Recap of “The Masked Dancer”: Episode 2 – Removing the Ice Cube
If you find, on Wednesday night, you need a distraction Current events in Washington, DC, Fox had his show: Celebrities dress like animals and various food products, and shake their socks to give up.
The Masked Dancer Settled in his usual time on Wednesday, he brought with him five new contestants who tried to remain anonymous to viewers at home. Before you drop your latest guesses in the comments, let’s summarize who we interviewed in Episode 2:
laziness | For most of Sloth’s guide package and her performance, I was pretty sure it was FunMatthew Morrison: The word “Glee” appeared on the toothpaste tube. His choreography included the “loser” symbol L-on-forge that appeared on many of the a Fun a poster; And play the role of a doctor Grey’s Anatomy, If that’s what the “DR” tag in its package is supposed to suggest. Plus, even though his routine started slow and a bit goofy, he climbed into some more complex footwork in the second half, and it turns out that sloths can dance really well!
But Sloth’s Word Up – “Broadway,” which also applies to Morrison, and any number of Fun castmates – it appears to have a distinct accent that Morrison does not have. The sloth might be trying to confuse us, but I’ll come back to the drawing board based on that guess – and still have some other clues, such as mixing chemicals in the cups and the number “13” on a single red cup, which doesn’t add up yet.
ice Cube | Red herring abounds in the Ice Cube guide pack, as do the phrases “real time” (a series from the HBO series by Bill Maher) and “Make it work” (similar to Project escape). But in spite of the judges Brian Austin Green and Paula Abdul Act Maher and Tim Gun guess, respectively, it’s Ken Jeong making the same guess I have: Bill Nye, a man of science.
In addition to guides like the periodic table of items and a bag full of cash bills, the Ice Cube package includes a pair of ballet slippers – and as Wikipedia tells me, Nye holds a US patent for pointe shoes! His Word Up tip (“90s icon”), overall thinness – just respect! – his ability to dance (which he also showed off Dancing With The Stars Back in 2013) Looks like he’s sealed the deal: It gotta be nai, right?
zebra | Aside from the boy band’s broad references, Zebra appears to be an athlete – maybe a race car driver? – who has since turned into politics and / or a career in Hollywood. My initial guess? NASCAR competitor Ryan Newman, who has a partnership with Oscar Mayer (hot dog costume guide!) And has received support from President Trump (“Now the president knows my name!”); He was also involved in an accident at the Daytona 500 last year, which could explain some of Zebra’s clues about “running on a low fuel tank” or wanting to “go back to a higher speed.”
On the other hand, none of the numbers in the Zebra package – such as the number “3” on a bronze-looking medal, or the number “11” – seem to be immediately related to Newman’s career, nor does he appear to possess the political character or aspirations of Showbiz that he referred to Zebra. I’m a little lost on this (and didn’t get help from Zebra’s Cha-cha, which was more like … the wild blow?), But we still had proof of Word Up – “Back” – to help us.
girls hair | Oh, cotton candy Not Here to hang out, buddy. A girl can dance, not just through her amazing routine – which includes aerial acrobatics! – but also through her getting onto the stage, she and her folks did some perfectly synchronized leg strokes.
Like Judge Ashley Tisdale, I thought Cotton Candy might be Julianne Hough, but the word Up Clue (“prime time”) didn’t look like Hough at all. Other clues to work with: breakfast plate, chalk drawing of a witch hat, watch with LIFE letters where they should be 12, 9, 6 and 5, and cake decorated with lips and eyelashes.
Moth | And finally, we have Moth, who tells us she went from being relatively unknown to being featured in the tabloids with the President. (Whether or not that is the boss Trump card We also have a box titled “Clothes,” an image of the Capitol (Yikes, timing), mathematical equations, and a painting of a nun with a halo over her head. And although some clues clearly point to Monica Lewinsky – the scandal, her second work as a social activist – that sounds pretty easy at this point, right?
At the end of the episode, ice Cube Unconvincing – indeed, it’s Bill Nye! Wednesday’s episode mostly left me feeling like a detective touched the world, so I’m going to score that victory (and share it with Ken Jeong).
Well your turn! Who do you really think Sloth, Zebra, Cotton Candy, and Moth? And did you guess Nai’s identity correctly, too? Tell us below!
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