publication date: Friday, May 13, 2011 (part of Spring 2011)

category: Sports

clue: his famous eleventh-inning hit in game six kept the Series going

explanation: Puckett was best known for his game-winning overtime hit in the 1991 World Series and his exuberant run around the bases afterwards, which was used as the source image for this goo. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Ryan Dunn, and Jon Berry

trivia: Scott originally planned to create a goo of 1991 World Series pitcher Charlie Liebrandt with the clue, "He lost a big game to K. Puckett." Scott ultimately decided that the limerick would be funnier if Puckett was the answer, deliberately breaking the rhyme and rhythm of the poem.

Celebrity Limerick: This poetic form has given rhyme and rhythm to dirty jokes for generations. Can you decode each line of this celebrity limerick to recognize the famous figures it describes?

Similar Goos

Gabrielle Giffords

she was shot in the head Go »

Stephen King

tell us a story about a possessed soccer ball that kills people (who's the king?) Go »

Steve Prefontaine

premature quietus Go »

Percy Harvin

born in Virginia, schooled in Florida, well-received in Minnesota Go »

Randy Moss

born in Virginia, schooled in West Virginia, twice received in Minnasota Go »

Tim Daly

he piloted planes in Nantucket Go »