The 1980s were a booming time for child stars in television and movies, as Hollywood focused on family entertainment. Can you name these five actors who became famous playing kids in that decade?



Drew Barrymore

publication date: Friday, June 24, 2011

category: Movies

clue: her biggest co-stars have been Cameron Diaz & Lucy Liu, Adam Sandler, Tom Green, and a raspy-voiced little alien

explanation: Barrymore starred in Charlie's Angels, The Wedding Singer, 50 First Dates, Freddy Got Fingered, and E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial. more…

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

trivia: Scott originally created a much harder goo of Barrymore, but decided to replace it with something easy to solve.


Corey Feldman

This celebrity goo was created by player Lori Lancaster.
Scott Hardie provided the source image, gooed image, and category, made minor changes to the clue provided by Lori, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Thursday, June 23, 2011

category: Movies

clue: this supernatural kid will be hard to forget even if he doesn't live forever

explanation: Feldman starred in several supernatural-themed productions including The Lost Boys. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, and Mike Rothstein

trivia: This goo was based in part on the snub of the "other Corey," when the 2011 Oscars did not include Corey Haim in the "In Memoriam" tribute to recently deceased stars. Lori worded the clue in light of this.


Alyssa Milano

publication date: Wednesday, June 22, 2011

category: Television

clue: daughter of a maid, grew up to become sister of witches

explanation: Milano played a maid's daughter in Who's the Boss? and witches' sister in Charmed. more…

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


Emmanuel Lewis

This celebrity goo was created by player Chris Lemler.
Scott Hardie provided the category, made minor changes to the clue provided by Chris, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Tuesday, June 21, 2011

category: Television

clue: you might need a manual to find this goo in the old school

explanation: Lewis made an appearance in Kickin' It Old Skool that played on his fame from the series Webster. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, and Mike Rothstein


Michael J. Fox

publication date: Monday, June 20, 2011

category: Movies

clue: took his Young Republicans membership card to 1955, then 2015, then 1885

explanation: Fox played a Republican teenager in Family Ties and a time-traveling teenager in the Back to the Future movies. 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, Erik Bates, and Lori Lancaster


Other Themes in Summer 2011

Mystery Men

Anonymity is rare in modern life, but these five "celebrities" managed to become famous without their identities being discovered until later, if at all. Can you name these nameless ones? Go »

City Girls

These five women all share their first names with modern metropolises from around the world. Get your passport ready for a miniature Goo World Tour. Go »

Hog Wild

The goo game becomes a pig sty this week, as these five celebrities known for their porcine names line up to be counted. This little piggy went to Hollywood... Go »

Born on the 4th of July

These five famous Americans, representing five corners of the nation, all share the most patriotic of birthdays, and give the goo game some added fireworks this week. Go »

Get a Clue

Was it Colonel Mustard in the conservatory with the candlestick? You'll need the right evidence to accuse these five stars of sharing their names with characters from the classic board game Clue. Go »

Tennis Club

Grab your racquet and hit the court! The more you know the sport of tennis, the better you'll be able to name these five major players. Lob your guesses over the net, and good luck. Go »

Poe-pourri

Once upon a midnight dreary, after you ponder weak and weary, the answers to these five goos inspired by the most famous works of Edgar Allan Poe will be revealed. 'Tis that the answer, tapping at your chamber door? Go »

Five Guys

Unrelated to the founders of the Five Guys burger franchise, these other five "guys" all have the most generic of masculine names. If you can recognize all five, treat yourself to a cheeseburger. Go »

South of the Border

¡Arriba! The final theme of the summer heads down to Mexico for five celebrities who hail from our neighbor to the south. ¡Buena suerte! Go »

Summer 2011 Tournament

There can be only one! Many players have entered the tournament, but they'll be paired off in brackets until only one remains in the end to win the season. These goos are a little harder than usual, but they're still playable by all. Go »

Summer 2011 Bonus Goos

Until the Fall 2011 season begins, enjoy this assortment of goos too offbeat to include in one of the themes from the regular season. The winner is already decided, so these goos are just for fun. Go »