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Mr. Shouty

Mar 17, 2017

Hollywood's most famous yeller, Samuel L. Jackson, finally stars in his own game! Contestants must identify movies starring Mr. Jackson just from clips of him shouting.

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Do you start your day by screaming into a pillow like me? Well, our next audio quiz is about a man who gets paid to yell on camera. But first, let's check in with our contestants. Elyzabeth, earlier I mentioned that you adopted a kitten. How old is this kitten, and what is his or her name?

ELYZABETH GORMAN: When we adopted him, we named him Captain Mal, after Captain Malcolm from "Serenity." And we've...

(APPLAUSE)

GORMAN: Thank you.

EISENBERG: Yeah, approval, approval.

GORMAN: We've now sadly seen enough of his personality that we just kind of call him Captain Butthead.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: What's happening?

GORMAN: It's true.

EISENBERG: Is it scratching? Is it...

GORMAN: Constant begging.

EISENBERG: Constant begging.

GORMAN: Yes. He will wake us up in the middle of the night begging for food, which he knows he's not going to get. He just wants us to be awake and suffering, hence Captain Butthead.

EISENBERG: (Laughter) What an adorable pet that is.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Training - can you train a cat, sort of, maybe? Are you trying?

GORMAN: If someone can, they should tell me.

EISENBERG: Yeah, right. I'm not sure. I - catnip, have you tried that?

GORMAN: No (laughter).

EISENBERG: No?

GORMAN: Well, not personally but...

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Have you, Elyzabeth, ever just had a night at home alone with some candles and some catnip? Cassie, you're part of a charity cheerleading team.

CASSIE JACKSON: Yeah.

EISENBERG: So who are you cheering for?

JACKSON: So it's a group called Cheer New York. And instead of cheering on for a particular sports team, what we do is we essentially just cheer on all of the five boroughs. So we're at a lot of, like, the races, the New York City Marathon, the half marathons and a lot of walks for charity.

EISENBERG: Now, if I wanted to, like, have you guys just, like, cheer me in my daily life...

JACKSON: Oh, yeah, we - we're definitely willing to do it for a donation.

EISENBERG: Really?

JACKSON: Yeah.

EISENBERG: And so do you guys get together and, like, practice? Are there moves and stuff?

JACKSON: Oh, yeah. We're just like any ESPN cheer team you can imagine. We do the stunts, the flips, the dance moves. We do it all, so...

EISENBERG: Do you do the flips?

JACKSON: I myself don't, but I do flip other people. I throw people.

EISENBERG: Really?

JACKSON: Yeah.

EISENBERG: You throw people.

JACKSON: Yeah, that's my role.

EISENBERG: That sounds great. So we have an audio quiz for you called Mr. Shouty. We've noticed that Samuel L. Jackson does shout a lot, and so in this game, I'll play a clip of Samuel L. Jackson shouting. You identify the movie he is yelling in. And if you can't get it from the clip, we have some more clues for you. So, Elyzabeth, you won the last game, so win this and you will be off to the final round. Cassie, you need to win this, or you'll have to sit through eight minutes of credits to see if there is an extra scene at the end.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: And guess what. There isn't. Yeah. All right. Here we go. Here's your first clip.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "DO THE RIGHT THING")

SAMUEL L. JACKSON: (As Mister Senor Love Daddy) Yo, hold up. Time out. Time out. Y'all take a chill. You need to cool that [expletive] out and that's the double truth, Ruth.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: How about a hint?

EISENBERG: Puzzle guru John Chaneski, how about a hint?

JOHN CHANESKI: This movie also stars Spike Lee and Danny Aiello - very early Spike Lee - ah, it's sittin' Bed-Stuy.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Elyzabeth.

GORMAN: Is it "Do The Right Thing?"

EISENBERG: Yeah, it's "Do The Right Thing."

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: All right. This one is a gimme.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "SNAKES ON A PLANE")

JACKSON: (As Neville Flynn) Enough is enough. I have had it with these [expletive] on this [expletive].

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Elyzabeth.

GORMAN: "Snakes On A Plane."

EISENBERG: Yeah, that's right.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: People keep putting them in the overhead bin.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: All right. We've got a few more for you. Let's see about this one.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "THE INCREDIBLES")

JACKSON: (As Lucius Best) Honey.

KIMBERLY ADAIR CLARK: (As Honey) What?

JACKSON: (As Lucius Best) Where's my super suit?

CLARK: (As Honey) What?

JACKSON: (As Lucius Best) Where is my super suit?

CLARK: (As Honey) I put it away.

JACKSON: (As Lucius Best) Where?

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: (Laughter) Cassie.

JACKSON: "The Incredibles."

EISENBERG: Yeah, that's right.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: It's like my life every day. You?

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Here's another one.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "DEEP BLUE SEA")

JACKSON: (As Russell Franklin) So we're not going to fight any more. We're going to pull together, and we're going to find a way to get out of here. First, we're going to seal off this...

UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: (As character, screaming).

EISENBERG: That was the sound of Samuel L. Jackson being eaten by a shark.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Elyzabeth.

GORMAN: "Deep Blue Something."

(LAUGHTER)

CHANESKI: Can you be more specific?

GORMAN: "In The Deep."

CHANESKI: No. Cassie, do you know the title of this?

JACKSON: I can guess.

EISENBERG: Yeah.

CHANESKI: Go for it.

EISENBERG: Sure.

JACKSON: "Deep Blue Sea."

CHANESKI: Yes, that's correct.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Cassie gets the point, but we can all agree there was some teamwork...

CHANESKI: Way to go.

EISENBERG: ...At play there.

JONATHAN COULTON: I just have to say...

EISENBERG: Yeah.

COULTON: ...That is the finest moment in the history of cinema.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: The shark eating Samuel L. Jackson.

COULTON: Fantastic surprise.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: I loved it. I laughed and laughed.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: And then that shark goes on to "Sharknado."

COULTON: Yeah. I assume those sharks were the sharks in "Sharknado," yeah.

EISENBERG: There's a few character sharks that get all the roles.

COULTON: Once you - yeah, once you train a shark to act on camera...

EISENBERG: (Laughter) Yeah, exactly.

COULTON: ...You might as well keep using it in films.

EISENBERG: They do VO's and everything. All right. This is your last clue.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "JURASSIC PARK")

JACKSON: (As Arnold) Access main security. Access main program grid.

WAYNE KNIGHT: (As Nedry) Ah, ah, ah, you didn't say the magic word.

JACKSON: (As Arnold) Please, hate this hacker crap.

RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH: (As Hammond) Call Nedry's people.

EISENBERG: Ooh.

CHANESKI: He's being denied access to a computer on an island; also stars Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Elyzabeth.

GORMAN: "Jurassic Park."

EISENBERG: Yeah.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Puzzle guru John Chaneski, how did our contestants do?

CHANESKI: Well, Elyzabeth won that one. That's her second. She moves on to our final round. Congratulations, Elyzabeth.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Coming up, we'll find out who will face off against Elyzabeth in our final round at the end of the show. And our special guest, comedian Judy Gold, goes for the ASK ME ANOTHER gold, which in this case is a reusable grocery bag and a coffee mug with the old Morning Edition logo. I'm Ophira Eisenberg, and this is ASK ME ANOTHER from NPR.

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