Russ Wilhelm won this round on November 30, 2023. There were 30 goos.

Players this round: Russ Wilhelm (30 goos solved, a perfect score), Steve West (28 goos solved, a perfect score), LaVonne Lemler (21 goos solved), Erik Bates (20 goos solved), Richard Slominsky (16 goos solved), Scott Hardie (2 goos solved), Lori Lancaster (1 goo solved), and Samir Mehta (1 goo solved).

Bonnie Garmus

The best speller with a best-seller, this former copywriter has formally copyrighted her popular 2022 breakthrough debut. Go »

Mike Johnson

Being a professional Speaker won't be hard for someone who has Told his views in a podcast. Go »

Kip Addotta

Prolific in the 70's, this comedian once hosted a game show in which losing contestants were required to remove their clothes. Go »

Kurt Russell

Here's the thing about this onetime Disney teen star: When he escaped from New York and Los Angeles, but it wasn't through a gate to the stars. Go »

Zach Bryan

This country music star from Oklahoma (by way of Okinawa) remembers everything about the greatest day of his life, from the dawn(s) to the orange sunset. Go »

Adrienne King

She survived a crazed stalker in a classic 1980 slasher flick (until she didn't), but her career didn't survive a crazed stalker in real life (until it did). Who's the king? Go »

Joyce DeWitt

Starring in a disturbingly popular sitcom despite its insulting premise regarding homosexuality and hammy performances centered on heterosexuality, her greatest acting accomplishment came from not being in the spinoffs' casts. Go »

Vin Diesel

His voice-acting roles include a clone of a real man, an unknown wheel man, a tree that's giant, and a giant that's iron. Go »

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

It's strange that he would campaign for the same job in 2024 that his uncle died doing and his father died seeking, but part of his appeal to voters (besides his last name) is his belief in strange things. Go »


This great emperor spread Buddhism across the Indian subcontinent, but he wasn't played in live action by Rosario Dawson. Go »

Peggy Noonan

Before she became a celebrated and controversial opinion-maker, she wrote some of the most memorable presidential speeches of the 1980s, introducing phrases like "a kinder, gentler nation" and "a thousand points of light" to the national consciousness. Go »

Israel Ziv

Leaping into action with a mere pistol in hand, this retired general has come to symbolize Israel's resistance to Hamas in the 2023 war. Their sharing of a name is a coincidence. Go »

Phil Ivey

He's not Tiger Woods (although Tiger is said to enjoy poker too), but he is a similarly accomplished champion, with ten WSOP bracelets to his name. Go »

Fab Morvan

The scandal seems silly today, but he and his late partner got a chilly reception after their music, which was not rockabilly, was exposed as a well-planned fake (ie. not made willy-nilly). They were stripped of their Grammy involuntarily, and their comeback attempt was about as popular as streptobacilli. Go »

John Jakes

His trilogy of novels about both the North and South endeared him to many Civil War enthusiasts. Go »

Jeff Beck

Before he passed away early this year, this genre-spanning English guitarist was inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice, once with the Yardbirds and once as a solo artist, although his eponymous Group was considered interchangeable with the latter. Go »

Doug Hegdahl

This North Dakotan had a trick, E I E I O. Mnemonically, he won Hanoi, E I E I O. Go »

Lot Long

A lucky lot at an auction turned up a photograph of this man with more than four sticks on his back, ending a mystery that had long perplexed rock and roll historians. Go »

Bob Flanagan

This performance artist derived so much happiness from being sick and in pain that he insisted that his own death be incorporated into his final filmed project. Go »

Tom Cruz

Bragging on TikTok about evicting a single mother is a risky business, but one doesn't become a landlord without loving the color of money. Go »

Lilly Pulitzer

Her floral fashions brought a summery Palm Beach vibe to the rest of the country, but never won any major prizes. Go »

Helen Reddy

This woman claimed to be ready, but didn't know how to love and couldn't say goodbye. Go »

Judah Friedlander

Only a Celebrity Goo Game champion could identify this rocksteady comedian and actor, even though the answer is written on his face. Go »

C.J. Stroud

Born in California and schooled in Ohio, this current Texan is setting rookie records left and right. A few more will make 7, the number on his back. Go »

Dan Aykroyd

He saved New York from ghosts, Chicago from neo-Nazis, and Philadelphia from a couple of Dukes. Go »

Phil Donahue

This long-serving talk show host and audience-participation pioneer loved television so much that he married one of its stars. Go »

Neil Cicierega

Ever since a Colin Mochrie-faced sun rose on his online kingdom, he has explored dumb weirdness in many forms, from his occult citrus rock band to his four albums (to date) telling you that you're an all-star. Go »

Laurell K. Hamilton

Here come the vampire hunters, one by one. Here come the merry gentries, one two three. It's all part of this scribe's urban fantasy. Go »

Marcus Garvey

Declaring himself the president of Africa did not pan out, but the president of the United States really did commute his sentence for mail fraud. Go »

Barry Humphries

Hello, possums! This Aussie drag comedian was best known for donning a purple wig and cat-eye glasses to play a "housewife gigastar" who was honored with damehood in a 1974 film. Go »