Is That A Kit-Kat?

Nov 13, 2020
Originally published on November 13, 2020 5:33 pm

Sarah Silverman plays a lightning-round style game where she's given a Kit-Kat flavor and has to say whether it's real or fake. Break me off a piece of that... Swedish Meatball?

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JONATHAN COULTON, BYLINE: This is NPR's ASK ME ANOTHER. I'm Jonathan Coulton. Here's your host, Ophira Eisenberg.

OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Thanks, Jonathan. We're playing games with comedian Sarah Silverman. Sarah, are you ready for another game?

SARAH SILVERMAN: Yes, ma'am.

EISENBERG: This is called Is That A Kit Kat?

SILVERMAN: Love.

EISENBERG: Delicious - one of my favorites.

SILVERMAN: Eat the ledges first all around the sides, then go in for the wafers.

COULTON: Can I just say, this Halloween, I saw a child...

EISENBERG: Yes.

COULTON: ...Not a child in my family but a different child that I know eat a Kit Kat without breaking it into individual wafers. She just unwrapped it and ate it like it was a sandwich. What a monster. That's not how you do it.

EISENBERG: Wait a sec.

SILVERMAN: Interesting.

EISENBERG: She didn't even do, like, the little typewriter thing where you kind of go like, du-du-du-du-du (ph)?

COULTON: She didn't break it at all. She just, like...

SILVERMAN: That's what I do. I go, (vocalizing).

COULTON: That's - yeah.

EISENBERG: Yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah.

COULTON: That's...

SILVERMAN: It's attractive.

COULTON: ...One of two appropriate ways to eat a Kit Kat.

SILVERMAN: Yeah. And, you know, people like to freeze them, and I'm for freezing a lot of things. I like to freeze grapes. I like to freeze licorice and, of course, a Charleston Chew.

COULTON: Of course.

SILVERMAN: But not a Kit Kat. You lose the chocolate feeling. You want it to be melty (ph).

EISENBERG: That's true. You want it to be kind of melty (ph). That's when it's best because then it sinks into the wafers a little bit, so the wafers are no longer dry. They are moist. That's a wrong - bad use of moist, bad use of moist. OK.

SILVERMAN: Moist.

EISENBERG: So many countries have very cool Kit Kat flavors that are beyond just chocolate. So I am going to give you a Kit Kat flavor. You are just going to say if it's real or if it's fake.

SILVERMAN: OK.

EISENBERG: And this is a speed round, so we're putting some amount of time on a clock.

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COULTON: Put a random...

SILVERMAN: Sounds good.

COULTON: ...Amount of time on the clock.

EISENBERG: All right. Here we go - from Canada, hazelnut.

SILVERMAN: True.

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EISENBERG: It is true.

SILVERMAN: What else?

EISENBERG: From Japan, grape.

SILVERMAN: I'm going to say it's true.

EISENBERG: It is true.

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EISENBERG: From Sweden, Swedish meatball.

SILVERMAN: Fake news.

EISENBERG: That is fake.

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EISENBERG: From Argentina, dulce de leche.

SILVERMAN: Yeah. That's for sure yes.

EISENBERG: Sorry. That was fake.

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EISENBERG: But they should make it. They should make it.

COULTON: They should make it. They should make it.

SILVERMAN: Yeah, they should. That's absolutely reasonable.

EISENBERG: From the United States, lemon.

SILVERMAN: No way.

EISENBERG: Oh, that's real.

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EISENBERG: From France, apricot brie (laughter).

SILVERMAN: I'm going to say fake news.

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EISENBERG: That was fake - from Australia, raspberry, rose and hibiscus.

SILVERMAN: I'm going to say that's true.

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EISENBERG: Oh, that is so true - from Germany, sauerkraut.

SILVERMAN: No way.

EISENBERG: Yeah.

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EISENBERG: No way. That was fake - from Russia, vodka.

SILVERMAN: No.

EISENBERG: No.

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EISENBERG: It is not.

SILVERMAN: Oh.

EISENBERG: You're right - fake. And...

SILVERMAN: That was a thinker.

EISENBERG: Finally, from the U.K., gin and tonic.

SILVERMAN: Yes.

EISENBERG: Yes.

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SILVERMAN: No. Really?

COULTON: Yeah.

EISENBERG: I'll take your yes-question-mark as a yes-exclamation-mark. Yes.

SILVERMAN: Do you have to be over - what? - 11 there?

EISENBERG: Yeah. You have to...

COULTON: Yeah, that's right.

EISENBERG: If you can reach it, you can have it. That's their thing.

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EISENBERG: Sarah Silverman, you won, and then you won more. You're amazing. Thank you so much.

SILVERMAN: Thank you. What a joy.

COULTON: Thank you.

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