Once a star of macho action pictures, Clint Eastwood began directing movies in 1971 and has become one of America's most celebrated film-makers. These goos are inspired by five of his movies, both recent and classic. Are you feeling lucky?



Charlie Parker

publication date: Friday, March 30, 2012

category: Music

clue: This saxophonist may have raised the bar for jazz musicians, but he spent his career as high as a bird.

explanation: Parker, subject of the film Bird, was an accomplished jazz saxophonist who battled a heroin addiction. more…

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


Nelson Mandela

publication date: Thursday, March 29, 2012

category: Government

clue: The nation's first black president once made Matthew Preston victorious.

explanation: Mandela was the first black president of South Africa, portrayed in the movie Invictus. The clue references the goo that ended the very first season of Celebrity Goo Game back in 1998, which Matthew Preston solved to become the game's first winner. That goo also made reference to Mandela as the "first black president." more…

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


Dennis Lehane

publication date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012

category: Literature

clue: Long before Shutter Island, this author explored a different geographical place in his novel about three childhood friends from Boston caught up in the same mystery as adults.

explanation: Lehane's novel Mystic River was later adapted into a film. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Aaron Shurtleff, and Sarah Kyle


John Glenn

publication date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012

category: Science

clue: This real-life space cowboy took time between his space missions to be a Senator from Ohio.

explanation: Glenn was an astronaut who returned to space at the age of 77, inspiring the film Space Cowboys. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Aaron Shurtleff, Sarah Kyle, and Chris Bourg

player landmarks: This was the last goo solved by Chris Bourg.


J. Edgar Hoover

publication date: Monday, March 26, 2012

category: Justice

clue: The first director of the FBI, played on screen by Leonardo DiCaprio, was much more conflicted about his personal life than the ethics of his job.

explanation: Hoover was a controversial lawman known for ethical abuses and closeted homosexuality. DiCaprio played him in the film J. Edgar. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Aaron Shurtleff, Sarah Kyle, and Chris Bourg


Other Themes in Spring 2012

Life After Death

Just as spring follows winter, new life can follow death. To commemorate the addition of zombie players to the game, here are five celebrities who achieved significant success posthumously. Go »

Super Maximum

Life a real-life Arkham Asylum, the most famous villains of the United States are jailed in the super-maximum-security facility in Florence, Colorado, home of mobsters, gang leaders, drug lords, terrorists, and various enemies of state, including these five goos. Go »

Double Trouble

Most celebrities have non-famous siblings, but twins who achieve fame in the same field are especially rare. Have twice the fun this week guessing these five pairs of famous twins. Both names are required for your guess to be correct. Go »

Eight-Legged Freaks

Do spiders make you squeamish? This theme may not be for you. This week, five goos inspired by arachnids are waiting for you to get trapped in their page on the Web. Go »

When in Rome

The ancient Romans founded one of the greatest empires of antiquity, excelling in government, war, arts, and general decadence. Get in a time machine and spend this week identifying some of the major figures of the Roman era. Go »

The Modern Woman

2012 has not been easy for women so far, as these five controversial ladies can attest. Each one made headlines, for better or worse, in the first few months of this year. Go »

Men are from Mars

The fourth planet from the Sun has long held the fascination of men, especially these five, who will forever be associated with the red planet. There's a reason why both Mars and men share the symbol ♂. Go »

Goo Noir 2

It feels good to be back in black! Ever since the original noir genre tapered off in the 1950s, writers and filmmakers have kept returning to the dark theme. These five goos are famous for their work in neo-noir. Go »

Meow Mix

It's the final week of the regular season, and your last chance to save up nine lives. Can you identify these five celebrities with feline names? Real winners don't rely on performance-enhancing drugs like catnip. Go »

Spring 2012 Tournament

The dead shall rise! In this tournament, whenever an odd number of players remains, a defeated player will return as a "zombie" to challenge the top-seeded player. If successful, they'll gain full re-entry into the tournament. This time, it's not over until it's over. Go »

Spring 2012 Bonus Goos

What will you do on your summer vacation? With the tournament concluded and the next season ready to start on Monday, here are three days of extra goos that have no bearing on the season winner. Enjoy the break and come back refreshed next week. Go »