What's the Kennection? #296

What famed circus elephant, as huge as his name, did P. T. Barnum bring to America in 1882?

What's the middle initial of TV characters Sherman Potter, Crow Robot, and James Kirk?

What small American predator is the sports mascot for the University of Arizona and the University of Kentucky?

On PBS, what was the name of the Jack Russell terrier who played literary characters from Tom Sawyer to Henry IV?

The ceremony known in Japanese slang as "Deki-kon," meaning "we-already-did-it-marriage," is known in English using the name of what weapon?

What's the "Kennection"?