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>> bret: that's our story. merry christmas to all and happy new year. charles, my friend, we miss you. ♪ >> tucker: good evening, merry christmas, welcome to a special final exam addition of "tucker carlson tonight." for more than a year we've been bringing the top news professionals of our age onto the show and putting them to the test. we want to see which is a true hero of news knowledge. we are going to start tonight with one of the best final exam battles ever between greg gutfeld judge jeanine pirro. got completely out of control as you will see as they clashed over new york's squirrel senses and much more. >> you both know the rules as avid weekly viewers of this game. i'm going to repeat them for our viewers just tuning in.
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hands on buzzers, i ask the questions. the first one of you to a buzzing gift to answer the question. this is a tough one, you must wait until i finish asking. if one technology by saying your name each correct answer is worth one point. get it wrong and you lose a point. >> she so nervous! >> tucker: on the judge. first one, the most famous face at the pennsylvania gubernatorial debate this week was the moderator. which longtime tv game show host? judge jeanine pirro. >> alex trebek! >> no, really? >> she's right. >> alex trebek, the host of jeopardy. i will not tolerate any booing or hissing. not even if you directed at the candidates. >> wrong game. >> tucker: good job, judge. >> it's not wagner's running for
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president. >> tucker: question two. at which a world leader is featured in a popular calendar that shows him riding a horse, cuddling a leopard and posing shirtless with a fish? greg gutfeld? >> putin! >> tucker: why are we supposed to be against a putin anyway? let's find out if you're right. >> putin with a pop, putin with a cub, putin on the horse in winter and even colder, taking the epiphany dip in ice water. >> before anyone buys this calendar they will have a good impression of the president and they will see that he can do it all. he loves animals, he can shoot, he looks good and loves sport. >> tucker: i detect a kind of sarcastic tone in the report. >> make it great again i say. >> tucker: i'm not against epiphany dip's. question three, this is a multiple choice. rapper kanye west is washington's newest diplomat. he says he wants to arrange a sitdown meeting between donald trump and some of the president has long feuded with, who was that person?
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is it -- >> didn't finish. >> tucker: let me get in the multiple choice. if you've hold on now. this is why you don't want anchors on the show. >> go ahead. >> tucker: okay. at the question goes to jeanine pirro first according to our judges because mr. garfield violated the cardinal rules of the game. >> do you want the answer? >> robert de niro, colin kaepernick or rosie o'donnell? >> colin kaepernick! >> tucker: do you really think so? let's see. >> i've been calling colin this morning reaching him so i can bring colin to the white house and we can remove that sons of [bleep] statement and we can be on the same page. >> tucker: you only follow legal news but that's not true. >> i follow news when i'm awake.
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>> tucker: when you're awake, all right. let's see if you can get this one. the prime minister of great britain made headlines around the world when she started an important speech with an awkward dance. she was dancing like a robot to a 1970s disco sunk by a swedish pop band. which song was at? you are just jumping the gun every time! judges, what do you think? to greg gutfeld. >> i would say it's abba. do you need the same domain name of the song kim asked me what i do. >> dancing queen? >> tucker: is it dancing queen by abba? ["dancing queen "by abba plays] >> i love the hair. >> he may have had a legitimate chance. >> tucker: had them stay
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within the lines. final question, we will see if you can. here in new york city, researchers are about to begin work on a new census. this time there not counting people however, they are focusing on a small furry creature in central park, what kind of animal is it? >> i was waiting! you've got to read the script. >> she is reading the teleprompter! >> tucker: you're not allowed to read the teleprompter! >> yes i am! there's nothing wrong. >> i don't think you qualify. >> tucker: i'm going back to something i said earlier, when you have cable news anchors on your show things tend to fall apart. >> the fbi. >> tucker: let me check with the judges really quick. the judges said a host of the program is allowed to add live on his own scripts, >> she's reading it!
