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Hello, Goodbye

Apr 3, 2014
Originally published on April 3, 2014 9:59 am

We love to say hello to our final round contestants, but we have to say goodbye to those who can't think up famous salutations and valedictions from film and TV. Think quick before "You're fired!"

Heard in Episode 313: This Birbiglian Life

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OK. Now we're going to crown this week's grand champion. So let's bring back from What's in a Name? Another name, Donna Connolly; from Insert Coin Here, Jim Motes; from Blurred Rhymes, Eric Nuber and from Our Delicious Bodies, Kiesha Jenkins-Duffy.


EISENBERG: And to run our final round, our puzzled, Will Heinz is going to crown our champion.

WILL HEINZ: All right, contestants, this final round is titled Hello, Goodbye. And in this game, I will give you a well-known hello or goodbye uttered by a television or movie character, and all you have to do is name the TV show or film from which it came. So for example, if I said, Hello, Newman.


HEINZ: The answer - that's right, Donna - would be "Seinfeld." So, and we're going to play this spelling bee style, so one wrong answer and you're out. And you'll only have a few seconds to give us an answer. Last person standing is our ASK ME ANOTHER grand winner. OK. So we're looking for a TV show or film the signature greeting or farewell.

All right. Donna, here's looking at you, kid.

CONNOLLY: "Casablanca?"

HEINZ: That's right.

Jim, frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.

JIM MOTES: "Gone with the Wind."



HEINZ: Love to know what you were thinking about there. Eric, we wish to welcome you to munchkin land.

ERIC NUBER: "The Wizard of Oz."

HEINZ: That's right.


HEINZ: Kiesha, the tribe has spoken.




HEINZ: Donna, (Singing) So Long. Farewell. Aufwiedersehn. Good night.

CONNOLLY: "Sound of Music."



HEINZ: Sorry, Julian. I had to sing that. Jim, and I would've gotten away with it if that wasn't for you meddling kids.


MOTES: "Scooby-Doo."



HEINZ: Eric, how you doing? Oh, with a pained expression. OK. That's a few seconds. Kiesha, you can steal and eliminate Eric if you get this.


HEINZ: That's right.


HEINZ: Eric, Eric's eliminated. Donna, Nanu-nanu.

CONNOLLY: "Mork & Mindy."

HEINZ: That's right.


HEINZ: Jim, Hi, I'm Larry. This is my brother, Darryl and my other brother, Darryl.


MOTES: "The Newhart Show" - Bob Newhart.

HEINZ: That is not right.


HEINZ: It's close but that's not right. Step aside. Kiesha, can you steal, Hi, I'm Larry. This is my brother, Darryl and my other brother, Darryl.


HEINZ: That's right.


HEINZ: Yeah. "The Bob Newhart Show" in the 70s or we wouldn't have been so fussy. But, so Jim, a round of applause for Jim, please.


HEINZ: All right, Donna, Hey, now.



HEINZ: Yeah. They get tougher.


HEINZ: OK. That's a few seconds. Just step aside, Donna. Kiesha, you could steal it here. Hey, now.

JENKINS-DUFFY: "The Larry Sanders Show."

HEINZ: That's right.


HEINZ: That was for the win. So Donna, thanks so much for playing. But Kiesha is our grand champion.


EISENBERG: Congratulations, Kiesha. You're our ASK ME ANOTHER big winner. And for your grand prize, you are going to receive a grab bag of stuff that our VIP, Mike Birbiglia pulled from his apartment.


EISENBERG: It includes a whole bunch of signed CDs, books and some baseball caps from his baseball cap collection that he was willing to part with - some very cool ones. So congratulations.



EISENBERG: That is our show. Thanks for listening. If you would like to come to a live taping of ASK ME ANOTHER at the Bell House in Brooklyn, just go to amatickets.org. And you can be a puzzle player anytime, anyplace, by downloading our podcast from iTunes, Stitcher, or TuneIn.

ASK ME ANOTHER's puzzle guru is Will Heinz.

HEINZ: Hey, my name anagrams to Hell, I Wins.

EISENBERG: Our musician is Julian Velard.

JULIAN VELARD: Nude Jar Villa.

EISENBERG: Our puzzle editor is Art Chung, with additional puzzle writing by Matt Foster, Chris McFadden, Jess Miller, Ellen Title(ph), Mary Tobler and Jake E. Van Stratton. ASK ME ANOTHER is produced by Jessie Baker...

HEINZ: Jab Seekers.

EISENBERG: Josh Roguson.

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EISENBERG: John Asante.

HEINZ: Pat No Jeans.

EISENBERG: Eleanor Kagan.

HEINZ: And Orange Lake.

EISENBERG: And our intern, Annabel Bacon.

HEINZ: An Abba Clone.

EISENBERG: Along with Portia Robertson Migas(ph) and Eric Newsome(ph).

We are recorded by Damien Whitamore(ph), Kristin Moehler and David Herkin. We'd like to thank our home in Brooklyn, New York, the Bell House.

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EISENBERG: And our production partner WNYC. I'm Her Ripe Begonias.

HEINZ: Ophira Eisenberg.



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