July 5, 2001

A game of Scrabble can go far beyond a friendly competition in the family living room. Stefan Fatsis, reporter for the "Wall Street Journal", talks about large-scale Scrabble competitions, and the concepts behind winning. His book is "Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble".

Pets.com, the online pet store that went under, featured a Sock Puppet as "spokesperson". The voice behind the puppet, Michael Ian Black, now plays Phil on NBC's "Ed". Black talks with Todd about the Sock Puppet days, creating the puppet's characteristics and dialogue, and his career now.