Celebrity Goo Game began 15 years ago, and has changed a lot. Revisit this theme each day, including Saturday and Sunday, to see a different era in the game's history, as you guess five celebrities who are all nearly the same age as the game. Happy anniversary!



Joey King

publication date: Friday, February 8, 2013

category: Movies

clue: Her most famous role was Selena Gomez's kid sister. Who's the king?

explanation: King starred in Ramona and Beezus. 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, and Erik Bates


Katie Ledecky

publication date: Thursday, February 7, 2013

category: Sports

clue: This DC-born swimmer with a golden smile has swum 800 meters faster than any other American.

explanation: Ledecky won a gold medal in 800 meters freestyle at the 2012 Olympics, with the fastest time of any American in that event's history. 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, and Erik Bates


Malala Yousafzai

publication date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013

category: Activism

clue: She may not live long enough to be thanked by a generation of Pakistani girls who were able to go to school because of her.

explanation: Yousafzai was an activist on behalf of girls' education in a rural province of Pakistan. She made headlines in late 2012 when the Taliban nearly assassinated her and announced their intention to keep trying. 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, and Laurie Laczkowski

player landmarks: This was the last goo solved by Laurie Laczkowski.


Rebecca Black

publication date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

category: Fads

clue: This singing YouTube star's 15 minutes of fame happened on a Friday.

explanation: Black was known for her hit song "Friday." 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, and Laurie Laczkowski


Jaden Smith

publication date: Monday, February 4, 2013

category: Movies

clue: This karate kidder and happyness pursuer shares a famous family with Will, Jada, and Willow.

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, and Laurie Laczkowski


Other Themes in Winter 2013

Triple Trouble

Good things come in threes! To be correct, you'll have to guess the first, middle, and last names of these five famous people who are known by their full names. This theme was created by Denise Sawicki. Go »

Powers of Twelve

On Wednesday of this week, it will be the twelfth day of the twelfth month of the twelfth year of the century, an occasion we won't see again in our lifetimes. These five duodecimal goos were inspired by the number 12. Go »

It's the End of the World as We Know It

Some people have interpreted the Mayan calendar to foretell of the end of the world on Friday. What would life be like after an apocalyptic event? The works created by these five entertainers may show us. Go »

Guitar Gods

Rock Block may be gone, but rock and roll will never die! These five master guitarists are among the most respected and most influential performers in rock music. This theme was created by Steve Dunn. Go »

Celebrity Goo Drinking Game

If you solve a goo, take a sip. If you solve all five, finish your drink. You can order all five of these goos in a bar, but you better practice holding your liquor, because this theme will return throughout 2013. Go »

Sink or Swim

In the hundred years since the sinking of the RMS Titanic, the doomed ship has occupied a special place in our cultural memory. Can you solve these five goos connected to the disaster? This theme was created by Chris Lemler. Go »

Born in DC

Washington isn't just the capital of the nation; it's a bustling city with a unique culture. These five Americans were all born in the District of Columbia. This theme was created by Steve West. Go »

Goo Ladder

It's a goo ladder, where the clues aren't the only clues! Figure out how each clue is related and this season will be a breeze! These goos were designed to be solved in order of publication, for fun and profit! This theme was created by Erik Bates. Go »

Winter 2013 Tournament

We may be through with winter, but it's not through with us. While you dig your way out from Nemo, find a few minutes for these tournament goos, which will test your goo-solving skills against fellow players. Go »

Winter 2013 Bonus Goos

Spring is in the air! Enjoy these last few goos before the Spring 2013 season begins in March. Our winner has already been decided (congrats Erik!), so these goos are just for fun, although they will boost your lifetime score if you solve them. Go »