Samir Mehta won this season on November 26, 2021. There were 90 goos.

Players this season: Russ Wilhelm (90 goos solved, a perfect score), Samir Mehta (90 goos solved, a perfect score), LaVonne Lemler (87 goos solved), Denise Sawicki (86 goos solved), Steve West (84 goos solved, a perfect score), Chris Lemler (74 goos solved), Richard Slominsky (69 goos solved), Matthew Preston (57 goos solved), Erik Bates (53 goos solved), Aaron Shurtleff (32 goos solved), Scott Horowitz (18 goos solved), Scott Hardie (6 goos solved), and Jesse King (1 goo solved).

Horace Gray

You say "tomayto" and I say "tomahto." However pronounced, the ruling opinion of this Supreme Court justice says it's a vegetable. Go »

Jim Belushi

He succeeded his deceased brother on Saturday Night Live but found greater success in a 2000s sitcom, according to him. Go »

Macaulay Culkin

He enjoyed so much success playing Kevin McCallister that it required no stretch of imagination to cast him as Richie Rich. Go »

Halston

This Studio 54 regular first came to national attention when designing a pillbox hat worn by someone becoming the first lady. Go »

Billy Tyne

Thirty years ago, this George Clooney lookalike took his boat to go fishing off the Boston coast and didn't come back. Go »

Francisco Goya

This Spaniard lost his mind and its container. Go »

Jack Dorsey

If you want to make card payments on a mobile phone, or write about it in 280 characters or less, then you need this guy's popular technologies. #busyCEO Go »

David Angell

This producer must have had angelic good taste in television to co-create hits like Wings and Frasier. Go »

Barbara Olson

The wife of George W. Bush's solicitor general was a regular commentator on CNN and Fox News. Go »

Berry Berenson

She went from posing for photographers to taking pictures herself. She's also remembered for her horror-movie husband and son, both of whom were psychos. Go »

Ron Bucca

The only FDNY fire marshal ever killed in the line of duty is honored every year by the DIA with an counter-terrorism award given in his name. Go »

John O'Neill

Conspiracy theories that focused on who had advance knowledge of the 9/11 attacks have often involved this FBI counter-terrorism expert, who investigated the 1993 WTC bombing and expected it to happen again. Go »

Garnet Bailey

He won the Stanley Cup with the Bruins, but after he died working for the Kings, they remembered him the next time they won the cup by bringing it to his memorial. Go »

Kevin Cosgrove

When he called 911 on 9/11, he wasn't ready to die. Nobody that day was. But if his last words could outlive him this long to memorialize the lost and prosecute the guilty, maybe they can live on forever, so that we never forget. Go »

Felix Trench

He's pretty happy considering he's best known for running a funeral home on a trivial island. Go »

Cecil Rhodes

Not only a famed scholarship but an entire country were named after this businessman. Go »

Bert Kreischer

This stand-up comic is such a party machine that a movie was made about his endless college partying. Go »

Kem Nunn

This Californian author turned to his lifelong love of surfing for stories like a federal agent forced to surf while undercover and an HBO series about a surf shop owner from Ohio. Go »

Michael Rooker

Long before his days playing a galactic guardian, he starred in the films Slither, Whisper, Jumper, Super, Deceiver, Cliffhanger, Freeway Killer, Shadow Builder, Days of Thunder, and Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer. Go »

Ian MacKaye

After kicking around the punk rock scene in a minor band and a fake one, he went on to found a notable record label whose name literally means lack of harmony. Go »

Walter Cronkite

Americans trusted him every evening to cover WWII and Vietnam, the deaths of Kennedy and Lennon, the Moon landing and the Watergate scandal, and so much more. And that's the way it was. Go »

Joanna Newsom

Sorry to keep harping on it, but this classical instrumentalist has taken some deep dives into unusual music, when she's not embodying a Thomas Pynchon character. Go »

Jordan Peele

After mad success peeling back the layers of his many weird characters in sketch comedy, he transitioned to the horror genre, reviving The Twilight Zone and getting an Oscar for writing a popular horror film in 2017. Go »

Dan Blocker

Playing a gentle giant for all but the final year of Bonanza (he died suddenly during the off-season) did not reflect the violence in his real life, such as receiving a Purple Heart for the wounds that he suffered in the Korean War. Go »

David Fumero

This Cuban actor decided that if he only had one life to live, he wanted to spend it with his co-star. Go »

Jonah Peretti

If you have ever shared someone else's post on Facebook or retweeted someone else's tweet on Twitter, thank this inventor of reblogging, who is today the CEO of a media empire that he once called an "Internet popularity contest." Go »

Beth Dover

She played a mad housemaid in a period comedy and a prison official who became a de-facto inmate. Go »

