‘The Masked Singer’ Episode four Recap: Poodle Is Dog Gone

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The authorities shutdown has lurched into its 34th day. East Coast temperatures have wildly rocketed from seven to almost 60 levels this week. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has canceled the President’s State Of The Union speech within the House of Representatives. But none of this issues, cultured residents, as a result of Fox has delivered us a brand new episode of The Masked Singer.

With each week that passes, I really feel so tapped into my supply whereas watching certified specialists Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger as they try to guess which mega-superstar on stage is behind the assorted disguises. Added bonus for Wednesday (Jan. 23) night time: Comedian Joel McHale returns to the panel. Decked out in denims and a sweatshirt, he seems like a man who may need maybe been on the way in which to choose up a six-pack and condoms at Rite Aid, however selflessly thought, “You know what, no — I’m gonna dangle a left, drive to the studio and lend my knowledge and lightweight to America tonight.” Thanks, Joel.

With the masked viewers members bouncing and gyrating like extras within the funkiest, sexiest scenes in Eyes Wide Shut, it's time for week 4 of the nation’s favourite new existential cabaret to swing into motion. Here’s the way it went down.

Rabbit sings Avicii & Aloe Blacc’s “Wake Me Up”

The worst-kept secret (to everybody however the panelists) is that Rabbit might be *NSYNC member JC Chasez. “I discovered security in a gaggle, however the generally not attending to be your self can go away you feeling boxed in,” the costumed thriller man says, with a nod to the doll bins in *NSYNC’s “It’s Gonna Be Me” video from 2000. He additionally hints on the boy band’s Disney amusement park origins in Orlando, Florida.

After singing the Avicii and Aloe Blacc collaboration “Wake Me Up,” a number of of the 5 panelists lastly start to smart up. Nicole Scherzinger is the primary one to counsel that it is perhaps JC — and she or he factors out that her first lady group, Eden’s Crush, toured with *NSYNC.

When requested by Nicole if Rabbit ever ever frolicked on the highway collectively, the cotton-tailed crooner provides this non-answer: “I’ve seen many, many performances in my previous… There have been simply too many individuals for me to recollect.”

Alien takes on The Cardigans’ “Lovefool”

Given that Alien continually refers to her well-known household, I’m torn between pondering she’s a Jackson or a Hilton. The incontrovertible fact that she hints “you could assume I’m out of style” doesn’t assist swing the pendulum both approach, and solely additional confuses the already-clueless 5 on the panelists’ desk.

After Alien’s mediocre tackle “Lovefool,” nonetheless, I’m downgrading my assumption from Janet to La Toya. A low-watt bulb will need to have lastly gone off in Nicole Scherzinger’s head, too, as she states, “It form of gave me, like, Jackson vibes. Somebody from the Jackson household.”

The clues Alien drops are that she is “a quadruple menace” who has “recorded many issues.”

Raven belts out Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”

Following Raven’s clues that she misplaced her beloved and has newfound freedom, Jenny McCarthy and Robin Thicke consider that the feathered performer is onetime View co-host Sherri Shepherd. Side word: Watching Jenny do the twist whereas Raven sings Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” is a Masked Singer season one spotlight. That stated, the bar just isn’t notably excessive.

Meanwhile, Ken Jeong brings up the truth that he was in Ride Along 2 with Sherri Shepherd, which prompts Robin Thicke to ask Raven, “Have you ever been in a film with Dr. Ken?” Joel butts in to make clear: “Wait, Wait. Have you ever been in a superb film with Ken?”

“Only in my desires,” Raven responds.

Poodle trills Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time”

Poodle principally provides away that she’s a stand-up comedian by stating in her clues package deal, “Whenever I wish to observe new materials, I flip to my finest mates.”

Despite the fluffy diva placing her all right into a rendition of “Time After Time” (full with a shirtless dancer pushing her on a swing on stage), the panelists can’t fairly make out who’s behind the masks.

“Someone who’s in a robotic poodle costume with Phantom of the Opera half-naked behind them, all of it made sense to me,” Joel presents.

The solely added clue Poodle barks to the stumped panelists is that she’s “been fired a number of occasions.” This causes Jenny McCarthy to grab on the concept that it could possibly be Kathy Griffin underneath all that pink fluff.

Bee tackles Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out Of Heaven”

Let’s all give some props to Bee, who, together with Rabbit, actually comes off as one of many few members on this televised madness with actual vocal expertise. I beforehand questioned of Bee could possibly be Chaka Khan in disguise, however the clues package deal this time round, which options peaches — as in Georgia peaches — is an indication that the buzz-worthy performer (sorry; the present, it’s turning me into Nick Cannon) is probably going “Midnight Train to Georgia” legend Gladys Knight.

Bee hits some gorgeous notes worthy of a seven-time Grammy winner whereas protecting Bruno Mars’ 2012 smash “Locked Out Of Heaven,” and Robin and Jenny suspect it’s the onetime Pips frontwoman underneath all of the yellow and black.

Bee’s solely clue to the panelists: “Take me to courtroom.” Okay.

Eliminated: This week, Poodle kisses this specific kennel goodbye. The masks involves reveal a real shock: Margaret Cho!

Ken actually jumps on the desk. “Ken, I believed you’ll know,” Margaret says — on condition that she performed Jeong’s sister on his ABC sitcom Dr. Ken.

Ken makes up for it by declaring that Margaret is “a pioneer in Asian-American comedy. You are the explanation that I’m a comic! I like you a lot, you haven’t any concept.”

And with that, Poodle is simply one other canine ignored on the streets.