publication date: Sunday, September 11, 2016 (part of Fall 2016)

category: Television

clue: One of late-night television's greatest sidekicks was also known for talent competitions, practical jokes, and publisher sweepstakes.

explanation: McMahon appeared in The Tonight Show, Star Search, TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes, and commercials for American Family Publishers sweepstakes. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, and Jesse King


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