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.



Francesco Bellini

publication date: Friday, July 26, 2013

category: Science

clue: There are no peach-flavored cocktails among his many profitable patents.

explanation: Bellini was a major research scientist and entrepreneur in the bio-pharmaceutical industry. A bellini is a cocktail made with sparkling wine and peach purée. more…

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


Tommy Collins

publication date: Thursday, July 25, 2013

category: Music

clue: This one-time minister's biggest hit was almost "Now What Are You Going to Do?"

explanation: Collins, who left country music for a career in the ministry but later returned, scored his biggest hit with "Whatcha Gonna Do Now." more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, and Richard Slominsky


Brandi Carlile

publication date: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

category: Music

clue: The story of her career features bears and ghosts.

explanation: Carlile released the albums The Story, Give Up the Ghost, and Bear Creek. more…

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


Margarita Levieva

publication date: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

category: Television

clue: Her training as a gymnast made her flexible enough to fit diverse roles in Revenge, Adventureland, and The Lincoln Lawyer.

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


Rob Roy MacGregor

publication date: Monday, July 22, 2013

category: Legends

clue: He's been many things: A criminal, a folk hero, a town in Iowa, an operetta, a whiskey drink, and Liam Neeson.

explanation: MacGregor was a Scottish outlaw who became a folk hero, inspiring a operetta and a 1995 movie starring Neeson. His descendants settled in MacGregor, Iowa. The drink "Rob Roy" is named for him. more…

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


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 »

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 »

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 »