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2/2/2022

Oh: Rudy Giuliani, The Masked Singer

Filed under: General — Dana @ 6:27 pm



[guest post by Dana]

Okay, this is just weird. Certainly, it must be some sort of metaphor inside a cautionary tale wrapped up in a Fox primetime series:

Rudy Giuliani was unmasked as an exiting costumed contestant in last week’s taping of the first Season 7 episode of Fox’s popular primetime series The Masked Singer. Deadline hears that as soon as they saw Giuliani, judges Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke quickly left the stage in protest.

The show is known for its jaw-dropping surprises when celebrity contestants shed their headpieces after they are eliminated. The reaction to Giuliani was perhaps the most polarizing the show has seen since 2020.

We aren’t revealing which costume Rudy wore or what his swan song was — his exit episode won’t air until next month — so you can still revel in his reveal. The theme of the new season is “The Good, The Bad and The Cuddly”

Anywho, I guess Giuliani should get his kicks now because who knows what the future holds for him:

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol on Tuesday subpoenaed Rudolph W. Giuliani and other members of the legal team that pursued a set of conspiracy-filled lawsuits on behalf of former President Donald J. Trump in which they made unsubstantiated claims of fraud in the 2020 presidential election.

In addition to Mr. Giuliani, Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer and a ringleader of the group, the panel subpoenaed three others who played central roles in his effort to use the courts, state legislatures and Congress to try to overturn his defeat.

“The four individuals we’ve subpoenaed today advanced unsupported theories about election fraud, pushed efforts to overturn the election results or were in direct contact with the former president about attempts to stop the counting of electoral votes,” Representative Bennie Thompson, Democrat of Mississippi and the chairman of the committee, said in a statement.

I’ve never seen the Masked Singer show, and frankly didn’t even know about it. If you’re curious, you can see the sort of costumes worn by the various masked singers here. I read reports last summer claiming that Giuliani was nearly broke while facing a mountain of legal fees, so maybe this is the best gig he can get. You can bet that appearing on the Fox primetime series is as close as he’s going to be getting to Fox News anymore.

I wonder if he’s already booked for the next season of Dancing With the Stars?

–Dana

18 Responses to “Oh: Rudy Giuliani, The Masked Singer”

  1. This is just so weird. And unexpected. And weird.

    Dana (5395f9)

  2. I don’t know whom I find more disappointing, Giuliani or Cruz. At one time I thought either one of them would make a decent President. Boy, was I wrong!

    norcal (d4ed1d)

  3. Deadline hears that as soon as they saw Giuliani, judges Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke quickly left the stage in protest.

    This is such an awesome story, and this detail makes it perfect. Guess what, Ken and Robin? If you are washed-up has-been former stars (Jeong left the practice of internal medicine to launch a career in comedy, because heavens knows we have a surplus of physicians in this country but we’re in desperate need of more woke comics; and Thicke’s career has gone nowhere ever since he conned those two gals to dance naked in his video, had Miley Cyrus twerk in his lap, then left his longtime wife for some young strumpet) and are forced to appear in a recurring role on some cheesy Fox entertainment contest show, then you deserve to faced with the indignity of Rudy Giuliani covertly singing to you. If Fox has any stones they’ll fire both Jeong and Thicke, but I assume that they actually love the free publicity from this controversy and will milk it for all it’s worth.

    JVW (ee64e4)

  4. Now we know why they need masks.

    Kevin M (38e250)

  5. Those two add to the weirdness of it all I think, JVW.

    Dana (5395f9)

  6. “I don’t know whom I find more disappointing, Giuliani or Cruz”

    I vote Cruz. Giuliani has the excuse of being at the sunset of his life and looking for relevance. Trump gave him a means to try to be a mover and shaker. He got sucked in and had nothing to pivot to. Cruz has no excuse….

    AJ_Liberty (3cb02f)

  7. The show is known for its jaw-dropping surprises when celebrity contestants shed their headpieces after they are eliminated. The reaction to Giuliani was perhaps the most polarizing the show has seen since 2020.

    Lest you forget:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IrE6FMpai8

    Another television show was ‘dragged down’ to equally low points– as when Tucka Carlson, Sean Spicer- and yes, Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin- did ‘Dancing With The Stars.’ But then, as we know, Americans don’t want to be governed; they wish to be entertained.

    DCSCA (f4c5e5)

  8. I think the ratings for the next show go up. Mission accomplished.

    Let’s admit that I didn’t think any Hollywood production would let Giuliani appear. This is the face of the Big Lie.

    Appalled (1a17de)

  9. There are eight million stories in the naked city.

    nk (1d9030)

  10. Does anyone under 50 actually watch network TV anymore?

    Hoi Polloi (15cfac)

  11. 6 _ Agreed, but I think Giuliani has the recourse if someone pulls the Suge Knight/Vanilla Ice hotel balcony trick that Cruz doesn’t have access to.

    11 _ only when I’m sick with flu or similar.

    urbanleftbehind (6a53bd)

  12. It’s all I watch these days, but in reruns on Roku. Tales of Wells Fargo, The Life And Legend of Wyatt Earp, Gunsmoke, Perry Mason, The Odd Couple, Pinky And The Brain, ….

    nk (1d9030)

  13. Within the universe of channels available over the air, the niche-based decimal channels often have far better content than the main outlet. Westerns, H&I, Bounce (the old black shows) and sitcom channels are good.

    urbanleftbehind (6a53bd)

  14. Dominion Voting Systems thanks Rudy for the income he made from the appearance.

    Paul Montagu (5de684)

  15. Hoi,

    I got rid of cable and broadcast tv a few years ago and don’t miss it in the slightest.

    NJRob (eb56c3)

  16. OT:

    Jen Psaki, John Kirby, ugh. I am so tired of spokesholes. “Talk to the hand-” and they do.

    felipe (484255)

  17. O.J. Simson next!

    asset (1676da)

  18. The logical conclusion is Rudy making coin in gas station bathrooms.

    Couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy.

    John (c52d0f)


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