Channel Flip

Jul 14, 2017
Originally published on December 8, 2017 9:59 am

In this final round, we give the rough opposite of the name of a TV show, and our finalists name the original show. For example, if we said "Fixing Good," the answer would be "Breaking Bad."

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Now it's time to crown our big winner. Let's bring back our finalists - Aeriel Brown, who when she met Barack Obama, introduced herself as Mr. President. And Spencer Gaffney, whose backup career is investigative snack food journalist.

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EISENBERG: Puzzle Guru Art Chung, take it away.

ART CHUNG: Thanks, Ophira. Aeriel and Spencer, your final round is called Channel Flip. Each clue is the rough opposite of a famous TV show. For example, if I said fixing good, you'd answer "Breaking Bad." We're playing this round like a penalty shootout. You'll get up to eight questions. The contestants scores the most points will be our big winner. Your prize is an ASK ME ANOTHER Rubik's Cube and a copy of the final book in Chris Colfer's "The Land Of Stories" series - "Worlds Collide." We rolled a 20-sided die backstage, and Spencer is going first. Here we go.

Spencer, the bad husband.

SPENCER GAFFNEY: "The Good Wife."

CHUNG: That is correct.

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CHUNG: Aeriel, celibacy and the suburb.

AERIEL BROWN: "Sex And The City."

CHUNG: That is correct.

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CHUNG: Spencer, mopey nights.

GAFFNEY: "Happy Days."

CHUNG: That is right.

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CHUNG: Aeriel, stale on the plane.

BROWN: "Fresh Off The Bus."

CHUNG: Oh, no. I'm sorry.

BROWN: "Fresh Off The Boat."

CHUNG: I don't think we can take that. You have to take your first answer. We were looking for "Fresh Off The Boat."

Spencer, anarchy and chaos.

GAFFNEY: "Law & Order."

CHUNG: That is right.

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CHUNG: Aeriel - childbirth, he read.

BROWN: "Murder, She Wrote."

CHUNG: That's right.

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CHUNG: Spencer - empty apartment.

GAFFNEY: "Full House."

CHUNG: That is right.

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CHUNG: Aeriel - little big truths.

BROWN: "Big Little Lies."

CHUNG: That's right.

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CHUNG: We're at the halfway point. Spencer is in the lead 4-3.

Spencer - jeers.

GAFFNEY: "Cheers."

CHUNG: That's right.

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CHUNG: Aeriel - Canadian mortals.

BROWN: "American Gods."

CHUNG: That's right.

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CHUNG: Spencer - the old imam.

GAFFNEY: "The New Pope" - "The Young Pope." Sorry. It was wrong.

CHUNG: No, I'm sorry, we have to take your first answer. It's "The Young Pope."

Aeriel - north drive.

BROWN: "South Park."

CHUNG: That is correct.

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CHUNG: Spencer - the running living.

GAFFNEY: "The Walking Dead."

CHUNG: That is correct.

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CHUNG: Aeriel - white window.

BROWN: "Black Mirror."

CHUNG: That is correct.

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CHUNG: The score is tied. You have one question left.

Spencer - found.

GAFFNEY: "Lost."

CHUNG: That's right. Aeriel, you need this to survive - divorced without adults.

BROWN: "Married With Children."

CHUNG: That is right.

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CHUNG: We're all tied up, so hands on your buzzers. Here's your tiebreaker clue - old boy.

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CHUNG: Spencer.

GAFFNEY: "New Girl."

CHUNG: That is correct.

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EISENBERG: Congratulations, Spencer. And that's our show. ASK ME ANOTHER's puzzle guru is Art Chung.

CHUNG: Hey, my name anagrams to Mark Thung.

EISENBERG: Our house musician is Jonathan Coulton.

CHUNG: Thou Jolta (ph) Cannon.

EISENBERG: Our puzzles were written by Juan Escalante, Greg Leitman (ph), David Letzler and Glenn McDonald. ASK ME ANOTHER's produced by Mike Katzif, Travis Larchuk, Julia Melfi, Danny Shin, Rommel Wood and our intern, Kurt Van Zandt (ph), along with Steve Nelson and Anya Grundmann. We are recorded by Damon Whittemore, Noriko Okabe and David Hurtgen. ASK ME ANOTHER was created by Eric Nuzum and Jesse Baker. We'd like to think our home in Brooklyn, N.Y., The Bell House...

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EISENBERG: ...And our production partner, WNYC. I'm Her Ripe Begonias.

CHUNG: Ophira Eisenberg.

EISENBERG: And this was ASK ME ANOTHER from NPR.

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