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Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic (born October 23, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter, film/record producer, satirist, and author.
Mayor Adam West is a character voiced by actor Adam West on the American animated television series Family Guy.
Airplane II: The Sequel (titled Flying High II: The Sequel in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, and the Philippines) is a 1982 American parody film.
George Alexander Trebek (born July 22, 1940) is a Canadian-American television personality.
The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Disney–ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.
Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Paul Andrew Richter (born October 28, 1966) is an American actor, writer, comedian, and late night talk show announcer.
The Apple II series (trademarked with square brackets as "Apple.
April Fools' Day is an annual celebration in some European and Western countries commemorated on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes.
Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? is an American quiz game show that aired on Fox.
Arthur Fleming Fazzin (May 1, 1924 – April 25, 1995), better known as Art Fleming, was an American actor and television host.
Arthur Chu (born January 30, 1984) is an American columnist and former contestant on the syndicated US game show Jeopardy!.
The aspect ratio of an image describes the proportional relationship between its width and its height.
The Associated Press (AP) is a U.S.-based not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City.
Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by troubles with social interaction and communication and by restricted and repetitive behavior.
Barnes & Noble, Inc., a Fortune 500 company, is the bookseller with the largest number of retail outlets in the United States, and a retailer of content, digital media, and educational products.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
Beatrice "Bea" Arthur (born Bernice Frankel; May 13, 1922 – April 25, 2009) was an American actress, comedian, singer, Marine, and animal rights activist.
Benjamin David Salisbury (born October 19, 1980) is an American actor and dancer best known for playing the role of Brighton Sheffield on the CBS television sitcom The Nanny from 1993 to 1999.
Betty Marion White Ludden (born January 17, 1922), known professionally as Betty White, is an American actress and comedian, with the longest television career of a female entertainer.
Beverly Archer (Born July 19, 1948) is an American actress who is perhaps best known for her television roles as Iola Boylen on Mama's Family and as Gunnery Sgt.
Bloomberg Businessweek is an American weekly business magazine published by Bloomberg L.P. Businessweek was founded in 1929.
A board game is a tabletop game that involves counters or moved or placed on a pre-marked surface or "board", according to a set of rules.
Bob Bergen (born March 8, 1964) is an American voice actor.
Boston is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.
Bradford Gates Rutter (born January 31, 1978) is the highest-earning contestant on the U.S. syndicated game show Jeopardy! and also the highest-earning American game show contestant of all time.
Braille is a tactile writing system used by people who are visually impaired.
Brandi Denise Chastain (born July 21, 1968) is an American retired soccer player, two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion, two-time Olympic gold-medalist, coach, and sports broadcaster.
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is one of five United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP, SESAC, Global Music Rights, &. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed.
Broadcasting syndication is the license to broadcast television programs and radio programs by multiple television stations and radio stations, without going through a broadcast network.
Burbank is a city in Los Angeles County in Southern California, United States, northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. (born February 11, 1936) is an American actor, director, and producer.
Business Wire is a company that disseminates full-text press releases from thousands of companies and organizations worldwide to news media, financial markets, disclosure systems, investors, information web sites, databases, bloggers, social networks and other audiences.
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.
A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance or voice part of a known person in a work of the performing arts, typically unnamed or appearing as themselves.
Cary Grant (born Archibald Alec Leach; January 18, 1904November 29, 1986) was an English-American actor, known as one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men.
Cash Cab (stylized as CA$H CAB) is an American game show that aired new episodes on the Discovery Channel from 2005 to 2012.
A casino is a facility which houses and accommodates certain types of gambling activities.
CBS Studios International (formerly CBS Paramount International Television) is a multinational television production-distribution arm of CBS Television Studios and owned by CBS Corporation that was formed in 2004 by Viacom as CBS Paramount International Television, a result of a merger between two television companies, CBS Broadcast International and Paramount International Television.
CBS Television Distribution (CTD) is an American television distribution company, formed from the merger of CBS Corporation's domestic television distribution arms CBS Paramount Domestic Television and King World Productions, including its home entertainment arm CBS Home Entertainment.
CBS Television Quiz was a televised game show, running from July 2, 1941, to May 25, 1942, on the CBS television station in New York, WCBW Channel 2 (the forerunner of WCBS-TV).
