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Movie Stars, Verbal Spars

Apr 5, 2019
Originally published on April 5, 2019 9:48 am

Don't know movies? You're what the French call, "Les Incompetents" (Home Alone, 1990). In this audio quiz, contestants listen to insults from movie dialogue and guess the film.

Heard on Greta Lee And Leslye Headland: Valley Of The Russian Dolls.

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Next, we'll play a game about movie insults. This is an audio quiz called Movie Stars, Verbal Spars. I'm going to play you the clip of a ridiculous insult. You identify the movie it comes from, and the points are doubled. Elizabeth, stay in the lead, you're in the final round. Mark, you need to get more points, or you get to leave early.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Here we go. Here's your first clip. This movie is from 1993.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "THE SANDLOT")

PATRICK RENNA: (As Ham Porter) You mix your Wheaties with your momma's toe jam.

UNIDENTIFIED ACTORS: (As characters) Yeah.

WIL HORNEFF: (As Philips) You bob for apples in the toilet, and you like it.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Mark.

MARK GARTSBEYN: We're going to talk it out again. It's...

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Perfect.

GARTSBEYN: ...Small children being mean to each other.

EISENBERG: Yeah.

GARTSBEYN: Is it "The Goonies?" Oh, I'm so sorry.

EISENBERG: Oh, good guess.

GARTSBEYN: No. Wow.

EISENBERG: Good guess. Elizabeth, can you steal?

ELIZABETH FOLAND: Is it "The Sandlot"?

EISENBERG: It is "The Sandlot."

EISENBERG: This comedy is from 2011.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "BRIDESMAIDS")

KRISTEN WIIG: (As Annie) Whatever you say, Stove.

MITCH SILPA: (As Flight Attendant Steve) It's Steve.

WIIG: (As Annie) Stove - what kind of name is that?

SILPA: (As Flight Attendant Steve) That's not a name. My name is Steve.

WIIG: (As Annie) Are you an appliance?

SILPA: (As Flight Attendant Steve) No, I'm a man. And my name is Steve.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Elizabeth.

FOLAND: "Bridesmaids."

EISENBERG: Yeah, that's correct.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Remember when "Bridesmaids" came out, and everyone was, like, oh, my God, it's a comedy with women?

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Right? And now we have, like, three.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: What 2003 film features this moment of self-deprecation?

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "ELF")

WILL FERRELL: (As Buddy) Why don't you just say it? I'm the worst toymaker in the world. I'm a cotton-headed ninny-muggins (ph).

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Elizabeth.

FOLAND: "Elf."

EISENBERG: Yes, that is correct.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: This is your last clue. What movie is this insult from?

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "THE WIZARD OF OZ")

FRANK MORGAN: (As the Wizard of Oz) You clinking, clanking, clattering collection of caliginous junk.

EISENBERG: Anyone want to ring in, take a guess? Do you know what? Why don't we give you a hint? That insult was aimed at someone who had no heart.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Mark.

GARTSBEYN: It's got to be "The Wizard Of Oz."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: After two games, Elizabeth is going to the Final Round.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Coming up, we'll find out who will face off against Elizabeth in our Final Round. And I'll talk to "Russian Doll's" Leslye Headland and Greta Lee about what it's like to say the same thing over and over and over again. Speaking of which, I'm Ophira Eisenberg, and this is ASK ME ANOTHER from NPR.

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