Set It Off

May 3, 2019
Originally published on May 7, 2019 9:33 am

In this (crazy) final round, every clue is about a song with a parenthetical in its title.

Heard on DeWanda Wise And Taye Diggs: She's Gotta Get Her Groove Back.

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

It's time to crown our big winner. Let's bring back our finalist, Julia Kaplan, who says podcasts need to be dumber.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: And Nicole Pometti, who can name every best picture winner. 1996?

NICOLE POMETTI: "English Patient."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Julia, Nicole, your final round is called Set It Off. Every clue is about a song with a parenthetical in its title. I'll give you the artist and the parenthetical. You tell me the rest of the song title. For example, if I said Beyonce - "(Put A Ring On It)" - you'd answer, "Single Ladies." The big winner will receive an ASK ME ANOTHER Rubik's Cube signed by DeWanda Wise and Taye Diggs. We rolled a 20-sided die backstage, and Nicole is going first. Here we go.

Nicole - The Rolling Stones - "(I Can't Get No)."

POMETTI: "Satisfaction."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Julia - Aretha Franklin or Carole King - "(You Make Me Feel Like)."

JULIA KAPLAN: "A Natural Woman."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Nicole - Kelly Clarkson - "(What Doesn't Kill You)."

POMETTI: "Stronger."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Julia, Rihanna - "(In The World)." Three seconds.

KAPLAN: "Girls."

EISENBERG: I'm sorry, that is incorrect but close. The answer is only "Girl." Jonathan, how are contestants doing?

JONATHAN COULTON: Well, so far the score is 2-1, and Nicole is in the lead.

EISENBERG: OK. Nicole, Silento - "(Whip/Nae Nae)."

(LAUGHTER)

POMETTI: "Watch Me."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Julia, Ashanti - "(Awww Baby)."

KAPLAN: "Foolish."

EISENBERG: So close. I'm sorry, that is incorrect. The answer is "Rock Wit U."

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Nicole, Rupert Holmes - "(The Pina Colada Song)."

POMETTI: "Escape."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Julia, The Offspring - "(For A White Guy)."

KAPLAN: "Pretty Fly."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: We're halfway through the questions. Jonathan, how are our contestants doing?

COULTON: Nicole is still in the lead. It is 4-2.

EISENBERG: Nicole, Britney Spears - "(You Drive Me)."

POMETTI: "Crazy."

EISENBERG: (Laughter) That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Julia, Darlene Love - "(Baby Please Come Home)."

KAPLAN: "I'm Begging You."

EISENBERG: Great answer. I feel like that came from within you.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: The answer is "Christmas."

KAPLAN: Never would have gotten that one.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: Ophira, here is the situation.

EISENBERG: Yes.

COULTON: The score is now 5-2.

EISENBERG: Yes.

COULTON: Nicole is in the lead. Nicole, if you get this next question right, you win.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Nicole, Alicia Keys - "(I'm Ready)."

POMETTI: "Fallin'."

EISENBERG: Sorry, that is incorrect; the answer is "Un-Thinkable."

COULTON: Now, Julia, I have to tell you - if you get this question wrong, you will lose the game.

KAPLAN: OK.

EISENBERG: Julia, Lisa Loeb - "(I Missed You)."

KAPLAN: You won.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: The answer we were looking for was "Stay."

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: But huge style points, huge style points.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Thank you so much, Julia. You're awesome.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Congratulations, Nicole. That's our show. Listen to the podcast every Friday 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 Madeline Kaplan, Emily Winter and senior writer Karen Lurie (ph), with additional material by Ashley Brooke Roberts and Cara Weinberger. Our senior supervising producer is Rachel Neel. ASK ME ANOTHER's produced by Mike Katzif, Travis Larchuk, Kiara Powell (ph), Nancy Saechao and Rommel Wood, along with Steve Nelson and Anya Grundmann. We are recorded by Damon Whittemore, Rick Kwan (ph) and David Hurtgen. 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.

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