It's been a long and challenging season of the goo game, but now the music has stopped and some players are about to lose their seat in the game. Only one player will remain at the end of the tournament to be crowned the game's 50th winner.



Isaac Mizrahi

publication date: Tuesday, November 29, 2011

category: Fashion

clue: He tried telling Liz what to do, but the results didn't last long.

explanation: Mizrahi was a prominent fashion designer who took over as creative director of Liz Claiborne for one year. His fashion line for the company was a major flop. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, Chris Lemler, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, and Ryan Dunn


W.E.B. Du Bois

publication date: Monday, November 28, 2011

category: Opinion

clue: Not many Ghanians made history at Niagara Falls.

explanation: Du Bois was a sociologist, historian, and author of Ghanian descent (and later a citizen of Ghana). Among other notable achievements, he founded a civil rights organization at Niagara Falls, called the Niagara Movement. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, and Ryan Dunn


Henry Winkler

publication date: Friday, November 25, 2011

category: Television

clue: This leather fetishist has two prominent digits.

explanation: Winkler played Fonzie on Happy Days, known for wearing a leather jacket and giving two thumbs up. more…

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


Suzanne Collins

publication date: Thursday, November 24, 2011

category: Literature

clue: Even on Thanksgiving, young readers are famished for good adventure stories.

explanation: Collins was the author of the best-selling The Hunger Games. more…

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

trivia: This goo was published on Thanksgiving Day.


Shari Lewis

publication date: Wednesday, November 23, 2011

category: Television

clue: Not everybody on TV can talk to "you," but she could.

explanation: Lewis was a ventriloquist and TV host best known for Lamb Chop, her sock puppet of a childlike ewe. more…

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


Eva Braun

publication date: Tuesday, November 22, 2011

category: Family

clue: Her marriage was a lot shorter than Kim Kardashian's, and her taste in men a lot more questionable.

explanation: Braun was the longtime companion of Adolf Hitler. They committed suicide together less than two days after marrying at the end of WWII. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, and Ryan Dunn

trivia: This goo was published in the wake of controversy over Kim Kardashian's 72-day marriage.


Terry Fox

publication date: Monday, November 21, 2011

category: Humanitarianism

clue: May your hope not run short like his did.

explanation: Fox attempted a run across Canada in 1980, called the Marathon of Hope, to raise money for cancer research after losing a leg to the disease. He only made it halfway before the disease took his life, but he is revered today for the effort. more…

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

trivia: This goo was originally created for GooCon: Villa Ridge, when Scott needed a "running man" for a theme of five goos inspired by Stephen King novels. Scott decided that Fox, a Canadian hero, was not a household name among American players, so he saved the goo for later publication online.


Michael Buffer

publication date: Friday, November 18, 2011

category: Sports

clue: When men hear the rumbling start, they put their hands in the air.

explanation: Buffer was a boxing and wrestling announcer famous for his pre-match phrase, "Let's get ready to rumble!" The phrase "hands in the air" was a reference to boxers beginning a match by raising their fists to a defensive position. more…

solved by: Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, and Ryan Dunn


Navid Khonsari

publication date: Thursday, November 17, 2011

category: Games

clue: Tehran police had more to worry about in 1979 than stolen cars.

explanation: Khonsari directed several best-selling Grand Theft Auto games. As of 2011, he was developing a game set during the Iranian revolution. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, and Ryan Dunn


William Cottrell

publication date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011

category: Crime

clue: Some people just don't like SUVs.

explanation: Cottrell was an environmental activist who destroyed eight sport utility vehicles and a Hummer dealership by fire, and was sentenced to eight years in prison. more…

solved by: Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, and Steve Dunn

trivia: This goo was originally created for GooCon: Villa Ridge, when Scott needed a "firestarter" for a theme of five goos inspired by Stephen King novels. Scott decided that Cottrell was virtually impossible to guess without research, so he saved the goo for later publication online. When it came time to create the goo, Scott accidentally used a photo of contemporary Christian singer Travis Cottrell, who resembles his arsonist namesake. Several players guessed Travis, and Scott reluctantly decided not to count those guesses correctly because the clue described the arsonist, with apologizes for the mistake.


Neil Simon

publication date: Tuesday, November 15, 2011

category: Theater

clue: There's nothing odd about a Brooklyn Jew writing about life in the Deep South.

explanation: Three of Simon's plays were The Odd Couple, Brighton Beach Memoirs, and Biloxi Blues. more…

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


Cheryl Burke

publication date: Monday, November 14, 2011

category: Dance

clue: Can one become a star by osmosis?

explanation: Burke was a two-time champion on Dancing with the Stars. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, and Ryan Dunn

trivia: Several players guessed Brandy Norwood. One player guessed Olivia Wildes.


Other Themes in Fall 2011

9/11 Remembrance

It's been ten years since the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, but Americans have not forgotten the heroes and villains of that day. These five famous figures will forever be associated with September 11, 2001. Go »

Do Overs

These five celebrities were common incorrect guesses for recent goos. Here's your second chance to get each one right. Go »

Arab Spring

Throughout 2011, the Arab world has been in upheaval, with citizens demanding rights and overthrowing long-established dictators. This theme looks at both sides of the regional conflict. Go »

Five Days a Week

The goo game has published a new goo every weekday for the better part of a year now. These five goos were inspired by the weekdays on which each one is published. Go »

Goo Noir

Hard-boiled detective fiction inspired some of Hollywood's darkest films in the 1940s and 50s. These writers and stars epitomized the genre that dwelled in the shadows of the human soul. Go »

Straight-Up Thug Gangstas

To coincide with Celebrity Goo Game being played live this week at GooCon: Villa Ridge, here are five famous St. Louisans, or 'straight-up thug gangstas' as Erik Bates says they prefer to be called. Go »

Corporate Mascots

Not every company needs a public face, but it sure helps to have one in the food business, where personality is king. These five people will forever be associated with the food companies that turned them into mascots. Go »

Monsters' Ball

Happy Halloween! In the spooky spirit of the week, these five actors are known for loving monsters on the big or small screen. It gives a whole new meaning to "things that go bump in the night." Go »

DotComedy

Funeratic isn't your only source for entertainment on the Internet. These five celebrities built an audience online by being silly, sharing humorous stories from their lives, or knowing how to put on a funny show. Go »

Small Stars, Big Dreams

Even actors who have already found success in the entertainment business dream of being movie stars. These five celebrities were once the stars of popular TV shows, then went on to star in hit film series as well. Go »

Fall 2011 Bonus Goos

The tournament is won, and the season is over. Enjoy these last few days of autumn before the winter cold arrives and a new season of Celebrity Goo Game begins. There's no competitive gain for these goos, except a boost to your lifetime score. Go »