The game show Jeopardy! kicked off its new season this week, and a Hammett clew jumped up in the very first episode.
At one point, as documented on this blog, they had been dropping refs to Hammett like a beginning juggler drops balls. But then they laid off for awhile.
I’m pleased to report that Jeopardy! is back on the Mean Streets scene, baby — in the Double Jeopardy round, the $800 slot in the category Last Name Flow-Togethers.
That means the last names of the clew people kind of meet in the middle.
And the statement was:
Lena, one of TV’s “Girls”, & Dashiell, who wrote about hard-boiled men
A contestant buzzed in and said:
Lena Dunham. Dashiell Hammett.