Outta This World

Mar 13, 2014
Originally published on March 4, 2015 9:26 am

We're going galactic with this final round. Play along as puzzle guru Art Chung quizzes contestants on some truly extraterrestrial trivia, in which the answers are all things found in outer space.

Plus, V.I.P. Danny Pudi presents the grand winner with a one-of-a-kind prize: a personalized song, sung in Pudi's native Polish.

Heard in Episode 311: Puzzlin' On The Dock Of The Bay

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Now we're going to crown this week's grand champion. Let's bring back from "Yahoo, Seriously?" Arles Harmon.


EISENBERG: From "You Can't Handle The Handle" Tyler Hinman.


EISENBERG: From "Mythbusters" Sean Finerty.


EISENBERG: And from "The News, According To Huey Lewis" Karen Sulkis.


EISENBERG: Our Puzzle Guru Art Chung is going to crown a champion.

ART CHUNG, BYLINE: Thanks, Ophira. This final round is called "Out Of This World." In this game every correct answer will contain something found in outer space. For example, if I said this classic Atari game involves shooting flying objects on the screen to protect your spaceship that would be "Asteroids." We're playing this spelling-bee style so one wrong answer and you're out. The last person standing is our ASK ME ANOTHER grand winner. Remember every answer contains the name of something you'd find in outer space. Here we go. Arles, this scientific documentary series has aired on PBS since 1974.


CHUNG: No, I'm sorry, that's incorrect. Let's see if Tyler knows.


CHUNG: Nova is correct. Yes, thank you.


CHUNG: Sean, he's the Roman counterpart of Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea.


CHUNG: Neptune is correct.


CHUNG: Karen, you might've heard this guy singing his hit songs "Locked Out Of Heaven" and "Treasure" during the halftime show of the 2014 Super Bowl.


CHUNG: Bruno Mars. You got it.


CHUNG: Tyler, in 2004 Howard Stern signed a multi-million dollar contract with this satellite radio company.

HINMAN: Sirius.

CHUNG: Sirius. You got it.


CHUNG: Sean, the phrase la cerveza mas fina appears on this Mexican beers bottles.


CHUNG: Well done.


CHUNG: Karen.


CHUNG: David Beckham played for this major league soccer team from 2007 to 2012.

SULKIS: The L.A. Galaxy?

CHUNG: That is correct.


CHUNG: Tyler, this play by Lorraine Hansberry profiles an African-American family's struggles in South Chicago.

HINMAN: "A Raisin In The Sun?"

CHUNG: Sun. That is correct.


CHUNG: Sean, in 1954 this Reverend founded the Unification Church.

FINNERTY: Reverend Universe.


CHUNG: I'm sorry, that's incorrect. Let's see if Karen knows the answer.

SULKIS: Reverend Moon?

CHUNG: Reverend Moon is correct. Thank you. Thank you, Sean.


CHUNG: We're down to two players, Tyler and Karen. Tyler, this brand of sugar-free gum from Wrigley's was introduced in 1976, pulled off of shelves and then reintroduced in 2001.

FINNERTY: I'm sorry, brand of gum did you say?

CHUNG: A brand of sugar-free gum from Wrigley's.


CHUNG: Yes. An Orbit.


CHUNG: Karen, also the name of a space station, this Russian word means peace or world.

SULKIS: Oh, my God.

CHUNG: Do you have an answer?

SULKIS: I do. But not.



SULKIS: I know it's not Sputnik.


CHUNG: I'm sorry, time is up. Tyler, if you know the answer, you are our winner.

HINMAN: Is it mir?

CHUNG: Mir is correct.


EISENBERG: Congratulations, Tyler. You are our ASK ME ANOTHER big winner.


EISENBERG: And in celebration of your achievements, our VIP Danny Pudi has agreed to serenade you right here in front of all of these people in Polish.


DANNY PUDI: OK. This is for you. (Singing in Polish). Tyler's house.


PUDI: That's it.



PUDI: I also got him a little prize. It's the Polish and Indian flags.


EISENBERG: Congratulations, Tyler. A huge thank you to Danny Pudi for that.


EISENBERG: And also a special thanks to Farhad Manjoo and Adam Savage.


EISENBERG: And while I'm at it, thank you for listening. If you would like to be a contestant or come to a live taping, find us on Facebook or Twitter. Just look around for NPR ASK ME ANOTHER. And you can be a puzzle player any time, any place by downloading our podcast from iTunes Stitcher or Tune In. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.