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Down With 'O.P.P.'

Originally published on Thu September 5, 2013 9:25 am

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Up next are contestants Stacey Molski and Dan Welch.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Well, hello, Dan, Stacey. Dan, are you a trivia player?

DAN WELCH: Occasionally. Yes.

EISENBERG: Do you have a specialty?

WELCH: A little bit of everything, I hope.

EISENBERG: A little bit of everything. OK. That's good. That's going to help you. Stacey?

STACEY MOLSKI: Same.

EISENBERG: Little bit of everything?

MOLSKI: Yeah, a little bit of everything.

EISENBERG: Good. Because this next game is called I'm Down with O.P.P. Just like the 1991 song by Naughty by Nature "I am Down with O.P.P".

WELCH: Yeah. You know me.

EISENBERG: You know...

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: And in this game, all of the answers are going to feature the letters O-P-P in consecutive order. See what we do there? We make it nerdy. Puzzle guru, Art Chung, I need an example.

ART CHUNG: If I said I'm the flame-broiled signature sandwich of Burger King, you would say the Whopper.

EISENBERG: Remember the letters O-P-P will be in consecutive order somewhere in each answer. Here we go. I am a British nanny who gave a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Stacey.

MOLSKI: Mary Poppins.

EISENBERG: Exactly.

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EISENBERG: I am a cable network appearing in over 95 million homes selling everything from beauty products to electronics.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Stacey.

MOLSKI: The Home Shopping Network.

EISENBERG: Yes.

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EISENBERG: Have you ever succumbed to the urge to buy something off the Home Shopping...

MOLSKI: No. But my grandma, that was all she did. I have so many Home Shopping Network things from my grandma.

EISENBERG: Like what?

MOLSKI: Like some weird face things. Like necklaces, scarves. Anything they were selling, she was buying.

EISENBERG: The late night jewelry.

MOLSKI: Right. Yeah.

EISENBERG: Purchase.

MOLSKI: Gotcha.

EISENBERG: That says a lot.

MOLSKI: Yep.

EISENBERG: I am Nicholas Cage's uncle and, yeah, I also directed this film "The Godfather."

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Dan.

WELCH: Francis Ford Coppola.

EISENBERG: That is correct.

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EISENBERG: Jonathan Coulton, how was the Italian in that answer?

JONATHAN COULTON: Coppola.

EISENBERG: Coppola. Thank you very much.

COULTON: I took Italian in college, so. I know a little bit about how to pronounce it.

EISENBERG: Coppola.

COULTON: Coppola.

EISENBERG: I was a cable television series on Discovery Channel and TLC about a bickering father and son creating unique custom motorcycles.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Dan.

WELCH: "Orange County Choppers."

CHUNG: Oh, that's not the name of the TV show.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Stacey.

MOLSKI: Just "Chopper."

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: That's an interesting way to go about it.

CHUNG: It sounds like a star. No. This show is called "American Chopper."

EISENBERG: Oh, close.

MOLSKI: Close.

EISENBERG: I know you both sort of, yeah, you were driving around the answer. But not quiet.

(SOUNDBITE OF GROANS)

EISENBERG: Relax, everybody. Relax.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: I am a scientific principle that explains why the pitch of a train horn changes as the train passes you by.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Dan is going nuts. Stacey just points to him and lets him take it. What do you got, Dan?

WELCH: The Doppler effect?

EISENBERG: That's is correct.

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EISENBERG: Are you really into that effect? Is that why you went crazy for it?

WELCH: I was just reading Bill Bryson's "A Short History of Nearly Everything" and it talks about that. So, yes.

EISENBERG: All right. So it was on the tip of your tongue. You're like I'm using something I just read about.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: I once made the Statue of Liberty disappear. Ta-da. They are not sure.

CHUNG: He was a master illusionist who also dated Claudia Schiffer. Ta-da.

EISENBERG: Yeah. His most amazing magic trick of all time.

(LAUGHTER)

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Dan?

WELCH: David Copperfield.

EISENBERG: Yes. That is correct.

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EISENBERG: Stacey, did you know that one?

MOLSKI: I'm so mad at myself. I just got so mad.

EISENBERG: Because you were like I love magic?

MOLSKI: Yeah. Sure.

EISENBERG: Sure. No. In the "Wizard of Oz" I am the flower the wicked witch spikes to poison Dorothy on her way to the Emerald City.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Stacey.

MOLSKI: Poppy.

EISENBERG: Poppy is correct.

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EISENBERG: I am often called the father of the atomic bomb for heading the Manhattan Project during World War II.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Dan.

WELCH: Oppenheimer?

EISENBERG: Yeah.

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EISENBERG: Yeah?

CHUNG: I'll take that. Robert Oppenheimer.

EISENBERG: OK. Stacey, you just gave that one to Dan too.

MOLSKI: He was - did you see how fast he was buzzing? I don't think I could even get in there.

EISENBERG: Just his pure weird buzzer technique is freaking you out.

MOLSKI: I know.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: I've got to say, you're never going to make it in there with that attitude.

MOLSKI: No. He's in my head now.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Put it behind you and move on. OK, Stacey? This is your final question. I'm a giant piece of hard candy also known as a jaw breaker.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Stacey.

MOLSKI: Gobstopper.

EISENBERG: Yes, correct.

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EISENBERG: Art Chung, how did our contestants do?

CHUNG: We have a tie.

EISENBERG: Ooh.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: OK. Get your buzzers ready because this is an intense buzzer situation.

CHUNG: I'm the type of person who likes to tell you all the famous celebrities he's friends with.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

CHUNG: Stacey.

MOLSKI: Name dropper.

CHUNG: That's correct.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Great job, both of you. Stacey, you are moving on to our Ask Me One More final round at the end of the show.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "DOWN WITH O.P.P.")

NAUGHTY BY NATURE: (singing) You down with O.P.P.? Yeah, you know me. You down with O.P.P? Yeah, you know me. You down with O.P.P.? Yeah, you know me. Who's down with O.P.P? Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.