Floral Arrangements

Jul 8, 2016
Originally published on March 10, 2017 9:18 am

Each of these answers contains the name of a flower or flowering plant. If we were to say, "British singer who recorded the albums "It's Not Me, It's You," and "Sheezus," you would reply, "Lily Allen."

Heard on Big Freedia: Queen Diva Of Quizzes

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Now we're going to crown this week's big winner. Let's bring back Sarah, Jenna, Ali, Dave and Brandon to play our final round.

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EISENBERG: Puzzle guru Art Chung, take it away.

ART CHUNG: Thanks, Ophira. This final round is called Floral Arrangements. Each answer will contain the name of a flower or a flowering plant. So for example, if I said, it's the British singer who recorded the albums "It's Not Me, It's You" and "Sheezus," you would reply Lily Allen. We're playing this spelling bee-style, so one wrong answer and you're out. You'll only have a few seconds to give me that answer. The last person standing is our big winner. Your prize is an ASK ME ANOTHER Rubik's Cube and an autographed copy of Big Freedia's memoir, "God Save The Queen Diva!"

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CHUNG: Here we go. Sarah, this ship landed in Plymouth, Mass., in 1620.

SARAH STORM: The Mayflower.

CHUNG: That is correct.

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CHUNG: Jenna, this Disney princess took a magic carpet ride with Aladdin.

JENNA POOR: Jasmine.

CHUNG: That's right.

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CHUNG: Ali, a champagne and orange juice cocktail that's often served at breakfast.

ALI HARRIS: A mimosa.

CHUNG: That's right.

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CHUNG: Dave, it's an 1988 dark comedy starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater that spawned such memorable lines as, what's your damage?

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CHUNG: I have to give you three seconds.

DAVE PARSONS: "American Beauty" - I don't know.

CHUNG: No, I'm sorry. That's incorrect. Let's see if Brandon knows.

BRANDON BLAIN: "Wallflowers."

CHUNG: No, that's not what we're looking for. Let's see if Sarah knows the answer.

STORM: "Heathers."

CHUNG: That is correct.

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CHUNG: We quickly had to say goodbye to Dave and Brandon. Jenna, this journalist is one of the anchors of "CBS This Morning" and has his own interview show on PBS. No, shaking your head? All right, let's see if Ali knows the answer. This journalist is one of the anchors of "CBS This Morning" and has his own interview show on PBS.

HARRIS: It's not Dan Rather, but...

CHUNG: Dan Rather is not a flower.

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CHUNG: Sarah, if you know the answer you're our grand winner.

STORM: I'm racking my brain, but I don't think I do.

CHUNG: All right, three seconds.

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CHUNG: All right, time is up. We were looking for Charlie Rose. Jenna, the video for this Australian pop star's hit "Fancy" was an homage to the movie "Clueless."

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CHUNG: No answer, sorry. All right, step aside. Let's see if Ali knows. The video for this Australian pop star's hit "Fancy" was an homage to the movie "Clueless."

HARRIS: Oh, and I hate her so much.

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CHUNG: That is correct.

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JONATHAN COULTON: Wow. Puzzle guru Art Chung throwing some shade.

CHUNG: Three seconds. All right, Ali, if you don't know, you can step aside. Sorry. Sarah, if you know the answer...

STORM: I also dislike her intensely. It's Iggy Azalea.

CHUNG: You are correct.

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CHUNG: Congratulations. You're our winner.

EISENBERG: Well done, Sarah. You're our ASK ME ANOTHER big winner. Congratulations.

STORM: Thank you so much.

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