The A.V. Club unmasks The Masked Singer season 4

The A.V. Club unmasks The Masked Singer season 4

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Masked Singer season three winner Kandi Burruss as the Night Angel
Photo: Michael Becker/FOX

The Masked Singer returns for an all-new season and a brand new lineup of singers. Last season, the Night Angel, who was revealed to be Kandi Burruss, won the Golden Mask. Now, 16 new contestants are competing for the same prize.

Here’s our list of singers who have already taken the stage, and what we know so far. Check back every week for new clues, updates, and our best celebrity guesses. If you’re just looking for who’s been eliminated, we’ve got you covered with weekly updates of that, here.

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2 / 20

The Sun

The Sun

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Clues:

  • “This sun knows how to shine like a torch even during the freezing winter.
  • “I’ve had some extreme seasons in my life...”
  • A sign that read “Fun Director Gold member”
  • “The spotlight was scorching, and I got burned out. So came my fall into a deep depression.
  • Shows Image of a Mickey Mouse head
  • “I was Frozen
  • “...I transformed into a ray of light”
  • Shows a Jaguar
  • “I feel like a kid again. I missed out on a lot of my childhood growing up in a fractured home.”
  • Shows the sun in a greenhouse with a black widow spider on a hourglass filled with red sand.
  • “But lately, I’ve made up for that lost time. Discovering childlike outlets like going into the woods to find harmony in nature.”
  • Shows a light-blue, heart-shaped butterfly
  • “I love dirt in my toes- a young memory of mine. In the land that slides as my heart walks a line”
  • “I’ve become a wiz at cooking up tasty treats for like-minded, immaterial girls”
  • Shows the sun mixing candy canes and a lock of blonde hair into a cauldron of purple liquid
  • “Finally, I’m always looking on the bright side- burning ugly rumors out of my life.”
  • Suns’ drone clue: an eight ball
  • “Will this magic eight ball help you conjure up my identity? Outlook: not so hot.”
  • The Sun’s “Sol Mate” is shown wearing flannel shirt with his head blocked by a windshield sun cover in front of a camping trailer sitting next to a stool with four cow figurines, a rolled up sleeping bag, a mini Hot Wheels car, and a picture of Aurora Borealis.
  • Shows angel-shaped wind chimes
  • Sun’s Sol Mate: “We tried to make the most of our time off by taking our trailer out on road trips.”
  • Shows a postcard from Baltimore
  • “We realized we don’t need much to be happy, we just need each other.”
  • Shows a postcard from Alaska and Mexico
  • “Now panel, I got you a game-changing clue. The Sun is actually golden. She’s got at least one single that went certified gold.”

Our guess: LeAnn Rimes

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3 / 20

Popcorn

Popcorn

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Clues:

  • “When you watch my onscreen performance it will be in 3D: dynamic, delightful, and diva-licious.”
  • “Mirror mirror on the wall, what makes me the biggest miracle of all?”
  • A picture of a green cow on a mirror on the wall
  • Shows a film in a movie theater with “directed by Popcorn” credit.
  • Shows “Snacks and the City”
  • “Hey all you cool corns and corn-ettes, I’m Popcorn- Ms. Popcorn if you tasty”
  • Shows a Tiger and a goldfish with large hoop earrings in Popcorn’s bedroom
  • Shows a table with meatloaf, a green snake, a bitten apple, and a place card reading “Welcome to the Hood”
  • Shows a magazine cover of “Butter Homes and Gardens” with Popcorn and a king on the cover
  • Shows a “Proud Merry-Go-Round” on a pier
  • “I picked the popcorn costume because I wanted to step far out of my comfort zone”
  • Shows the title “The Corn and The Beautiful”
  • “I wasn’t always a healthy treat”
  • Shows Popcorn in a hospital bed like one on a soap opera
  • “When I was a tiny kernel I suffered from a bizarre condition. I couldn’t eat or sleep. I developed severe anxiety and felt like I was in an emotional prison”
  • Shows candles in the shape of “16” in a room full of cats
  • Shows a hair crimper and a Rubik’s cube
  • Shows a Pride flag
  • Popcorn’s Drone: The planet Venus
  • “The second rock from the sun should bring you closer to me”
  • Popcorn’s “Royal BFF” is shown as a Russian Matryoshka Doll
  • “ I knew Popcorn through a mutual friend— technically, a queen associate.”
  • “I can never get [Popcorn] to sing at my famous karaoke parties.”
  • Shows a stuffed deer toy
  • Shows a vintage sewing kit
  • Popcorn’s royal BFF revealed that she has also been on the Masked Singer in previous seasons.
  • Shows Matzo ball soup in a bowl with bunny ears on it
  • Popcorn’s game-changing clue: “Not only have I been here before, but in the show’s history, one of you has also guessed Popcorn.”

