publication date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 (part of Winter 2018)

category: Movies

clue: He's been both a Siamese king and a robot gunslinger. Who's the pharaoh?

explanation: Brynner starred in The King and I, Westworld, and The Ten Commandments. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, and Lori Lancaster

trivia: Yul Brynner (2001) was the very first goo created by a player, Kelly Hardie. Prior to this, some goos had been inspired by players' interests, and all of Round XIII was dedicated to goos like that. But Round XIV took the idea a step further, letting players create the goos themselves by submitting names and clues to me. Brynner was the first to publish (Kelly submitted hers first), and its inclusion in this theme represents all of the goos of that round. The player-created goos were so much fun that player Dan Donovan suggested that the game permanently incorporate them. Since then, they've made up roughly 15% of all goos and been a major part of the game experience. –Scott Hardie

20th Anniversary: Celebrity Goo Game has changed a lot since it began in February 1998. The twenty goos in this theme recreate the twenty most impactful and game-changing goos from the last two decades, in order of their influence. Happy anniversary, goo game!

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