Electric Boogaloo 2: The Sequel

Aug 30, 2019

In this brutal final round, contestants are given a movie sequel's subtitle, and must identify the original film.

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

It's time to crown our big winner. Let's bring back our finalists. Hope Dickens - Jane Fonda gave her her nickname, Hopearino - and Ashley Davis, who likes to be moisturized.

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EISENBERG: Hope and Ashley, your final round is called Electric Boogaloo 2: The Sequel. In each clue, you just identify the movie based on its sequel's subtitle. I will also give you the year of its release. Our big winner will receive an ASK ME ANOTHER Rubik's cube signed by Julio Torres.

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EISENBERG: We rolled a 20-sided die backstage, and Hope is going first. Hope - 2009, "The Squeakquel."

HOPE DICKENS: "Alvin And The Chipmunks?"

EISENBERG: That is correct.

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EISENBERG: Ashley - 1991, "The Secret Of The Ooze."

ASHLEY DAVIS: "Ghostbusters?"

EISENBERG: Sorry, that is incorrect. We were looking for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Hope - 2005, "Armed And Fabulous."

DICKENS: Sounds like that Sandra Bullock movie. She's in an evening gown with a gun on her leg. "Miss Confidentiality?"

EISENBERG: So close - I'm sorry. That is incorrect. We were looking for "Miss Congeniality."

DICKENS: Congeniality...

EISENBERG: Yes. Ashley, 2000 is the year - "The Klumps."

DAVIS: I want to say it's the Madea line of movies. No, I don't know.

EISENBERG: I'm sorry. That is incorrect - "The Nutty Professor."

DAVIS: Oh, sure.

EISENBERG: Hope - 1990, "The New Batch."

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DICKENS: 1990 - I was 5. "Ghostbusters."

EISENBERG: The answer was "Gremlins."

DICKENS: Oh, terrifying.

EISENBERG: Ashley - 2016, "Sorority Rising."

DAVIS: OK, so something with the sorority happening in the first place or maybe a fraternity - "Animal House?"

EISENBERG: Good guess. The answer is "Neighbors."

DAVIS: Oh, sure.

EISENBERG: OK. We're at the halfway point, Jonathan.

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EISENBERG: How are things going?

JONATHAN COULTON: They're doing OK, Ophira.

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COULTON: Hope is in the lead 1 to 0.

EISENBERG: Hope - 1987, "The Revenge."

DICKENS: "True Lies?"

EISENBERG: The answer is "Jaws."

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EISENBERG: Ashley - 1985, "Freddy's Revenge."

DAVIS: "Nightmare On Elm Street."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

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DAVIS: Oh, thank God.

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EISENBERG: Hope - 2017, "Welcome To The Jungle."

DICKENS: "The Hangover."

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EISENBERG: Good guess. "Jumanji" is the answer. Ashley - 2010, "Legacy."

DAVIS: "Batman."

EISENBERG: Close. The answer is "Tron."

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EISENBERG: OK, we only have a few questions left, Jonathan. What's the situation?

COULTON: Well, things are escalating, Ophira.

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COULTON: Ashley has tied up the game. It is now 1 to 1.

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EISENBERG: Hope - 1991, "The Smell Of Fear."

DICKENS: Let's go with "True Lies" again.

EISENBERG: OK - incorrect. The answer is "The Naked Gun." Ashley - 2008, "I Want To Believe."

DAVIS: Does anyone else know these answers?

EISENBERG: OK, nobody's really...

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DAVIS: "I Want To Believe" - "Air Bud."

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EISENBERG: Good guess - "The X Files." OK, we have one last question for each of you.

COULTON: The score is still tied, Ophira.

EISENBERG: OK. Hope - 1997, "Cruise Control."

DICKENS: "Mission Impossible."

EISENBERG: Sorry, that's incorrect. The answer is "Speed."

DAVIS: That was the only one I knew so far.

EISENBERG: Ashley, if you get this right, you win.

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EISENBERG: 2003, "Full Throttle"...

DAVIS: "Charlie's Angels?"

EISENBERG: That is correct.

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EISENBERG: Wow, wow, wow - extremely close game, obviously a very difficult game. Hope, thank you so much. You're amazing.

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EISENBERG: And congratulations, Ashley. And that's our show. Our podcast drops each Friday. Listen and subscribe. 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, Sarah Lazarus, Julia Melfi and senior writer Karen Lurie with additional material by Ashley Brooke Roberts and Emily Winter. Our senior supervising producer is Rachel Neel. ASK ME ANOTHER is produced by Mike Katzif, Travis Larchuk, Kiara (ph) Powell, Nancy Zechow (ph), Rommel Wood and our intern Hannah Maier-Katkin...

COULTON: Hark, inanimate Khan.

EISENBERG: ...Along with Steve Nelson and Anya Grundmann. We are recorded by Damon Whittemore, Noriko Okabe and Jeff O'Neill. We'd like to thank our home in Brooklyn, N.Y., at The Bell House...

COULTON: Hot heel blues.

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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