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>> greg gutfeld, what is the answer? >> squirrels. >> tucker: it is squirrels! you answered it. is it squirrels? >> new york city is about to conduct its first official census next week. volunteers are needed. >> tucker: this is literally the most contentious show we've ever had. >> but i won. >> it's not fair! >> tucker: we are going to give one to you later. >> i don't have one. >> yes you do. for our viewers, i want to make a correction. "washington post" writer, turns out he's not, he works for a website. if you don't know who he is we have video. the subsequent erik wemple, watch. >> what a publication. how did they do all of these great contests for free? it's got all these great tips. guess what? the author of the story is the
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caterer! we checked. >> tucker: if you can't get enough of that we've got more on our facebook page. >> where did you find that? >> tucker: we have a crack research team. there he is from "the washington post" affiliate. >> every morning i'm going to wake up. >> tucker: one for you is on the way. >> i don't want it. >> tucker: this is the most unbelievable. >> tucker: much more final exam i had as our christmas special continues. after the break will take a very close look at the career of 2018's top quiz champion katie pavlich. ♪ that's why there's otezla. otezla is not a cream. it's a pill that treats moderate to severe plaque psoriasis differently. with otezla,75% clearer skin is achievable. don't use if you're allergic to otezla. it may cause severe diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting.
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come back to the "tucker carlson tonight" final exam christmas special. without question, and the numbers are in, and we check them, or top final exam champion was town hall editor and fox contributor katie pavlich. katie won nine matches in a row. she beat everybody from sean spicer to richard goodstei goodstein. here's a highlight reel of her
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victory. we start with her first win against griff jenkins. >> which tennessee united states senator was just booed by a hometown crowd when the president called out his name at a rally in nashville? katie pavlich. >> senator bob corker. >> tucker: let me say before we roll the tape, this will decide the outcome of tonight's final exam. will the tape please. >> senator bob corker. [boos] >> tucker: and the rain has ended. katie pavlich, i cannot believe that you dethroned griff jenkin griff jenkins. >> congratulations. took the sling off, i was ready. i knew i was against a fierce competitor. congratulations. >> tucker: international house of pancakes is changing its name. people are upset about it, needless to say. what is ihop changing its name to? pancake zone, breakfast palace,
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ihob? >> ihob. >> tucker: is it ihob? >> the international house of pancakes is flipping the for ap >> this is stupid. i refuse to call it that. you literally cannot make me. >> it is a little hard to say. >> tucker: last week we talked about ihop changing its name. for limited time ihop will be called ihob. what does it stand for? >> international house of burgers. >> tucker: burgers? i don't believe you, for the record but we are going to find out if you are right. to the tape we go. >> you know what it stands for, not bacon, not breakfast, it's burgers. >> you can get pancakes with
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your burger at the same time so you don't even have to choose. >> people are confused about lunch, brunch, breakfast. >> tucker: there is a viral video on the internet showing man's best friend doing something extraordinary to a police officer, what was it? >> you got it! >> cpr! >> tucker: cpr. a dog doing cpr? >> his name was poncho. >> tucker: i don't believe you. it lets roll the tape please. >> poncho is a police dog to train and perform cpr. >> there's nothing i can possibly say. if you tried this with a cat they would just let the guy stroked to death so they could eat his face. >> so awesome. >> tucker: our judges are saying they consider that question of possible that normal person could answer. they were trying to stop you, they failed. congratulations. there's no way i could beat that.
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>> she is the best there is. >> tucker: time for final exam, katie pavlich one by four weeks in a row, can she make it to five? a new study shows conclusively that people live longer if they regularly drink which hot beverage? katie. >> coffee. >> tucker: coffee? i thought it slanted her growth. is it coffee? >> at the large study that followed people over a 10-year period found that those who drink coffee were up to 15% less likely to die than those who didn't. the benefit was the same for those who drink two or three cups or even eight cups a day. >> it has antioxidants in it. doesn't everybody know that? >> i'm in good health but i'm losing now. >> tucker: are defending champion is of course katie pavlich of town hall. she has skilled opponent after opponent. this week her challenger, guy benson. online shopping has a course because many brick-and-mortar stores to close. as of this week, which popular business from the '80s and
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90s has exactly one store left in the u.s.? is it records, blockbuster video, is it circuit city? >> i'm not going to risk losing a point here. i don't know. >> katie pavlich. >> blockbuster. >> tucker: you are just guessing. >> yeah. will she be rewarded for rolling the dice? to the tape. >> blockbuster video stores will rent out their last movies. two closures in anchorage and fairbanks will leave the blockbuster in oregon at the last store standing. >> tucker: fortune favors the bold. knowing you could have wound up with a negative one you did it anyway. earlier this week i united states senator had to reassure the public that he was still alive. reports from google and wikipedia that he had died last year. which senator was it? >> senator orrin hatch. >> tucker: katie pavlich. senator orrin hatch of utah.
