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Any Questions? #106

WAMC’s Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel welcome They Might Be Giants’ John Flansburgh back to the program for a quiz about repetition.

Last week's challenge
Start with the phrase RED TELEPHONE. Replace two letters with an A and a D, and you can spell the six-letter names (one starting with N, the other with T) of two things that are frequently used together. What are they?
Answer: If you change the P and the O, you can spell NEEDLE and THREAD.

On-air questions
: We?e excited to welcome back John Flansburgh from the rock band They Might Be Giants as our first repeat guest answerer. To commemorate his return, we've got some questions whose answers each have a repeated word. For example, if the question was, "What Broadway musical features the well-known song 'Tea for Two'?", the answer would be "No, No Nanette."
1. What song, sometimes subtitled "To Everything There is a Season," has lyrics adapted from the book of Ecclesiastes and was perhaps most famously covered by The Byrds in 1965?
2. What Hungarian-born actress and socialite famously slapped a Beverly Hills police officer in 1989 after he stopped her for a traffic violation?
3. Featuring an all-star cast that includes Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, and Ethel Merman, what 1963 madcap comedy film is about a group of strangers in pursuit of $350,000 in stolen money?
4. In Act Four of Macbeth, what line precedes "Fire burn and cauldron bubble" in the spell chanted by the three witches?
5. Most famous as an infant, what resident of the city of Bedrock also appeared as a teenager in a 1970s spinoff series and as an adult in three made-for-TV specials?

Extra credit
1. Beginning with 1964's "Goldfinger," 13 theme songs to James Bond films have charted on the Billboard Hot 100. What band performed the only one of those 13 to hit number one?
2. What is the two-word title of both a 2003 novel by Gregory Maguire, which is a revisionist version of the tale of Snow White, and a 1967 episode of Star Trek, in which the members of the crew of the Enterprise swap places with their evil counterparts in a parallel universe?

This week's challenge
Think of a nursery rhyme whose title starts with two repeated words. Rearrange the letters in the other two words in the title to name two ways you can use your mouth to make a sound. What are they?

On-air questions

1. "Turn! Turn! Turn!"
2. Zsa Zsa Gabor
3. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
4. "Double, double, toil and trouble"
5. Bamm-Bamm Rubble

Extra credit
1. Duran Duran
2. "Mirror, Mirror"

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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