Celebrity Jeopardy! is a series of sketches that aired regularly on the television comedy/variety show Saturday Night Live between 1996 and 2002, the years when Will Ferrell was a cast member.
Channel One News was a digital content provider.
Charlie's Angels is a 2000 American action comedy film that is based on the television series of the same name created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts.
Cheers is an American sitcom that ran on NBC from September 30, 1982, to May 20, 1993, with a total of 275 half-hour episodes for eleven seasons.
Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio, and the county seat of Cuyahoga County.
Clifford C. "Cliff" Clavin, Jr. (born 1947 or 1949), is a fictional character on the American television show Cheers co-created (and played) by John Ratzenberger.
Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel and an independent subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia.
Columbia TriStar Television, Inc, (abbreviated as CTT) was an American television production and distribution studio that was active for 8 years from 1994 to 2002.
The Commodore 64, also known as the C64 or the CBM 64, is an 8-bit home computer introduced in January 1982 by Commodore International (first shown at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, January 7–10, 1982).
CES (formerly an acronym for Consumer Electronics Show but now the official name) is an annual trade show organized by the Consumer Technology Association.
The CRC Press, LLC is a publishing group based in the United States that specializes in producing technical books.
Culver City is a city in Los Angeles County, California.
A daily double is a pari-mutuel wager offered by horse and dog racing tracks (and at jai alai frontons.) Bettors wager on the winners of two races, pre-designated by the track for a particular race day.
Daniel Patrick Pugh (born May 15, 1956) is an American sportscaster, radio personality, and actor from Mason, Ohio.
Dana Welles Delany (born March 13, 1956) is an American film, stage, and television actress, producer, presenter, and health activist.
Darrell Clayton Hammond (born October 8, 1955) is an American actor, stand-up comedian and impressionist.
David Foster Wallace (February 21, 1962 – September 12, 2008) was an American writer and university instructor in the disciplines of English and creative writing.
David Russell Leisure (born November 16, 1950) is an American actor best known for his role as Charley Dietz in the sitcom Empty Nest from 1988 to 1995 and fictional (and "lying") automotive "pitch man" Joe Isuzu in a series of North American television commercials for Isuzu from 1986 to 1990, and again from 1999 to 2001.
The Daytime Emmy Award is an American accolade bestowed by the New York–based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming.
The Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show is an award presented annually by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS).
The Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host is an award presented annually by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS).
DC Comics, Inc. is an American comic book publisher.
Die Hard is a 1988 American action film directed by John McTiernan and written by Steven E. de Souza and Jeb Stuart.
Dominick George "Don" Pardo (February 22, 1918 – August 18, 2014) was an American radio and television announcer whose career spanned more than seven decades.
DOS is a family of disk operating systems.
Dotdash (formerly About.com) is an American Internet-based network of content that publishes articles and videos about various subjects on its "topic sites", of which there are nearly 1,000.
Doubleday is an American publishing company founded as Doubleday & McClure Company in 1897 that by 1947 was the largest in the United States.
Barret Eugene "Barry" Hansen (born April 2, 1941), better known as Dr.
Duluth is a major port city in the U.S. state of Minnesota and the county seat of Saint Louis County.
Dying Young is a 1991 American romance film directed by Joel Schumacher.
Edwin Albert Flesh Jr. (December 4, 1931 – July 15, 2011), known as Ed Flesh, was an American art director and designer who worked on a variety of television programs from the 1950s through the 1990s.
Ellen Lee DeGeneres (born January 26, 1958) is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, producer, and LGBT activist.
Empty Nest is an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from October 8, 1988, to April 29, 1995.
Epcot (originally named EPCOT Center) is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida.
Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California.
The Fairfax Times (also known as the Fairfax County Times) is a weekly newspaper published in Reston, Virginia which covers Fairfax County, Virginia.
Family Guy is an American animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
Fibber McGee and Molly was an American radio comedy series.
Finding Forrester is a 2000 American drama film written by Mike Rich and directed by Gus Van Sant.
A game show is a type of radio, television, or stage show in which contestants, individually or as teams, play a game which involves answering questions or solving puzzles, usually for money or prizes.
Game Show Network (GSN) is an American pay television channel that is a joint venture between Sony Pictures Television (owning a 58% interest) and AT&T (holding 42%).
General knowledge has been defined in differential psychology as "culturally valued knowledge communicated by a range of non-specialist media" and encompassing a wide subject range.