Our guess: Taylor Dayne

Our past guess: Tina Turner

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4 / 20

Crocodile

Crocodile

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Clues:

  • “A special set of keys reversed my game forever. Tic-tac-whoa.”
  • “Becoming the crocodile was a natural selection...”
  • “I’m happiest in water.”
  • “When I was a kid growing up in Hollywood surrounded by heartache and instability, I was forced to grow a thick skin.”
  • Shows an Italian flag in a pineapple cup filled with fish
  • “...Get a bad rep for being cold blooded, but I am actually a warm, sensitive creature who just wants to be loved back.”
  • Shows an animated Vegas-like hotel strip
  • “I’ve had to have tough skin my whole life to survive because I am really sensitive on the inside…”
  • “Becoming the Crocodile has really revived my love for performing. I haven’t felt this passionately about it since I was a kid”
  • Shows a house with a number 5 address with an American and pirate flag in the front
  • “When I was young, I was just a poor nobody with a dream. I remember standing in my backyard performing to each weed and rose petal”
  • Shows a picture of a 2014 Crocodile family reunion with a can of hairspray next to it
  • Shows the Crocodile under an orange tree
  • “My own father didn’t believe in my talent.”
  • Shows father crocodile watching “30Croc”
  • Crocodile’s childhood clue: a pink crocodile piñata filled with dolphins
  • “I just cracked the case wide because this clue has an important ‘porpoise’”
  • The special guest is Crocodile’s closest friend who is an “interviewer of the stars.”
  • “I’ve worked with some of the biggest names in the biz, but Croc is my ride or die”
  • Shows Crocodile’s friend in a recording studio wearing a tie-dye shirt surrounded by a house of cards, a lottery ticket, a toy airplane, and a toy boat.
  • “We’ve been all around the world together, once we traveled to six continents in a hundred hours.”
  • “Whether it’s video games or the Masked Singer, [Crocodile’s] got a one-track mind.”
  • Crocodile’s game-changing clue was brought out by Bee who was revealed to be Gladys Knight in Season 1. The clue is “Croc was in a HUGE cult classic movie”

Our past guess: Nick Carter

Our past guess: Dylan Jagger Lee

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5 / 20

Seahorse

Seahorse

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Clues:

