The final round of the divisional finals has arrived! This week, we have return engagements by Dan Kois from Slate, David Roth from Defector, and Margaret H. Willison of the Appointment Television podcast. They’ll pit their pop culture memories against one another to fight for the last slot in next week’s championship match! After an Olympics-themed My Champion, our players will help build out a cinematic universe started by Gnomeo & Juliet and Sherlock Gnomes with a cabal of gnome-themed cinematic gems. Then, it’s a trip down memory lane for a game surrounding Entertainment Weekly Cover Stories. Print media! As usual, we’ll cap it all off with a tense lightning round.
Who would make the best pitch to the Olympic selection committee to have their hometown host The Games?
Go Big Or Go Gnome
Identify the gnomeified movie.
A Likely Cover Story
Guess the subject of the Entertainment Weekly cover story.
State Your Business
Questions about pop culture which have state names in the answer.
Questions about eggs in pop culture.
A Whopper Of A Category
Questions about hamburgers in pop culture.
A nuclear watchdog movie got me buzz,
And I always knew who Deep Throat was.
I got Heartburn from a spouse's fling,
But at the end, I remember nothing
Ephron's first produced screenplay was for Silkwood, starring Meryl Streep as a whistleblower at a nuclear plant. As she was married to Carl Bernstein (whose infidelity was the basis of the book and movie Heartburn), she saw his handwritten notes and deduced that Mark Felt was the source known as Deep Throat. Her final book, a memoir, was entitled I Remember Nothing.