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Which Came First?

Apr 13, 2018

MTV or PBS? Mickey Mouse or Mickey Mantle? Captain Kangaroo or Cap'n Crunch? With victory on the line, contestants must determine which came first. It's a question as old as chickens. Or eggs.

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

It is time to crown our big winner. Let's bring back our finalists - Lauren Girouard, who had trouble twirling in Turkey, and Lance Merlo, who says the movie "Ant-Man" really changed his perspective.

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EISENBERG: Puzzle guru Art Chung, take it away.

ART CHUNG: Thanks, Ophira. Lauren and Lance, your final round is called Which Came First? It's simple. I'll give you two things, and you tell me which came first. If I gave you two people, you'd tell me who was born first. If I gave you two TV shows, you'd say which premiered first and so on. Our big winner will receive an ASK ME ANOTHER Rubik's Cube signed by Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine. We rolled a 20-sided die backstage, and Lauren is going first. Lauren, Bruno Mars or Venus Williams?

LAUREN GIROUARD: Venus Williams.

CHUNG: That's right.

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CHUNG: Venus was born in 1980, Mars in 1985. Lance, Adele's album "19" or Taylor Swift's album "1989"?

LANCE MERLO: Adele.

CHUNG: That's correct.

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CHUNG: Adele in 2008, "1999" came out in 2014. Lauren, MTV or PBS?

GIROUARD: MTV.

CHUNG: No, I'm sorry. That's incorrect. PBS came out in 1970, MTV not till 1981. Lance, "Spider-Man 2" or "The Amazing Spider-Man 2?"

MERLO: "Spider-Man 2."

CHUNG: That is correct.

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CHUNG: "Spider-Man 2" came out in 2004. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" came out in 2014. Lauren, Mickey Mouse or Mickey Mantle?

GIROUARD: Mickey Mantle.

CHUNG: No, I'm sorry. Mickey Mouse came out in 1928. Mickey Mantle was born in 1931. Lance, "Captain Kangaroo" or Cap'n Crunch?

MERLO: "Captain Kangaroo."

CHUNG: That is correct.

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CHUNG: "Captain Kangaroo" came out in 1955, Cap'n Crunch in 1963. Lauren, Jell-O or Marshmallow Fluff?

GIROUARD: Jell-O.

CHUNG: That is correct.

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CHUNG: Jell-O came out in 1897, Marshmallow Fluff in 1917. Lance, "The Amazing Race" or "RuPaul's Drag Race"?

MERLO: "The Amazing Race."

CHUNG: That is correct.

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CHUNG: We're at the halfway point, and Lance is in the lead 4 to 2. Lauren, "The Good Wife" or "Breaking Bad"?

GIROUARD: "Breaking Bad."

CHUNG: That is correct.

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CHUNG: "Breaking Bad" came out in 2008, "The Good Wife" one year later. Lance, Broadway's "The Lion King" or Broadway's "The Little Mermaid"?

MERLO: "Lion King"?

CHUNG: That's right.

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CHUNG: "Lion King" came out in 1997, "The Little Mermaid" in 2007. Lauren, the "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo da Vinci or "The Scream" by Edvard Munch?

GIROUARD: "Mona Lisa."

CHUNG: That is correct.

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CHUNG: Lance, "Dracula" or "Frankenstein"?

MERLO: "Frankenstein."

CHUNG: That is correct.

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CHUNG: "Frankenstein" came out in 1818, "Dracula" written in 1897. Here's a situation. Lance is in the lead 6 to 4. Lauren, if you get this question wrong, Lance wins the game. The Liberty Bell or the Eiffel Tower?

GIROUARD: The Liberty Bell.

CHUNG: That is correct.

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CHUNG: The Liberty Bell came out in 1752, the Eiffel Tower 1889. Lance, if you get this question right, you win. The Brooklyn Bridge or the Golden Gate Bridge?

MERLO: Brooklyn?

CHUNG: That is correct.

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CHUNG: Well done.

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EISENBERG: Congratulations, Lance. And that's our show. ASK ME ANOTHER'S puzzle guru is Art Chung.

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