  • “Living in the ocean can be dangerous, so it’s always good to find a quiet place to hide.”
  • Shows the “OK CORAL”
  • Shows a tea party with stuffed animals around a campfire
  • “All my life I felt trapped by my insecurities and shyness- too scared to release the fire burning inside.”
  • Shows a Boar or hog with warts
  • “...I was always swimming upstream”
  • “...Expose the dauntless diva within”
  • Shows a sign reading “Emotion Ocean”
  • “It’s so fun to play this alter ego. Something about putting a mask on- you get to let it shine.”
  • “I’m a bit tame in my normal life, but when I step into this costume, my inner diva seahorse fierce comes alive.”
  • Shows a covered wagon with a no talking sign on it. The crossed-out mouth has a chipped tooth
  • Shows Under the Sea Saloon and Rodeo with a sign saying ‘Place Your Bets’
  • Shows a Rodeo where a man in black is wearing Daisy Dukes
  • Shows the Seahorse crying in a fish tank with a broken heart reading ‘A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes’ and five analog clocks with wings
  • “Like many people lately, I’ve experiences unimaginable loss and pain.”
  • Seahorse childhood clue: a blue balloon filled with feathers
  • “Light as a feather but heavy on clues, this should help you not confuse.”
  • “No one knows my true soul better than my spiritual advisor.”
  • The special guest is Seahorse’s spiritual advisor is dressed as a reverend and covered up by a box of tissues surrounded by a Christmas wreath, a cornucopia of grapes, two baby dolls, and a basket of Nashville chicken.
  • “Lord knows that Seahorse is the real deal. I’ll never forget the first time she came over. This girl next door with just a backpack and a guitar.”
  • Shows Seahorse knocking on a door holding a guitar in front of a large bonfire
  • Seahorse’s game-changing clue was brought out by the astronaut who was revealed to be Hunter Hayes. The clue is a foam finger saying “Seahorse was never in a girl group.”

Our guess: Tori Kelly

Our past guess: Carly Rae Jepsen

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6 / 20

Serpent

Serpent

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Clues:

  • “If you want to know how I instantly appeared, here’s the prescription number to my identity”
  • Shows prescription bottle with “31118" on its label on an older model television set.
  • “It took a chain of miraculous events to get here”
  • Shows a map of the Caribbean
  • “Starting when I was young…”
  • Shows a young Serpent in a library between the Medical and Musicology sections
  • “Mischievous and devious, a troublemaking sneak-ling. I was slithering furiously down a path of destruction, but my pops saved me. By giving me a one-way ticket away from the wrong crowd.
  • Shows serpent playing pranks by knocking books down and throwing flaming paper airplanes
  • Shows a Serpent Sr.
  • Shows Serpent holding books titled “How to be a Good Serpent” and “How to Get Yourself out of Debt”
  • “I’ve taken an unorthodox path to get here”
  • Shows Serpent holding a croissant and bacon sandwich while getting an “error” message on an ATM
  • “Starting out, I could barely make RENT”
  • “To get by, I sold clothes…”
  • Shows Serpent at a store with a mannequin wearing blue scrubs
  • “...I did manual labor…”
  • Shows Serpent working on an electric transformer
  • “I was patient, but all I heard from the gatekeepers was ‘No’.”
  • “...I stayed driven…”
  • Shows serpent driving a pink convertible Cadillac holding a golden croissant
  • Serpent’s childhood clue: a baby bottle on wheels
  • “This baby bottle should get your wheels turning”
  • Serpent’s special guest is his college roommate who is covered up by a pizza box and is surrounded by a toy ambulance, red solo cups, and a poster reading “The Serpent Strikes Backsss”
  • “When I met Serpent, we were both dirt poor. We got a cheap apartment together so we could chase our crazy dreams.”
  • Shows “good” peanut butter and “good” mayo jars
  • “Serpent wasn’t looking for fame, fame found him.”
  • Shows a bucket full of soapy water and a sponge
  • Serpent’s game-changing clue was brought out by the Eagle who was revealed to be Dr. Drew Pinsky. The clue says “Serpent has sung with one of you (the panelists) before”

Our guess: Taye Diggs

Actual celebrity:

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7 / 20

Broccoli

Broccoli

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Clues:

  • I’m a Broco-lean, mean, heart-pumping machine. After all, it’s how I got my six-pack.”
  • Shows Broccoli doing a TikTok of him dancing the brocco-lean
  • Shows Broccoli sitting in a backyard with a treehouse, two dogs, and a can of soup
  • “A contest greased the wheels for my career. Now I’m so humbled to work with the biggest artists, stacking up my cheese”
  • Shows a mariachi band
  • Shows a Broccoli riding through a car wash in a yellow sports car with the license plate reading LAD1SMN
  • Shows Broccoli in a “taxi cabbage” with the title “FoodFellas”
  • Shows the “Taxi Cabbage” pulling up to the “Copabanana” with the address 900
  • “As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a broccoli. I dreamed of being a superfood that enriches people’s lives.”
  • “...One night I got the opportunity to do just that. I had dinner with a legendary friend- the Big Cheese.”
  • Shows a triangle of cheese in front of a framed acoustic guitar
  • “I raced home and after an all nighter, I cooked up a beauty…”
  • Show Broccoli pulling a Hawaiian pizza out of the oven.
  • Shows Broccoli calling the phone number 3-7-2-6-5
  • Broccoli’s magic lamp clue:A roulette wheel
  • “Take this clue for a spin and you may land on my identity”