George Washington (February 22, 1732 –, 1799), known as the "Father of His Country," was an American soldier and statesman who served from 1789 to 1797 as the first President of the United States.
Joseph Gilbert Fates (September 29, 1914, Newark, New Jersey - May 1, 2000, New York City) was an American television producer.
Girl with Curious Hair is a collection of short stories by American writer David Foster Wallace, first published in 1989.
Gregory Stanley "Greg" Kihn (born July 10, 1949) is an American rock musician, radio personality, and novelist.
Groundhog Day is a 1993 American comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Ramis and Danny Rubin.
Harper Perennial is a paperback imprint of the publishing house HarperCollins Publishers.
Harry Friedman (born November 12, 1946) is an American television industry executive.
Hawaii (Hawaii) is the 50th and most recent state to have joined the United States, having received statehood on August 21, 1959.
High-definition television (HDTV) is a television system providing an image resolution that is of substantially higher resolution than that of standard-definition television, either analog or digital.
The history of video games goes as far back as the early 1950s, when academic computer scientists began designing simple games and simulations as part of their research.
Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.
Hollywood Squares is an American panel game show in which two contestants play tic-tac-toe to win cash and prizes.
Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story is an American TV film directed by Peter Levin.
Horse racing is an equestrian performance sport, typically involving two or more horses ridden by jockeys (or sometimes driven without riders) over a set distance for competition.
The HTTP 404, 404 Not Found and 404 error message is a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) standard response code, in computer network communications, to indicate that the client was able to communicate with a given server, but the server could not find what was requested.
"I Lost on Jeopardy" is a song by "Weird Al" Yankovic from his second album, "Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D. The song is a parody of "Jeopardy" by The Greg Kihn Band, and its refrain "Our love's in jeopardy".
"I Take Thee Quagmire" is the 21st episode of season four of Family Guy, originally broadcast March 12, 2006 on Fox.
The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States, with operations in over 170 countries.
IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is an American video game and entertainment media company operated by IGN Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Ziff Davis wholly owned by j2 Global.
An index card (or system card in Australian English) consists of card stock (heavy paper) cut to a standard size, used for recording and storing small amounts of discrete data.
Jay Stewart Fix (September 6, 1918 – September 17, 1989), known professionally as Jay Stewart, was an American television and radio announcer known primarily for his work on game shows.
Jeff Probst (born November 4, 1961) is an American game show host and an executive producer.
"Jeopardy" is a hit song released in 1983 by The Greg Kihn Band on their album Kihnspiracy.
The Jeopardy! Battle of the Decades was a special 5-week tournament airing throughout the 30th season of the television game show Jeopardy! to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the daily syndicated version of the show, hosted by Alex Trebek.
Jeopardy! is an American television quiz show created by Merv Griffin, in which contestants are presented with trivia clues in the form of answers and must phrase their responses in the form of a question.
The Jeopardy! College Championship is one of the traditional tournaments held each season on the TV quiz show Jeopardy! Contestants in this tournament are full-time undergraduate college students with no prior degrees and traditionally wear a sweater bearing the name of their college or university during their appearances.
The Jeopardy! Teen Tournament is one of the traditional tournaments held each season on the TV quiz show Jeopardy! Contestants in this tournament are primarily high school students, and between the ages of thirteen and seventeen.
The Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions is an annual tournament featuring the longest-running champions and biggest money winners from the past season or seasons of Jeopardy! The tournament began in 1964 during Art Fleming's tenure as host, and has continued into the Alex Trebek era of the show.
The Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of Champions was a special 15-week single-elimination tournament that aired during the 21st season of the syndicated game show Jeopardy! that began airing on February 9, 2005 and concluded on May 25, 2005, covering 76 shows in total.
Jep! is an American children's television game show, adapted from the quiz show Jeopardy!.
Jerome Vered (born March 13, 1958) is a Studio City, California writer, publicly known for his record-setting success as a contestant on the U.S. television game show Jeopardy!.
