"Episode 1.8" - August
We've got a one-hour season ender. Will the champ win
$50,000, or is it back to "Sweet Home Alabama"?
- 1975, The Rocky Horror Picture
Show, "The Time Warp."
Band: "It's just a jump to the left / And then a step to
the right / And with your hands on your hips / You bring your
knees in tight / It's just a pelvic thrust that really drives
#4: "Let's do the time warp again!" RIGHT!
- 1969, The Archies, "Sugar
Band: "Sugar / Aww honey honey..."
#189: "You are my candy girl." RIGHT!
- 1997, Third Eye Blind,
Band: "I want something else / To get me through this /
Semi-charmed kind of life, baby baby / I want something else...
#191: "I'm not listenin' when you say, goodbye!" That's
Round 2, Lyrics Scramble:
We have a three-way with #4
Jeremy (Jersey; computer animator), #189 Ashley (Oklahoma City;
tool salesperson), and #191 Marco (Pittsburgh; has Wilco and My
Morning Jacket in his iPod).
- 1986, Beastie Boys, "Fight For
Your Right" (of jerk some your but class you're teacher like
Jeremy: "But your teacher preaches class like he's some kind of
- 1969, The Rolling Stones,
"Honky Tonk Woman" (ya just my drink 'cause off to I mind can't
Ashley: "Just mind my drink 'cause..."
Nope, "'Cause I can't seem to drink ya off of my mind."
- 1995, Goo Goo Dolls, "Name"
(And your one won't name no I tell)
Marco: "And I won't tell no one your name." Right!
- 1983, Madonna, "Borderline"
(you over pushin' keep love the borderline just my on)
Jeremy: "You just keep on pushing me..."
Woops! "... my love over the borderline."
Marco needs to get this right to
move to the final.
- 1993, Melissa Etheridge, "Come
to My Window" (the moonlight of crawl inside by the wait)
Marco: "I'll be waiting..." The
words are on the screen! Correct: "Crawl inside, wait by the
light of the moon."
- 1996, The Wallflowers.
Marco fires. He passes. The song
is "One Headlight."
I never thought that you would be gone." WRONG! Marco
moves on! "I wondered why she hung around this place."
But who will Marco face? Time to
bee all over again. But first, Monica has a chance to win $500.
According to the lyrics in the classic Motown song "War" by
Edwin Starr, "War... What is it good for?"
Monica: "Absolutely nothing."
"What I like about you?" How
about another shot to play the game?
- 1998, Barenaked Ladies, "One
Band: "It's been one week since you looked at me / Cocked
your head to the side and said I'm angry / Five days since you
laughed at me / saying get back together...."
#69: "Come back and see me." RIGHT!
- 1960, Brian Hyland, "Itsy Bitsy
Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini"
Band: "2, 3, 4, tell the people what she wore / She wore an itsy
bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka-dot bikini..."
#14: "That she wore for the first time today." RIGHT!
- 1975, Abba, "Mamma Mia"
Band: "Just one look and I can hear a bell ring / One more look
and I forget everything / Oh-oh... / Mamma mia..."
#163: "I don't know it." At least
#31: "Wish I knew the words." Such
#127: "You really wanna see ya..."
#135: "Here I go again!" And here we go again!
Round 2, Karaoke Showdown:
Next up, it's #69 Emily
(Michigan; office assistant), #14 Erin (Los Alamitos, CA); #135
Cara (Santa Ana, CA; line-dance teacher).
- 1972, Bill Withers, "Lean On
Emily gets 14 words for 14 points.
- 1977, Bee Gees, "Stayin' Alive"
Erin gets 10. Emily's still the one to beat.
- 1968, Steppenwolf, "Magic
Cara... kills it. Dead. She only gets 5. Emily will face Marco
in the final...
But first, another $500 to give
out. Steve Connors, your question to give out... according to
the lyrics in "Jumpin' Jack Flash", Mick Jagger was "born in a
cross-fire hurricane" and he "howled at his ma in the driving
rain." He's a "Jumping Jack Flash" and he's a what what what?
"Gas, gas, gas." That works!
Round 3, Sing the chorus:
Marco is first...
- 1978, Kenny Rogers, "The
Marco: "Know when to hold'em."
BZZZZ! Forgot "You got to know when to..." yeah.
Emily needs to get this right to
- 1989, Billy Joel, "We Didn't
Start the Fire"
Emily: "We didn't start the fire / It was always burning since
the world's been turning / We didn't start the fire / Though we
didn't fight it..." Correct: "No we
didn't light it, but we tried to fight it."
- 1982, Asia, "Heat of the
Marco: "'Cause it was the heat of
the moment"... Didn't need 'cause.
Emily needs this to win.
- 1974, Cat Stevens, "Another
Emily: "If you like pina coladas."
Not even the right song. It was "Another Saturday night and I
ain't got nobody", etc. etc...
Another tiebreaker. This one is
1963, The Drifters.
Emily fires... and passes. Marco.
The song is "On Broadway."
Band: "They say that I won't last
for long on Broadway / Catch a Greyhound bus for home, they all
say / They're dead wrong, I know they are..."
Marco: "... The neon lights are..."
No! "'Cause I can play this hear guitar" is right. Emily is the
Singing Bee champion!
And that entitles her to play for
$50,000 in... The Final Countdown...
Ray: "It's the Final Countdown!"
Loud as Ray's jacket. Seven
songs, seven missing phrases. For each one you get right, you
get $5000. Get five, and you just made $50,000 cash money. Get a
song wrong, it's a strike. Three of them and Emily leaves with
whatever she got.
"This time before you run to her / Leavin' me alone and
hurt / After I've been good to you / After I've been sweet
to you / Stop in the name of love..."
Emily: "Before you break my heart."
(1965, The Supremes, "Stop in the Name of Love")
"Oh yes it's ladies night / And the feeling's right /
Oh yes it's ladies night..."
Emily: "Oh what a night." Two
down, three to go.
(1979, Kool & the Gang, "Ladies Night")
"American woman / Stay away from me / American woman /
Mama let me be / Don't come hanging around my door..."
Emily: "Don't want to see your face no
more." It was "I don't want" etc.
(1970, The Guess Who, "American Woman")
"You know that it would be untrue / You know that I
would be a liar / If I was to say to you..."
Emily: "Come on baby, light my fire."
Jumped a line. It was "Girl we couldn't get much higher."
(1967, the Doors, "Light My Fire")
"I know a place where we can dance the whole night away
/ Underneath electric stars / Just come with me and we can
shake your blues right away..."
be dancing on 'til the music stops." Apt. It was
"You'll be doing fine once the music starts."
(1985, Debarge, "Rhythm of
But at least she's got $10,000
for her time. Until next, take us out Ray.
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