SPOILER ALERT: Don’t read ahead if you haven’t watched “The Masked Singer” Season 8 Episode 7, “Hall of Fame Night,” which airs Nov. 9 on Fox.
“The Masked Singer” paid tribute to the late actor Leslie Jordan on Wednesday night’s episode, opening with a brief card dedicating the episode “to a beloved member of the Fox family, Leslie Jordan 1955-2022.” .
Jordan, who previously appeared as a guest judge on “The Masked Singer,” returned as a panelist for this week’s show, which taped in August. (The comedic star, who was part of the cast of Fox’s “Call Me Kat,” died Oct. 24.)
As far as the unmasking of the episode goes, it was a “George” double reveal night. True to the “Hall of Fame” theme, boxing and portable grilling entrepreneur George Foreman and funk legend George Clinton – of Parliament House/Funkadelic fame – were next to go.
Foreman, as Venus Flytrap, was the first to go, with the fewest votes. Later, Clinton was unmasked as the Gopher after facing off against the winner The Bride in a battle royal (in which the two took turns singing Smashmouth’s “All-Star”). Joining them: Sheila E. on percussion. The bride moves on to next week’s episode.
For Venus Flytrap, Robin Thicke was right with George Foreman. Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg thought it was Bo Jackson. Nicole Scherzinger cast Charles Barkley. Guest judge Leslie Jordan guessed Mike Tyson. Guest judge Joel McHale nominated Mickey Rourke.
As for Gopher, Robin Thicke was once again right in naming George Clinton. Nicole Scherzinger accepted. Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg chose Bootsy Collins. Guest judge Leslie Jordan said Flavor Flav. Guest judge Joel McHale thought it was George Wallace.
“Hall of Fame Night” opened with judge Nicole Scherzinger singing a slowed-down version of Irene Cara’s “Fame.”
George Foreman as Venus Flytrap and George Clinton as Gopher join Joey Lawrence as Walrus, Le’Veon Bell as Milkshake, Kat Graham as Robo Girl, Jerry Springer as Beetle, Gloria Gaynor as Mermaid, Mario Cantone as Maise, Daymond John as Fortune Teller Adventure, Barry Williams/Christopher Knight/Mike Lookinland as Mummies, Montell Jordan as Panther, Jeff Dunham as Pi-Rat, Chris Kirkpatrick as Hummingbird, Eric Idle as Hedgehog, and William Shatner as knight as celebrities revealed in “The Masked Singer” in Season 8.
Multiple eliminations in an episode are the norm this time around, as “The Masked Singer” adopts a new “King or Queen of Masked Singer” format. This season, three or four costumed celebrities will perform each week, but only one will win and compete against two or three other people the following week.
This will continue throughout the season, as after each round three finalists will face off in the semi-finals. The Harp survived Round 1 and is the first to advance to the Semi-Finals, while Lambs won Round 2 and will also be in the Semi-Finals.
“The Masked Singer” enters Season 8 with costumes such as “Bride”, “Avocado”, “Venus Fly Trap”, “Sir Bugaboo”, “Scarecrow”, “Hedgehog”, “Mommies”. Themed episodes include “Vegas Night”, “Comedy Roast”, “Hall of Fame”, “Muppets Night”, “Andrew Lloyd Webber Night”, “TV Themes”, “’90s Night”, “Thanksgiving” and “Fright Night “. “Guests this season include Donny Osmond, Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Muppets, Will Arnett, Leslie Jordan, Joel McHale, Tori Spelling, Jon Lovitz, Jodie Sweetin, Carrot Top, Blue Man Group, Lance Bass, Danielle Fishel, Sheila E. and Drew Carey.
The season 8 nominees “boast a total of 32 Grammy nominations, 16 Emmy wins, 8 gold albums, 4 Golden Globe nominations, 42 books, 10 Teen Choice Awards and 5 stars on the Hollywood Walk. of Fame”.
Here are the contestants and their performances on night seven:
The Bride (WINNER)
Song: “Shut up and dance”, by Walk the Moon
Weakness: Buttercream Frosting
Index: Break a rock
Clue delivered by Hawkeye the goat: Gold medal that says “action hero”. “I’m a step-up bride, and I have no problem playing the hero, among other things.”
Voice over package“Dear Beloved, We are gathered here today for a Hall of Fame night that I swear to rock. I always tell good stories, but let me explain how I got here, all alone, to this scrappy marriage. I have a tough personality. I live on the road, selling arenas. And I have an appetite for destroying things. So I’m known for being in some of the messier feuds. J I went the solo route. But I came here to master a new engagement with all the freaks of Masked Singer. So tonight here comes the bride.
The panel guesses: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Steven Seagal, David Coverdale, Carrot Top
Gopher (GEORGE CLINTON)
Song: “That’s Your Thing”, by The Isley Brothers
Love: A Canadian tuxedo
Index: UK policy expert
Clue delivered by Hawkeye the goat: LOL “I guess I’ve been known to be funny. You danced to some of my jokes. But there’s nothing funny about this game of Gopher.
Voice over package“This Gopher is an intergalactic space cowboy, who has earned his rightful place in the Hall of Fame. I’ve used my out-of-this-world imagination to start a movement. And blaze new trails under many roads from old town. And you want to know why? My spaceship was placed in the ultimate hall of fame, the Smithsonian. Not bad for a party doctor. Now doctors copy my method, and even dogs want to be part of my legacy. But no matter how many people taste my flavor, I’m here to show everyone that I’m the ultimate OG – Original Gopher.
The panel guesses: Martin Lawrence, Flava Flav, Lil Nas X, George Wallace, Sly Stone, George Clinton
Venus Flytrap (GEORGE FOREMAN)
Song: “Get Ready”, by the Temptations
Love: Trap music
Index: Love his name
Clue delivered by Hawkeye the goat: “100 million”
Voice over package“Becoming a member of the Hall of Fame is not easy. But I did it twice. The first time was in my 20s. No one thought I could do it again in my 40s. But, I went down as one of the best in history. But I didn’t stop there. My greatest success came in the next decade of my life. And I guarantee you each of you had one. So tonight, this star king of reinvention returns with a performance that’s sure to earn a place in the Masked Singer Hall of Fame.
The panel guesses: Mike Tyson, Bo Jackson, Charles Barkley, George Foreman
First round semi-finalists: Harp
Previous songs: “Perfect”, by Pink; “I Have Nothing,” by Whitney Houston; “Thanks For Being A Friend” (Theme Song “The Golden Girls”)
Assumptions of the previous panel: Amber Riley, Ashanti, Yvette Nicole Brown, Queen Latifah, Jordin Sparks, Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott, Fantasia, Ariana DeBose
Semi-finalist of the 2nd round: the lambs
Previous songs: “Hot N Cold”, by Katy Perry; Ironic by Alanis Morissette
Assumptions of the previous panel: The Kardashians, Haim, The Chicks, The Corrs, Fifth Harmony, SWV