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standing upright. is it orrin hatch? >> staffers for senator orrin hatch tweeting igoogle, we might need to talk with a screenshot of google search results to claims he passed away last year. his team than posting a series of photos proving the senator is very much alive. >> tucker: and you are correct. katie pavlich from town hall is back, fending champion. you're all the opponents she has beaten. she has won seven times in a row. that puts her just just two wins behind our all-time leader shannon bream. which singer who was publicly admitted to wanting to blow up the white house turns 60 years old today? >> madonna. >> tucker: madonna, says katie pavlich. is it madonna? >> happy birthday to madonna. turning 60. >> yes! i have thought an awful lot
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about blowing at the white hous white house. >> tucker: happy birthday, madonna. katie pavlich, another victory for you. richard, by the way, you should not feel bad, you join a long line of people with the best intentions and deep knowledge or bulldozed by this unstoppable force katie pavlich. really glad to have you. by the way, katie, you get another mug to add to your collection. and somebody soon will be facing off in the battle of champions with shannon bream. >> tucker: and epic spine tingling showdown between katie pavlich and shannon bream later in tonight's show. stay tuned for that. but first, we trust our meteorologists to tell us the weather and warn us about deadly storms. but how much do the weather professionals know about other matters? and kardashian, say or baby sharks. to find out we invited janice dean and adam klotz to final exam. here's what happened next.
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>> tucker: question one. during his show monday night, jimmy kimmel tried to go to celebrity guests into going after the president. this reality star refused to do that and said she had no complaints with donald trump. who was it? adam. >> kim kardashian. >> tucker: kim kardashian? okay. it was eight kim kardashian? realty. >> i know you are not necessarily crime supported. there has been connie seems to like him a lot. do you guys argue about that, do you talk and have debates about -- >> no. i do nothing bad to say about the president. >> tucker: it was indeed kim kardashian. one for adam. congratulations. >> i knew it. he purchased quicker on the buzzer. >> tucker: it's a question of getting there. question two, you can redeem herself. which supreme court justice has liberals rejoicing after this person said he or she planned to
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stay on the court at least five more years? janice dean. >> ruth bader ginsburg. >> tucker: ruth bader ginsburg. rbg. is it ruth bader ginsburg? realty. >> supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg -- >> three names and we get to say the mall. announcing she plans to retire from the supreme court three years into president trump's second term. >> i am 84 years old and everybody wants to take a picture. >> tucker: you are right. janice dean setting up a tie. 1-1, moving into question three. it will not be tied at the end of this. there's the question. over the past week and brought and michelle obama were caught on tape dancing at a concert, who was performing? >> jay-z and beyonce! >> tucker: jay-z and beyonce says the former canadian dj
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janice dean. was it jay-z and/or beyonce? roll tape. >> the former president and first lady at this weekends beyonce and jay-z concert dancing and waving their hands in the air. and of course about a thousand people close to the moment of social media. at one person saying the obama's are living their best lives. and why not? >> tucker: adam, she's a force of nature, i warned you. it's to have been won. we are going to question four and i'm just going to warn you this is a legitimately tough question. i had no idea the answer so i'm going to throw it at you. question four is multiple-choice. san antonio aquarium is the scene of the story. three people arrested there this week when they were caught on tape using a baby stroller to steal what kind of animal? was it a penguin, a tortoise, a shark? >> they did this so we could go into overtime. it is a shark bearing >> tucker: you can't put a shark in a baby stroller. it was it indeed a shark?
