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


Winner

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

Chris Lemler
winner: Fall 2020
November 27, 2020

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Master

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: 4585 correct guesses

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Streaker

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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Creator

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

Chris Lemler
became creator on September 16, 2014
current tally: 210 published goos

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Collector

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

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

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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
13 perfect seasons: Round XXXVI, Round XLIII, Round XLVI, Winter 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012, Summer 2012, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017, Summer 2018, Winter 2020, and Summer 2020

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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
17 solo solutions: J.R. Salzman, mxmtoon, Conrad Bluth, Jimmy Buffett, Ben Rattray, Erik Ayala, Robert G. Heft, Sofia Boutella, Tunch Ilkin, Jeffrey Zaslow, Rin Tin Tin, Bob Orton Jr., Felix Batista, James Edward Jordan, Nigella Lawson, Tamara Walker, and Tim Hightower

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Swift Solution

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

Samir Mehta
56 swift solutions: Michael Oher, Virginia Madsen, Ken Jeong, Chelsea Handler, Ariana Grande, Jim Carrey, Arizona Zervas, Sylvester Stallone, Pete Buttigieg, Steve Downes, Thomas Pynchon, Jeanine Cummins, Chaka Khan, Regina Spektor, Kelly Rowland, Henry VIII, Wolf Blitzer, Howie Mandel, Joe Exotic, Geena Davis, Orson Bean, Marissa Ribisi, Chuck Schumer, Fran Drescher, Todd Gurley, Deborah Birx, Courteney Cox, Lauren Morelli, Adam Lanza, George Floyd, John Candy, John Waters, Greta Thunberg, Joan Allen, Bill Mumy, Wesley Snipes, Brian Kemp, Wendy Williams, JT LeRoy, Annie Lennox, Edward Austin Tracy, Viola Davis, Donald Trump Jr., Val Kilmer, Charles Woodson, Betty Friedan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jim Morrison, Devin Booker, Marshawn Lynch, Thomas Becket, Chares of Lindos, Nick Frost, David Belasco, Hans Christian Andersen, and Music, November 23

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Hall of Fame

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

Kelly Lee, most recent inductee
It's been a very long time since Celebrity Goo Game's earliest years. In those days, the game was entirely static HTML, with no way to make a guess except to email Scott Hardie or to tell him in person. Only one goo was published per week. The clues were clumsily written and hard to interpret, and prone to in-jokes among Scott's friends, who were almost the only people playing. It was a simpler time in the game, before the competition intensified and the game went from a silly pastime to a true challenge among dedicated enthusiasts. And one of the best, most consistent participants of that early era was Kelly Lee. She racked up one of the game's highest early scores. She had the game's longest streak of correct guesses. She racked up two solo solutions in the first year. She had one of the earliest victories, winning Round IX. She played a perfect season the following year. She was behind the very first player-created goo, Yul Brynner. She's responsible for the game's continued existence, by being one of the people who convinced Scott to extend to the game with a "Round II" and beyond after he initially intended to cancel it after a few weeks. It's a shame that Kelly (mostly) stopped playing when she did, just as the game was growing and she might have been honored as one of the first inductees in this Hall of Fame, but that's not something that she necessarily would have wanted. Kelly, more than anyone, never lost sight of how trivial this trivia game is. more…

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