This celebrity goo was created by player Steve West.
Scott Hardie provided the category and difficulty, made minor changes to the clue provided by Steve, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Sunday, June 8, 2008 (part of Round XXXIV)

category: Music

clue: This one-hit wonder sung of being chased by big butterfly nets.

explanation: Performing under the nom du novelty, Napoleon XIV, Jerry Samuels had one charted hit, "They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!," a song in which he talks of going insane because his girlfriend walked out on him. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, Richard Slominsky, Justin Woods, Mike Rothstein, Amy Austin, Elliot Farney, Walter Chesser, Shawn Brandt, Greg Bair, and Jim Kraus

Steve West's Butterflies are Free Week This goo was part of Steve West's Butterflies are Free Week.

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