For half a century, the Church of Scientology has struggled to be taken seriously as a bona fide religion. These five celebrity adherents all share this uncommon faith.



Lisa McPherson

publication date: Friday, May 6, 2011

category: Controversy

clue: fell off the bridge to total freedom

explanation: McPherson was a patient in the care of the Church of Scientology who died of complications from dehydration and negligence. Her death was controversially ruled an accident. more…

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


David Miscavige

publication date: Thursday, May 5, 2011

category: Religion

clue: this auditor took on the IRS and won

explanation: Miscavige was the leader of the Church of Scientology. One of his most significant accomplishments was winning tax-exempt status for the organization after years of negotiations. more…

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


Nancy Cartwright

publication date: Wednesday, May 4, 2011

category: Television

clue: don't have a cow, Xenu

explanation: Cartwright was best known as the voice of Bart Simpson on The Simpsons. 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 Jon Berry


Sonny Bono

publication date: Tuesday, May 3, 2011

category: Music

clue: California congressman and variety show husband

explanation: Singer Bono starred with his wife Cher in The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour before becoming a U.S. Representative from California. 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, Ryan Dunn, Kelly Hardie, and Jon Berry


Isaac Hayes

publication date: Monday, May 2, 2011

category: Music

clue: who's the black cartoon chef that's a record producer with all the hits?

explanation: Hayes was a musician and record producer before playing Chef on South Park. The clue was a play on his famous lyrics in the theme from Shaft. 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, Ryan Dunn, Lori Lancaster, and Jon Berry


Other Themes in Spring 2011

I'm Not a Doctor, but I Play One on TV

Grab your remote, stat, because you'll need to know your fictional doctors to recognize these five stars of the television screen. Break a leg! Go »

Feeling Minnesota

The Gopher State is best known for its sprawling forests and quiet streams, but these five Minnesotans from different walks of life illustrate how dynamic the state really is. Go »

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

Our jurassic predecessors have fueled our imaginations since their bones were first discovered. They'll roam the earth again this week, in the form of five goos inspired by dinosaurs. Go »

The Other Guys

Even in the age of blogs and reality shows, we still can't all be famous. These five people have done their best, but they'll never outshine their better-known namesakes. Go »

Peculiar Pathology

The human body can suffer such strange and tragic fates. These five people became famous for their unusual medical conditions. Even five TV doctors couldn't help them. Go »

Down at the Disco

How do you roll? Get down and boogie with these groovy stars of the disco era, who became synonymous with the culture that captivated the 1970s and danced away with eternal fame. Go »

Kai's Power Goos

The classic software that creates all these goos was released in 1996 with a gallery of famous faces to practice with. These photos come directly from Kai's Power Goo, a time capsule of fame in the mid-nineties. Go »

Do Overs

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

Celebrity Limerick

This poetic form has given rhyme and rhythm to dirty jokes for generations. Can you decode each line of this celebrity limerick to recognize the famous figures it describes? Go »

Spring 2011 Tournament

Many have played, but only one will win. All players from the season will compete in an elimination tournament to decide which of them is the top competitor, deserving of a prize. Good luck! Go »

Spring 2011 Bonus Goos

While you wait for the Summer 2011 season to begin, enjoy these extra goos that didn't fit easily into a theme in the regular season. The competition is over, so these goos are just for fun. Go »