Final Round: Rock On

Jun 15, 2018
Originally published on June 18, 2018 2:29 pm

In this final round, every clue is synonymous with an act in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. So, "Corridor and Cereal Grains" becomes "Hall and Oates."

Heard on Ed Helms: Tag Me In.

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

It's time to crown our big winner. Let's bring back our finalists - Doug Dale, who sells Ruth Bader Ginsburg action figures.

(CHEERING)

EISENBERG: ...And Lindsay Martinez. Her jujutsu secret is not having balls.

(CHEERING)

EISENBERG: OK. Lindsay, Doug, your final round is called Rock On. I'll give you clues that are synonymous with acts in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. So if I said a corridor and cereal grains, you'd answer Hall and Oates. And our big winner will receive an ASK ME ANOTHER Rubik's Cube signed by Ed Helms and Rob Sheffield.

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EISENBERG: We rolled a 20-sided die backstage, and Doug is going first. Let's go. Doug - Mary, mother of Jesus.

DOUG DALE: Wow. Madonna.

EISENBERG: Correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: It's going to be OK, everybody. Lindsay - son of a king.

LINDSAY MARTINEZ: Prince.

EISENBERG: Correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Doug - our planet, breeze and flames.

DALE: Earth, Wind & Fire.

EISENBERG: Correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Lindsay - the velour London subway system.

MARTINEZ: The Velvet Underground.

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Doug - the mother of a beehive.

DALE: Queen.

EISENBERG: Correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Lindsay - circulatory muscle. Three seconds.

(SOUNDBITE OF BUZZER)

EISENBERG: Sorry, Lindsay.

MARTINEZ: (Laughter).

EISENBERG: We were looking for Heart. Doug - an Italian woman on June 21.

DALE: What?

(LAUGHTER)

DALE: In some cases, Madonna.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Sorry, that is incorrect. We were looking for Donna Summer.

DALE: Oh.

EISENBERG: Lindsay - tiny President Nixon. Three seconds.

(SOUNDBITE OF BUZZER)

EISENBERG: Sorry. We were looking for Little Richard.

MARTINEZ: Oh (laughter).

EISENBERG: We're at the halfway point. Doug is in the lead, 3 to 2. Doug - the small mats put under cops to protect the table.

DALE: The Coasters?

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Correct.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Lindsay - the wild fire safety bear plus the family from "Lost In Space."

MARTINEZ: The wildfire safety bear. You can prevent wildfires.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Three seconds.

MARTINEZ: Smokey Robinson (laughter).

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Doug - thick liquid that rises to the top of milk.

DALE: The cream, but that's not a band.

EISENBERG: Three seconds.

DALE: Buttermilk - Cream.

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

DALE: Oh (laughter).

(APPLAUSE)

JONATHAN COULTON: Wow.

EISENBERG: Lindsay, you need to get this right or Doug wins the game. Verdant 24-hour period.

MARTINEZ: Green Day.

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: We're on the last question for each of you. Doug, if you get this right, you win the game. Doug - the highest class of chess player plus a camera light and the angry quintet.

DALE: Grandmaster Flash and the Mad Five?

EISENBERG: I'm sorry, that is incorrect.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: It was really close. We were looking for Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. Lindsay, you need to get this right or Doug wins.

(LAUGHTER)

MARTINEZ: Oh, my God.

EISENBERG: The very first name of the tennis player Jean King plus a festive day off.

MARTINEZ: Billie Holiday.

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: You've done well at trading back and forth. So we are going to a tie-breaker question. So, yes, hands on your buzzers. Here is your tie breaker. Pistols and flowers.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Doug.

DALE: Guns N' Roses.

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Good job, Lindsay.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

EISENBERG: Congratulations, Doug. That's our show. ASK ME ANOTHER'S house musician is Jonathan Coulton.

COULTON: Hey, my name anagrams to thou jolt a cannon.

EISENBERG: Our puzzles are written by Kyle Beakley, Carol Lee (ph), Ryan Leach (ph) and senior writers Karen Lurie (ph) and J. Keith van Straaten with additional material by Will Hines. Our acting senior supervising producer is Rachel Neil (ph). ASK ME ANOTHER is produced by Sylvie Douglas (ph), Mike Katzif, Travis Larchuk, Kiara Powell (ph), Denny Shin, Rommel Wood and our intern Georgia Wright (ph) along with Steve Nelson and Anya Grundmann. We're recorded by Damon Whittemore, Rick Kwan (ph) and David Hurtgen. We'd like to thank our home in Brooklyn, N.Y., The Bell House...

COULTON: Hot heel blues.

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EISENBERG: ...And our production partner WNYC. I'm her ripe begonias.

COULTON: Ophira Eisenberg.

EISENBERG: And this was ASK ME ANOTHER from NPR.

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