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Don't Leave Me Hangin'

Don't Leave Me Hangin'

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Our next game is about cliffhangers and...

(LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: The classic soap opera "Dallas" features some of the most famous cliffhangers of all time - who shot J.R., Bobby Ewing turning out to be alive after being dead for a season. So in this game, I'm going to play you a clip of a famous TV cliffhanger. You just tell me the name of the show. And the points are doubled. Here we go.

You know that thing where your boss gets absorbed into an evil alien collective?

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION")

PATRICK STEWART: (As Jean-Luc Picard) I am Locutus of Borg. Resistance is futile.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Jeramey.

JERAMEY KRAATZ: "Star Trek: The Next Generation."

EISENBERG: Yes.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: A character makes a tough decision at high school graduation - stay with her goofy boyfriend or go to Yale.

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "BOY MEETS WORLD")

DANIELLE FISHEL: (As Topanga Lawrence) Mr. Feeny said I should go to Yale unless I have a really good reason not to.

BEN SAVAGE: (As Cory Matthews) Well, there isn't any good reason.

FISHEL: (As Topanga Lawrence) Actually, there is. Will you marry me?

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Jeramey.

KRAATZ: Is it "Gilmore Girls"?

UNIDENTIFIED AUDIENCE MEMBER: (Screaming).

(LAUGHTER)

JONATHAN COULTON, BYLINE: Wow.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: Can we can get a medic out there? Somebody...

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Yeah, exactly.

COULTON: Somebody's had their mind blown and their...

KRAATZ: I know.

COULTON: ...Heart broken at the same time.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: I'm sorry. That is incorrect. You may have guessed. Alice, can you steal?

ALICE ZHU: "Glee"?

EISENBERG: It's OK. It's OK. It's OK.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Sorry. That was Topanga proposing to Cory in "Boy Meets World."

(GROANING)

EISENBERG: This CW show echoed two "Dallas" cliffhangers in one finale with a mystery surrounding a character named J.R. and another character's dead ex turning out to be alive.

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "JANE THE VIRGIN")

JUSTIN BALDONI: (As Rafael Solano) I lied before. Rose didn't tell me about my parents.

GINA RODRIGUEZ: (As Jane Villanueva) OK. What did she tell you?

ANTHONY MENDEZ: (As Narrator) Surprise.

(LAUGHTER)

KRAATZ: Can we get a hint, maybe?

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Stars Gina Rodriguez.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

ZHU: She's like a - she...

(LAUGHTER)

ZHU: She's at the hotel. It's "Jane The Virgin."

EISENBERG: Yeah. That's right.

ZHU: OK. Yes.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: "Jane The Virgin," a show, a statement, a taunt - this is your last clue. This sitcom's producers said this moment was inspired by an actual slip-up David Schwimmer made.

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "FRIENDS")

DAVID SCHWIMMER: (As Ross Geller) I, Ross...

PETER EYRE: (As the registrar) Take thee Emily.

SCHWIMMER: (As Ross Geller) Take thee Rachel.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Jeramey.

KRAATZ: "Friends."

EISENBERG: Yeah. That's right.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: So close - and after two games, Jeramey's going to the final round.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Coming up, Alejandro Escovedo, who was in the punk group The Nuns, will be here. The Nuns is a great name for a punk group because they both wear black outfits and intimidate me (laughter). I'm Ophira Eisenberg. And this is ASK ME ANOTHER from NPR.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

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