Some of the funniest and most successful stars in Hollywood got their start on "Saturday Night Live." You don't have to stay up late to recognize them now.



Molly Shannon

publication date: Friday, December 10, 2010

category: Television

clue: the sweet armpit smell of success

explanation: Shannon played Mary Catherine Gallagher, a socially inept girl who put her hands in her armpits and smelled them, in Saturday Night Live and Superstar. 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, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, Tony Peters, Ryan Dunn, Lori Lancaster, Kelly Hardie, Jon Berry, and Dave Stoppenhagen


Randy Quaid

publication date: Thursday, December 9, 2010

category: Television

clue: Cousin Eddie is on the lam

explanation: Quaid played Cousin Eddie in the National Lampoon's Vacation film series. In 2010, he made headlines for seeking asylum in Canada as a fugitive from American authorities. 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, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, Tony Peters, Ryan Dunn, Kelly Hardie, Jon Berry, and Dave Stoppenhagen


Tracy Morgan

publication date: Wednesday, December 8, 2010

category: Television

clue: left a late-night sketch comedy show to star in a sitcom about a late-night sketch comedy show

explanation: Morgan starred in Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. 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, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, Tony Peters, Ryan Dunn, Sarah Kyle, Kelly Hardie, Jon Berry, and Dave Stoppenhagen


Billy Crystal

publication date: Tuesday, December 7, 2010

category: Television

clue: city slicker and Oscar host

explanation: Crystal starred in City Slickers and frequently hosted the Academy Awards. 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, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, Tony Peters, Ryan Dunn, Lori Lancaster, Kelly Hardie, Jon Berry, and Dave Stoppenhagen


Bill Murray

publication date: Monday, December 6, 2010

category: Movies

clue: ghostbuster in need of a Japanese translator

explanation: Murray starred in Ghostbusters and Lost in Translation. 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, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Erik Bates, Tony Peters, Ryan Dunn, Lori Lancaster, Kelly Hardie, Melissa Anderson, Jon Berry, Dave Stoppenhagen, and Jeremiah Poisson

player landmarks: This was the last goo solved by Melissa Anderson.


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