Kevin Bacon

His on-screen enemies have included enormous underground worms, a preacher who doesn't like dancing, superhero mutants in the 1960s, a serial killer whose cult abducts his son, a failing spacecraft en route to the Moon, ghosts in his Chicago neighborhood, a family on a whitewater rafting trip, and Jason Voorhees, Go »

The Edge

This behatted musician got his geometric nickname from an Irish street gang around the time that he formed a band with classmates Larry, Adam, and Bono. Go »

Jason Kander

This intelligent, millennial, former secretary is on a mission to end voter suppression. Go »

Bill Morgan

Luckiest man alive? This Australian won the lottery twice after reviving from a coma. Go »

Jake Johnson

He's been in a few movies about dinosaurs and mummies, but his career has been in a slump ever since he parted ways with the new girl in town. Go »

Doris Day

As a singer, she dreamed of things getting better, so she went into movies. After a calamity and a thrill happened to her, she moved over into an eponymous sitcom. Go »

Caleb Moore

The world of competitive snowmobiling got smaller after one winter game in 2013. Go »

Betty Mahmoody

This Pulitzer-nominated author and her daughter have kind things to say about the many Iranians who helped them, but they still probably won't recommend visiting the country after their year-and-a-half-long extended stay. Go »

Jean Rook

She expressed her opinions daily in her column, and was the first lady to write in the Sunday paper as a private eye (at least in parody form). Go »

Queen Harrison

This upstate New Yorker might be able to capture the king. but putting him in checkmate might not be that easy unless she was running and jumping over hurdles and finishing in 55.88 several Olympics ago. Go »

Evelyn King

After you get done capturing this piece to end the game, you may need sparkling wine to celebrate your victory. Who's the king? Go »

Charles R. Knight

Only to move three places on the board isn't very far, but some prehistoric animals have traveled much further, all the way into modern museums and the popular imagination, thanks to this painter who did his best work at night. Go »

Emily Wickersham

This TV actress plays a special agent named after a chess piece and may remember me as a P.I. Go »

Keith-Lee Castle

This British actor wouldn't trade places with anyone after a successful film career playing a weasel in the willows, a psycho opposite Chucky, and a vampire diarist (after coincidentally being Dracula on TV). Go »

Rick Harrison

This star from North Carolina may not be able to pawn away his queen's silver and gold to his own shop. Go »

Stan Kroenke

Owning an arsenal of sports teams made him the envy of fans from Colorado to England, but relocating a St. Louis team to Los Angeles and trying to launch a closed "super" soccer league made him their enemy. Go »

Tommy Orange

This Oklahoma tribal citizen and Oakland native is better than okay, says the Pulitzer Prize committee that made him a finalist. Go »

Barkevious Mingo

Woof! Do you love me? Are you riding... to the Super Bowl before you sign with the Colts, and the Seahawks, and the Texans, and the Bears... Go »

Gigi Wu

A hundred mountaintops and almost a hundred bikinis ultimately led this hiker to hypothermia. Go »

Jack Kirby

He served in WWII just like his first popular superhero creation, but this artist is remembered better for his later service to Marvel in co-creating three of their most popular teams: The Avengers, the X-Men, and the Fantastic Four, leaving the company in part due to resentment at Stan Lee hogging all of the credit. Go »

Sean Penn

This actor's roles as Sam, Welsh, Milk, and Spicoli are as well known as his marriages to Madonna, Robin Wright, and Leila George. Go »

Christopher Meloni

His TV roles have been as varied as a summer camp cook, an alcoholic who befriends a unicorn, an inmate in love with his cellmate, a centuries-old vampire, and a former SVU detective now investigating organized crime. Go »

Chris McCandless

Whether he was a heroic explorer in an American rugged-individualist tradition, or a fool who got himself killed through insufficient supplies and underestimating Alaska's harsh natural conditions, when it came to controversy, he didn't miss the bus. Go »

Tim Robbins

He killed a Hollywood screenwriter who he thought was sending him death threats on postcards, then he escaped from a Maine prison with the help of a Rita Hayworth poster, but he was so haunted by childhood trauma that he falsely confessed to the murder of a friend's daughter knowing that he'd be killed for it. Go »

Jung Ho-yeon

She went from runway hit on Korea's Next Top Model to runaway hit on Netflix's Squid Game. Go »

Darryl McDaniels

Sadly, this rapper may have lost some credibility by becoming a Sarah McLachlan fan, but it literally saved his life. Go »

The Kid Laroi

His aspirations to be the GOAT (he's still a young one) could take him far from his native Waterloo if he remains at the top of charts with his worldwide collaborations. Go »

Eddie Bauer

He went from rackets to jackets. Go »

Troye Sivan

After a happy little debut, this wild youth bloomed into a revelation. Go »

