Spin Cycle

May 10, 2019
Originally published on November 16, 2019 9:15 am

In this final round, every clue is a spin-off movie or television show.

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

It's time to crown our big winner. Let's bring back our finalists - Errik Hood from Utah, where he runs a vocal training pyramid scheme...

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: And Abby Grant - if you pooed in a box in 2018, she knows about it.

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EISENBERG: Errik and Abby, your final round is called Spin Cycle. I'm going to give you a movie or TV show. You give me the original movie or TV show it spun off from. Our big winner will receive an ASK ME ANOTHER Rubik's Cube signed by Taylor Schilling. We rolled a 20-sided die backstage, and Errik is going first. Remember. You tell me the original TV show or movie these spin-offs come from. Here we go. Errik, "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood."

ERRIK HOOD: "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: That is correct. Abby, "The Originals."

ABBY GRANT: Don't know.

EISENBERG: We were looking for "The Vampire Diaries." Errik, "Mayans M.C."

HOOD: "Ancient Aliens."

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EISENBERG: Good guess - the answer is "Sons Of Anarchy."

EISENBERG: Abby, "Beauty Shop."

GRANT: "Barbershop."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: All right, Jonathan. We've just begun. What is the score right now?

JONATHAN COULTON: The score is tied at 1-1.

EISENBERG: Fantastic. All right, Errik - "Creed."

HOOD: "Rocky."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Abby - "Get Him To The Greek."

GRANT: "Forgetting Sarah Marshall."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Errik - "Grown-ish."

HOOD: "Black-ish."

GRANT: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Abby - "Rob And Chyna."

GRANT: "Keeping Up With The Kardashians."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: All right. We're halfway, Jonathan.

COULTON: Well, we are still tied up at three points each.

EISENBERG: Feels like it. Errik - "The Hills."

HOOD: "The O.C."

EISENBERG: Close - we were looking for "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County." Abby - "Daria."

GRANT: Oh, my goodness. I had no idea that was a spin-off. I don't know.

EISENBERG: We were looking for "Beavis And Butt-Head."

UNIDENTIFIED AUDIENCE: Oh.

COULTON: Well, minds blown.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Errik - "Go, Diego, Go!"

HOOD: Stop, Diego, stop.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Good idea - very close. We were looking for "Dora The Explorer." Abby - "Minions"

GRANT: "Despicable Me."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: OK. We only have a few questions left. What's the score, Jonathan?

COULTON: Well, with that last question, Abby pulled into the lead 4-3

EISENBERG: OK. Errik - "The Facts Of Life"

HOOD: "Three's Company."

EISENBERG: Good guess - the answer is "Diff'rent Strokes."

COULTON: Here's the situation - score's 4-3. Abby, if you get this question right, you win the game.

EISENBERG: Abby - "The Jeffersons."

GRANT: I know the song goes, movin' on up.

(LAUGHTER)

GRANT: I don't think that was a show, though.

EISENBERG: Three seconds.

GRANT: "Family Matters."

(SOUNDBITE OF BUZZER)

EISENBERG: Sorry. That is incorrect. The answer is "All In The Family."

COULTON: OK. You each have one question left. Errik, to stay in the game, you have to get this question right. And Abby has to miss her question.

EISENBERG: Errik - "The Simpsons."

HOOD: "The Tracey Ullman Show."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: Errik, you've just tied it up. But Abby, if you get this question right, you win the game.

EISENBERG: Abby - "The Legend Of Korra." Three seconds.

GRANT: I feel like this is a Tim Burton thing. I don't know. No, "The Nightmare Before Christmas." I don't think that's right, but...

(SOUNDBITE OF BUZZER)

EISENBERG: Good guess - the answer is "Avatar: The Last Airbender." So we have a tie. Here's your tie-breaker - "Better Call Saul."

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Errik.

HOOD: "Breaking Bad."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

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EISENBERG: Congratulations, Errik. And that's our show. ASK ME ANOTHER'S podcast drops each Friday, so listen and subscribe. Our house musician is Jonathan Coulton.

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

EISENBERG: Our puzzles were written by Jamie Greenberg (ph), Carol Lee and Scott Ross with additional material by Karen Lurie (ph) and Ashley Brooke Roberts. Our senior supervising producer is Rachel Neel. ASK ME ANOTHER is 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, 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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