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roll tape. >> for snappers seen here on surveillance camera grabbing a shark by the tail, wrapped her in a wet blanket, placed her in a bucket and then talked the bucket into the stroller. within hours the stolen truck was allegedly put up for sale on facebook. >> tucker: holy smokes. i can't believe you knew that. i never would have guessed that. i would have set penguin or tortoise. but what do i know about it? okay, so now we are really in the ideal situation. sudden death overtime. final question, this will determine the winner of tonight's final exam. this is a weather-related question for our two meteorologists. a cloud in texas on the internet has a very unusual shape. what does that cloud resembled? janice dean. >> and angel! >> tucker: and angel says janice dean. >> that's not right. >> tucker: i know you're such a good person that you would guess an angel no matter what it
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is, where you write? >> take a look at the stunning image, driver captioning captud formation shaped like an angel. what do you think? >> it looks just like an angel. and the man taking the picture while driving on texas highway posting it online calling it an angel cloud. >> tucker: janice dean, i've got to say, adam, congratulations for getting as far as you did. very few people could have stood up to the force that is janice and gotten two points. janice dean, congratulations. >> tucker: our final exam christmas special continues in just a moment. some of these contests go right down to the wire. up next, our sudden-death battle between bret baier and ed henry. we will be right back. ♪ experience with usaa has been excellent. they really appreciate the military family and it really shows.
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♪ >> merry christmas and live from america's news headquarters on anna anna kooiman. the merriment continues tonight as people around the globe celebrate one of the most joyous days of the year. at the vatican pope francis were mighty thousands of children gathered in st. peter's square about the true meaning of this holiday. he pleaded for fraternity among people of all races and faiths. also urged world leaders to put aside their political differences and find a solution to wars in syria and yemen and
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conflicts in ukraine and the korean peninsula. president donald trump said part of today wishing america's troops stationed around the country and the world a merry christmas. speaking by videoconference to members of all five branches of the military mr. trump acknowledged the great sacrifices our men and women in uniform make. far from home and away from their loved ones. the president spent or where christmas washington because of the ongoing budget stalemate with congress. christmas celebrations traditionally filled with laughter and uplifting music were replaced by somber prayers for tsunami victims in an area where weighted without warning killing more than 420 people and leaving thousands homeless in indonesia. the pastor of a pentecostal church in the disaster zone says our celebration is full of grief. let's all count our blessings on this christmas night. anna anna kooiman, now back to "tucker carlson tonight" ." merry christmas, everybody. >> tucker: welcome back to our
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annual "tucker carlson tonight" christmas special. we will take a look at some of our greatest final exam battles over the last year. you know how the game works. five questions, five answers, but just one winner. sometimes five questions is not enough. our match between bret baier an end had ed henry could not be decided, leaving just one option, sudden-death. >> tucker: question one, the oldest sitting senator in america is having problems with her reelection campaign. the democratic party in her state refuses to support her, who is it? bret baier. >> dianne feinstein. >> tucker: dianne feinstein of california says the anchor of special report, to the tape. >> this is not an easy time. >> are they all like this? >> slamming the door and senator dianne feinstein. party activists denying the state's senior senator in endorsing her bid for reelection. >> tucker: fair, balanced,
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and -- i was just getting -- you knew that one. if you were unafraid to answer that. question two, multiple-choice. did you know that you can clone your pets? indeed you can. barbra streisand reveals this week that she did. she clung to her favorite dog, who was named samantha. what is the going rate for dog cloning? is a $50,000, 500,000 or $1 million? and henry. >> 50,000. >> tucker: 50,000 said the would-be dog cloner. to the tape. >> she called her dogs. two of her dogs, miss violet and miss scarlett are clones of the late dog samantha, who passed on last year at about $50,000 a po pop. >> i heard laura ingraham talking about it. >> tucker: if you've got a pet cloning question, ed henry. question three. oprah said the 2020 presidential run could be possible but she's
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waiting for a certain someone to give her the explicit go ahead. who is she waiting to hear from? >> god. >> was it premature? >> tucker: here's the question and only our judges because -- did both of them click in early? only ed clicked in early. >> early. >> this is like -- >> tucker: this is deflategate at this point and i am not going to be the nfl commissioner so i'm just going to go right to the judges who say we are going to have a re-click. >> of the same question? >> tucker: at the same question. we haven't finished it. are you ready? she's waiting for a certain someone to give her the go-ahead. who was she waiting to hear from? ed henry? >> come on.
