Movie Sandwiches

Jan 12, 2018
Originally published on June 8, 2018 7:02 am

If you tend to doze off in the middle of Movie Night, this game will be an extra challenge. In this final round, we took movies with three-word titles and removed the middle word. Contestants tell us what the missing word is.

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

It is time to crown our big winner. Let's bring back our finalists, Kate Scott, who played Trixie Triceratops in a dinosaur vaudeville puppet show, and Justin Cornell, who wants to create a reading app that keeps track of when you stop paying attention.

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EISENBERG: Puzzle guru Art Chung, take it away.

ART CHUNG: Thanks, Ophira. Kate and Justin, your final round is called Movie Sandwiches. We took movies with three-world titles and removed the middle word. I'll give you the year of the film's release and the first and last word in the title. You just give me the middle word. So, for example, if I said 1996, the patient, you'd answer English - "The English patient."

We're playing this round like a penalty shootout. You'll each get up to eight questions. The contestant who scores the most points will be our big winner. Your prize is an ASK ME ANOTHER Rubik's Cube signed by Luka Kain. We flipped a coin backstage, and Justin is going first. Here we go.

Justin - 2017, the sick.

JUSTIN CORNELL: Big.

CHUNG: That's right.

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CHUNG: Kate - 2017, the baby.

KATE SCOTT: Boss.

CHUNG: That's right. "The Boss Baby."

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CHUNG: Justin - 1999, the giant.

CORNELL: Iron.

CHUNG: "Iron Giant" is correct.

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CHUNG: Kate - 2014, big six. I have to give you three seconds.

SCOTT: Little.

CHUNG: No, I'm sorry. We're looking for hero - "Big Hero 6." Justin - 1998, the show.

CORNELL: Truman.

CHUNG: That is correct.

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CHUNG: Kate - 2011, crazy love.

SCOTT: That would be mad.

CHUNG: No, I'm sorry. We're looking for stupid - "Crazy Stupid Love." Justin - 2005, the gardener.

CORNELL: Constant.

CHUNG: "The Constant Gardener" is correct.

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CHUNG: Kate - 1993, the garden. Sorry, it's tough.

SCOTT: I have no idea.

CHUNG: We're looking for "The Secret Garden." We're at the halfway point. Justin is in the lead 4-1. Justin - 1996, the professor.

CORNELL: Nutty.

CHUNG: Nutty is correct.

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CHUNG: Kate, Justin's in the lead 5-1. You need this question to stay in the game. 2014 - the movie. Any guess?

SCOTT: I'm just drawing a blank.

CHUNG: Sorry. We're looking for "The Lego Movie," which means, Justin, you win.

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EISENBERG: Congratulations, Justin, you're our big winner. And that's our show. ASK ME ANOTHER's puzzle guru.

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