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.



O. Henry

publication date: Friday, July 5, 2013

category: Literature

clue: In a shocking twist ending, this goo is both an American short-story author and a candy bar made of peanuts, caramel, fudge, and chocolate.

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Lori Lancaster, and Jason Lemler


Pez

publication date: Thursday, July 4, 2013

category: Art

clue: Barcelona is a happier place thanks to him.

explanation: Pez was a Spanish graffiti artist known for painting smiling fish. more…

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


Heath Bell

publication date: Wednesday, July 3, 2013

category: Sports

clue: Phoenix doesn't have a lot of use for toffee. It was much more successful in San Diego.

explanation: Bell was a three-time all star on the San Diego Padres, and played for the Arizona Diamondbacks as of this goo's publication. more…

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


Christopher Mintz-Plasse

publication date: Tuesday, July 2, 2013

category: Movies

clue: The villain of Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2 is super bad, but at least he has fresh breath.

explanation: Mintz-Plasse also starred in Superbad. 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, Steve Dunn, and Jason Lemler


Eminem

publication date: Monday, July 1, 2013

category: Music

clue: This Detroit rapper's crazy rhymes melt in his mouth, not in his hand.

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


Rita Dove

publication date: Friday, June 28, 2013

category: Literature

clue: Can you win a Pulitzer for those little messages written on the wrapper?

explanation: Dove won a Pulitzer Prize for her poetry. She shares her name with Dove candies, known for writing inside the wrapper. more…

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


Alvin York

publication date: Thursday, June 27, 2013

category: Military

clue: When I bite into a peppermint patty, I get the sensation that I'm storming a German machine-gun nest in World War I, earning a Medal of Honor.

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


Gene Clark

publication date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013

category: Music

clue: David Crosby and Roger McGuinn founded a high-flying folk-rock band with this singer-songwriter.

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 Jason Lemler


Babe Ruth

publication date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

category: Sports

clue: The Yankees were a high-scoring success in the Roaring Twenties thanks to this popular hitter, who may or may not have inspired a candy bar made with peanuts, caramel, nougat, and chocolate.

explanation: Although Babe Ruth has long been considered the inspiration for Baby Ruth candy bars, the inventor claims it was named for a girl named Ruth. 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 Jason Lemler


Reese Witherspoon

publication date: Monday, June 24, 2013

category: Movies

clue: Do you prefer the peanut butter cups or the "pieces" that share their name with this star of Legally Blonde and Sweet Home Alabama?

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 Jason Lemler


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 »

Bluth Family Reunion

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. 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 »

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 »