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>> the almighty god. >> tucker: the almighty god says ed henry. to the tape. >> billionaires calling me up saying i can get you a billion dollars. i can run your campaign and i actually into prayer about it. god, if you think i'm supposed to run, you've got to tell me and it has to be so clear that not even i could miss it. >> don't tell joy behar. >> tucker: when your oprah, only god can be your campaign manager. there's nobody adequate for that. >> controversial. >> tucker: it was. some of the great moments are. question four, the department of housing and urban development secretary ben carson is accused of spending over 30 grand on unnecessary furniture. what kind of furniture was it? bret baier. >> that was early. >> dining sets. >> tucker: dining set. why would he have a dining set? we will find out in the tape. is it a dining set? >> reportedly spent 31,000
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taxpayer dollars on a new dining set for his private dining room. >> we got a barn burner here. >> a career staffer was behind the decision to buy the dining set, not secretary carson. >> tucker: i was a humanities major so i'm going to check the judges for the mess. where are we now? 2-2. this is the tiebreaker. a final question, it's multiple-choice. there is a man currently running for congress and the state of arkansas. he shares a name with a rock and religion. is he named elvis presley, bruce springsteen or mick jagger? ed henry. >> elvis presley. >> tucker: elvis presley. is that his name? >> arkansas is about to get all shook up. elvis d presently, there he is, is running for congress. >> this is legit, people! needless to say an elvis impersonator. >> tucker: that was very
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intense. and you now win the coveted erik wemple mug that shows "washington post" columnist -- i'm on the back. >> very nice of you. >> tucker: bret baier, thank you. that was controversial. >> i felt better than when shannon bream beat me. annihilated me. >> tucker: you're not the only one she annihilated, trust me. >> tucker: two years ago corey lewandowski and dave fosse were key figures in donald trump's presidential campaign. now they're writing books together and coming on our show. how did they fare when they competed against one another on final exam? that's next sr christmas special continues. ♪ chicken?! chicken.
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>> tucker: welcome back to our annual "tucker carlson tonight" christmas special. we are visiting some of our favorite moments from final exam over the past year.
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corey lewandowski and dave bossi both you will remember for top figures in donald trump's presidential campaign. but with that ray slung over, where they still paying attention to the news? how much did they know about giant australian cows or melania's white house decorations? we decided to find out. >> i cannot believe you agreed to do this. >> we are excited. >> tucker: we are not above stunt casting the segment like we are doing tonight. i'm not even going to bet there is a kind of line in the studio on who going to win. i am going to redo the rules. no cheating. >> then he's out. it's not going to work. it's not going to work! >> tucker: we are watching carefully. i asked the question, the first one to buzz and gets to the question. this is key. if you have to wait until i finish asking before you answer. if you can answer once i acknowledge your name. each correct answer worth one point, each incorrect answer detracts a point from your total house very fluid scoring system.
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best of five wins. are you ready? >> he can't count that high. >> tucker: he may have the voice advantage. we will see who's faster. question one, by order of the national game show we have to begin with an animal question, that's the law. the internet has gone crazy for a very unusual four-legged farm animal in australia. this animal weighs over 3,000 pounds and is as tall as michael jordan. he is so different from all the other farm animals that they follow him around as if he were a deity. what kind of animal is he? corey lewandowski. >> cow. >> tucker: i thought you were going to say moose. there's no way a cow can be 3,000 pounds and 6 feet tall. is it a cow? >> 6'4", that's the size of the utterly giant cow. its name is knickers and if the laughingstock weighing in at
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3,000 pounds. >> you will not find knickers on your plate just to be clear. too big to process is the owner. he's going to live happily ever after. >> tucker: can we just pause and appreciate kill me for a second, he said it's utterly. i just want to appreciate that. question two, forbes is out with a annual list of the highest-paid television stars. topping the list is not me, it's a one from brooklyn who has made nearly $150 million in the past year. herschel spent on television since 1996. wishy? cory. >> judge judy. >> man your fast! >> tucker: $150 million a year for judge judy? >> who was the highest-paid tv host of all? here's the answer. the lady on the left. judge judy. wait for the number. $147 million in the past year. i wonder generous number two. 87 million. dr. phil 77 million. ryan seacrest 74 million.
