Final Round: The Time Has Come

Jul 27, 2018
Originally published on July 27, 2018 4:33 pm

Time flies — it's the final round already! In this rapidfire game, each answer has a word associated with time or timekeeping in it.

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

It's time to crown our big winner. Let's bring back our finalists. Kristina Sepulveda has a master's degree in predicting election outcomes, but she hasn't been right yet, and Diana Corrigan, who owns 15 foam fingers.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Kristina, Diana, your final round is called The Time Has Come. Every answer contains a term associated with time or time-keeping. Our big winner will receive an ASK ME ANOTHER Rubik's Cube signed by Jessica Walter. We rolled a 20-sided die back stage, and Kristina is going first. Here we go. Kristina, this "Star Wars" vehicle was piloted at various times by Lando Calrissian, Han Solo and Ray.

KRISTINA SEPULVEDA: The Millennium Falcon.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: That is correct. Diana, this company was the first to sell orange juice concentrate, and its name is on the Houston Astros' home stadium.

DIANA CORRIGAN: Tropicana.

EISENBERG: I'm sorry.

CORRIGAN: Oh, shoot.

EISENBERG: That is incorrect. We were looking for Minute Maid, minute being the time. Kristina, after Kelly Clarkson won "American Idol," this debut single topped the Billboard Hot 100. Three seconds.

SEPULVEDA: I don't have an answer.

(SOUNDBITE OF BUZZER)

EISENBERG: (Laughter) OK. It's OK. "A Moment Like This."

SEPULVEDA: Oh.

EISENBERG: Yeah, I know. I know. Diana, in the musical "Rent," this song contains the lyric 525,600 minutes.

CORRIGAN: "Seasons Of Love."

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: That is correct. Kristina, this college, study-abroad program is known as SAS for short.

SEPULVEDA: Semester at Sea.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: That is correct. Diana, John Oliver hosts this satirical news program on HBO. Three seconds.

(SOUNDBITE OF BUZZER)

CORRIGAN: Couldn't think of it.

EISENBERG: "Last Week Tonight." Kristina, this international athletic competition is named for the Greek term, indicated a period of four years.

SEPULVEDA: Olympics.

EISENBERG: That's correct. Olympiad.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: And we'll also accept Olympics.

SEPULVEDA: (Laughter).

EISENBERG: Diana, young people are filming themselves doing the dances featured in this popular battle royale online video game.

CORRIGAN: Fortnight.

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Feels pretty good, right?

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Yeah, you pulled it out of nowhere. I felt you pulling it. I was also going to be OK if you didn't know that.

(LAUGHTER)

CORRIGAN: I would've been, too.

EISENBERG: Kristina is in the lead 3-2. Kristina, Charlize Theron starred in an action film adaptation of this early 1990s MTV animated series.

SEPULVEDA: "Aeon Flux."

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: That is correct. Diana, this...

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: It's funny how we reward certain bits of information.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Diana, this chain of car maintenance shops is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and has more than 2,000 oil change locations across the country.

CORRIGAN: Jiffy Lube.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: That is correct. Kristina, founded in the early 1970s, this real estate company is famous for the gold blazers its agents used to wear.

SEPULVEDA: I don't comprehend that question.

(LAUGHTER)

SEPULVEDA: And I won't answer it.

EISENBERG: You refuse?

SEPULVEDA: Sorry, I made a Jessica Walter reference. I had to.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Yes. Oh, yeah Oh, yeah. Yeah. I hear - OK, we were looking for Century 21.

SEPULVEDA: Oh.

EISENBERG: Diana, Jared Leto and his brother formed this rock band in 1998.

CORRIGAN: 30 Seconds to Mars.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: That is correct. Kristina, Fred Savage starred in this television series about growing up in the 1960s.

SEPULVEDA: "Wonder Years."

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: That is correct. Diana, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore and Nicole Kidman star in this 2002 film as three women connected by the novel "Mrs. Dalloway."

CORRIGAN: "The Hours."

EISENBERG: Correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: OK, the score is tied, and we have one last question for each of you.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Kristina, McDonald's named this burger after the weight of precooked beef used in its patty.

SEPULVEDA: The Quarter Pounder.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: That is correct. Diana, December 26 in the U.K., Canada and other British Commonwealth countries is recognized as this holiday.

CORRIGAN: Boxing Day.

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: OK, it seems we have a tie.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: So you're going to grab - please grab your buzzers, and you're going to ring in. I'm going to say the question. You're going to ring in, and we'll see how it goes. Here is your tiebreaker. This punctuation mark is also known as a full stop.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Diana.

CORRIGAN: Period.

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Kristina, thank you so much and congratulations, Diana. That's our show. Our guest musician is Julian Velard.

JULIAN VELARD, BYLINE: Hey, my name anagrams to niave dull jar.

EISENBERG: Our puzzles were written by Andrew Kane, Madeline Kaplan, Mike Nothnagel, Mary Tobler and senior writer Eric Feinstein, with additional material by Karen Lurie (ph) and Emily Winter. Our acting senior supervising producer is Rachel Neil (ph). ASK ME ANOTHER is produced by Sylvie Douglas (ph), Mike Katzif, Travis Larchuk, Kiara Powell (ph), Denny Shin, Rommel Wood and our intern Georgia Wright, along with Steve Nelson and Anya Grundmann. We were 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.

VELARD: Hot heel blues.

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VELARD: Ophira Eisenberg.

EISENBERG: And this was ASK ME ANOTHER from NPR.

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