D-lightful

Jan 13, 2017
Originally published on March 6, 2017 12:06 pm

All answers in this final round consist of two words, both words starting with D. For example, if we said, "A clue in Jeopardy! where a contestant can wager their entire earnings," you'd answer, "Daily Double."

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Now it's time to crown our big winner. Let's bring back our finalists - Mitch, who was playing Pokemon Go with his son and chased a Snorlax and found it at a wedding, and Virginia, who could totally handle dating Mr. Darcy.

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EISENBERG: Puzzle guru Greg Pliska, take it away.

GREG PLISKA: Virginia and Mitch, your final round is called D-lightful. All the answers in this round are going to consist of two words, both of which start with D. For example, if I said a clue in "Jeopardy" where a contestant can wager their entire earnings, you would answer Daily Double. We're playing this round like a penalty shoot-out. You'll each get up to eight questions. The contestant who scores the most points will be our big winner, and your prize is an ASK ME ANOTHER Rubik's Cube autographed by Cat Cora herself...

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PLISKA: ...And a tank of baby octopus.

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PLISKA: So we flipped a coin backstage, and, Virginia, you will be going first.

VIRGINIA PASLEY: Yes.

PLISKA: So are you ready? Here we go. Virginia, he's the beloved Disney waterfowl who first appeared in 1934 and wears no pants.

PASLEY: Donald Duck.

PLISKA: That is correct.

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PLISKA: All right. Mitch - coffee and baked goods chain known for its munchkins.

MITCH OKUN: Dunkin' Donuts.

PLISKA: Correct.

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PLISKA: Virginia - common yoga pose where you stick your butt in the air.

PASLEY: Downward dog.

PLISKA: That is correct.

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PLISKA: Mitch - common opening words for a journal entry where the writer addresses the journal itself.

OKUN: Dear diary.

PLISKA: Correct.

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PLISKA: Virginia - actor whose breakthrough TV role was conspiracy theorist and FBI agent Fox Mulder.

PASLEY: David Duchovny.

PLISKA: That's correct.

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PLISKA: Mitch - the reality TV show about the Robertson family and its hunting accessories business.

OKUN: "Duck Dynasty."

PLISKA: That is correct.

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PLISKA: Virginia - an option in blackjack or a KFC sandwich that uses fried chicken instead of bread.

PASLEY: Double down.

PLISKA: That's correct.

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PLISKA: Mitch - a small portal that allows canine pets to enter and exit the house on their own.

OKUN: A doggy door.

PLISKA: Very good.

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PLISKA: Correct. Now, I'd like to tell you we're at the halfway point, and the game is tied at four points each - very exciting. Virginia - rapper with a physician's title who found fame with N.W.A.

PASLEY: Dr. Dre.

PLISKA: Correct.

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PLISKA: Mitch - literary character who can talk to animals famously played in the movies by Rex Harrison and Eddie Murphy.

OKUN: Dr. Dolittle.

PLISKA: That is correct.

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PLISKA: Virginia - the state that first ratified the U.S. Constitution and its capital city.

PASLEY: Dover, Del.

PLISKA: That's correct.

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PLISKA: Mitch - denim short shorts named after a TV character who often wore them.

OKUN: Daisy dukes.

PLISKA: That's correct.

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PLISKA: Virginia - hit 1987 film that gave us the immortal line nobody puts baby in the corner.

PASLEY: "Dirty Dancing."

PLISKA: Very good, correct.

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PLISKA: Mitch - cult thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal and a six foot talking rabbit. Cult thriller starring...

UNIDENTIFIED PEOPLE: Aw.

OKUN: Don't give me that.

PLISKA: ...Jake Gyllenhal and a six foot talking rabbit. You have three seconds.

OKUN: I got nothing - "Daredevil."

PLISKA: No, I'm sorry. That's incorrect. The correct answer was "Donnie Darko." OK. The score is seven to six. You each have one question left. Virginia, if you get this question right, you win. So, Virginia - former child star known as Screech on "Saved By The Bell."

PASLEY: Dustin Diamond.

PLISKA: That is correct. Congratulations.

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PLISKA: Mitch, thank you so much for being with us.

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EISENBERG: Mitch, you were awesome. And congratulations, Virginia. You're our big winner.

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EISENBERG: That's our show. ASK ME ANOTHER's puzzle guru is Greg PLISKA.

PLISKA: Hey, my name anagrams to sparkle gig.

EISENBERG: Our house musician is Jonathan Coulton.

PLISKA: Thou jolt a cannon.

EISENBERG: Our puzzles were written by Andrew Kane, Matt Foster, Sean Kennedy, Scott Ross and senior writers Karen Lurie (ph) and J. Keith van Straaten. Our senior supervising producer is Art Chung. ASK ME ANOTHER's produced by Mike Katzif, Travis Larchuk, Julia Melfi, Denny Shin, Rommel Wood, and our intern Toyah Sing (ph), along with Steve Nelson and Anya Grundmann. We were recorded by Damon Whittemore, Rick Kwan and David Hurtgen. ASK ME ANOTHER was created by Eric Nuzum and Jesse Baker. We'd like to thank our home in Brooklyn, N.Y., The Bell House...

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

PLISKA: Ophira Eisenberg.

EISENBERG: ...And this was ASK ME ANOTHER from NPR.

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