This celebrity goo was created by player Russ Wilhelm.
Scott Hardie provided the gooed image, category, and difficulty, made minor changes to the clue provided by Russ, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Thursday, September 20, 2007 (part of Round XXXI)

category: Legends

clue: Body parts aren't meant to take the place of door locks, even if a king's life hangs in the balance.

explanation: Catherine Douglas placed her arm through the staples of a door in order to save King James of Scotland from a group of assassins. She in turn had her arm broken and the king was killed. Her story provides the most probable origin for the phrase, "Katy, bar the door!" more…

solved by: Steve West, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, and Jerry Mathis

Russ Wilhelm's This goo represented "Katy, bar the door!" in Russ Wilhelm's "Who Said That?" Week.

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