Ok, fine, call it a comeback. These five celebrities couldn't stay away from the work they love. (Some have even been goos already and are coming back for more.)



Audrey Hepburn

publication date: Friday, September 20, 2013

category: Movies

clue: The man who never said never again coaxed her out of retirement to play his famous lover in a famous forest.

explanation: Hepburn came out of retirement to star in Robin and Marian with Sean Connery, who himself came out of retirement as James Bond to play the spy again in Never Say Never Again. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, and Chris Lemler


Mario Lemieux

publication date: Thursday, September 19, 2013

category: Sports

clue: Lymphoma couldn't keep this Pittsburgh champ's career on ice.

explanation: Lemieux, who played hockey for the Pittsburgh Penguins, retired for treatment and later returned. more…

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


Jay-Z

publication date: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

category: Music

clue: This Brooklyn rapper faded to black, and later found his kingdom come.

explanation: Jay-Z starred in the film Fade to Black about his retirement. His first comeback album was titled Kingdom Come. more…

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


Richard Nixon

publication date: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

category: Government

clue: He retired and told the press they wouldn't have him to kick around any more, then went on to become the nation's most disgraced president.

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


Joaquin Phoenix

publication date: Monday, September 16, 2013

category: Movies

clue: After iconic roles as Johnny Cash and Emperor Commodus, he "retired" to pursue a rap career, and soon announced it was just a hoax.

explanation: Phoenix starred in Walk the Line, Gladiator, and I'm Still Here. more…

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


Other Themes in Fall 2013

Jimmy Talks a Lot

A busker in New Orleans performs under this name, but the phrase better describes the proliferation of talk show hosts named James. These five men all belong to that growing club. Go »

Hundred Acre Wood

For almost a century, A.A. Milne's stories about Winnie-the-Pooh and his animal friends have enchanted children and grown-ups alike. Can you solve these goos inspired by five of the characters? Think, think, think... Go »

A Passage to India

The cuisine of India is among the most diverse and flavorful in the world, strongly influenced by the spice trade and the vegetarian lifestyle. Visit an Indian restaurant and you might find these five goos, on the menu or in the kitchen. Go »

Hit Me with the Digits

Even the most upstanding of citizens can lose their temper. Heads of state, children's entertainers, and more unlikely offenders have been photographed flashing the rudest digit in public. Here are five fingers you wouldn't expect to see upraised. Go »

Tool Time

Dig deep into your tool chest and see if you can find something to hammer out a correct answer to these five wrenching goos. Each of them was inspired by a different hand-operated tool. Go »

Celebrity Goo Drinking Game

Last call! It's closing time for this recurring theme, and your last opportunity to solve five goos who share their names with drinks you can order in a bar. Let's raise our glasses to them one last time. Go »

Kiss Me, I'm Irish

D'fhéadfadh gá duit éirí leat Gaeilge a aithint ar na cúig cáiliúla as Éirinn. Bíodh spraoi! (You may need the luck of the Irish to recognize these five celebrities from Ireland. Have fun!) Go »

Axis

On the eve of the second world war, Germany, Italy, and Japan signed a three-way pact to oppose their mutual enemies. These five goos repesent some of the best and worst people associated with the Axis side of the war. Go »

Allies

Just in time for Veterans Day, here are five goos representing America, Britain, and Russia's combined presence in World War II, from the homefront to the front lines. Go »

Fall 2013 Tournament

In the goo game's latest timed tournament, each player will race against the clock to solve goos faster than their opponent, until a winner emerges. Go »

Fall 2013 Bonus Goos

Is it time for the new season of Celebrity Goo Game yet? You'll have to wait just a little longer. The winter season will begin on December 2, with a clear scoreboard and ten new themes. Go »