Our guess: Paul Anka

Our past guess: Tony Danza

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8 / 20

Jellyfish

Jellyfish

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Clues:

  • “I assure you that while I may be cold-blooded, I have a warm and glowing flow with H20.”
  • Shows Jellyfish reading a book titled “The Little(ish) Jellyfish”
  • Shows Jellyfish with a crown playing an organ in a room with white lilies and two red hand fans.
  • “Once upon a time, I reigned supreme over an entire underwater kingdom”
  • “After ruling from coast to coast for so long, my kingdom started to feel like a gilded cage.”
  • “So it was time for this princess to journey into the real world.”
  • Shows Jellyfish in front of a sign reading “No rough guys, No Just Can’t Get Enough Guys, No Chest Always So Puffed Guys”
  • Shows Jellyfish trading the crown in for a flower crown and going to a rave-like club.
  • Shows a bottle of baby powder
  • “...My nerves get the best of me. It was hard to hear especially because I’m usually the best at what I do.”
  • “I’m here without the people who pick me up when I fall- my family”
  • Shows Jellyfish’s family getting off the “USS Big Bird”
  • “There’s my ride or die, papa Jelly...He helped engineer my whole world”
  • “For years, he’d wake up at 3 a.m., put me in the car, and I’d wake up hours later at gigs in faraway lands.”
  • Shows Papa Jellyfish in a rock band
  • Shows Jellyfish practicing with a lightsaber and knocking over a table with a bowl of cereal on it.
  • Jellyfish’s magic lamp clue: A stuffed tiger toy
  • “If you can earn your stripes and pounce on this clue,”

Our guess: JoJo

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9 / 20

Mushroom

Mushroom

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Clues:

  • “If you want to know who’s behind my mask, you’ll need to figure out who’s under my hats.”
  • “I sprouted up underground: young scrappy and “fungy”
  • Shows a grasshopper playing violin
  • Shows a hotdog stand with what looks like Pharrell Williams’ tall hat on top of it.
  • “I started out in the rat race...then the world turned upside down and I got my shot to turn a hobby into a career”
  • “At first, the suits didn’t understand me...I kept growing and grinding until someone said ‘yes” to this. And finally, I got to be in the ‘shroom’ where it happened”
  • Shows a radish with a white tie.
  • “Even as a young shroom, I knew I was off beat”
  • Shows Mushroom attending North Spore High School
  • Shows Mushroom holding a pink book opened to a page that reads “Mushroom needs a clue” above a picture of a buck. The second page reads “Clue Burn Book” above a picture of Season 3 contestant The Kangaroo, who was revealed to be Jordan Woods.
  • Shows breakfast foods around a cafeteria table telling Mushroom “You can’t sit with us”
  • Mushroom is shown holding a tray with two dung beetles on it.
  • “Once I embraced being a nerd and an outcast, I can proudly share my unique gifts.My weirdness has lead me here and now it is time to fetch my golden mask”
  • Mushroom’s magic lamp clue: a Jell-O brain on a dish
  • “Mind is a terrible thing to waste, but it makes for a pretty sweet clue.”

Our past guess: Pharrell Williams

Our Guess: Jordan Fisher

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10 / 20

Warning: Spoilers Ahead

Warning: Spoilers Ahead

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The next slides reveal singers who have been eliminated in the latest episode of The Masked Singer season four.

