publication date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 (part of Fall 2019)

category: Television

clue: Her character in a long-running British soap opera died in the 4000th episode, before she could meet great and powerful men like Oz, P.T. Barnum, and Venom.

explanation: Pickles played the character Shelley Williams for three years on Emmerdale. more…

difficulty: very hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, and Erik Bates

Not "The" Michelle Williams: After actress Michelle Williams devoted her Emmy acceptance speech to supporting women in Hollywood, online trolls started harassing singer Michelle Williams, who was amused at their confusing a black woman for a white woman. Her Instagram rant inspired this theme of seven celebrities who are all not Michelle Williams the actress, if you can possibly tell them apart.

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John Stamos

He starred in two long-running hospital dramas, but despite recently becoming a grandfather, he'll always be best known as an uncle who pleaded for mercy. Go »

Pauley Perrette

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Jenna Fischer

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Tony Shalhoub

He has played such different roles as a high-flying cabbie, a monastic detective, a vegetative senator, and a marvelous father. Go »