This week's contestant is Doug Griggs from Georgetown, Kentucky. (I believe this is from their archives, which they seem to be doing a bit lately. I don't know if they're no longer doing the Puzzlers, or if any of the principles are on vacation.) I was able to get the hidden song within about eight seconds from the intro. Even if others don't get it there, I think it would be very recognizable once the songs itself actually starts. I'm a bit shocked that the contestant didn't know it right off, since I don't think the song is all that hidden. In fact, he didn't even get it when Fred Child played it a second time -- and then began to sing along. Only when he simply played the song straight on, did Mr. Griggs "guess" it. As for the composer style, there were a few who I thought possible, but one stood out -- and that's who it was. Happily, Mr. Griggs got that without any help.
Robert J. Elisberg is a two-time recipient of the Lucille Ball Award for comedy screenwriting. He's written for film, TV, the stage, and two best-selling novels, and is a regular columnist for the Huffington Post and the Writers Guild of America. Among his other writing, he has a long-time column on technology (which he sometimes understands), and co-wrote a book on world travel. As a lyricist, he is a member of ASCAP, and has contributed to numerous publications.
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