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.



Celia Cruz

publication date: Friday, August 2, 2013

category: Music

clue: This sweet Cuban turned her journey to America into more than one Immigrant Song.

explanation: Cruz was a Cuban-American singer known for her trademark shout "¡Azúcar!" ("Sugar!" in Spanish). more…

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


Jedediah Smith

publication date: Thursday, August 1, 2013

category: Exploration

clue: This clean-living mountain man's expeditions to the Pacific coast took him Over the Hills and Far Away.

explanation: Smith was one of the first white men to explore what is today California and Oregon. A Methodist, he was known to abstain from drinking, smoking, cursing, and unnecessary violence. more…

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


Yves Saint Laurent

publication date: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

category: Fashion

clue: Since this designer had a home in Tangier, could he be called a Tangerine?

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


Charles Dickens

publication date: Tuesday, July 30, 2013

category: Literature

clue: The famous beginning of his book about two towns could be summarized as: Good Times Bad Times.

explanation: A Tale of Two Cities started with the phrase: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." more…

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


Robert Smigel

publication date: Monday, July 29, 2013

category: Comedy

clue: He's best known for writing sketches and cartoons for Saturday Night Live, and puppeteering a certain Black Dog for Conan O'Brien.

explanation: Smigel played Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. 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, and Steve Dunn


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 »

Celebrity Goo Drinking Game

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. 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 »