Colorful Names

Jan 9, 2014
Originally published on May 21, 2015 10:33 am

What do Vanna White, James Brown, and Ron Burgundy have in common? In this final round, puzzle guru Art Chung asks you to identify famous people or fictional characters who has a color in their name.

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Now we're going to crown this week's grand champion. Let's bring back from Brevity is the Soul of Wit, Ryan Confer. From Indigenous Diligence, Hallie Stiller, from Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me What To Do, Randi Morris, and from Homophones to Phone Home About, Eric Feinstein.


EISENBERG: I'm going to ask our puzzle guru Art Chung to take us out.

ART CHUNG: I'd be happy to, Ophira. Contestants, this final round is called Colorful Names. In honor of Jonathan Adler's "Happy Chic Colors," every answer is going to be a famous person or fictional character who has a color in their name. For example, if I said she's the fairytale character who befriends seven dwarves, the answer would obviously be Snow White.

And, yes, for this round black and white are colors. So please don't email me.


CHUNG: And contestants, here's a hint. The color may be in the first or last name of the answer. We're going to play this spelling bee style so one wrong answer and you're out. You'll only have a few seconds to give me the answer. And the last person standing is our ASK ME ANOTHER grand winner.

Here we go. Ryan, she's the fictional heroine of "Gone with the Wind."

RYAN CONFER: Scarlett O'Hara.

CHUNG: That's right.


CHUNG: Hallie, amazingly, he's still the lead singer of the rock band Guns n' Roses.


CHUNG: No. I'm sorry. Randi, same question. He's still the lead singer of the rock band Guns n' Roses.

RANDI MORRIS: Don't have it.

CHUNG: No? We're quickly losing contestants. Eric.


CHUNG: Alx Rose is correct. I'm sorry, thank you, Hallie and Randi. We are quickly down to two players, Ryan and Eric. Ryan, she was Pop-Eye the sailor man's love interest.

CONFER: Olive Oyl?

CHUNG: That is correct.


CHUNG: Eric, she turns the letters on "Wheel of Fortune."

FEINSTEIN: Vanna White.

EISENBERG: That is correct.


CHUNG: Ryan, this singer was known as the Godfather of Soul.

CONFER: James Brown.

CHUNG: James Brown. You got it.


CHUNG: Eric, he's the fictional news anchor played by Will Ferrell in "Anchorman."

FEINSTEIN: Ron Burgundy.

CHUNG: You got it.


CHUNG: Ryan, this actress played Baby in "Dirty Dancing." Three seconds. One, two, three.

CONFER: I don't know.

CHUNG: Oh, I'm sorry. Eric, if you know the answer you're our winner.

FEINSTEIN: Jennifer Grey.



EISENBERG: Well, congratulations, Eric. You're our ASK ME ANOTHER big winner. And you win tea for two with Jonathan Adler at Adler headquarters, AKA his fantasy factory. So enjoy.


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