Days And Confused

Feb 1, 2019
Originally published on July 5, 2019 7:08 am

In this final round, contestants answer trivia where every answer ends with the word or sound "day."

Heard on Bob The Drag Queen And Monét X Change: Some Tea, Some Shade.

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Mariah and Darren, your final round is called Days And Confused. Every answer will end with the word or sound day. And our big winner will receive an "ASK ME ANOTHER" the Rubik's Cube signed by Bob the Drag Queen and Monet X Change.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: We rolled a 20-sided die backstage, and Darren is going first. Here we go. Darren, in France, July 14 is recognized as this holiday.

DARREN BIGGART: Bastille Day.

EISENBERG: That is correct.

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EISENBERG: Mariah, Ronald Reagan signed a bill into law recognizing the third Monday in January as this federal holiday.

MARIAH BLACK: Martin Luther King Day.

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Darren, this jazz singer is known for her renditions of "Lover Man," "Summertime" and "Strange Fruit."

BIGGART: Billie Holiday.

EISENBERG: That is correct.

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EISENBERG: Mariah, Denzel Washington declares, King Kong don't got bleep on me, in this 2001 film.

BLACK: "Independence Day." Oh, no. I take it that was incorrect.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: I'm sorry that is incorrect. We're looking for "Training Day."

BLACK: Oh, yeah, sure.

EISENBERG: Darren, Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis swapped bodies in this teen comedy fantasy remake.

BIGGART: "Freaky Friday."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Mariah, this plumbing fixture is used to clean one's lower regions.

BLACK: A bidet.

EISENBERG: Correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Darren, Bill Murray starred in this fantasy comedy film set in Punxsutawney, Penn.

BIGGART: "Groundhog Day."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Mariah, Andy Karl starred in this fantasy comedy musical set in Punxsutawney, Penn.

BLACK: "Groundhog Day."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

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EISENBERG: We're at the halfway point, and Darren is in the lead 4 to 3. Darren, this candy bar is covered in salted peanuts - 3 seconds.

BIGGART: Salted peanuts?

(LAUGHTER)

BLACK: I can't help you. I'm sorry.

BIGGART: A 100 Grand is the only thing coming to my mind. I don't know.

EISENBERG: We're looking for PayDay.

BIGGART: PayDay. But that might be my new ringtone - salted peanuts.

JONATHAN COULTON: Salted peanuts, da-da. I don't know why that was so funny.

EISENBERG: That was so funny.

COULTON: It was very funny.

EISENBERG: Mariah, it's the first two names of former Supreme Court Justice O'Connor.

BLACK: Sandra Day.

EISENBERG: That is correct.

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EISENBERG: Darren, this actress stars in "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" and the revival of "Mystery Science Theater 3000."

BIGGART: Well, it's certainly not Doris Day, but I'm just going to say Doris Day.

EISENBERG: OK. I'm sorry that is incorrect. We're looking for Felicia Day.

BIGGART: Sure.

EISENBERG: Mariah, this actor stars in "Horrible Bosses" and "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia."

BLACK: Charlie Day.

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Darren, this British scientist is known for his studies of electricity, and he has a cage named after him - three seconds

BIGGART: Mr. Day - Dr. Day.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: The answer is Michael Faraday.

BIGGART: Sure.

EISENBERG: The score is 5 to 4. Mariah, if you get this question right, you win. Mariah, this American Civil War general was once credited with the invention of baseball in Cooperstown though historians doubt this claim.

BLACK: Oh, boy. Robert E. Lee Day.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Sorry, that is incorrect.

BLACK: Oh, I know.

EISENBERG: We were - the answer is Abner Doubleday.

BLACK: Abner.

EISENBERG: Good old Ab (ph). OK. Darren, you need to get this right to stay in the game. Darren, American "Idol" used this Daniel Powter song in montage is following a contestant's elimination.

BIGGART: "Bad Day."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Mariah, if you get this right, you win. Mariah, it's the first track on U2's album "All That You Can't Leave Behind."

BLACK: "Beautiful Day."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Congratulations, Mariah. And that's our show. ASK ME ANOTHER's house musician is Jonathan Coulton.

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

EISENBERG: Our puzzles were written by Camilla Franklin, Abbey Kohz (ph), senior writers Eric Feinstein and Karen Lurie (ph), with additional material by Mike Albo. Our senior supervising producer is Rachel Neel. ASK ME ANOTHER is produced by Mike Katzif, Travis Larchuk, Kiara Powell (ph), Nancy Sichau (ph), Edward Wyckoff Williams, Rommel Wood, and our intern Sean Goal (ph), along with Steve Nelson and Anya Grundmann. We were recorded by Damon Whittemore, Noriko Okabe 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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