Is there an echo in here? These celebrities are so famous that people say their names twice. Hopefully each guess will be right both times. These goos with double names will appear throughout the Fall 2017 season.



Flavor Flav

publication date: Thursday, November 30, 2017

category: Music

clue: He can always be counted on to tell his fellow rappers in public, as well as his co-stars in reality, what time it is.

explanation: Flavor Flav is known for being part of Public Enemy and various reality TV shows, as well as for wearing oversized clocks. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, and Erik Bates


Billy Dee Williams

publication date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

category: Movies

clue: The Dee stands for a month.

explanation: Williams's full name is William December Williams Jr. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, and Erik Bates


BeBe & CeCe Winans

publication date: Sunday, November 26, 2017

category: Music

clue: This duo traveled far from their hometown of Detroit to spread the gospel like their other siblings.

explanation: BeBe and CeCe are art of the Winans family of gospel singers. more…

difficulty: medium

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

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, and Richard Slominsky


Boutros Boutros-Ghali

publication date: Thursday, November 23, 2017

category: Government

clue: This Egyptian diplomat's long career defending human rights and uniting nations isn't as well-remembered as his silly name.

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, and Matthew Preston


Galileo Galilei

publication date: Wednesday, November 22, 2017

category: Science

clue: And yet it goos.

explanation: Galileo is widely associated with the phrase "e pur si muove" meaning "and yet it moves," his protestation that the Earth does revolve around the Sun despite the Church's insistence that the Earth was the center of the universe. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, and Matthew Preston


Sirhan Sirhan

publication date: Friday, November 17, 2017

category: Government

clue: In the 1960s, he used three bullets to change the American political landscape.

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, and Richard Slominsky


Doug E. Doug

publication date: Thursday, November 16, 2017

category: Television

clue: He's been in one Cosby-starring show and another Cosby-approved show, but he's best remembered for playing a sentient brand of coffee in Jamaica.

explanation: Doug starred in Where I Live (which got a second season based on Bill Cosby's public praise) and Cosby, and played bobsled team member Sanka Coffie in Cool Runnings. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, LaVonne Lemler, and Chris Lemler


Run Run Shaw

publication date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017

category: Business

clue: This movie mogul and television tycoon was prolifically philanthropic with college campuses, but not named for running repeatedly.

explanation: Shaw was a massively influential and successful entertainment mogul and philantropist in Hong Kong. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, and Richard Slominsky


V V Brown

This celebrity goo was created by player Chris Lemler.
Scott Hardie replaced the source image and gooed image, made minor changes to the clue, and made minor changes to the explanation provided by Chris.

publication date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

category: Music

clue: This British singer would be known for putting the Vs in the words leave and love, but this shark may want to talk about this with you if you can't solve this answer in the water.

explanation: Brown is known for the songs "Shark in the Water" and "Talk About This." The phrase "putting [in] the Vs" is a play on her name. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, and Richard Slominsky


Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson

publication date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017

category: Television

clue: This child beauty pageant contestant briefly became a cable TV ratings hit, until her Mama took up with a child predator.

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, and Richard Slominsky


Zsa Zsa Gabor

publication date: Monday, November 6, 2017

category: Movies

clue: This Hungarian beauty remains better remembered for her controversial off-screen life, including marrying nine men and slapping one cop, than she does for starring in movies like Moulin Rouge.

difficulty: very easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, and Erik Bates


JuJu Smith-Schuster

This celebrity goo was created by player Matthew Preston.
Scott Hardie made minor changes to the clue and made minor changes to the explanation provided by Matthew.

publication date: Sunday, November 5, 2017

category: Sports

clue: Not just another John Smith, this Pittsburgh wide receiver may make it to Dancing with the Stars someday.

explanation: JuJu Smith-Schuster was born John Smith and later changed his last name. JuJu is a nickname. The Dancing with the Stars reference is an attempt to confuse players into thinking this is teammate, Antonio Brown. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, and Scott Hardie

player landmarks: This was the last goo solved by Justin Woods.


