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.



Ted Bundy

publication date: Friday, January 17, 2014

category: Crime

clue: A list of victims across Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, and Florida makes this Psycho one of America's most prolific killers.

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


Gram Parsons

publication date: Thursday, January 16, 2014

category: Music

clue: This holy singer was massively influential in country rock after playing in The Byrds.

explanation: The word "holy" was a play on Parsons's last name. more…

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


Marnie Stern

publication date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

category: Music

clue: For all of her well-chronicled success, she still prefers just to be called Marnie.

explanation: Stern recorded the album The Chronicles of Marnia. more…

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


Nik Wallenda

publication date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

category: Stunts

clue: Being a seventh-generation circus performer helps him avoid Vertigo when walking over such places as Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon.

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


The Notorious B.I.G.

publication date: Monday, January 13, 2014

category: Music

clue: His escalation of the East Coast-West Coast feud in gangsta rap came to a Notorious end.

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Aaron Shurtleff, and Erik Bates


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 »

A Few Sandwiches Short of a Picnic

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. 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 »