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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Our next game is about things that come in seven, like Gwyneth Paltrow's head in a box.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Let's meet our contestants. First up, Leah Gonzales - you work for a health care nonprofit. You grew up in San Antonio. And you mentioned that you cry every time "We Are The Champions" plays.

LEAH GONZALES: Yeah.

EISENBERG: Why?

GONZALES: (Laughter) It's just such a swelling song. And it reminds me of San Antonio when the Spurs won the championships.

(CHEERING)

EISENBERG: I love that. Leah, when you ring in, we'll hear this.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Your opponent is Ali Foran. You're a math professor at Texas A&M. And...

(CHEERING)

EISENBERG: ...Your specialty is word problems.

ALI FORAN: Yes.

EISENBERG: OK. Can you give me an example of, like, some sort of...

FORAN: Sure. So I was previously teaching a lot of elementary education courses, and so I would teach - say, like, OK. You have a kid named Jake, and he likes football, and he thinks that girls have cooties, and he likes to eat Cheetos. Write him a word problem that has to do with five plus seven. And they would say, OK. Well, I ate five bags of Cheetos this morning. If I have seven more this afternoon, how many bags of Cheetos will I have eaten today? And so then he likes Cheetos, so he'll be, like, oh, man. I had 12 bags of Cheetos.

(LAUGHTER)

JONATHAN COULTON: That's all it takes. You just get them thinking about Cheetos, and they're, like...

FORAN: Exactly.

COULTON: ...This is awesome.

FORAN: Exactly.

EISENBERG: All right, Ali. When you ring in, we'll hear this.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Remember, Leah and Ali, whoever has more points after two games will go to our final round. So according to the U.S. Census Bureau, San Antonio is the seventh-most populated city in the United States...

(CHEERING)

EISENBERG: So this game is called Seven-tonio.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: We'll give you a category containing seven items. For example, name the seven most populated cities in the United States. You're going to go back and forth naming all the things that you can that fall into that category.

COULTON: And if you mess up by giving an incorrect answer, by repeating an answer that was already given or by taking too long, your opponent will score the point. And if between the two of you, you run the entire list, whoever gives the seventh correct answer scores the point.

EISENBERG: OK. So you'll ring in to answer first. Here we go.

COULTON: Name the seven deadly sins.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Ali.

FORAN: Pride.

COULTON: Pride is one. That's correct. Leah.

GONZALES: Lust.

FORAN: Greed.

GONZALES: Anger.

COULTON: Wrath - I will accept that, yes. Ali.

FORAN: Gluttony.

COULTON: Uh-huh. You guys know your sins. Congratulations.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: There are two left, Leah.

GONZALES: Sloth.

COULTON: And one more, Ali.

FORAN: I'm just thinking of the movie "Seven" and trying to get through all of them in my head.

COULTON: That's how I do it, too.

FORAN: I got nothing.

EISENBERG: Ooh.

COULTON: So close. The answer is envy. And the reason you couldn't remember it is because that was where the plot didn't really hold together...

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: ...Because he was the one who was envying somebody.

EISENBERG: I know.

COULTON: It was kind of - like, didn't really make sense.

EISENBERG: No.

COULTON: It wasn't like the other ones.

EISENBERG: Name the seven Weasley kids from "Harry Potter."

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Ali.

FORAN: Ron.

EISENBERG: Yeah. Leah.

GONZALES: I have never read a "Harry Potter" book.

(GASPING)

EISENBERG: OK.

GONZALES: George?

EISENBERG: George is one.

(CHEERING)

COULTON: Wow.

EISENBERG: Ali.

COULTON: Ginny.

EISENBERG: Ginny is correct. Leah, what other name can you make up?

(LAUGHTER)

GONZALES: William.

EISENBERG: Yeah. We will accept that - Bill, also William.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Ali.

FORAN: Percy.

EISENBERG: Percy is correct.

(APPLAUSE).

EISENBERG: Leah.

GONZALES: Ophira.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Not part of this list, but that was pretty amazing.

GONZALES: (Laughter).

EISENBERG: The other two are Charlie and Fred.

COULTON: Here's your next one. Name the seven symbols used in Roman numerals.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Ali.

FORAN: I.

COULTON: Leah.

GONZALES: V.

FORAN: X.

GONZALES: L.

FORAN: C.

GONZALES: M.

COULTON: M - M, yes.

(CHEERING)

COULTON: Ali.

FORAN: D.

COULTON: D is the answer. That means you get the point. That's all seven.

(CHEERING)

COULTON: This is your last category. Give me the titles of the seven theatrically released live-action Spider-Man films released from 2002 to 2019.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Ali.

FORAN: "Spider-Man."

(CHEERING)

COULTON: Yes. Well done. Leah.

GONZALES: "Spider-Man 2."

COULTON: "Spider-Man 2" is another one. Ali.

FORAN: "Spider-Man 3."

COULTON: Leah.

GONZALES: "The Amazing Spider-Man."

COULTON: Yes.

(CHEERING)

COULTON: Ali.

FORAN: "Ultimate Spider-Man."

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: It's a fine guess, but that is incorrect. I'm sorry. The remaining ones were "Amazing Spider-Man 2," "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and "Spider-Man: Far From Home."

FORAN: I did see it. Yeah.

EISENBERG: OK. Great game. We have a tie.

(CHEERING)

EISENBERG: If you knew all seven Weasley kids, no problem. Then we'd be in seventh heaven if you'd apply to be on our show. Go to amatickets.org. Up next, we'll play another music parody game about cheese. Yeah. You know?

(CHEERING)

EISENBERG: I've got to say, I like my men how I like my cheese - soft, gooey and full of penicillin. I'm Ophira Eisenberg, and this is ASK ME ANOTHER from NPR.

(CHEERING)

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