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steve harvey $44 million. >> tucker: so what are we doing wrong here? by the way, are judges just said that they checked the circuitry in the buzzing devices and the both of you buzzed in, you were just slightly faster. >> story of my life. >> tucker: rubbing it in. question three. at a rally in mississippi the president of the united states told the crowd that is a young man people told him he looked like which famous american icon? dave, you blew it! glory. >> robert redford. >> it sounded like the question ended. i'm not in charge of making these rules. they are giving you a pass because they say it sounded like i finished the question. so you get to answer. elvis. you guys are here triggered. is it elvis? >> other than the blond hair when growing up they set i looked like elvis. you can see. i always consider that a great complement. >> tucker: you guys just spent
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a lot of time with the president, never heard him sing? >> not even for a second. >> tiny dancer. >> elton john. >> tucker: question four. it's 2-1, by the way. multiple choice. multiple choice about the weirdest video of the week. an american tourist had a near-death experience high above the swiss alps after somebody forgot to buckle his safety harness and left him holding on for dear life. which activity was the man doing at the time? was in hang gliding, bungee jumping, skydiving? >> hang gliding with the creepy lawyer. >> tucker: seriously, he was there? we are not going to hold her to that. was it hang gliding as cory said? >> a first-time hang glider holding on for dear life. his safety harness was not connected. swing tell mike clinging to the pilot. the pilot had trouble controlling the glider.
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>> can't even hold onto his clients. much less a hang glider. final question, this one also multiple choice. first lady melania trump has unveiled the christmas decorations of the white house. they feature tens of thousands of red ornaments. what is this year's theme? is it winter wonderland, blessings from the heartland or american treasures? cory. >> american treasures. >> tucker: let me just say, you are a savage animal, can i just say that? it's unbelievable. is it american treasures? >> american treasures, each room inside the white house highlights different american cities. red ornaments between 29 trees this year. there's a gingerbread house. >> i never get tired of winning. >> tucker: by the way, i'm looking -- we have a mug, it's our erik wemple mug and i don't
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know where it is. they are backordered. if we are going to give you the golden retriever mug instead which i hope -- >> i can come back and defend my title. >> tucker: yes, you can defend your title. and i hope you will come back too. i know that you let him win because he's her coauthor. >> he needs to feel a little better about himself so we are still splitting the royalties 50/50 >> tucker: great to see you. we do our best to keep it clean and fair on final exam but sometimes the unexpected happens. what to do when the buzzers break? a dilemma we faced. we will show you to as our special continues.
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♪ >> good evening and merry christmas, live from america's news headquarters i'm anna kleiman. it is christmas day and day four of the partial government shutdown. president donald trump said things will remain that way until democrats agree to build a wall among the u.s.-mexico border. the president made the announcement during the appearance with reporters at the oval office. it democrats have not given into the president, who wants more than $5 billion for border security. more than 800,000 in federal employees are being impacted.
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meanwhile back at the border u.s. officials say another young child has died. the 8-year-old boy from guatemala was in custody in new mexico with his father. customs and border officials say the child was taken into the hospital on monday night after showing "signs of potential illness." the boy was diagnosed with a fever, given medicine and released. but a short time later he was readmitted and died early this morning. a 7-year-old girl from the same country died at the border earlier this month. go find me refunds more than $400,000 after a campaign meant to help a homeless veteran turned out to be a scam. more than 14,000 people donated after a new jersey couple set up the page. they claimed the veteran from philadelphia gave his last $20 when they ran out of gas. prosecutors say the viral --
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>> tucker: welcome back to our annual tucker carlson to make christmas special. you may remember our final exam matchup between bitter rivals dana perino and greg gutfeld. for the questions about bananas going extinct. we remember that match for the difficulties the contestants had with their buzzers. what did he do when they broke? watch. >> we have a little bit of a problem. we do not lie to our audience. we were supposed to do an exam in which the first person to hit the buzzer gets the light and there gets a chance to talk and answer the question, but what happened? >> technical difficulties. they are not working. >> we could quit but if we were anything but great americans who would have quit. bulgarians would have given up. >> we are doing this for the people. >> and what should we do for the people? >> we are going to raise our hands. >> first hand up. if there's a problem with noticing, if it's a tie we go to katelyn, who is interning this year. >> her entire career is based on this moment. >> there are so many different
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ways to spell caitlin by the way. it is out of control. >> hopefully this is number one. let's start with number one, here we go. this week, starbucks announced in an effort to go green it will phase out what product from their stores? dana. >> straws. >> is at straws? go to the tape. >> starbucks plans to scrap plastic straws globally by the year 2020 to be more environmentally friendly. this move will eliminate more than a billion plastic straws per year from starbucks stores. >> that will do no good. >> so far we have a score, it is 1-0, dana leads greg. caitlin is that right? >> yes. >> good job, caitlin. >> let's move on. during a recent trip to a texas protest, which liberal mayor broke the law -- you have to let me finish the question by illegally crossing into the border into mexico?
