Ask Me Another
12:14 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Spoiler Alert

Originally published on Wed November 6, 2013 2:47 pm

With the Internet, it can be hard to avoid people talking about key plot points of movies or TV programs that you haven't seen yet. "It's a sled! She's a man! The Red Wedding is not a happy occasion!" See? In this game, we're going to spoil some movies by asking you to identify them based on the very last lines spoken in the film. (Though as you'll see, the last lines of most films are quite vague and spoiler-free.)

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Transcript

OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

So let's get started with our first two contestants, Rosie Jonker and Bruce Greenspan.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Welcome to ASK ME ANOTHER, Rosie and Bruce. Bruce, let me ask you: What is you favorite end to any television series?

BRUCE GREENSPAN: Favorite end - oh, oh, "Dinosaurs." Remember that show?

EISENBERG: "Dinosaurs"? OK.

GREENSPAN: Yeah, there was like the global warming was involved somehow. There was a baby hit with a frying pan. Remember that?

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: No, it sounds amazing, though.

GREENSPAN: No? (Singing) Hit the daddy with the frying pan.

EISENBERG: And how did it end?

GREENSPAN: Something about global warming. It was great.

EISENBERG: They died.

GREENSPAN: Yeah, I loved it.

EISENBERG: OK, got it. That sounds heartwarming.

GREENSPAN: I remember - oh yeah.

EISENBERG: OK, Rosie, how about you?

ROSIE JONKER: I think probably "Doll House" because just everybody died, and it was like the end of civilization.

EISENBERG: Wow, you guys are both super-dark. I love it, yeah.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Yeah, it just, it died and I felt really just satisfied and full, good. Our first game is called Spoiler Alert. With the Internet, it can be hard to avoid people talking about key plot points of movies and television programs that you haven't seen, like it's a sled or she's a man or the red wedding is not happy.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: You know, so in this game we're going to spoil some movies by asking you to identify the films based on the very last line spoken. Art, do you have an example?

ART CHUNG: If we asked what romantic drama from 1942 ends with the line Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship, you would say "Casablanca."

EISENBERG: And as you can see from that example, we're not really spoiling anything because do you know anything about "Casablanca" from that quote? No.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: They were friends at the end.

EISENBERG: They're friends, exactly.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: So the winner of this round will move on to our Ask Me One More final round at the end of the show. Let's go. What legendary movie from 1933 ends with the line it was beauty killed the beast?

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Bruce?

GREENSPAN: "Beauty and the Beast"?

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: That was a - yeah, that would be a good ending for that movie. Rosie, would you like...?

JONKER: It's "King Kong," yeah?

EISENBERG: "King Kong" is correct.

(APPLAUSE)

CHUNG: What Best Picture nominee from 1995 ends with the line that'll do, pig, that'll do.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

CHUNG: Bruce?

GREENSPAN: "Babe."

CHUNG: You got it.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: I believe that was also the ending to "Beverly Hills Cop," right, that will do, pig?

(LAUGHTER)

CHUNG: Yes, that's right.

EISENBERG: What '80s teen comedy ends with the lines life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Bruce?

GREENSPAN: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

EISENBERG: Yes, exactly.

(APPLAUSE)

CHUNG: What 1990 gangster film based on a true story ends with the line I get to live the rest of my life like a schnook?

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

CHUNG: Bruce?

GREENSPAN: "Goodfellas"?

CHUNG: That's right.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: I didn't know what a schnook was. Do you know what a schnook is?

CHUNG: I'm Jewish, so wait. It's like a schmuck?

EISENBERG: Yeah, it's - yeah.

CHUNG: Like a schlamozzle?

EISENBERG: It's a - no, it's a...

JONKER: That's from Dr. Seuss, right?

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Yeah, Barnes & Noble made it. It's a Yiddish ereader.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: What allegorical science fiction spinetingler from 1956 ends with the line you're next?

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Bruce?

GREENSPAN: "The Day the Earth Stood Still"?

EISENBERG: No, Rosie?

JONKER: "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"?

EISENBERG: Yes.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Well done.

CHUNG: What thriller from 2000 ends with the line now where was I? Maybe a hint, Art? No, Bruce?

GREENSPAN: Oh, just hints? Sorry.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Not anymore, Bruce.

CHUNG: It's too late, man. You rang the bell. You've got to do it now.

GREENSPAN: I was going to say "Babe 2: Pig in the City."

(LAUGHTER)

CHUNG: It's a great guess. Rosie, do you want to take a guess here?

JONKER: Can I get a hint first?

EISENBERG: No, too late, sorry.

(LAUGHTER)

CHUNG: Bruce ruined it for everybody.

GREENSPAN: That's what my parents tell me.

(LAUGHTER)

JONKER: I'm going to go with "A Beautiful Mind."

CHUNG: The answer is "Memento."

GREENSPAN: Oh, I love that movie, oh.

CHUNG: Apparently you didn't love it very much.

GREENSPAN: What was that line again?

CHUNG: I forget.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: What 1990 film shot mostly in Chicago ends with the line Kevin, what did you do to my room?

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Rosie?

JONKER: "Clerks"?

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: OK, Bruce, Bruce, I know, you're attacking the buzzer. The buzzer is going to - it's OK, it's all right.

GREENSPAN: Can I guess?

EISENBERG: Yes.

GREENSPAN: It's "Home Alone."

EISENBERG: Yes.

(APPLAUSE)

JONKER: Oh my God.

CHUNG: All right, what psychodrama thriller from 2010 ends with the line it was perfect?

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

CHUNG: Rosie?

JONKER: "Black Swan."

CHUNG: That's right.

EISENBERG: Yeah.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Yes. This is your last clue. What tearjerker from 1970 ends with the line love means never having to say you're sorry?

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Rosie?

JONKER: "Love Story."

EISENBERG: Yes.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: We all know that is not true at all when it comes to love, but let's go to Art and find out. How did our contestants do?

CHUNG: We have a tie.

(APPLAUSE)

CHUNG: They high-fived. OK, here's your tiebreaker. What film from 1939 ends with the line oh Auntie Em, there's noplace like home?

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

CHUNG: Rosie?

JONKER: It's "The Wizard of Oz."

CHUNG: That's right, and you're our winner.

GREENSPAN: That's the tiebreaker? Come on.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Won due to speed of the buzzer in this round. Fantastic, contestants. Thank you so much, Bruce. Rosie, you're going to be moving on to our final round at the end of the show. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.