Keke Palmer

publication date: Thursday, November 2, 2017

category: Television

clue: She's been in two movies about epochs, two TV shows about screaming, and two albums about waking up.

explanation: Palmer starred in Ice Age: Continental Drift, Ice Age: Collision Course, Scream Queens, and Scream. Her albums have included Awaken and Awaken Reloaded. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, and Chris Lemler


Fan Bingbing

publication date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

category: Movies

clue: You might have noticed this international star's roles in Iron Man 3, The Peanuts Movie, or Despicable Me 3... but only if you live in China.

explanation: Fan was a Chinese movie star who had made films in a variety of countries. She appeared in Chinese-exclusive scenes in Iron Man 3, as well as dubbing the voices of characters in The Peanuts Movie and Despicable Me 3 for release in China. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, and Richard Slominsky


Robbie Robertson

publication date: Monday, October 30, 2017

category: Music

clue: He remains celebrated for his songwriting in a band, except that they weren't just "a" band.

explanation: Robertson was the primary songwriter in The Band. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, and Matthew Preston


Chi-Chi Rodríguez

publication date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

category: Sports

clue: He's the most accomplished Puerto Rican golfer in history, but he's not the founder of a chain of Mexican restaurants bearing his name.

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, and Elaine Beckland

player landmarks: This was the last goo solved by Steve West.

trivia: Scott always associated the failed Chi-Chi's restaurant chain with Rodríguez until researching this goo and learning that they have no connection.


Chris Christie

publication date: Sunday, October 15, 2017

category: Government

clue: This gluttonous governor once seemed like a prime contender for 2016, before scandals about bridges and beaches became his legacy.

difficulty: easy

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


Yo-Yo Ma

publication date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

category: Music

clue: The career of this celebrated cellist has had its ups and downs.

explanation: The clue was a play on Ma's name. more…

difficulty: very easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Erik Bates, and Elaine Beckland


William Carlos Williams

publication date: Sunday, October 8, 2017

category: Literature

clue: This Passaic pediatrician and PR-born painter was a popular poet.

explanation: Puerto Rican poet Williams also happened to be a painter and a pediatician in New Jersey. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Erik Bates, and Elaine Beckland


Bam Bam Bigelow

publication date: Thursday, October 5, 2017

category: Sports

clue: This pro wrestler was known for his enormous girth and his love of flame patterns. He was not known for being the son of Barney and Betty Rubble.

difficulty: easy

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


Rod Roddy

publication date: Monday, October 2, 2017

category: Television

clue: Game show contestants came on down and pressed their luck at the instruction of this long-serving announcer.

explanation: Roddy worked for many years as an announcer for various game shows including The Price is Right and Press Your Luck. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Erik Bates, Aaron Shurtleff, and Elaine Beckland


Booboo Stewart

publication date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

category: Movies

clue: He's best known for roles in movies about mutant superheroes, vampires at dusk, and villanous offspring.

explanation: Stewart appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past, the Twilight films, and the Descendants films. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Erik Bates, and Aaron Shurtleff


Kris Kristofferson

publication date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

category: Music

clue: This country music star and film actor is known for his collaborations with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Shel Silverstein, Alice, Blade, and Bobby McGee.

explanation: Kristofferson scored a hit with "Me and Bobby McGee," performed songs by Silverstein, and was in the country music supergroup The Highwaymen with Nelson, Cash, and Jennings. He also starred in the films Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore and Blade. more…

difficulty: very easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Erik Bates, Aaron Shurtleff, and Elaine Beckland


Ai Weiwei

publication date: Monday, September 18, 2017

category: Art

clue: The Chinese government has been way, way more harsh than any mere art critic when it comes to this celebrated activist for democracy.

explanation: Ai is an artist known internationally for his criticism of the Chinese government, which has resulted in his arrest and detention. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Erik Bates, Aaron Shurtleff, and Elaine Beckland


Coco Chanel

This celebrity goo was created by player Steve West.
Scott Hardie replaced the difficulty, made minor changes to the clue, and made minor changes to the explanation provided by Steve.

publication date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

category: Fashion

clue: Best known for the fifth fragrance, she may also have been the developer of the famous little black dress.

explanation: Coco Chanel was a fashion designer and perfumer, most familiar for Chanel No. 5. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Erik Bates, Aaron Shurtleff, and Elaine Beckland