Occupational Hazards

Mar 31, 2017
Originally published on April 11, 2017 2:27 pm

Get ready for a final round about everyone's favorite subject: Work! Every answer contains a job or occupation. What Clark Gable character said, "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn?" That would be "Rhett BUTLER."

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Now it's time to crown our big winner. Let's bring back our finalists - Graceann Dorse, who's getting her pet cat taxidermied, and Peter Storey, who once jumped out of a plane because beautiful people told him to.

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EISENBERG: Puzzle guru Cecil Baldwin, take it away.

CECIL BALDWIN: Peter and Graceann, your final round is called Occupational Hazards. Every answer will contain a job or occupation. So if I gave you the clue Clark Gable character who said, frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn, you would answer Rhett Butler - a butler being a job. We're playing this round like a penalty shootout. You'll get up to eight questions. The contestant who scores the most points will be our big winner, and your prize is an ASK ME ANOTHER Rubik's Cube and two tickets to see "The Great Comet" on Broadway.

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BALDWIN: We rolled a die backstage, and Graceann is going first. Here we go. Graceann - in physics, any material that allows the flow of electrical current.

GRACEANN DORSE: Conductor.

BALDWIN: Correct.

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BALDWIN: Peter - a small flame that ignites a gas burner.

PETER STOREY: Pilot light.

BALDWIN: Correct.

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BALDWIN: Graceann - what British people call the footwear we call sneakers or tennis shoes.

DORSE: Trainers.

BALDWIN: Correct.

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BALDWIN: Peter - Sherlock Holmes' famous street address.

STOREY: Baker Street.

BALDWIN: Correct.

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BALDWIN: Graceann - musical duo consisting of Karen and Richard whose hits include "Top Of The World" and "Close To You."

DORSE: The Carpenters.

BALDWIN: Correct.

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BALDWIN: Peter - she played Princess Leia in "Star Wars."

STOREY: Fisher - Carrie Fisher.

BALDWIN: Correct.

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BALDWIN: Graceann - before playing Kylo Ren in "The Force Awakens," he played Lena Dunham's boyfriend on "Girls."

DORSE: Adam Driver.

BALDWIN: Correct.

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BALDWIN: Peter - he created "Beavis And Butt-Head" and "King Of The Hill" - three seconds.

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BALDWIN: The answer is Mike Judge. We're at the halfway point, and Graceann is in the lead, 4 to 3. Graceann - U.S. luxury fashion brand with a logo featuring a horse pulling a carriage - three seconds.

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BALDWIN: The answer is Coach. Peter - former New York Giants running back turned TV correspondent who's identical twin played on "The Buccaneers."

STOREY: No idea.

BALDWIN: The answer is Tiki Barber. Graceann - Wisconsin's pro football team.

DORSE: The Green Bay Packers.

BALDWIN: Correct.

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BALDWIN: Peter - light beer brand hailing from Milwaukee, Wisc.

STOREY: Miller.

BALDWIN: Correct.

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BALDWIN: Graceann - rum brand named after a Welsh pirate.

DORSE: Captain Morgan.

BALDWIN: Correct.

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BALDWIN: So here's the situation. Graceann is in the lead 6 to 4. Peter, if you get one more question wrong or if Graceann answers one more question correctly, Graceann will win the game. So, Peter, stand-up comic who starred in "Good Luck Chuck" - three seconds.

STOREY: Congratulations, Graceann.

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BALDWIN: Peter, the answer was Dane Cook. Congratulations, Graceann, you're the big winner.

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EISENBERG: Congratulations, Graceann. You're a big winner, and that's our show. ASK ME ANOTHER's puzzle guru is Cecil Baldwin.

BALDWIN: Hey, my name anagrams to blind ice claw.

EISENBERG: Our house musician is Julian Velard.

BALDWIN: Naive dull jar.

EISENBERG: Our puzzles were written by Juan Escalante, Scott Ross and senior writers Kyle Beakley and Karen Lurie. Our senior supervising producer is Art Chung. ASK ME ANOTHER's produced by Mike Katzif, Travis Larchuk, Julia Melfi, Denny Shin, Rommel Wood and our intern, Toya Singh...

BALDWIN: Satiny hog.

EISENBERG: ...Along with Steve Nelson and Anya Grundmann. We were recorded by Damon Whittemore, Noriko Okabe and David Hurtgen. ASK ME ANOTHER was treated by Eric Nuzum and Jesse Baker. We'd like to thank our home in Brooklyn, N.Y., The Bell House...

BALDWIN: Hot heel blues.

EISENBERG: ...And our production partner, WNYC. I'm her ripe begonias.

BALDWIN: Ophira Eisenberg.

EISENBERG: And this was ASK ME ANOTHER from NPR.

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