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11 / 20

Eliminated- Serpent

Eliminated- Serpent

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Photo: Michael Becker/FOX

Clues:

  • “If you want to know how I instantly appeared, here’s the prescription number to my identity”
  • Shows prescription bottle with “31118" on its label on an older model television set.
  • “It took a chain of miraculous events to get here”
  • Shows a map of the Caribbean
  • “Starting when I was young…”
  • Shows a young Serpent in a library between the Medical and Musicology sections
  • “Mischievous and devious, a troublemaking sneak-ling. I was slithering furiously down a path of destruction, but my pops saved me. By giving me a one-way ticket away from the wrong crowd.
  • Shows serpent playing pranks by knocking books down and throwing flaming paper airplanes
  • Shows a Serpent Sr.
  • Shows Serpent holding books titled “How to be a Good Serpent” and “How to Get Yourself out of Debt”
  • “I’ve taken an unorthodox path to get here”
  • Shows Serpent holding a croissant and bacon sandwich while getting an “error” message on an ATM
  • “Starting out, I could barely make RENT”
  • “To get by, I sold clothes…”
  • Shows Serpent at a store with a mannequin wearing blue scrubs
  • “...I did manual labor…”
  • Shows Serpent working on an electric transformer
  • “I was patient, but all I heard from the gatekeepers was ‘No’.”
  • “...I stayed driven…”
  • Shows serpent driving a pink convertible Cadillac holding a golden croissant
  • Serpent’s childhood clue: a baby bottle on wheels
  • “This baby bottle should get your wheels turning”
  • Serpent’s special guest is his college roommate who is covered up by a pizza box and is surrounded by a toy ambulance, red solo cups, and a poster reading “The Serpent Strikes Backsss”
  • “When I met Serpent, we were both dirt poor. We got a cheap apartment together so we could chase our crazy dreams.”
  • Shows “good” peanut butter and “good” mayo jars
  • “Serpent wasn’t looking for fame, fame found him.”
  • Shows a bucket full of soapy water and a sponge
  • Serpent’s game-changing clue was brought out by the Eagle who was revealed to be Dr. Drew Pinsky. The clue says “Serpent has sung with one of you (the panelists) before”

Our guess: Taye Diggs

Actual celebrity: Dr. Elvis

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12 / 20

Eliminated- Whatchamacallit

Eliminated- Whatchamacallit

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Clues:

  • “Some might say my career had a magical start.”
  • Shows an Ace of hearts playing card catching fire.
  • Shows Watchamacallit jumping around on Jell-O molds
  • “People think I’m a shy guy, especially because I let others absorb my spotlight.”
  • “...I can dance with the stars, surf candy bars, buzz with the bees, and swing from the keys.”
  • Shows Watchamacallit in a tree full of skeleton keys and a black panther
  • Shows a clock with the numerals replaced with khaki pants, a turntable, a triangle, shrimp, and the Bear costume from Masked Singer season 3.
  • The clock also shows the numbers 4.0, 278, and 1261.
  • “...Time to turn the tables on the world”
  • “Here at the Masked Singer, I can really let my hair down”
  • “It took 36,524 brush strokes to make Watchamacallit camera ready”
  • “It’s taken some rough patches to get here.”
  • Shows Watchamacallit floating away with balloons above an upside down purple house and a musical scale with whole notes on Bs
  • “At the time, I was at the height of my career ready to dance like never before. Then I got the watcha-ma-CALL that shook my world”
  • Shows Watchamacallit answering a phone shaped like a dress shoe.
  • “The news was deflating. My mom was in bad shape.
  • Shows Watchamacallit looking into a mirror
  • Shows Watchamacallit with dimes (10 cents)
  • Watchamacallit childhood clue: A book called Hairy Tales of the Watcha Fam by Doodad Doohickey
  • “I love a bedtime story and I’m an open book.”

