for the Miami Dolphins.

MOORHEAD: Got you.

CHUNG: At the halfway point, the score is now 3 to 2. Mary's in the lead. Mary, it's a common lawn weed scientifically known as Digitaria.

BUCKLIN: Crabgrass?

CHUNG: That's right.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

CHUNG: Owen, they're small usually hexagonal wafers served with soups and chowders.

MOORHEAD: Oyster crackers.

CHUNG: That's right.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

CHUNG: Mary, it's a popular brand of heavy duty smartphone and tablet cases.

BUCKLIN: Oh, OtterBox?

CHUNG: That's right.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

CHUNG: Owen, it's a 2001 movie about computer hackers starring John Travolta and Halle Berry.

MOORHEAD: "Swordfish."

CHUNG: That's correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

CHUNG: Mary, it's a song by the band Heart where you burn, burn, burn, burn, burn to the wick.

BUCKLIN: (Laughter) Oh, my goodness, I don't know. "Rock Lobster."

CHUNG: Also great guess. No, we're looking for "Barracuda."

BUCKLIN: Oh, yeah.

CHUNG: Owen, it's casino lingo for a gambler who bets lots of money.

MOORHEAD: Oh, a shark.

CHUNG: Owen, that was close. A shark is a professional gambler who chases after bad players like fish. But a whale specifically is someone who bets a lot of money.

MOORHEAD: Oh.

CHUNG: All right, we're onto the last question. Mary's in the lead 5 to 4. Mary, if you get this right, you win. A Batman villain once portrayed by Danny DeVito.

BUCKLIN: The Penguin.

CHUNG: That's right.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

CHUNG: Congratulations, you're our big winner.

BUCKLIN: Yay.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

EISENBERG: Congratulations, Mary. That's our show. ASK ME ANOTHER's puzzle guru is Art Chung.

CHUNG: Hey, my name anagrams to narc thug.

EISENBERG: Our house musician is Jonathan Coulton.

JONATHAN COULTON: Thou jolt a cannon.

EISENBERG: Our puzzles were written by Jonathan Bayliss (ph), Matt Foster (ph), Danielle Thompson (ph) and senior writer Jay Keith Van Stratten (ph). ASK ME ANOTHER is produced by Mike Katzif, Travis Larchuk, Julia Melfi, Danny Shin, Rommel Wood and our intern Camila Salazar, along with Steve Nelson (ph) and Anya Grundmann. ASK ME ANOTHER was created by Eric Nuzum and Jesse Baker. We'd like to thank our production partner WNYC. And next week, we'll be back at The Bell House. I'm her ripe begonias.

CHUNG: Ophira Eisenberg.

EISENBERG: And this was ASK ME ANOTHER from NPR.

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