Johnson and Johnson

Apr 5, 2013
Originally published on January 2, 2014 3:45 pm
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Finally, it's what we've all been waiting for. Let's bring back our winners to play the Ask Me One More final round.


EISENBERG: From We Didn't Start the Fire: Paul Dreyer. From On the Colbert Report: Marc Levy. From Our Greatest Author: Meera Siddharth. From This, That, or the Other: Shannon Sun-Higginson. And from The Sound of Art: Max Genecov.


EISENBERG: Art, take us out.

ART CHUNG: Ophira, our final game is called Johnson and Johnson. Johnson, being one of the common surnames in English, for this final round, we're going to give you a clue about a famous person with the last name Johnson. All you have to do is tell us his or her first name.

For example, if I asked you for a Lakers' star from the 80s with almost supernatural basketball abilities, you would say "Magic" or "Irvin." We're going to play this spelling bee style, so answer one wrong and you're out. You'll only have a few seconds to give us an answer. Last person standing is our grand winner. Are you ready?

Paul, he rocked the pastel suit and no socks on "Miami Vice."

PAUL DREYER: Don Johnson.

CHUNG: Correct.


CHUNG: Marc, he founded a nationwide chain of restaurants famed for their orange roofs.

MARC LEVY: Howard.

CHUNG: Howard Johnson, yes.


CHUNG: Meera, he's the only president to have been sworn in on an airplane.

MEERA SIDDHARTH: Lyndon Johnson.

CHUNG: Correct.


CHUNG: Shannon, he's a blues guitarist who allegedly sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads.


CHUNG: I'm sorry; you're out.


CHUNG: Max, same question.

MAX GENECOV: Willie Johnson.

JONATHAN COULTON: No, I'm sorry. Paul, blues guitarist who allegedly sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads.

DREYER: I have no idea.


CHUNG: Marc, do you know?

LEVY: Luther.


Meera, if you know this, you will be the winner.

SIDDHARTH: Robert Johnson.

CHUNG: Robert Johnson.


EISENBERG: Congratulations, Meera, you're our big winner.


EISENBERG: And you get the grand prize. And this is unbelievable, your grand prize. You will have the opportunity to privately email Dr. Ruth a relationship question and she'll answer it.


EISENBERG: Plus, you get your own bottle of Dr. Ruth's wine, Vin d'Amour.


EISENBERG: Congratulations.

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