Rudy Giuliani’s “The Masked Singer” Episode Aired Last Night

April 21, 2022 / Posted by:

Back in early February, the news broke that judges Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke walked off The Masked Singer set after one of the contestants was revealed to be Rudy Giuliani. That Rudy Giuliani, of Four Seasons Total Landscaping and attempted-democracy-overthrowing fame! The 77-year-old was eliminated and unmasked after butchering the song Bad to the Bone by George Thorogood and the Destroyers. He’d been disguised as a Jack in the Box. If you’re familiar with the Borat 2 scene where Rudy puts his hand down his pants in the presence of actress Maria Bakalova, you’ll know how apt that costume choice is… “Pop goes the weasel!” 

Before the big “celebrity” reveal, the judges’ guesses included Joe Pesci, Elon Musk, Al Roker, and… Robert Duvall. 90-year-old Oscar winner Robert Duvall? Boo Fuckin’ Radley?! Dream on. When Rudy was revealed as the Jack in the Box, everyone was in shock. Nicole Scherzinger was confused at first, and asked fellow judge Ken Jeong, “Is that Robert Duvall?” A horrified Ken responded: “No, that’s… not Robert Duvall.” Meanwhile, judge Jenny McCarthy seemed delighted, probably because she was the least problematic person in the room for once (and she works with Robin Thicke). Here’s a clip of the judges making guesses and Rudy’s big reveal:

Why did I fully expect Rudy to have multi-coloured hair dye dripping down the side of his face? Host Nick Cannon goes on to ask Rudy why the hell he’d want to appear on The Masked Singer. Rudy explained that he signed on because he just had a granddaughter, Grace (Nicole: “Awww”), and he wanted her to know that “you should try everything, even things that are completely unlike you and unlikely.” I dunno, man, hasn’t embarrassing yourself on TV always been your M.O.?

Here’s a second clip where Rudy sings an “encore” of Bad to the Bone. This is when Ken Jeong decides he’s had enough. He mutters, “I’m done,” and walks off the stage. Robin Thicke’s previously reported exit was not aired. Nicole and Jenny remain at the judge’s table, dancing, smiling, and embracing their lives post-lobotomy (thanks FOX!):

Let’s end this post by paying tribute to these two Masked Singer audience members, whose reaction to seeing Rudy Giuliani onstage spoke for us all:

“The horror! The HORROR!”

Pics: YouTube

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