publication date: Monday, June 1, 2009 (part of Round XXXIX)

category: Television

clue: Tonight, this host may triumph over his predecessor's timeslot, not that his predecessor is going away for long.

explanation: O'Brien became host of The Tonight Show the day this goo was published, taking over for Jay Leno, whose new nightly talk show was scheduled to begin a few months later. The word "triumph" was a reference to Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, one of O'Brien's most popular characters from his last program, Late Night. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Tony Peters, Ryan Dunn, Lori Lancaster, Sarah Kyle, Walter Chesser, Jason Lemler, Dennis Wuorenma, Jenee Williams, and David Ryba

player landmarks: This was the first goo solved by Dennis Wuorenma. This was the last goo solved by Jenee Williams.


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