publication date: Sunday, August 20, 2006 (part of Round XXVIII)
clue: I can't remember if this talk show host was funnier while she was still in the closet.
explanation: DeGeneres was a stand-up comic, talk show host, and sitcom star who famously came out of the closet about her homosexuality in 1997. The phrase "I can't remember" is a reference to her role as a forgetful fish in Finding Nemo. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, David Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Chris McKinnon, Michael Paul Cote, Jackie Mason, Todd Brotsch, E. M., Adrianne Rodgers, Kerry Odell, Joy Dunn, and John Tate
trivia: This goo was directly inspired by a Tragic Comedy discussion about female comics a week earlier.