“It was sixty-four” [MUSG]
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If you listened to Episode 343 of the Trifles podcast, "Canonical Sevens," you'll know that the episode was inspired by Ruth Buchholtz's article "Seventy-Seven Canonical Sevens" from The Baker Street Journal.
Ruth was described as a contestant on "The $64,000 Challenge" [sic], having gone up against Bobbiye [sic] O'Rourke.
In the summer of 1956 millions of American viewers were glued to their television sets as, week-by-week, Air Force Captain Thomas O'Rourke and his wife Bobbye, answered questions about Sherlock Holmes on NBC's "The $64,000 Question."
We unearthed an archival clip of the show in which Mrs. O'Rourke and her husband complete their heart-stopping journey.
Spoiler: they win $32,000 each.
Can you imagine being paid to showcase your knowledge of Sherlock Holmes?