Ask Me, Ant Hero

Ask Me, Ant Hero

10:55am Jul 23, 2015

We love our anagrams--this time, we're going a bit easier on our contestants and anagramming only the last word of well-known TV shows. What fantasy drama takes place on the continent of Westeros, where warring swarms of stinging insects fight to control the best hives?

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Transcript

OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

For a game titled Ask Me, Ant Hero, let's welcome Matthew Reck and Angela Grispan. So you might ask, why is this game called Ask Me, Ant Hero? Well, Ant Hero is an anagram of the word another. Angela is so excited her knees buckled at the word anagram. So every answer in this game is a well-known television show, but the last word of the title is anagrammed. We'll give you clues to the show and the anagrammed last word. So let's go to our puzzle guru Greg Pliska for an example.

GREG PLISKA, BYLINE: OK, if we said in this CW drama, two supernatural brothers with a thirst for blood open up a business milking cows, the answer would be the vampire dairies because dairies is an anagram of diaries.

EISENBERG: So remember, only the last word of the title is anagrammed. And the winner of course will move on to our Ask Me One More final round. Here we go. This sketch comedy show has spent over four decades promoting immorality, sin, depravity and degenerate catchphrases.

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EISENBERG: Angela....

ANGELA GRISPAN: Saturday night evil.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Yes. On this competition reality show hosted by Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, celebrities do the cha-cha-cha with Russian emperors.

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EISENBERG: Matthew.

MATTHEW RECK: Dancing with the tsars.

EISENBERG: Yes, indeed. Peter's always great. Ivan's always terrible.

(LAUGHTER)

JONATHAN COULTON, BYLINE: Tsar joke.

EISENBERG: (Laughter) A little tsar joke.

GRISPAN: I think that was an NPR joke.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: NP Tsar. In this long-running CBS News program, the anchors deliver an hour-long form report while performing French social dances.

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EISENBERG: Angela.

GRISPAN: Sixty minuets.

EISENBERG: Sixty minuets, yes.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Yes, minuets. This fantasy drama takes place on the continent of Westeros where warring swarms of stinging insects fight to control the best hives.

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EISENBERG: Matthew.

RECK: Game of hornets?

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Yes, it is. You know everything, Jon Snow. This award-winning HBO series chronicles the trials and tribulations of the Fisher family, owners of an LA funeral parlor turned strip club.

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EISENBERG: Matthew.

RECK: Six feet - I'm not sure.

EISENBERG: OK, Angela can you steal?

GRISPAN: This is going to be so fun to say - six feet neuter?

EISENBERG: Yes, exactly.

(APPLAUSE)

RECK: I don't know why I couldn't get that.

EISENBERG: Puzzle guru Greg Pliska?

PLISKA: Another very close match. Angela, you are our winner, and you will be moving on to the final round. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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