This is not a good theme to play when you're hungry. Here are five goos who share their names with five kinds of sandwiches. Perhaps one of them will give you a good idea for lunch.



Hoagy Carmichael

publication date: Friday, January 24, 2014

category: Music

clue: This songwriter had an extended career composing for Hollywood, but he's also known as the likeness of James Bond.

explanation: Ian Fleming was said to have based James Bond's appearance on Carmichael. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, and Richard Slominsky


Peace Pilgrim

publication date: Thursday, January 23, 2014

category: Humanitarianism

clue: Walking any distance the day after a Thanksgiving feast can feel like tens of thousands of miles.

explanation: Pilgrim (real name Mildred Ryder) was a peace activist who walked countless miles in her life to promote disarmament. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, and Mike Rothstein


Rubén Blades

publication date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

category: Music

clue: This beefy singer has a side career appearing in movies such as Once Upon a Time in Mexico.

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Mike Rothstein, and Aaron Shurtleff


Neil Hamburger

publication date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

category: Comedy

clue: This comedian gets nervous when hecklers grill him like a meat patty.

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Mike Rothstein, and Aaron Shurtleff

trivia: Hamburger is the alias of comedian Gregg Turkington. Scott accepted guesses for either name.


Mark Cuban

publication date: Monday, January 20, 2014

category: Business

clue: Liking pickles and mustard is not what makes this successful business owner a maverick.

explanation: Cuban owned several businesses including the Dallas Mavericks. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Aaron Shurtleff, Ryan Dunn, and Jason Lemler

player landmarks: This was the last goo solved by Jason Lemler.


Other Themes in Winter 2014

Do Overs

We all make mistakes, but now you get to fix them. These ten goos were all incorrect guesses made for other previous goos, giving you a chance to guess right what was once guessed wrong. Go »

Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd

The biggest superstars in Southern rock are undeniably Jacksonville-based Lynyrd Skynyrd, whose hits electrified the nation in the 1970s. These five goos are inspired by five of their most famous songs. Go »

The Goo Game That Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain

Do you get a thrill from climbing to a higher altitude? These five topographically-named goos, arranged in order of elevation, will have a special appeal to lovers of mountains and hills. Go »

The Game Masters

These ten famous people, all significant figures in their fields, would be instant experts if they applied their skills to ordinary games. The first week features five celebrities who would dominate at classic board games, and the second week switches to classic video games. Go »

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock has directed and produced some of the most indelible films in cinematic history. His legacy is honored this week with five goos inspired by five of his movies. Go »

It's an Honor Just to Be Nominated

2013 was a great year for movies, and that's reflected in the impressive array of titles nominated for Academy Awards. These five goos are the real historical figures depicted in some of the nominated films. If you can guess all five, try your hand at Predict the Oscars to win a prize. Go »

Bad News Brothers

Being elected President of the United States is an honor, but having one of these screw-ups for a sibling is not. In recognition of Presidents Day, here are five goos who embarrassed their brothers in the White House, in reverse presidential order. Go »

Winter 2014 Tournament

This winter has been an especially harsh one, and we'll all be glad to see spring weather. But there's still a few weeks left, and they bring another goo tournament. Face off against a series of opponents, trying to solve each daily goo the fastest. Only one player will survive to become the king or queen of winter. Go »

Winter 2014 Bonus Goos

These six bonus goos should be a piece of cake after an especially challenging winter tournament. Enjoy the relative cakewalk, and join us for the 60th season of Celebrity Goo Game on March 3rd. Go »