Joan Crawford (born Lucille Fay LeSueur; March 23, c. 1904 – May 10, 1977) was an American film and television actress who began her career as a dancer and stage showgirl. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Crawford tenth on its list of the greatest female stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema. Beginning her career as a dancer in traveling theatrical companies, before debuting as a chorus girl on Broadway, Crawford signed a motion picture contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1925. In the 1930s, Crawford's fame rivaled, and later outlasted, MGM colleagues Norma Shearer and Greta Garbo. Crawford often played hard-working young women who find romance and success. These stories were well received by Depression-era audiences, and were popular with women. Crawford became one of Hollywood's most prominent movie stars, and one of the highest-paid women in the United States, but her films began losing money, and, by the end of the 1930s, she was labelled "box office poison". But her career gradually improved in the early 1940s, and she made a major comeback in 1945 by starring in Mildred Pierce, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She would go on to receive Best Actress nominations for Possessed (1947) and Sudden Fear (1952). She continued to act in film and television throughout the 1950s and 1960s; she achieved box office success with the highly successful horror film Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962), in which she starred alongside Bette Davis, her long-time rival. In 1955, Crawford became involved with the Pepsi-Cola Company through her marriage to company Chairman Alfred Steele. After his death in 1959, Crawford was elected to fill his vacancy on the board of directors, serving until she was forcibly retired in 1973. After the release of the British horror film Trog in 1970, Crawford retired from the screen. Following a public appearance in 1974, after which unflattering photographs were published, Crawford withdrew from public life and became increasingly reclusive until her death in 1977. Crawford married four times. Her first three marriages ended in divorce; the last ended with the death of husband Alfred Steele. She adopted five children, one of whom was reclaimed by his birth mother. Crawford's relationships with her two elder children, Christina and Christopher, were acrimonious. Crawford disinherited the two, and, after Crawford's death, Christina wrote a well-known "tell-all" memoir titled Mommie Dearest (1978).
John Henry Harlan (December 21, 1925 – February 27, 2017) was an American television announcer who worked on numerous television projects for over 40 years, particularly game and variety shows.
John Dezso Ratzenberger (born April 6, 1947) from Ratzenberger's official website is an American actor, voice actor, and entrepreneur.
John L. Gilbert III (born July 13, 1924) is an American show business personality who has worked mainly on television game shows.
Julia Collins (born November 10, 1982) is a former champion on the quiz show Jeopardy! who had the show's second-longest winning streak after Ken Jennings's 74-game record.
Karl Coryat is an American writer, comedian, and musician.
Kenneth Wayne Jennings III (born May 23, 1974) is an American game show contestant and author.
Kevin McCarthy is an American television director.
Kinescope, shortened to kine, also known as telerecording in Britain, is a recording of a television program on motion picture film, directly through a lens focused on the screen of a video monitor.
King World Productions, Inc. (also known as King World Entertainment, King World Enterprises, or simply King World) was a production company and a syndicator of television programming in the United States until its eventual 2007 incorporation into CBS Television Distribution.
KTTV, virtual and VHF digital channel 11, is a Fox owned-and-operated television station located in Los Angeles, California, United States.
The Las Vegas Convention Center (commonly referred to as LVCC) is a government building in Winchester, Nevada.
The Las Vegas Valley is a major metropolitan area in the southern part of the U.S. state of Nevada.
The Library of Congress (LOC) is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States.
A light pen is a computer input device in the form of a light-sensitive wand used in conjunction with a computer's CRT display.
Lin Bolen (March 21, 1941 – January 19, 2018) was an American television executive and producer.
The following is a list of the characters appearing on the television show Mama's Family (1983–1990) and The Family (1974–1978) sketches on The Carol Burnett Show which preceded it.
"Little Expressionless Animals" is a 1988 short story by David Foster Wallace.
LNP Media Group owns and publishes LNP, a daily newspaper in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and LancasterOnline, its online affiliate with monthly readership of over 1 million.
A lock-out device is a system used on game shows, particularly trivia shows, to determine in real time which contestant has activated their signal first.
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.
Mama's Family is an American television sitcom starring Vicki Lawrence as Thelma Harper (Mama). The series is a spin-off of a recurring series of comedy sketches called "The Family" featured on The Carol Burnett Show (1974–78) and Carol Burnett & Company (1979).
Marjorie Jacqueline "Marge" Simpson (Bouvier) is a fictional character in the American animated sitcom The Simpsons and part of the eponymous family.
Match Game is an American television panel game show that premiered on NBC in 1962 and was revived several times over the course of the next few decades.
McFarland & Company, Inc. is an independent book publisher based in Jefferson, North Carolina that specializes in academic and reference works, as well as general interest adult nonfiction.
