What's the Kennection? #280

Serial killer Gilles de Rais is probably the historical basis for what fairy tale character, who murders his first six wives?

What style of comedy takes its name from the noisy device used by old-timey clowns to whack each other?

In what movie, Bette Midler's career favorite, does she appear with Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as a trio of nutty witches?

After making a deal with a Minnesota minor league baseball team, Wheaties cereal adopted what longtime slogan in 1933?

What children's string game, played by indigenous people on six continents, helped inspire the best-known song of Harry Chapin?

What's the "Kennection"?