The clip Ellen Ripstein wins crossword tournament Part 2 from Wordplay (2006)
Because Patrick is nice, and people would like him to win...
but, God, you know, they really wanted me to win already. And then
But hold on a minute.
With a mistake. With a mistake.
There was a bad crossing, and he had made a mistake.
So, you know, everyone's just holding their breath.
Oh, she's so close. She is so close.
She's lookin'it over. The second hand It is comin'up.
I fill in the last letter and turn around and
I'm crying just even thinking about it. And the place just went totally nuts.
They're going, "El-len! El-len!"
A guy pulled out a banner that said "R-R-R-Ripstein. This is your year. "
And I was going, "Are you sure? Are you sure? Would you check the puzzle?"
And they were checking. "No, no. It "
And I was just sobbing. It was so great.
In a dramatic, come-from-behind, last-second victory...
Ellen is the winner.
Are they sure?
Hollywood couldn't have scripted a better finish.
Are you sure?
You know, it is a kind of nerdy thing, but it's it's neat.
Although, I had a boyfriend once who was just
You know, he would sort of try to put me down...
and I would say, "Well, what are you the best in the country at?"
You know? At least, I'm... worth something.