B-Gs Writers and comedians Keith and Kenny Lucas are stayin' alive as house musician Jonathan Coulton sings songs from the Bee Gees rewritten to be about things with the initials B.G.
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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

All right. We have another one for you. Would you like another game?

KEITH LUCAS: Yeah.

KENNY LUCAS: Oh, yeah.

EISENBERG: All right.

KENNY LUCAS: I got to win this one.

KEITH LUCAS: Yeah, you have to.

EISENBERG: You're working together on this one.

KEITH LUCAS AND KENNY LUCAS: Oh, OK.

EISENBERG: We don't have to. We don't have to...

KENNY LUCAS: No, no, no, we can work together.

KEITH LUCAS: Yeah, yeah, yeah.

EISENBERG: ...If you prefer the competitive spirit.

KENNY LUCAS: No, let's...

KEITH LUCAS AND KENNY LUCAS: Let's work together.

EISENBERG: OK.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: I love that. You're like, no, no, no, no. We're good. We're good. This is great. OK, guess what? Jonathan is going to sing you the clues in this next game called B-Gs.

KEITH LUCAS: Oh.

JONATHAN COULTON, BYLINE: Yes, we have changed the lyrics to songs by the Bee Gees to make them about things that start with the initials B.G.

KENNY LUCAS: OK.

COULTON: So things like bar graph or Bobcat Goldthwait.

KENNY LUCAS: (Laughter) Bobcat.

COULTON: You're going to work together. You're going to tell me what I'm singing about or the title of the song that I'm parodying.

KEITH LUCAS AND KENNY LUCAS: OK.

COULTON: OK, here we go. OK, this is the first one.

(Singing) My chewing starts at midnight. It goes all day. It's weird. This pink balloon I'm blowing, don't pop it in my beard.

KENNY LUCAS: Bubble gum.

COULTON: Bubble gum is correct.

KENNY LUCAS: Yeah. Yeah. We did it (laughter).

COULTON: You did it. And do you know the name of the song?

KENNY LUCAS: I have to admit - and I'm sorry - I don't know too many Bee Gees songs.

COULTON: Not a big Bee Gees fan.

KENNY LUCAS: Yeah, I'm sorry.

KEITH LUCAS: No, I mean, I know the classics, but I don't know the...

KENNY LUCAS: I know the classics.

KEITH LUCAS: ...Deep tracks. And I'm guessing that's not a deep track. It's probably a classic.

COULTON: You know, everybody knows the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack.

KEITH LUCAS: Of course, of course.

KENNY LUCAS: Right, right, right.

COULTON: This is called "You Should Be Dancing."

KEITH LUCAS: Oh, I know "You Should Be Dancing."

KEITH LUCAS AND JONATHAN COULTON: (Singing) You should be dancing.

COULTON: Probably what's going to make it harder is I'm not going to (high-pitched) sing like this all the time.

(LAUGHTER)

KEITH LUCAS: Exactly. See, I couldn't tell 'cause of the voice inflection, man. It was too different.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: All right, here's another one.

(Singing) Dipping in this because I don't like chickpeas. Making that eggplant because it's my favorite emoji. Matching it up with a squeeze of lemon. Give me that eggplant. Keep your hummus to yourself.

KENNY LUCAS: Oh. Yeah, I don't know the song or the subject.

COULTON: Uh-oh.

KENNY LUCAS: Usually, I know one.

KEITH LUCAS: Yeah, I definitely don't know the song.

COULTON: This is a dip that is made with eggplant - baked, mashed eggplant mixed with lemon and garlic. And it is not hummus.

KEITH LUCAS: Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.

KENNY LUCAS: Oh, yeah. What is it? I live in Williamsburg. I should know this.

(LAUGHTER)

KENNY LUCAS: Yeah, I'm curious to know that. I was...

COULTON: All right. I'll let you know what it is. It is baba ghanoush.

KENNY LUCAS: Baba ghanoush, of course. No, I love it. I love baba ghanoush. I just...

KEITH LUCAS: I don't. I've never had it.

KENNY LUCAS: You've had baba ghanoush.

KEITH LUCAS: I don't think so.

KENNY LUCAS: Yes, you have. You've definitely had baba ghanoush.

KEITH LUCAS: I don't think I've had it before.

KENNY LUCAS: I've seen you eat baba ghanoush.

KEITH LUCAS: Maybe you saw yourself eating it.

(CROSSTALK, LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: This is a twin problem.

KEITH LUCAS: That was a bad twin joke.

EISENBERG: That was you in a mirror.

KENNY LUCAS: Oh, no. You're right. It was me looking at a mirror the entire time. I thought it was you.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: Just eating baba ghanoush in a mirror, the way you always do.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: And you said you didn't know the song, but I'll tell you. It was "Nights On Broadway."

All right, here's another one.

(Singing) Here I am at work in this garage tonight. When I dropped out of Harvard, they scoffed. But I'll do all right when I found Microsoft.

KEITH LUCAS: I know - it's Bill Gates. I know...

COULTON: Bill Gates.

KEITH LUCAS: ...The song, too. Oh, what is it? I just - this song is fantastic.

JONATHAN COULTON, OPHIRA EISENBERG AND KEITH LUCAS: (Vocalizing).

COULTON: Should I give it away?

KEITH LUCAS: Yes.

EISENBERG: Give it away.

COULTON: All right, "Night Fever" is the name of the song.

KEITH LUCAS: "Night Fever" - I wouldn't have gotten it.

KENNY LUCAS: You didn't get it. So - and that's it.

(LAUGHTER)

KEITH LUCAS: Good point, good point.

EISENBERG: If not only (ph).

COULTON: OK. Here's the last one. (Singing) Try to stay calm and listen to Adama, but the cylon attack, cylon attack. Starbuck's in a Viper. That Raider's going to swipe her. It's a cylon attack, cylon attack. Frak, frak, frak, frak, cylon attack, cylon attack. Frak, frak, frak, frak, cylon attack.

KENNY LUCAS: Now, obviously, the song is "Stayin' Alive."

COULTON: Yeah, that's right.

KENNY LUCAS: This one we got. I don't what the subject is.

COULTON: Cylons - if I say cylons...

KEITH LUCAS: Oh, "Battlestar Galactica."

COULTON: "Battlestar Galactica" - that is right. You got it.

KENNY LUCAS: I've never watched it.

KEITH LUCAS: Oh, it's so great.

KENNY LUCAS: I know it's great. I've heard great things about it. I've got to watch it.

EISENBERG: You worked together great in that game, by the way. But I also really enjoyed that you strangely still made it competitive.

(CROSSTALK)

EISENBERG: Keith and Kenny Lucas wrote the story for the movie "Judas And The Black Messiah," which is out now and streaming on HBO Max. Thank you so much for joining us, and congratulations again.

KENNY LUCAS: Oh, thank you.

KEITH LUCAS: Thank you so much.

KENNY LUCAS: This was awesome.

KEITH LUCAS: This was so much fun.

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EISENBERG: After the break, I'll talk to the author of the bestselling memoir-turned-TV show "Fresh Off The Boat," Eddie Huang. I'm Ophira Eisenberg. This is ASK ME ANOTHER from NPR.

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