M-M Good

Jul 22, 2016
Originally published on July 25, 2016 11:48 am

Every answer in this final round is a two-word phrase or name in which each word starts with the letter M, like "Mickey Mouse."

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Now we're going to crown this week's big winner. Let's bring back Tom, Bridgete, Julia, Jake and Matt. They are going to be playing our final round. Puzzle guru Art Chung, take it away.

ART CHUNG: Thanks, Ophira. This final round is called Mm, Mm, Good. Every answer is a two-word phrase or name. And each word starts with the letter M, like in Mickey Mouse. We're going to play this spelling bee style - so one wrong answer and you're out. You only have a few seconds to give me that answer. And the last person standing is our big winner. Your prize is an ASK ME ANOTHER Rubik's Cube and a poster from Loudon Wainwright. Here we go. Tom, this actress famously sang Happy Birthday to President Kennedy.

TOM SULLIVAN: Marilyn Monroe.

CHUNG: You got it.

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CHUNG: Bridgete, he won the Oscar for his starring role in "Dallas Buyers Club."

BRIDGETE MCAULEY: Oh, crap (laughter).

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MCAULEY: Three seconds.

MCAULEY: Oh, my God. I can't remember.

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CHUNG: I'm sorry. Time is up. Step aside. Julia, do you know the answer?

JULIA ROUSAKIS: Dallas Buyers Club...

CHUNG: Going to have to call 3 seconds on you. No. Stepping aside - Jake.

JAKE CONNORS: Matthew McConaughey?

CHUNG: That is correct. We have to say goodbye to Julia and Bridgete.

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CHUNG: We are quickly down to three players. Matt, this Halloween song is a graveyard smash.

MATT KOSKOWSKI: The "Monster Mash."

CHUNG: You got it.

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CHUNG: Tom, this "Mike & Molly" star stole the show in the movie "Bridesmaids."

SULLIVAN: Melissa McCarthy.

CHUNG: That's right.

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CHUNG: Jake, it's the Broadway musical and movie based on the songs of ABBA.

CONNORS: "Mamma Mia!"

CHUNG: "Mamma Mia!" is correct.

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CHUNG: Matt, he's the controversial artist behind the album "Antichrist Superstar." And his real name is Brian Hugh Warner.

KOSKOWSKI: Modest Mouse?

CHUNG: That is incorrect. We're going to go to Tom.

SULLIVAN: Marilyn Manson.

CHUNG: That is correct. We have to say goodbye to Matt. We're down to two players, Jake and Tom. Jake, this extremely near-sighted cartoon character was originally voiced by the actor who played Thurston Howell III. Jake is deep in contemplation. Three seconds.

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CHUNG: Tom, if you know the answer, you're our big winner.

SULLIVAN: Mr. Magoo.

CHUNG: That is correct.

EISENBERG: Congratulations, Tom. You're ASK ME ANOTHER big winner. You did it.

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