Men in Black is a 1997 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald.
Mervyn Edward Griffin Jr. (July 6, 1925 – August 12, 2007) was an American television host and media mogul.
Merv Griffin Enterprises was a television production company founded by Merv Griffin, in business for 30 years from 1964 to 1994.
Metromedia (also often MetroMedia) was an American media company that owned radio and television stations in the United States from 1956 to 1986 and controlled Orion Pictures from 1988 to 1997.
Metromedia Square (later known as Fox Television Center from 1986 to 1996) was a radio and television studio facility located at 5746 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California on the southeastern corner of Sunset and Van Ness Avenue.
MGA Entertainment Inc. (stands for Micro-Games America Entertainment) is an American manufacturer of children's toys and entertainment products founded in 1979.
Michael McKean (born October 17, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, and musician, known for a variety of roles played since the 1980s.
Microforms are scaled-down reproductions of documents, typically either films or paper, made for the purposes of transmission, storage, reading, and printing.
Milton Bradley (November 8, 1836 – May 30, 1911) was an American business magnate, game pioneer and publisher, credited by many with launching the board game industry, with the Milton Bradley Company.
"Miracle on Evergreen Terrace" is the tenth episode of The Simpsons' ninth season.
Mister Mxyzptlk, sometimes called Mxy, is a fictional impish character who appears in DC Comics' Superman comic books, sometimes as a supervillain and other times as an antihero.
A music video is a short film that integrates a song with imagery, and is produced for promotional or artistic purposes.
Name That Tune is an American television game show that put two contestants against each other to test their knowledge of songs.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
NBC Studios are located in the historic 30 Rockefeller Plaza (on Sixth Avenue between 49th and 50th streets) in the borough of Manhattan, New York City.
NBCSN is an American digital cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the NBC Sports Group division of NBCUniversal.
Nevada (see pronunciations) is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
The New York Daily News, officially titled Daily News, is an American newspaper based in New York City.
The Nintendo Entertainment System (commonly abbreviated as NES) is an 8-bit home video game console that was developed and manufactured by Nintendo.
Norman Gene Macdonald (born October 17, 1959) Additionally, per photo caption: "Norm Macdonald's first day of school in Valcartier, Que., circa 1964.
The Ottawa Citizen is an English-language daily newspaper owned by Postmedia Network in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
The Paley Center for Media, formerly the Museum of Television & Radio (MT&R) and the Museum of Broadcasting, founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, is an American cultural institution in New York and Los Angeles dedicated to the discussion of the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public.
Parker Brothers was an American toy and game manufacturer which later became a brand of Hasbro.
The Pasadena Star-News is a paid local daily newspaper for Pasadena, California.
Pat Sajak (born Patrick Leonard Sajdak; October 26, 1946) is an American television personality, former weatherman, and talk show host, best known as the host of the American television game show Wheel of Fortune.
The George Foster Peabody Awards (or simply Peabody Awards) program, named for American businessman and philanthropist George Peabody, honor the most powerful, enlightening, and invigorating stories in television, radio, and online media.
A personal computer (PC) is a multi-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and price make it feasible for individual use.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, also known simply as the "PG", is the largest daily newspaper serving metropolitan Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
Predator 2 is a 1990 American science fiction action-horror film written by brothers Jim and John Thomas, directed by Stephen Hopkins, and starring Danny Glover, Ruben Blades, Gary Busey, María Conchita Alonso, Bill Paxton, and Kevin Peter Hall.
Pressman Toy Corporation is a toy manufacturer based in New York City which was founded in 1922 by Jack Pressman.
In film and television, a production designer (or P. D.) is the person responsible for the overall visual look of the production.
Pyramid is an American television game show franchise that has aired several versions domestically and internationally.
A quiz is a form of game or mind sport, in which the players (as individuals or in teams) attempt to answer questions correctly.
Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located at 1260 Avenue of the Americas at Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
Rain Man is a 1988 American road comedy-drama film directed by Barry Levinson and written by Barry Morrow and Ronald Bass.
Random House is an American book publisher and the largest general-interest paperback publisher in the world.
Rock & Roll Jeopardy! is an American television game show created by Scott Sternberg and adapted from the quiz show Jeopardy!.
