After Erik created two goos in a row out of celebrities who happened to have distinctive beards, he asked if he could turn it into an entire theme. Scott scheduled it for "Movember," the annual event where men grow facial hair to raise awareness of men's health issues. These seven goos are Erik's only creations for the Fall 2019 season, but look for a bonus beard in December.



Rollie Fingers

This celebrity goo was created by player Erik Bates.
Scott Hardie made minor changes to the clue provided by Erik.

publication date: Saturday, November 23, 2019

category: Sports

clue: Roly Poly Mustache...oly?

explanation: Roland "Rollie" Fingers is a retired baseball player and hall-of-famer known for his distinctive mustache. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, and Scott Hardie


Annie Jones

This celebrity goo was created by player Erik Bates.

publication date: Friday, November 22, 2019

category: Theater

clue: This beard attracted a freakish number of onlookers in the late 19th century.

explanation: Annie Jones, the "Bearded Lady" in PT Barnum's circus, was a spokesperson for the circus, and an advocate for the removal of the term "freak" from the business. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, and Scott Hardie


Chuck Norris

This celebrity goo was created by player Erik Bates.

publication date: Thursday, November 21, 2019

category: Movies

clue: Legend has it there is no chin hidden behind his beard, only another fist.

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, and Scott Hardie


Abraham Lincoln

This celebrity goo was created by player Erik Bates.

publication date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

category: Government

clue: His chinstrap set a precedent.

explanation: Lincoln's distinctive chinstrap style beard made him the first president ("precedent") to sport facial hair. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, and Scott Hardie


Ambrose Burnside

This celebrity goo was created by player Erik Bates.
Scott Hardie replaced the difficulty provided by Erik.

publication date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

category: Military

clue: When someone talks about him, his ears burn. When someone shaves, his sides burn.

explanation: Burnside's distinctive facial hair is the source of the term "sideburns." more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, and Scott Hardie


Ray Stevens

This celebrity goo was created by player Erik Bates.

publication date: Monday, November 18, 2019

category: Music

clue: Hey, Margaret. Don't go streaking at vacation bible school.

difficulty: very easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, and Scott Hardie


John McCrea

This celebrity goo was created by player Erik Bates.
Scott Hardie made minor changes to the clue provided by Erik.

publication date: Sunday, November 17, 2019

category: Music

clue: Devil's Food, Coffee, Birthday, Tres Leches... like chocolate icing left out to dry, his distinctive voice coats the band's six (and counting!) studio albums.

explanation: McCrea is the lead singer of the band Cake. The clue is a play on cake (the food) and cake (the adjective). more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, and Chris Lemler


Other Themes in Fall 2019

Not "The" Michelle Williams

After actress Michelle Williams devoted her Emmy acceptance speech to supporting women in Hollywood, online trolls started harassing singer Michelle Williams, who was amused at their confusing a black woman for a white woman. Her Instagram rant inspired this theme of seven celebrities who are all not Michelle Williams the actress, if you can possibly tell them apart. Go »