You've made a huge mistake if you think this one's a freebie. To celebrate the return of Arrested Development, here are five famous members of the cast's extended family. If you don't understand the theme, you won't respond to it.



Bryce Dallas Howard

publication date: Friday, June 14, 2013

category: Movies

clue: Now the story of a wealthy father who had everything and the one daughter who had no choice but to keep his last name.

explanation: Bryce Dallas Howard was the daughter of Ron Howard, narrator of Arrested Development. She briefly dropped her last name professionally but soon returned to it. more…

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


Amber Tamblyn

publication date: Thursday, June 13, 2013

category: Television

clue: Hey, who wants to take her husband to the hospital? She's busy accepting missions from God and fending off Japanese ghosts.

explanation: Tamblyn, wife of David Cross, starred in Joan of Arcadia and The Grudge 2. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, and Wes Bryant

player landmarks: This was the last goo solved by Wes Bryant.


Amy Poehler

publication date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013

category: Television

clue: Playing Gob's blame-y wife on Arrested Development was just another meta-joke, but their real-life separation is not funny.

explanation: Poehler was married to Will Arnett and played his wife on the series. more…

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


Ellen DeGeneres

publication date: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

category: Comedy

clue: Lies and self-medication are no way to find happiness. This chipper comedian, talk show host, and wife of Portia de Rossi prefers to dance instead.

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


Justine Bateman

publication date: Monday, June 10, 2013

category: Television

clue: What have we always said is the most important thing? No, not breakfast: Family. Jason Bateman is her real-life brother, and Michael J. Fox was her TV brother.

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


Other Themes in Summer 2013

It's Not Easy Being Green

Green is the color of money, of nature, of envy, and of lack of experience. Being named after shades of green has been a curse for these five celebrities: Life has dealt each one of them a hardship, but they hold their heads up all the same. Go »

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Get in your time machine and head back to the heart of the 1980s, when Ronald Reagan lived in the White House, Dynasty and Dallas ruled the airwaves, and these five newsmakers made headlines that captured the public fascination. Go »

Candy Land

This might be the sweetest theme in goo game history. You don't have to have a sweet tooth to solve these ten goos who share their names with famous types and brands of candy, but it would sure help. Go »

Bathroom Break

For Steve West's birthday, here are five celebrities who have experienced bad luck in bathrooms, inspired by Steve's plumbing woes. All five goos are extra difficult, because that's the way Steve likes them. Go »

Femmes Fatale

The rarity of female killers is precisely what turns the criminal cases against them into media circuses. Some of these five murderesses were convicted and others were acquitted, but all five are commonly considered some of the world's most notorious female murderers. Go »

Celebrity Goo Drinking Game

What's your favorite drink? Maybe it's one of these five famous people: Each of them shares his or her name with an alcoholic beverage. You're going to need to show your ID and designate a driver before you can play this theme. Go »

Get the Led Out

Led Zeppelin became one of the biggest bands in rock and roll by combining British folk rock with American blues, sprinkled with references to Tolkien and folklore. This week's goos are inspired by five of their original songs. Go »

Five for Fighting

Are you ready for a goo-game rumble? These five celebrities are known for brawling. This theme won't pull any punches, so keep your chin up and stay on your feet. Go »

Summer 2013 Tournament

It's good to be the last one left. In this tournament, players will pair off to see which can solve each day's extra-hard goo faster. When the slower players run out of extra chances, the sole remaining player will be our summer champion. Go »

Summer 2013 Bonus Goos

The game's not over yet! We may have crowned the summer's winner already, but there's still a week and a half until the fall season begins. Enjoy these bonus goos that have no bearing on the score. Go »