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.



Sarah Michelle Gellar

This celebrity goo was created by player Denise Sawicki.
Scott Hardie provided the category, made minor changes to the clue provided by Denise, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Friday, December 7, 2012

category: Television

clue: You don't need a reliable name like Joan to save the world from the undead.

explanation: Gellar starred in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In one episode, her character went by the name Joan. more…

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


Jerry Lee Lewis

This celebrity goo was created by player Denise Sawicki.
Scott Hardie provided the category, made minor changes to the clue provided by Denise, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Thursday, December 6, 2012

category: Music

clue: Giant spheres of flame! This performer also married his 13-year-old cousin.

explanation: Lewis's biggest hit was "Great Balls of Fire." more…

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


Jennifer Love Hewitt

This celebrity goo was created by player Denise Sawicki.
Scott Hardie provided the category, made minor changes to the clue provided by Denise, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Wednesday, December 5, 2012

category: Television

clue: I would love to know what she did at that party last summer with those five siblings.

explanation: Hewitt starred in Party of Five and I Know What You Did Last Summer. more…

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


Edgar Allan Poe

This celebrity goo was created by player Denise Sawicki.
Scott Hardie provided the category, made minor changes to the clue provided by Denise, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Tuesday, December 4, 2012

category: Literature

clue: One can only imagine the tintinnabulation of the bells that announced his 1835 marriage to his 13-year-old cousin.

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


Philip Seymour Hoffman

This celebrity goo was created by player Denise Sawicki.
Scott Hardie provided the category, made minor changes to the clue provided by Denise, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Monday, December 3, 2012

category: Movies

clue: You can see more of this actor in films such as Happiness, Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love, and The Big Lebowski.

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


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Sink or Swim

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Quindecennial

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Winter 2013 Tournament

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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 »