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Originally published on Thu November 13, 2014 12:31 pm
They call New York, New York, "the city so nice, they named it twice," and that's the theme for this game. All answers will be phrases that feature repeated words or names.
Heard in Episode 402: The Model Of A Modern Major Game Show
R2-D2-berculosis? In this game, we've mashed up the names of fictional comic, sci-fi and fantasy characters with medical diseases or conditions. Welcome to the hypochondriac's Comic Con.
Take a single letter away from a celebrity's name and he's transformed. If the star of World War Z lost a letter in his first name, he becomes a piece of lingerie: "Bra Pitt."
Originally published on Wed March 4, 2015 11:16 am
Don't worry, this is a G-rated game. The answers will be people and things with the initials B.S., like "baby shower." Then, VIP Ethan Hawke serenades the winner live on the Ask Me Another stage.
Heard in Episode 401: Puzzlehood
If you think the best part of going to the movies is the popcorn and candy, this game is for you! All the answers are mash-ups of movie titles and names of foods, like "Children of the Corned Beef."
House musician Jonathan Coulton gives Rick Astley a run for his money. Donning a turtleneck and trench coat, he sings "Never Gonna Give You Up" with the lyrics changed to be about other famous Ricks.
Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 10:46 am
What do Beyoncé, André the Giant, and a soufflé have in common? Why, the accents in their names, bien sûr! The answers in this final round will be words, names, or phrases containing an accent.
Heard in Episode 329: Lake Street Dive Bar Trivia
Have you ever been perplexed by the on-screen guide descriptions of your favorite TV shows? Us too. We serve up descriptions of shows, whose titles have been taken perhaps a bit too literally.
These words, names, and phrases contain the letters "IQ" consecutively somewhere inside of them. Does this somewhat oblique game pique your interest?
Originally published on Wed March 4, 2015 11:17 am
Why are these consonants so gloomy? Because they're all alone. Each answer is a word with just one consonant. For example, the letter D is surrounded by vowels in a French word meaning goodbye: adieu.
Heard in Episode 328: Pack Your Knives And Go Play Trivia