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.



Sam Houston Johnson

publication date: Friday, February 7, 2014

category: Family

clue: It's a wonder that he had enough secrets left to write a tell-all family memoir, after airing so much dirty laundry in the press.

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

trivia: Scott was inspired to create all five goos in the "Bad News Brothers" theme by text that he had written a decade earlier for the goo of Jeb Bush.


Donald Nixon

publication date: Thursday, February 6, 2014

category: Family

clue: A loan from a world-famous aviator wasn't enough to rescue this businessman from failure, and the press never let his brother forget it.

explanation: Nixon famously accepted a loan from Howard Hughes and still went out of business less than a year later. more…

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


Billy Carter

publication date: Wednesday, February 5, 2014

category: Family

clue: It's fine to like beer. It's fine to name a brew after yourself. It's not fine when your brother is the nation's top diplomat.

explanation: Carter promoted "Billy Beer." more…

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


Roger Clinton

publication date: Tuesday, February 4, 2014

category: Family

clue: His drinking and his high-profile failures at singing and acting created a headache for his brother's protectors.

explanation: Clinton's Secret Service codename was "Headache." more…

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


Neil Bush

publication date: Monday, February 3, 2014

category: Family

clue: His savings & loan collapse cost taxpayers more than a billion dollars, but it happened when his father was in the White House, not his brother.

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


Other Themes in Winter 2014

Do Overs

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The Game Masters

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Alfred Hitchcock Presents

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A Few Sandwiches Short of a Picnic

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It's an Honor Just to Be Nominated

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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 »