Love Is Love Is Love Is Love Is Love

Feb 15, 2019
Originally published on March 29, 2019 12:56 pm

In this heart-pounding finale, contestants tackle trivia questions where each answer contains the word "love."

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It's time to crown our big winner. Let's bring back our finalists - Sarah Favinger, who doesn't need help with her double bass, and Christopher Downs, who is sick of writing trivia questions about Kylie Minogue.


EISENBERG: Sarah and Christopher, your final round is called Love Is Love Is Love Is Love. Every answer contains the word love. And our big winner will receive an ASK ME ANOTHER Rubik's Cube signed by Michael Ian Black.


EISENBERG: We rolled a 20-sided die backstage, and Sarah is going first. Here we go. Sarah, Julia Roberts starred in the film adaptation of this bestselling memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert.


EISENBERG: "Eat Pray Love." Christopher, Peter Sellers plays multiple characters in this satirical dark comedy directed by Stanley Kubrick.

CHRISTOPHER DOWNS: "The Love Guru." Sorry.

EISENBERG: Sorry, that is incorrect. We were looking for "Dr. Strangelove."

DOWNS: Oh, yeah. Right, yeah.

EISENBERG: Calm down, everybody. Calm down. It's going to be OK.

Sarah, in 2013, a southeastern U.S. Commonwealth announced that this tourism slogan would start appearing on its license plates.

FAVINGER: Virginia Is For Lovers.

EISENBERG: That is correct.


EISENBERG: Christopher, Philadelphia is known by this nickname.

DOWNS: The City of Brotherly Love.

EISENBERG: That is correct.


EISENBERG: Sarah, this Shakespeare comedy features the longest word in all of his canon, honorificabilitudinitatibus.


EISENBERG: Three seconds.


EISENBERG: Looking for "Love's Labour's Lost."

Christopher, in 2014, this Utah representative became the first black Republican woman elected to Congress. She lost re-election in 2018. Three seconds.

DOWNS: Jessica Love.

EISENBERG: Mia Love was the answer we were looking for.

Sarah, this singer-songwriter was one of the founders of The Beach Boys.

FAVINGER: Love is also the surname.

EISENBERG: Three seconds.

FAVINGER: (Laughter) I don't remember his name.


EISENBERG: We were looking for Mike Love.

Christopher, this 2003 romantic comedy features a star-studded ensemble cast and nine interweaving plots.

DOWNS: "Love Actually."

EISENBERG: That is correct.


EISENBERG: We're at the halfway point, and Christopher is in the lead 2-1.

Sarah, Nick Robinson stars in this 2018 film about two high school boys who fall in love over anonymous Gmails. Three seconds.

FAVINGER: Not a clue.


EISENBERG: "Love, Simon."

Christopher, Dolly Parton wrote this song popularized by Whitney Houston.

DOWNS: "I Will Always Love You."

EISENBERG: That is correct.


EISENBERG: Sarah, Beyonce they announced her first pregnancy at MTV's Video Music Awards after performing this song which has four key changes.

FAVINGER: "Love On Top."


EISENBERG: That is correct.

Christopher, Gabriel Garcia Marquez wrote this novel published in Spanish in 1985.

DOWNS: Nope.


EISENBERG: We're looking for "Love In The Time Of Cholera."

Sarah, this HBO series centers on a fundamentalist Mormon family.



EISENBERG: "Big Love." All right. Here's the deal. The score is 3-2. Christopher, if you get this right, you win. Patricia Heaton and Doris Roberts starred on this long-running CBS sitcom.

DOWNS: "Everybody Loves Raymond."

EISENBERG: That is correct.


EISENBERG: Well done. Thank you so much, Sarah. And congratulations, Christopher. And that's our show. ASK ME ANOTHER's house musician is Jonathan Coulton.

JONATHAN COULTON: Hey, my name anagrams to thou jolt a cannon.

EISENBERG: Our puzzles were written by Andrew Kane, Carol Lee (ph), Julia Melfi and senior writer Karen Lurie (ph) with additional material by Emily Winter. Our senior supervising producer is Rachel Neel. ASK ME ANOTHER's produced by Mike Katzif, Travis Larchuk, Kiara Powell (ph), Nancy Sachow (ph), Edward Wyckoff Williams, Rommel Wood and our intern, Sean Gol (ph) along with Steve Nelson and Anya Grundmann. We are recorded by Damon Whittemore, Frank Bianco (ph) and Jeff O'Neill (ph). We'd like to thank our home in Brooklyn, N.Y., 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. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.