This page celebrates a variety of accomplishments by players of Celebrity Goo Game.


The most recent winner has bragging rights as the top player in the game.

Steve West
winner: Fall 2019
November 29, 2019

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The player with the highest score of all time is the master of the goo game.

Russ Wilhelm
became master on November 22, 2017
current score: 4278 correct guesses

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The streaker is the player with the most consecutive correct guesses, not counting current goos or his own creations.

Russ Wilhelm
streak: 256 consecutive goos
from Terry Fox on November 21, 2011
to Sandra Lee on November 12, 2012

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The player who has created the most celebrity goos is called the creator.

Chris Lemler
became creator on September 16, 2014
current tally: 198 published goos

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A player who solves a goo in every category is called a collector.

Russ Wilhelm
other collectors: Amy Austin, Chris Lemler, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, Joanna Woods, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Matthew Preston, Mike Eberhart, Mike Rothstein, Richard Slominsky, Samir Mehta, Steve Dunn, and Steve West

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Perfect Season

This player has solved every goo in an entire season, not counting his own goo creations, more often than any other player.

Russ Wilhelm
11 perfect seasons: Round XXXVI, Round XLIII, Round XLVI, Winter 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012, Summer 2012, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017, and Summer 2018

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Solo Solution

This player has been the only person to solve a goo more times than any other player.

Russ Wilhelm
14 solo solutions: Robert G. Heft, Jimmy Buffett, Tamara Walker, Bob Orton Jr., Sofia Boutella, Jeffrey Zaslow, J.R. Salzman, Conrad Bluth, mxmtoon, Felix Batista, Ben Rattray, Erik Ayala, Nigella Lawson, and Tim Hightower

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Swift Solution

This player has solved more goos in under one minute than any other player.

Chris Lemler
13 swift solutions: Alex Trebek, John Madden, Manny Ramirez, Nodar Kumaritashvili, Eli Manning, Zacarias Moussaoui, Jerry Lee Lewis, Psy, Phil Robertson, Burt Ward, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Lani Sarem, and Cate Blanchett

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Hall of Fame

The game's best players are profiled in the Hall of Fame.

Erik Bates, 2019 inductee
Erik might be the perfect player. He's exactly the sort of person that Scott Hardie wants to attract to Funeratic. Erik is loyal and patient, continuing to come back to the web site year-in and year-out for decades. Erik is friendly and good-natured, cheering on other players, not letting the competition affect his relationships, and forging lasting friendships that live on beyond the web site. Erik is a happy contributor, creating dozens of goos for everyone's pleasure, solving goos when he feels like it, and enjoying victory without stressing about it. Scott wishes that he had a hundred people like Erik participating in the web site. If writers have an "ideal reader" to whom they imagine telling the story, then Erik is the "ideal member" for whom Scott runs Funeratic. Celebrity Goo Game is still going after 21 years in large part due to the reliable positivity and friendship of Erik Bates. more…

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