publication date: Monday, September 2, 2013 (part of Fall 2013)

category: Television

clue: He did so well live on Saturday night that NBC had him work late every night. Early next year, he'll take on the biggest nightly talk show on television.

explanation: Fallon went from Saturday Night Live to Late Night and The Tonight Show. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, and Sarah Kyle

Jimmy Talks a Lot: A busker in New Orleans performs under this name, but the phrase better describes the proliferation of talk show hosts named James. These five men all belong to that growing club.

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