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Celluloid-stumper: 6 Degrees

Today's stumper is a bit different than the usual. Most of you are probably familiar the Six Degrees of Ken Jennings feature in our magazine, where Jennings has to connect two disparate things like silly string and string theory - riffing on the Six Degrees of Separation theory. And, of course, there's Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, with variations where any two actors are named and then connected through the movies they and their co-stars have worked on.

So we're going to play that variation of the game now, only with a twist. In order to get the actors names you need to connect, you have to first answer the questions correctly. As always, no researching online, or otherwise - noggins only.

Question #1: An incident in the pilot episode of the new Aaron Sorkin show, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, is lifted from a well-known movie. What is the name of that movie?

Question #2: What is the name of the actor in the Studio 60 pilot episode who plays the character who mimics the character in the answer to #1?

Question #3: What is the name of the actor who is mimicked in the answer to #1?

Using only movies (no TV shows), give us the lineage between the two people in the above questions. (Obviously there are several correct answers"¦ so bonus points for the one who can do it in the fewest number!)

Bonus Question: What does the answer to #1 have in common with the game we're playing?

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Mister Rogers Is Now a Funko Pop! and It’s Such a Good Feeling, a Very Good Feeling
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It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood for fans of Mister Rogers, as Funko has announced that, just in time for the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the kindest soul to ever grace a television screen will be honored with a series of Funko toys, some of them limited-edition versions.

The news broke at the New York Toy Fair, where the pop culture-loving toy company revealed a new Pop Funko! in Fred Rogers’s likeness—he’ll be holding onto the Neighborhood Trolley—plus a Mister Rogers Pop! keychain and a SuperCute Plush.

In addition to the standard Pop! figurine, there will also be a Funko Shop exclusive version, in which everyone’s favorite neighbor will be wearing a special blue sweater. Barnes & Noble will also carry its own special edition, which will see Fred wearing a red cardigan and holding a King Friday puppet instead of the Neighborhood Trolley.

 

Barnes & Noble's special edition Mister Rogers Funko Pop!
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Mister Rogers’s seemingly endless supply of colored cardigans was an integral part of the show, and a sweet tribute to his mom (who knitted all of them). But don’t go running out to snatch up the whole collection just yet; Funko won’t release these sure-to-sell-out items until June 1, but you can pre-order your Pop! on Amazon right now.

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