Courtroom Drama Grab your gavels! In this audio quiz, contestants listen to clips of popular courtroom scenes from television and film, then identify where they came from.

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

All rise. This audio quiz is called Courtroom Drama. I love courtroom television and film scenes because they are very unrealistic. For example, no one ever takes the Fifth. Just a little fun fact - if you're ever in Canada, you do not take the Fifth. You take the 11th.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Seriously. The Fifth is you have to say you're sorry.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Let's check in with our contestants. Hannah, you are really into making felt animals.

HANNAH MARGOLIN: It's true.

EISENBERG: OK. An obsession, is it fair to say?

MARGOLIN: I want it to be one, but I've only made four.

EISENBERG: OK (laughter).

(LAUGHTER)

MARGOLIN: Over several months (laughter). So it's an aspirational obsession.

EISENBERG: OK. And so you're making felt animals. Now, please describe what these look like.

MARGOLIN: They're, like, six inches tall. And they look very homemade.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Do they have, like, googly eyes?

MARGOLIN: Button eyes.

EISENBERG: Button eyes. Oh, cute. So which ones have you made?

MARGOLIN: Two penguins, a shark and a narwhal.

EISENBERG: Oh, yeah. Nice. You threw in the narwhal, the unicorn. Yeah. Denise, making telescopes and microscopes is such a specific job.

(LAUGHTER)

DENISE YAZAK: (Laughter) I have to handle the e-commerce for most of the EU, so I've learned how to say, like, different optics in every language. But telescope and microscope is so boring. It's like telescope, telescope, microscope, microscope.

MARGOLIN: (Laughter).

YAZAK: It's - yeah.

EISENBERG: Yeah. So in a battle with a microscope against a telescope, who would win the battle?

JONATHAN COULTON: (Laughter).

YAZAK: Ooh. I mean (laughter)...

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: I have a qualifying question.

EISENBERG: Yeah. Yes, please.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: What are they battling for? Is it a physical...?

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: The battle is for the most fascinating thing that can be seen.

YAZAK: I personally think microscopes.

EISENBERG: Microscope.

YAZAK: I think it's cool to see things that are right under your nose.

EISENBERG: Yeah. Far away, who cares? Yeah.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: It's just our future home. Who cares?

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Let's go to your next game. Hannah, have you ever done anything illegal?

MARGOLIN: When I was...

(LAUGHTER)

MARGOLIN: When I was 9, I accidentally didn't pay for my ice cream at Coldstone because I got confused about not doing it directly at the same time as getting the ice cream and needing to walk to the end.

EISENBERG: Yeah.

MARGOLIN: And then I got home...

EISENBERG: You saw a loophole, didn't you?

MARGOLIN: Well, I got home. I realized it. I started weeping. And my mom drove me back so I could pay them for it (laughter).

EISENBERG: Yeah. How many times after that did you repeat this mistake?

(LAUGHTER)

MARGOLIN: You clearly don't know me (laughter).

EISENBERG: OK. Denise, have you ever done anything illegal?

YAZAK: Mm-mm.

EISENBERG: Stolen anything, jaywalked?

YAZAK: Model citizen.

EISENBERG: Model citizen. Well, good for you. It's finally - great to finally meet someone.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: So this is an audio quiz called Courtroom Drama. I'm going to play you a clip from a TV or movie courtroom scene. You just have to ring in and identify where it came from. And this game is worth double points. So Denise, stay in the lead, and you are in the final round. Hannah, you need to get more points, or you will be sequestered on a jury. That means a whole week without the news. That actually might be a wonderful thing. Yeah.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: OK. Here's your first clip.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "MY COUSIN VINNY")

MARISA TOMEI: (As Mona Lisa Vito) Because Chevy didn't make a 327 in '55. The 327 didn't come out till '62. And it wasn't offered in the Bel Air with the four-barrel carb till '64.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Hannah.

MARGOLIN: "My Cousin Vinny."

EISENBERG: Yeah, that's right.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Identify this TV courtroom.

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "JUDGE JUDY")

ALEXANDRA NELSON: It was, like, five or six of his friends.

JUDY SHEINDLIN: What were you cursing at five or six of his friends for, you idiot?

(LAUGHTER)

SHEINDLIN: What - put your hand down. Put your hand down.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Hannah.

MARGOLIN: "Judge Judy."

EISENBERG: Yes. "Judge Judy."

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: I mean, it must be great to be a TV judge.

COULTON: Yeah. I feel like you get to do some non-standard things, like call them idiots.

EISENBERG: Yeah, call them idiots.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Here's your next clip.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "LEGALLY BLONDE")

REESE WITHERSPOON: (As Elle Woods) Because isn't it the first cardinal rule of perm maintenance that you're forbidden to wet your hair for at least 24 hours after getting a perm at the risk of deactivating the ammonium thioglycolate?

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Hannah.

MARGOLIN: "Legally Blonde."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: A movie that made Harvard Law seem fun.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: This next clip is from Shonda land.

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER")

VIOLA DAVIS: (As Annalise Keating) Your Honor, it's no secret that my reputation has suffered in this courthouse. I can handle it. But I won't allow it to keep my client from getting a fair trial.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Hannah.

MARGOLIN: "How To Get Away With Murder."

EISENBERG: That is correct. Yes.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: This is your last clue.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "ALICE IN WONDERLAND")

VERNA FELTON: (As Queen of Hearts) Are you ready for your sentence?

KATHRYN BEAUMONT: (As Alice) Sentence? But there must be a verdict first.

FELTON: (As Queen of Hearts) Sentence first. Verdict afterwards.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Denise.

YAZAK: "Alice In Wonderland."

EISENBERG: Yes.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: OK. Very exciting. Hannah pulled ahead. And great game, Hannah. You are moving on to our final round.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Coming up, we'll find out who will face off against Hannah in our final round. And rapper and movie star Awkwafina will join us to recommend the finest public restrooms in New York City. So if you're listening to this while walking around town right now, just hold it for another 10 minutes (laughter). I'm Ophira Eisenberg, and this is ASK ME ANOTHER from NPR.

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