TODAY | February 27, 2013
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>>> and we are back on this win winesday wednesday. we are playing "who knew" in honor of two special events this saturday, the birthday of the beloved author dr. seuss and national read across america day. kathie lee is across the street and ready to hand out 100 bucks to those who get the questions right. and to those who don't, they get a copy of dr. seuss ' book, "the 500 hats of bartholomew cub ins." helping me out in the studio is -- the cat in the hat ! who we just found out doesn't speak. so this is going to be very, very interesting. all right, kath , over to you.
>> after working with me, you would probably find that to be delightful, right?
>> this lovely lady is from new orleans, hoda. name two dr. seuss books that have become major motion pictures . "the grinch" and "the cat in the hat ."
>> the cringe that what?
>> that stole christmas.
>> yes, she's got that right. and the other ones, in case, the lorax, horton hears a who, and that's it. are those right? i guess that's a yes. this is going to be a lot of fun. back over to ath.
>> for once i'm glad i came over in the ring. what is the overall best-selling dr. seuss book? " cat in the hat ,"" oh, the places you'll go" or " green eggs and ham " or "one fish two fish"?
>> " green eggs and ham "?
>> yes, she's got it. the correct answer is " green eggs and ham ." now, do you like green eggs and ham ? oh, yes. that's a yes. back over to kath .
>> he's great, huh? philadelphia right? okay. finish this famous phrase from " green eggs and ham ." i do not like green eggs and ham .
>> i do not, my name is sam i am ?
>> close enough.
>> that was not right!
>> i told them they could cheat.
>> no, no. that was not right. that wasn't correct. i don't know if we saw that. the correct answer is, i do not like them, sam i am . is that right? okay. this is really fascinating. back over to kath .
>> where are you from, hon?
>> dr. seuss won a $50 bet with his publisher by writing a book with only 50 words.
>> false? [ buzzer ]
>> everybody here telling you true. but you didn't cheat. god bless you, i'm giving them both to you.
>> all right, yes, it is true. " green eggs and ham " is the book. and 49 words with one syllable words. can you say one one-syllable word? okay. this is fine. let's go over to kath .
>> a lady from delaware, ohio. i like cheating. this is fun! what was dr. seuss ' really name? bartholomew cubbins , theodore highsel, or sam horton ?
>> sam horton . [ buzzer ]
>> everybody is yelling, but doggone it, she didn't cheat, and i'm giving them both to her!
>> you see how good this is? just so we know. seuss happens to be theodore geisel 's middle name , right? right? is that yes? yes, that's -- yes. back over to kath .
>> you need that for your real hoda when you're looking for your next job. what was the name of the last book dr. seuss published? this lady is from australia, by the way. was it "fox in socks," "if i ran the zoo", "oh, the places you'll go" or "hop on pop."
>> c, "the places you'll go"?
>> yes, published in 1990 . anyway, why don't you just hug me? it's over. okay, oh,