Noodle

If you can recognize this sleepy fortune-telling pug, then it must be a bones day for you. Go »

Norman Bridwell

This children's book author had a (very) big hit on his hands when he invented a colorful pet for a girl named after his own daughter. Go »

Aldous Huxley

This philosopher perennially challenged us to open new doors (including the doors) and to see the world anew. Go »

Ken Page

His old, original 5th book has several of him in its 34 chapters. But you probably prefer his boogie. Go »

Ronnie Wood

This multi-instrumentalist played with a legendary band for a decade and a half before being financially recognized as an official member. Go »

Brandon Brown

This NASCAR driver has a lot more people cheering for him after a recent win at Talladega, but the fans don't seem too fond of Joe Biden. Go »

Dave Raymond

He earned a delicious nickname on the basketball court that helped him and his brother market their barbecue sauce, which led him to his current business as a restaurateur. Go »

Caroline Calloway

This self-acknowledged scam artist makes fans wonder what she and her ghost writer were like before their public falling out. Go »

Captain Beefheart

This avant-garde musician didn't serve in the military, but he did lead a magical music band to a cult following, while singing about crows, trout, and other beasts. Go »

Teri Garr

She was a dancer for Howard Hawks, a girlfriend to Francis Ford Coppola, an assistant to Mel Brooks, a wife to Carl Reiner and Steven Spielberg and Robert Altman, an actress for Sydney Pollack, a mother to Michael Apted and Peter Farrelly, a waitress for Martin Scorsese, a judge for Nora Ephron, and an aunt to Paul Feig. Go »

Suzanne Simard

Our understanding of the interconnected forest has grown exponentially thanks to this Canadian mother stumper. Go »

Kourtney Kardashian

The oldest sister in her famous family is no less controversial than her siblings, from bad acting and failed relationships to a recent engagement to a punk rocker. Go »

Ferdinand von Zeppelin

This German military officer's legacy went up in flames after he invented a new form of transportation. Go »

Robert Atkins

His eponymous diet, now a brand continuing in his name since his 2003 death, helped countless people drop the pounds by dropping the carbohydrates. Go »

Stephanie Land

Her experiences cleaning houses and surviving on welfare have made her a better writer and helped her land a TV adaptation deal. Go »

Penelope Laingen

A Tony Orlando lyric gave her the colorful inspiration to rally Americans around the hope of her husband's return. Go »

Anthony Anderson

He played cops in Law & Order, K-Ville, Scream 4, and The Departed, but you may know him better as a sort-of Black father or as a game show host. I'm telling you the truth! Go »

Paul Freshour

During his decade of incarceration, the residents of his Ohio town continued to receive the threatening letters that started his alleged campaign of terror against one family in particular. Go »

David McCampbell

One of the Navy's deadliest pilots once shot down an average of a plane every ten minutes for an hour and a half. Go »

Carl Tanzler

Grave robbing is illegal even if you're in love with the corpse. Living with the body for several years afterwards is just sick. Go »

Melvyn Bragg

Lord! In our time, for an octogenarian to still be on the air is something to boast about. Go »

Nikola Jokić

This European center is nicknamed after a playing card, but there's nothing leisurely about his high-altitude performance on the court. Go »

Ötzi

This Italian is a longtime fan of dabbing. Go »

Chris LeDoux

Not many country musicians are also rodeo champions, but with the support of Garth Brooks in his prime, one can do anything. Go »

Emily Morse

Countless podcast listeners have had sex with her, because it doesn't take decoding a signal to figure out that she is a sex addict. Go »

Judith Krantz

She waited half a century to start writing, but she found bonkbuster success writing about lovers, secrets, and shopping. Go »

Lupita Nyong'o

For the last few years (less than twelve), she's been all but a slave to the Disney company, playing an animated wolf in the jungle, an animated smuggler in a galaxy far far away, and a special-forces operative in Wakanda. Go »

Gabriel García Márquez

This Colombian author wrote in solitude, but his flair for magical realism made him a beloved national icon and a Nobel winner in the 1980s. Go »

Cyrano de Bergerac

This French novelist had plenty of panache, but there's no record of him helping another man to woo the woman he loved. Go »

Fatboy Slim

This big beat DJ with an oxymoronic name has collaborated with countless musicians, but he's best known for his music videos starring Spike Jonze and Christopher Walken. Go »

David Pastrňák

As a check master (or is it Czech master?), he currently plays right wing for a bearish hockey team. Go »

Azealia Banks

This Harlemite debuted with a tribute to her area code, but she broke big with her first (and so far only finished) album. Go »

Martin Handford

Where's his inspiration? Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and Hans Jürgen Press. Go »

Kristin Davis

Her career took her from coast to coast, first getting attention as an antagonist on Melrose Place and then having a lot of sex in the city. Go »