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>> de blasio. full name and title? >> mayor bill de blasio? >> you are not alex trebek. get over yourself. my god. >> new york mayor bill de blasio try to get in touch with his inner illegal alien earlier this month. he illegally crossed into the united states. it went he went over the u.s.-o border while protesting family separations so he allegedly violated both u.s. and mexican law. nice going, bill. >> laura ingraham, i've met her. >> can we check the score again? 1-1. let's move on to question number three. scientists all over the world are racing to eradicate something called panama disease. it's a fungal infection that could soon make which proved go extinct? >> i don't know. i was watching the strzok
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hearing. >> grows on trees. greg. >> melons! >> is at melons? roll the tape. >> melons don't grow on trees! >> for banana lovers. the fruit may be in danger of going extinct. scientists scrambling to save the world banana crop from a devastating fungus. >> we should have told you ahead of time. >> i blame caitlin. >> caitlin you are fired! you are not getting credit for this semester. >> the wrong answer. i would have never said melons! >> great show of sportsmanship and wisdom. >> i was thinking about melons for other reasons. >> i cannot stand by walking by trees getting hit in the head. question number four, citing concerns about the environment, hawaii has become the first state in the nation to ban what
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popular item from its beaches? it is plastic beach balls, sunscreen, speedo's? greg? >> sunscreen. i was there when it happened. >> we won't know until it rolls the tapering >> about the timer will be lathering up the sunscreen but hawaii saying not so fast. sunscreen containing two chemicals, oxley bensalem -- killing their coral reefs. >> better than getting skin cancer. >> we are in sudden death. this has never been done before except for last week and the week prior. final question, again, playing themselves, dana and greg. sit up straight. can roll back the question to the beginning because i didn't memorize the first three words, thank you. this one could either be really tough or really easy. you may have noticed there's a soccer tournament going on right now. it's called the world cup.
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which two countries will face off in the final match this weekend? caitlin. >> i'm sticking with dana. who is in the finals? >> france and croatia. let's check the tape. >> scores! >> croatia beating england in extra time advancing to the final against france. a relief for their biggest fans who have missed out on past celebrations. >> ladies and gentlemen there's only can be one winner but i see two champs. greg gutfeld, you have other things to look forward to, just not a victory parade. you've lost. >> i don't even think i won. >> i'm giving you the win. sudden death. congratulations. >> next week. >> tucker: was saved the best for last. time now for the year's ultimate final exam clash. after the break we will show you
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the matchup between 29 time champions, katie pavlich versus shannon bream. who won the champion of champions ground? after the break. ♪ that's why there's otezla. otezla is not a cream. it's a pill that treats moderate to severe plaque psoriasis differently. with otezla,75% clearer skin is achievable. don't use if you're allergic to otezla. it may cause severe diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. otezla is associated with an increased risk of depression. tell your doctor if you have a history of depression or suicidal thoughts, or if these feelings develop. some people taking otezla reported weight loss. your doctor should monitor your weight and may stop treatment. upper respiratory tract infection and headache may occur. tell your doctor about your medicines and if you're pregnant or planning to be. otezla. show more of you.
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♪ >> tucker: there's a champion every week on final exam. of course champions calm, champions go. but over the years to contenders
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have stood out. shannon bream and katie pavlich. each won nine matches in a row on final exam and in september the inevitable happened. these two intellectual juggernauts, these two masters of news trivia faced off against one another in a battle for the ages to determine who is the supreme champion. here's what happened. >> tucker: lester fox news at night host shannon bream pulled off a full brady bunch. she beat nine opponents in a row. now if katie pavlich has matched that feat. so naturally as katie pavlich goes for win number ten, the challenger is shannon bream. we crown the ultimate final exam champion. by the way, since the segment has done so well we've upped our budget. vanna white and emily lind. sparkling cider, whatever to toast tonight's contest. >> this is very fancy.
