publication date: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 (part of Fall 2013)

category: Television

clue: Hosting a game show with Ben Stein and a talk show just for men prepared him to become ABC's late-night host.

explanation: Kimmel starred in Win Ben Stein's Money, The Man Show, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, 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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