Our guess: Lonzo Ball

Our past guess: Nelly

Actual celebrity: Lonzo Ball

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Eliminated: The Snow Owls

Eliminated: The Snow Owls

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Clues:

  • “You can try and figure out who we are, but as for who is more talented, it’s a tie.”
  • Shows a barn in the countryside is shown.
  • Shows a sign to “Jam-A-Lot” pointing to a castle, a tree with a couch and lamp on in, and a Fabergé egg
  • Shows an oyster with a white pearl
  • “So you haven’t seen us together in a while”
  • “But now, it’s time for a family reunion”
  • “[Referring to male owl] He’s a prankster.”
  • Shows the male owl with a red rose that squirts water
  • Shows a crossroads at Magnolia and Quarrel Canyon
  • Shows a birdhouse covered in snow and Christmas lights
  • “We’ve always had each other’s backs”
  • Male Owl: “Like When I was going through a messy break-up”
  • Shows a light box in the shape of the letter D
  • Female Owl holds an anchor with the word “MANagement”
  • Shows a basketball with “DAL”
  • Female Owl: “I had an opportunity fit for a queen”
  • Shows a bouncy house castle
  • Snow Owl Drone Clue: A witch’s hat
  • “We will tip our hats to whoever figures out the clue”
  • “While we are loving our new fans, we can’t forget the one that’s been with us since the beginning.”
  • Shows the Owls’ “Branchy Buddy” hidden behind a tree
  • Shows a miniature NASA ship
  • Shows a red cocktail that could be a Shirley Temple or a Roy Rogers
  • Shows a rocking horse
  • “Oh, I know the Owls. They’ve been perching on my arm for over 20 years.”
  • “For two total opposites, they really compliment each other
  • “Sir Owl always pushes Lady Owl to believe in herself. And Lady Owl? Well, she finally gotten him to settle down a bit with all that horsin’ around.”
  • “[Sir Owl” has got the louder voice of the two and sometimes I feel Lady Owl gets overlooked, so it’s been amazing to watch her step out from under his shadow and truly shine.”
  • Shows a miniature Parthenon
  • Owls’ game-changing clue: “Two snow owls sitting in a tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G

Our guess: Amy Grant and Vince Gill

Actual celebrities: Lisa Hartman and Clint Black

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14 / 20

Eliminated: Squiggly Monster

Eliminated: Squiggly Monster

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Clues:

  • “It’s very fitting that I have so many appendages. After all, I’m known for having a lot of hands to latch onto.”
  • Shows the Squiggly Monster in a “Paper Mairo” type game with a penguin and sausage link
  • “I chose the Squiggly Monster because people always roll their eyes at me, but now I can rolls all mine at them.”
  • Shows chocolate chip cookies and balls of yarn
  • “I’m a patchwork of personas: the father figure and the scoundrel; The hyperactive voice of the people; a worry wart and a maniac.”
  • Shows SM eating a salami link
  • “I’m no Dumbo, but ladies, let’s be honest, I’m easy on the eyes.”
  • Shows Squiggly Monster being a DJ
  • “Breaking News: tonight, I’m bringing the squiggle juice. I can’t wait to have all eyes on me”
  • Shows Squiggly Monster catching a stethoscope
  • “America! The more time I spend canvassing in this costume, the more Squiggly Monster and I are becoming one.”
  • Shows Squiggly Monster in the Oval Office
  • Aa a little squiggle, I was bullied for being different, and I was struck by a barrage of different tragedies.”
  • Shows SM in a cornfield with popcorn being thrown at him
  • “...Through those tough times, I found that laughter was the best medicine.”
  • Shows another penguin
  • Shows SM getting hit with a pineapple, slipping on a banana, and throwing a football at a man in black’s crotch.
  • Shows SM at a diner with plates of raspberry crepes and men in black with hard hats
  • SM magic lamp clue: a giant teddy bear
  • “I’m here to ‘bear’ it all and that’s starts with this very cuddly clue”

Our guess: Bob Saget
Actual celebrity: Bob Saget

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Eliminated: Baby Alien

Eliminated: Baby Alien

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Clues:

