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.



Jim Rome

publication date: Friday, September 6, 2013

category: Radio

clue: The only sport not covered in his CBS radio program is coliseum dueling.

explanation: The wording was a play on Rome's last name. more…

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


Jim J. Bullock

publication date: Thursday, September 5, 2013

category: Television

clue: In the 1990s, this gay comedian had an uncomfortably close talk show with a televangelist who used to be married to another television host named Jim, who didn't practice what he preached.

explanation: Bullock starred in the sitcom Too Close for Comfort and the talk show The Jim J. and Tammy Faye Show, with Tammy Faye Messner (divorcee of Jim Bakker). more…

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


James Lipton

publication date: Wednesday, September 4, 2013

category: Television

clue: Arrested Development fans wonder if he treats the actors studio like a prison.

explanation: Lipton hosted Inside the Actors Studio and played a prison warden in Arrested Development. more…

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


Jimmy Kimmel

publication date: Tuesday, September 3, 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: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, and Sarah Kyle


Jimmy Fallon

publication date: Monday, September 2, 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: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, and Sarah Kyle


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