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>> tucker: these are our final exam classes and i'm the right sequence. best of five wins. dim the lights. >> where's the theme music? >> tucker: it's implied. question one, the emmys aired on monday night, the same boring award show it was always wise but with one exception, upon accepting his mate glenn wasted something unusual on the stage, what was it? shannon bream. >> he proposed to his girlfriend. >> tucker: on the air? >> on the tvs. >> tucker: did he propose to his girlfriend? roll tape please. >> you are the sunshine of my life. wonder why i don't like to call you my girlfriend, because i want to call you my wife. will you marry me? >> good thing she said yes. >> even you got turned up. >> tucker: i've never watched the emmys but i like that. i like marriage. question two, a cyclist in
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virginia did something very rude to president trump's motorcade while it passed by her last year. she's now running for office. she lost her job as a result of the original incident. what did she do to the president's motorcade? something rude to the president's motorcade. katie? >> she flipped him off. >> tucker: 's the bird, the finger. it did she flipped them off? >> made headlines after this photo capturing her giving the president's motorcade the bird. now running for office. >> i get really motivated. the first thing i did was set up to volunteer next week. >> i thought it was that or mooning. >> i almost said moaning. >> you are the best guesser. >> sorry mom and dad. >> those tests are no good. >> tucker: 1-1 going to question three. the questions may offend vegans, vegetarians are anyone who works at peter.
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chefs in a seafood restaurant in a state of maine say they want to show compassion to the lobsters they are about to boil. before going into the pot the lobsters are given want to rela relax? shannon bream. >> marijuana smoke. if you eat it are you in trouble? >> it's like a brownie. >> tucker: it's maine. is it marijuana smoke on the lobsters? >> a seafood restaurant in maine is now giving lobsters stoned to kill them in a more humane way. boiling water. if the lobsters now o.d. on checks party mix. >> checks party mix. >> tucker: it's acknowledging the pain. >> happy when they go bye-bye. >> they don't know what's happening. >> tucker: they are certainly more passive. question four, multiple choice. if there was a lot of rain in new york city and that caused some subway stations to flood. now there's a bit he wanted internet of an animal protecting itself from rising water on the train platform. the animal has been given a
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nickname. is it rain raccoon, flat rat or puddle pictured? shannon bream? >> flood rat. i think. >> tucker: is at flood rat? >> probably. >> the rodent has taken the internet by storm dubbed flood rat. shielding himself. at the bottom of the screen there, on a subway platform. we just had to show it to you. you can just make him out right there. >> i feel like he scared. >> shannon, it's a rodent. >> tucker: feel sorry for the rats. final question. an arby's restaurant in the state of california just announced it will give you a free sandwich for life if you show your dedication to the restaurant and what very permanent way? katie pavlich? >> you get a tattoo. >> tucker: an arby's tattoo? a high price for a sandwich. it is in an arby's tattoo? >> arby's has announced it will be giving out free arby's tattoos in california this
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weekend. what did i do last night? >> this really was the battle of champions. one point. nice game, katie. shannon bream, you are now and forever the champion. >> no one in this network and beat the two of us. >> that's true. we combine our forces. >> tucker: you want to ask our vanna white. this is louis and emily. >> shannon is the only one worthy of wearing a crown. >> tucker: not the first in your life either. and there you go, emily has the crown. you are our winter, shannon bream. where that with pride. >> congratulations. the inspiration to you at home to follow the news more closely every week and come back next week to score as well as shannon and katie. >> tucker: that's it for tonight's annual christmas addition of tucker carlson tonight. our regular show resumes tomorrow. 8:00 p.m.
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at the shell that is the sworn enemy of lying, pomposity, smugness and groupthink. again, merry christmas. night from washington. ♪ >> sean: welcome to the special edition of hannity and merry christmas. i recently had the honor of traveling with melania trump to two military bases and a navy aircraft carrier where she met our troops, many who will not be with their families this christmas, thanking them for their service this holiday season. later we are going to have highlights. a visit with those brave men and women that protect our freedoms every day. but first, here is my exclusive one-on-one interview with mrs. mrs. trump aboard the uss george h.w. bush. >> sean: madame first lady, thank you so much for doing thi this. you said before you came here and i watched you with all these trips today, you said that this


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