Question: My family is having the biggest argument ever about an actress who appeared on a rerun of The District. The episode, called "Rage Against the Machine," originally aired Feb. 10, 2001. To phrase it as one simple question: Did the same actress who played Major Dad's wife guest-star in this episode? Your help with this question will be greatly appreciated. There's 100 bucks riding on it, and I want to go shopping! Thanks. — Melody

Televisionary: Well, I'd just be tickled pink if I could tell you to fire up the car and zoom off to the mall, Melody, but I'm not sure which side you took in this disagreement. Since you believe it dwarfs all previous disputes throughout the history of mankind, however, I'm sure you wouldn't write in unless you were sure to be in the right.

Being in the right means arguing that

Shanna Reed, who played Polly Cooper MacGillis, wife to Major John "Mac" MacGillis (Gerald McRaney) during the 1989-93 run of the CBS sitcom, was nowhere near the June 23 rebroadcast of the hit CBS drama. You didn't specify which guest actress you guys are battling over, mind you, but I'm betting it was either Melinda McGraw, who played the TV reporter following Chief Jack Mannion (Craig T. Nelson), or Anne-Marie Johnson (JAG, In the Heat of the Night), who portrayed the social worker in the episode.