  • “All you have to do is look to the stars.”
  • Shows a constellation forming the number five
  • “Baby Alien...Baby Alien”
  • Shows a cheese “stake”
  • “I’ve been stuck in second gear”
  • “It’s time for my rebirth”
  • “Back when I was the cream of crop circle, I was in the theater every week and even beamed onto the Tony Awards stage, baby.”
  • “...I‘ve become a second thought lost in space”
  • Shows a parade with a horse shoe
  • Shows balloons of the Liberty Bell and a black belt karate gi
  • Answered on-stage question with a Russian accent
  • “Baby Alien [is] training hard to become most special competitor. I practice wearing 30-pound bag back at home”
  • Shows a “BabyWatch” title page
  • A sparkling horse made of sand
  • “...I’ve been roasted before”
  • “Under [the] beaming spotlight of [the] big city I had my public relationships probed and experienced close encounters with money hungry sharks.”
  • Shows Baby Alien near a hotdog stand
  • Baby Alien’s childhood clue: a toy firetruck
  • “This particular toy is near and dear to my heart, but Joel McHale, you’re hot on my trail.”

Our guess: Matt LeBlanc

Actual celebrity: Former quarterback Mark Sanchez

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Eliminated: The Giraffe

Eliminated: The Giraffe

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Clues:

  • “If you’re looking for a clue to my identity… I walk amongst GIANTS.”
  • “Welcome to my glorious carnival”
  • “I’ve had a roller coaster career full of ups and downs.”
  • “Music is in my blood”
  • “I was In knots”
  • “That crash and burn drove me to swing even higher.”
  • “I drummed up towering success.”
  • “I survived and thrived in the animal kingdom by seeing the big picture and staying above the drama”
  • Shows Giraffe looking through binoculars at the Fox Costume from season 2 who was revealed to be Wayne Brady.
  • Shows the Giraffe picking peaches
  • “Recently, my world came crashing down. I’ve kept it mostly secret, but my life was transformed in the blink of an eye.”
  • “I had a terrifying episode that really scrambled my brain.”
  • “Now I’m at a crossroads, but the one thing that keeps me going is my herd”
  • Giraffe’s drone clue is a 4:4 domino piece.
  • “That was a real important tile to me, but does it help you score my identity”

Our guess: Brian Austin Green

Actual celebrity: Brian Austin Green

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Eliminated: Gremlin

Eliminated: Gremlin

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Clues:

  • “Check the gremlin manual and you’ll see, I can thrive when the temperature is a cool 66.5 degrees.”
  • Shows Mug shot with ID #6219
  • “Despite my checkered history, I can actually be quite charming.”
  • “You may have heard I can be a bit combative.”
  • Shows Gremlin boxing
  • “I Adore all animals and I love to cook.”
  • Shows 41 proof liquor
  • “I would love to have you for dinner- I mean over for dinner”

Our guess: Mickey Rourke

Actual celebrity: Mickey Rourke

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Eliminated: The Dragon

Eliminated: The Dragon

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Clues:

  • “If you want a hot clue to finding my identity, just look into stocks and bonds.”
  • “Welcome to my lair. Sorry it’s a little humid”
  • “Dressing up in funk, outrageous costume isn’t new to me”
  • Shows a stop watch
  • “At first, my fire was dangerous.”
  • Shows fitness weights
  • Shows an entire room filled with medals, trophies, and a golden bone

Our guess: DMX

Actual celebrity: Busta Rhymes

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Eliminated: The Lips

Eliminated: The Lips

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Clues:

  • Shows the lips in leopard print roller skates
  • Shows a kangaroo in roller skates
  • “Here to set my story straight, straight from the mouth’s mouth”
  • Shows a disco ball and a plate of loaded fries
  • “You may have strong opinions about me, but I always speak my truth”
  • “I love making waves, America.”
  • Shows the Lips at the “West Wing” Snack Bar
  • Shows a waffle ice cream cone with two cherries on top

Our guess: Leslie Jones

Actual celebrity: Wendy Williams

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