J. Fred Muggs
publication date: Friday, December 9, 2016 (part of Winter 2017)
clue: If you thought Billy Bush was the least evolved simian among the Today show cast, you weren't watching in the 1950s.
explanation: Muggs was the on-air mascot of the Today show from 1953 to 1957. The clue alludes to the recent controversy over Billy Bush's lewd conversations with Donald Trump. more…
intended difficulty: hard
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, and Jesse King