Some great women had a role model for their success. In honor of Mother's Day, here are ten famous mother-daughter pairs who achieved fame in the same profession. For each goo, you must guess both names to be correct.



Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

publication date: Friday, May 10, 2013

category: Movies

clue: One sang in the rain. The other waged war in the stars.

explanation: Reynolds starred in Singin' in the Rain. Fisher starred in Star Wars. more…

multiple: This goo was of multiple famous people. Players were required to guess all names for their answers to be correct.

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 Erik Bates


Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I

publication date: Thursday, May 9, 2013

category: Royalty

clue: England's greatest head of state had to get over her mother losing her head.

explanation: Anne Boleyn was beheaded for failing to produce a male heir, but her daughter Elizabeth went on to become an influential and long-lived ruler of England. more…

multiple: This goo was of multiple famous people. Players were required to guess all names for their answers to be correct.

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 Erik Bates


Millie Jackson and Keisha Jackson

publication date: Wednesday, May 8, 2013

category: Music

clue: Sixteen years passed between "It Hurts So Good" and "Hot Little Love Affair."

explanation: Millie Jackson released the hit "It Hurts So Good" in 1973. Keisha Jackson released the hit "Hot Little Love Affair" in 1989. more…

multiple: This goo was of multiple famous people. Players were required to guess all names for their answers to be correct.

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 Erik Bates


Peggy Lipton and Rashida Jones

publication date: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

category: Television

clue: What do Parks and Recreation, The Mod Squad, Twin Peaks, and Boston Public have in common?

explanation: Lipton starred in The Mod Squad and Twin Peaks. Jones starred in Boston Public and Parks and Recreation. more…

multiple: This goo was of multiple famous people. Players were required to guess all names for their answers to be correct.

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 Erik Bates


Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson

publication date: Monday, May 6, 2013

category: Movies

clue: Pvt. Benjamin could have helped her daughter fight the bride wars.

explanation: Hawn starred in Private Benjamin. Hudson starred in Bride Wars. more…

multiple: This goo was of multiple famous people. Players were required to guess all names for their answers to be correct.

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 Erik Bates


Marie Curie and Irène Joliot-Curie

publication date: Friday, May 3, 2013

category: Science

clue: Famous mother-daughter chemists are about as common as radium and polonium.

explanation: Marie Curie discovered radium and polonium with the help of her daughter Irene and husband Pierre, also accomplished chemists. more…

multiple: This goo was of multiple famous people. Players were required to guess all names for their answers to be correct.

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

trivia: A goo of Marie Curie was originally created for the "Deadly Development" theme, due to her eventual death from radiation poisoning. When researching the "Mothers and Daughters" theme, Scott decided that she would better fit into the latter with her daughter Irene. He pulled her "Deadly Development" goo and replaced it with stuntman Karel Soucek.


Joan Rivers and Melissa Rivers

publication date: Thursday, May 2, 2013

category: Television

clue: After two lifetimes of stand-up comedy, fashion criticism, and reality show fame, it's not clear which one knows best.

explanation: The duo starred in the reality series Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? about their multi-faceted fame. more…

multiple: This goo was of multiple famous people. Players were required to guess all names for their answers to be correct.

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


Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley

publication date: Wednesday, May 1, 2013

category: Literature

clue: The genetic bond between these writers has led to critics interpreting Frankenstein as a feminist text.

explanation: Wollstonecraft was a major feminist writer. Her daughter's writing included the horror novel Frankenstein. more…

multiple: This goo was of multiple famous people. Players were required to guess all names for their answers to be correct.

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 Erik Bates

trivia: The source image is two actors in a play, portraying the famous women.


Naomi Judd and Wynonna Judd

publication date: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

category: Music

clue: This country music duo recorded hits like "Why Not Me" and "Girls Night Out," and they can count Ashley Judd as a close relative.

explanation: Ashley Judd is Naomi's daughter and Wynonna's half-sister. more…

multiple: This goo was of multiple famous people. Players were required to guess all names for their answers to be correct.

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 Erik Bates


Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis

publication date: Monday, April 29, 2013

category: Movies

clue: Mom's famous screaming in Psycho influenced daughter's screaming in Halloween.

multiple: This goo was of multiple famous people. Players were required to guess all names for their answers to be correct.

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 Erik Bates


Other Themes in Spring 2013

Do Overs

Last month's tournament was especially difficult, and many wrong answers were guessed. Here's your chance to try again: Each of these five goos was a frequent incorrect guess made for another recent goo. Go »

World War Z

Zombies may be the hottest thing in Hollywood, but you have an entirely different horde to fend off: Ten goos who have an unusual initial in common. They may come last alphabetically, but they have a prominent place in this goo season. Go »

Bang the Drum Badly

They can't all be Neil Peart or Dave Grohl. For years, rock fans have made fun of bad drummers sticking out in good bands, and these five names have all come up in discussions of rock's worst big-time drummers. Try to keep pace with them. Go »

Cyberpunk'd

Cyberpunk fiction depicts futuristic worlds where technology can do anything except free humanity from its nihilistic dystopia. These six visionaries have developed the genre in different mediums. It's up to you to name them all, and that's no April Fools prank. Go »

Fashion Show

They say clothes make the man. They also made the careers of these five goos, who are some of the biggest names and most successful designers in the fashion industry. There's no need to dress up your answers; just get the names right. Go »

Celebrity Goo Drinking Game

Thirsty? Can I pour you a drink? Belly up to the bar and play the Celebrity Goo Drinking Game, where all of these famous people share their name with drinks you can order at a bar, pub, saloon, tavern, lounge, drinkery, tap room, gin joint, ale house, or watering hole. Go »

Deadly Development

Science can be hazardous to your health! These five pioneers of technology and new ways of living were too clever by half, killed by the very inventions that they hoped would better the human race (or at least further their careers). Go »

Spring 2013 Tournament

It's the eye of the tiger. It's the thrill of the fight, risin' up to the challenge of our rival. And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night, and he's watchin' us all with the eye... of the tiger. Go »

Spring 2013 Bonus Goos

This season is almost over! Before summer officially arrives on June 3, enjoy these six bonus goos that are just for fun, with no bearing on the game score. Go »