Roger Alan Craig (born 1977) is an American game show contestant who held the record for highest single-day winnings on the quiz show Jeopardy!, set on September 14, 2010.
The Roku Streaming Player, or simply Roku, is a series of streaming players manufactured by Roku, Inc. Roku partners provide over-the-top content in the form of channels.
Rosa María "Rosie" Perez (born September 4, 1964) is an American actress, community activist, talk show host, author, dancer, and choreographer.
Saturday Night Live (SNL) is an American late-night live television variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol.
Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930) is a retired Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards (one of them being a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award) and three Golden Globes (including the Cecil B. DeMille Award and a Henrietta Award).
Simon & Schuster, Inc., a subsidiary of CBS Corporation, is an American publishing company founded in New York City in 1924 by Richard Simon and Max Schuster.
Slate is an online magazine that covers current affairs, politics, and culture in the United States from a liberal perspective.
A slot machine (American English), known variously as a fruit machine (British English), puggy (Scottish English), the slots (Canadian and American English), poker machine/pokies (Australian English and New Zealand English), or simply slot (American English), is a casino gambling machine with three or more reels which spin when a button is pushed.
is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo.
Sony Corporation of America (SCA), based in New York City, is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation.
Sony Crackle is a United States-based subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment which provides ad-supported video entertainment content in the form of streaming media.
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. (known simply as Sony Pictures and abbreviated as SPE) is a Japanese-owned American entertainment company that produces, acquires and distributes filmed entertainment (theatrical motion pictures, television programs and recorded videos) through multiple platforms.
Sony Pictures Digital (previously known as Columbia TriStar Interactive, Sony Pictures Interactive Network, and Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment) is an operating unit of Sony Pictures.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (abbreviated as SPHE) is the home video distribution division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Sony Corporation.
The Sony Pictures Studios are a television and film studio complex located in Culver City, California at 10202 West Washington Boulevard and bounded by Culver Boulevard (south), Washington Boulevard (north), Overland Avenue (west) and Madison Avenue (east).
Sony Pictures Television Inc. (or SPT) is an American television production and distribution studio founded in 2002 as the successor to Columbia TriStar Television.
Sports Illustrated is an American sports magazine owned by Meredith Corporation.
Sports Jeopardy! is an American television game show adapted from the quiz show Jeopardy!.
Standard-definition television (SDTV or SD) is a television system which uses a resolution that is not considered to be either high- or enhanced-definition.
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous city in the Nordic countries; 952,058 people live in the municipality, approximately 1.5 million in the urban area, and 2.3 million in the metropolitan area.
Sunset Boulevard is a boulevard in the central and western part of Los Angeles County, California that stretches from Figueroa Street in Downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Coast Highway at the Pacific Ocean.
Sunset Las Palmas Studios, located at 1040 N. Las Palmas Avenue in Hollywood, California, is an independent production lot providing stages and related services to television, movie and commercial production companies.
Superman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
A television pilot (also known as a pilot or a pilot episode and sometimes marketed as a tele-movie) is a standalone episode of a television series that is used to sell the show to a television network.
The 'Burbs is a 1989 American comedy thriller film directed by Joe Dante, starring Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Rick Ducommun, Corey Feldman, Wendy Schaal and Henry Gibson, and co-starring Gale Gordon.
The Boston Globe (sometimes abbreviated as The Globe) is an American daily newspaper founded and based in Boston, Massachusetts, since its creation by Charles H. Taylor in 1872.
The Bucket List is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed and produced by Rob Reiner, written by Justin Zackham, and starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman.
The Burbank Studios (formerly known as NBC Studios) is a television production facility located in Burbank, California.
The Education of Max Bickford is an American drama series that aired Sundays at 8:00 pm (EST) on CBS during the 2001–02 television season.
The Golden Girls is an American sitcom created by Susan Harris that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992, with a total of 180 half-hour episodes spanning seven seasons.
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is a multi-platform American digital and print magazine founded in 1930 and focusing on the Hollywood film industry, television, and entertainment industries, as well as Hollywood's intersection with fashion, finance, law, technology, lifestyle, and politics.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The Paris Review is a quarterly English language literary magazine established in Paris in 1953 by Harold L. Humes, Peter Matthiessen, and George Plimpton.
The Price Is Right is an American television game show created by Bob Stewart, Mark Goodson and Bill Todman.
