publication date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 (part of Fall 2021)

category: Television

clue: Playing a gentle giant for all but the final year of Bonanza (he died suddenly during the off-season) did not reflect the violence in his real life, such as receiving a Purple Heart for the wounds that he suffered in the Korean War.

explanation: Blocker played "Hoss" Cartwright on Bonanza. He was the father of Dirk Blocker. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, and Aaron Shurtleff

Nine-Nine Family Reunion: The recently-concluded comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine was a hit with critics and audiences, getting picked up for three more seasons after an outcry over its premature cancellation. But the improv-comedy ringers in its cast have more in common than the show: Many of them have famous relatives. If the precinct had a bring-your-family-to-work day, could you recognize these seven famous faces in the building?

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