publication date: Monday, March 7, 2005 (part of Round XXV)
clue: This comedian rocked the Oscars with his bigger & blacker material.
explanation: One week before this goo was published, Rock hosted the 77th Academy Awards. The word "rocked" is a play on his last name. The phrase "bigger & blacker" refers to his comedy special & album of the same name. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Aaron Fischer, Chris McKinnon, Mihai Rusu, Michael Paul Cote, Jackie Mason, E. M., Christine Marie Doiron, Anna Gregoline, Nadine Russell, Anthony Lewis, Lori S., John Pierpoint, Jeff Ball, Marc Kelley, and Scott Smart
trivia: This goo was originally created for an Oscars Week that didn't happen because of the timing of the end of Round XXIV.