"Interstate Travel" - September 3, 2021

A place to discuss the weekly Wall Street Journal Crossword Puzzle Contest, starting every Thursday around 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. Please do not post any answers or hints before the contest deadline which is midnight Sunday Eastern time.
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More trivia: Ernie the cab driver also had a prominent TV role. What was it?
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Ernie, the cab driver, later played Herbert T. Gillis (Dobie's dad)
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SReh26
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Thank goodness it‘s Thursday. Long week of work, household projects (had our ceilings done), family squabbles and floods, so I‘m looking forward to more meta escapism.

I hope our gulf coast contingent, Abide, LimerickSavant and many others, and our NY/NJ/CT/RI confreres made it through Ida safe and sound.
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Even more trivia: Two of the characters on Sesame Street are named after characters in IAWL. Which two, and who are they named after?
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. ~C.S. Lewis
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TeaJenny wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:29 am Even more trivia: Two of the characters on Sesame Street are named after characters in IAWL. Which two, and who are they named after?
Isn’t there a Zuzu on Sesame Street?
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SReh26 wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:46 am
TeaJenny wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:29 am Even more trivia: Two of the characters on Sesame Street are named after characters in IAWL. Which two, and who are they named after?
Isn’t there a Zuzu on Sesame Street?
There's a Zuzu on Takalani Street, the South African version of Sesame Street. She's made guest appearances on Sesame Street, but she's not a regular character.
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. ~C.S. Lewis
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TeaJenny wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:29 am Even more trivia: Two of the characters on Sesame Street are named after characters in IAWL. Which two, and who are they named after?
Bert and Ernie
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Bert was the local policeman.
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SReh26 wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:23 am Bert was the local policeman.
And Ernie was the taxi driver, iirc
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Dplass wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:42 am
SReh26 wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:23 am Bert was the local policeman.
And Ernie was the taxi driver, iirc
.... who famously uttered those immortal words, as George hailed him in Pottersville, You seen my wife?
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