The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
Thelma Mae Harper (nee Crowley), also known as Mama, is a fictional character played by American actress Vicki Lawrence.
Tony Curtis (born Bernard Schwartz; June 3, 1925September 29, 2010) was an American film actor whose career spanned six decades but who was mostly popular in the 1950s and early 1960s.
The Toronto Star is a Canadian broadsheet daily newspaper.
TV Guide is a bi-weekly American magazine that provides television program listings information as well as television-related news, celebrity interviews and gossip, film reviews, crossword puzzles, and, in some issues, horoscopes.
Twitter is an online news and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets".
Tyco Toys was an American toy manufacturer.
The UCLA Film & Television Archive is an internationally renowned visual arts organization focused on the preservation, study, and appreciation of film and television, based at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
The Universe of Energy was a pavilion located in the eastern half of Future World at Epcot.
The University of South Carolina Press (or USC Press), founded in 1944, is a university press that is part of the University of South Carolina.
Univision Deportes is the sports programming division of Univision, a Spanish language broadcast television network owned by Univision Communications, that is responsible for the production of sports events and magazine programs that air on the parent Univision network and sister network UniMás, and cable channels Galavisión and Univision Deportes Network.
Variety is a weekly American entertainment trade magazine and website owned by Penske Media Corporation.
VH1 (originally an initialism of Video Hits One) is an American cable and satellite television network based in New York City operated by the Viacom Global Entertainment Group, a unit of Viacom Media Networks, a division of Viacom.
Victoria Ann "Vicki" Lawrence (born March 26, 1949), sometimes credited as Vicki Lawrence Schultz, is an American actress, comedian, and pop music singer known for the many characters she originated on CBS's The Carol Burnett Show, where she appeared from 1967-78, for the entire series run.
A video game is an electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor.
Videotape is magnetic tape used for storing video and usually sound in addition.
A virtual tour is a simulation of an existing location, usually composed of a sequence of videos or still images.
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, officially Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and informally known as Disney Parks, was one of The Walt Disney Company's four major business segments and a subsidiary.
Washington Boulevard is an east-west arterial road in Los Angeles County, California spanning a total of (27.4 miles - 44 km).
Watson is a question-answering computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural language, developed in IBM's DeepQA project by a research team led by principal investigator David Ferrucci.
Wheel of Fortune (often known simply as Wheel) is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin.
White Men Can't Jump is a 1992 American sports comedy film written and directed by Ron Shelton, which stars Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson as streetball hustlers.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (often informally called Millionaire) is an American television game show based on the same-titled British program and developed for the United States by Michael Davies.
John William Ferrell (born July 16, 1967) is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer.
Win Ben Stein's Money is an American television game show created by Al Burton and Donnie Brainard that aired first-run episodes from July 28, 1997 to January 31, 2003 on the Comedy Central cable network, with repeat episodes airing until May 8, 2003.
Winchester is an unincorporated town and census-designated place (CDP) and part of Las Vegas Township in Clark County, Nevada, United States that contains part of the Las Vegas Strip.
Winnebago Industries Inc.
Wolf Isaac Blitzer (born March 22, 1948) is an American journalist, television news anchor and author who has been a CNN reporter since 1990.
World Community Grid (WCG) is an effort to create the world's largest public computing grid to tackle scientific research projects that benefit humanity.
World Vision International is an Evangelical Christian humanitarian aid, development, and advocacy organization.
1080i (also known as Full HD or BT.709) is an abbreviation referring to a combination of frame resolution and scan type, used in high-definition television (HDTV) and high-definition video.
The American quiz show scandals of the 1950s were a series of revelations that contestants of several popular television quiz shows were secretly given assistance by the show's producers to arrange the outcome of an ostensibly fair competition.
The American 2009 Game Show Awards were presented on Saturday, June 6, 2009, at the Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills, California.
30 Rockefeller Plaza is an American Art Deco skyscraper that forms the centerpiece of Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
480i is a shorthand name for the video mode used for standard-definition analog or digital television in Caribbean, Myanmar, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, Laos, Western Sahara, and most of the Americas (with the exception of Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay).
720p (1280×720 px; also called HD Ready or standard HD) is a progressive HDTV signal format with 720 horizontal lines and an aspect ratio (AR) of 16:9, normally known as widescreen HDTV (1.78:1).
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