Ep. 120: Brad Rutter & Muffy Marracco

Episode 120

3rd February 2023

**Come see our live-audience show at KPCC’s Crawford Family Forum in Pasadena on February 11! Reserve your seats now!** Have an old friend for dinner and get ready for a new episode of Go Fact Yourself! Brad Rutter has won more money on “Jeopardy!” than anyone in the history of the show, turning his knowledge […]

Episode notes

**Come see our live-audience show at KPCC’s Crawford Family Forum in Pasadena on February 11! Reserve your seats now!**

Have an old friend for dinner and get ready for a new episode of Go Fact Yourself!

Brad Rutter has won more money on “Jeopardy!” than anyone in the history of the show, turning his knowledge into a trivia career, which includes ABC’s “The Chase.” What’s the secret to his trivia prowess? Turns out, it’s not studying! Brad will also tell us about how his career also led to becoming not-quite-best-friends with Catherine O’Hara.

Muffy Marracco has also turned her trivia prowess into a career – now on GSN’s “Master Minds.” Despite her TV game show fame, when she’s recognized these days, it’s for her quizzes on TikTok. She’ll tell us about some of her adventures on TV and why trivia is one of the only things she’s truly competitive about. And be careful, she’s ready to shank!

Our guests will answer trivia on movies about terror and teenagers.

What’s the Difference: A Pair-a-“para”

What’s the difference between paranormal and supernatural?

What’s the difference between a paramedic and an EMT?

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten

Helen Hong

Muffy Marracco & Brad Rutter. Muffy is wearing a polka-dot cardigan and red glasses. Brad is wearing black glasses and a suit with a red and blue striped tie. They are both sitting at a table with a blue tablecloth

Muffy Marracco & Brad Rutter

Brad Rutter

Muffy Marracco

With Guest Experts

Brad Rtter wearing a suit with a red and blue striped tie. Wiley Wiggins is wearing a floral sweater with a collared shirt.

Brad Rutter and Wiley Wiggins

Wiley Wiggins: Artist, designer, and actor, who appeared as Mitch in the film Dazed and Confused.

Ed Saxon at a table next to Muffy Marraco. Ed is holding up his Oscar that he won for The Silence of The Lambs.

Ed Saxon

Ed Saxon: Chair of USC’s graduate producing program who won a Best Picture Oscar for The Silence of the Lambs.

Go Fact Yourself was devised and is produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green.

Live show engineer is Dave McKeever.

Maximum Fun’s Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.

Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.

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In this episode...

Guests

  • Brad Rutter
  • Muffy Marracco
  • Wiley Wiggins
  • Ed Saxon

About the show

Twice a month, host J. Keith van Straaten and co-host Helen Hong quiz the smartest celebrities they know to find out why they love what they love! Recorded before a live audience in downtown Los Angeles, this game show features comedians, actors, and musicians answering arcane questions on topics they claim to be experts in. But don’t worry; if they slip up, there are real experts on hand to give us the facts!

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