publication date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 (part of Fall 2016)

category: Television

clue: In the 1980s, you might have seen him wearing a certain shade of velvet to cross sand dunes. In the 1990s, he opened new career doors by visiting a two-mountain town. In the 2000s, he enjoyed having urban sex with needy spouses. In the 2010s, he became a Marvel supervillain and watched his daughter turn inside-out.

explanation: MacLachlan starred in Blue Velvet, Dune, The Doors, Twin Peaks, Sex and the City, Desperate Housewives, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Inside Out. more…

difficulty: easy

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


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