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Old 01-10-2019, 08:11 AM
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Okay, who's still watching this awful thing? Let's have some guesses!


First off I want to say I totally knew it was Tommy Chong. They really gave it away with Pipe Dream and Up In Smoke. Besides, I had seen him on Dancing With the Stars not too long ago and was familiar with his "dance moves" or lack thereof. Kudos to them for having one actual celebrity on that us old folks would care about.


As for the rest, they were Rabbit, Alien, Raven, Poodle, and Bee.


My guesses:


Rabbit: Boy George (yeah, probably not but I can dream)


Alien: Uh...



Raven: Megan McCain, because she implied she was a talk-show personality who had suffered a recent loss.



Poodle: Kathy Griffin. I think she said something about stand-up comedy, and then they showed the rainbow background.



Bee: Singing since the fifties? Wow, could be another actual celebrity. I thought Dionne Warwick was a good guess.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:21 AM
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My daughter suggested Gladys Knight as the Bee. Sounds reasonable.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:33 AM
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Wife and I thought Gladys Knight as well, or maybe Patti LaBelle?

The Raven is Ricki Lake - she mentioned a recent loss, and Ricki's husband committed suicide not too long ago.


Alien might just be Miley Cyrus
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:48 AM
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I had guessed Joey Fatone for the Rabbit before the judges mentioned it. Yeah, he usually carries more weight than that Rabbit costume seems to show, but who knows, I haven't seen him in a while, maybe he's lost weight.

The rest I'm unsure of. Dionne Warwick is indeed a great guess for the Bee. My deep-left-field guess for the Alien is Uma Thurman, based solely on the snake in the hint video.
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:25 PM
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Okay, who's still watching this awful thing? Let's have some guesses!

Poodle: Kathy Griffin. I think she said something about stand-up comedy, and then they showed the rainbow background.
She also mentioned 415 - the area code for San Francisco. The consensus is, Margaret Cho.
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Old 01-10-2019, 03:28 PM
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I can't believe I'm watching this show either. I watch maybe one show a year in real time and this...THIS??!! is what I chose?

Sigh.

Anyway, I also guessed Tommy Chong for Pineapple right off the bat last night. The clues were pretty obvious. I mean, I don't know Tommy Chong's voice from Adam, and have never actually seen him in a movie, standup, or ANYTHING. But I know who he is. (I hope that they don't make the clues too obvious moving forward. Where's the fun in that?)

The Poodle? I say Richard Simmons. I think he was mentioned by the panel, but I came up with that before hearing their take.

Somehow, I thought the Unicorn was Drew Barrymore. Wasn't the Unicorn from "Hollywood royalty?" That would fit.

Monster? Michael Vick. He did time. Rejected. Viewed as a monster.

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A day late but finally caught up.

The only one I know for sure is because Mrs. Cups is a badass. The bee is clearly Gladys Knight...aka the Empress of Soul.

Called Tommy Chong a mile away.

Rabbit is Joey Fatone (Part of a group, harmonize, kept saying pop and dirty pop is an N'sync song and also "performed in a mask..check" is from their music videos

Margaret Cho is a good guess....never would have gotten that.

Ricki Lake is an obvious choice too, another one Ms. Cups called. She's really good at this.
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I'm confused about the format now. How many new characters will there be? How long will this get drawn out? As it is we've got twelve weeks worth. I'm not sure I'll stay interested for that long.

Here are my notes so far:

Peacock – Shaun Cassidy
*Hippo – Antonio Brown
Monster – Philly rapper Meek Mills
Unicorn – Tori Amos
Deer - 6’3” boxer or wrestler or defensive lineman. Denver Broncos?
Lion – black woman, Hollywood child - 5’6” so it can't be EJ Johnson as I originally thought.
Rabbit – Psychobunny, is that you ?!? LOL! Seriously, what is that twitching about?!? Creepy.
Alien – I have a lot of sisters = Moulin Rouge. Li'l Kim
Raven – Wynonna Judd. I like the Ricki Lake guess above though, that's probably it.
*Pineapple – Tommy Chong. I had no clue until the panel said Cheech. Then I recognized Chong.
Poodle – “I have come for your Honors” Hilton Honors is their hotel loyalty points program. Paris Hilton.
Bee – Queen Latifa? Gladys Night?

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I watched the second episode last night (I try to be in bed by 10pm on weeknights, so most of the time I will DVR this and watch it the next night).

I had no guesses of my own this week.

Gladys Knight is an excellent guess for The Bee! All I could think while she was singing was that at times she sounded like Tina Turner, but not exactly like Tina Turner (and I don't think this show could get Tina Turner). Knight has some of the same vocal characteristics, so it could definitely be her.

I can no longer stand any of the judges' reactions (except possibly Robin Thicke, but he looks/sounds so much like his dad that it's distracting), so last night I started skipping everything except the clues, the performances, and the reveal at the end. I can probably get through several more episodes using that method.
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:49 PM
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OMG, how did I not know who Robin Thicke's dad was? That just proves I shouldn't be watching this show.


I agree, it's really hard to be exposed to Jenny McCarthy without flying into a rage. The other night, someone walked out in costume and she immediately squawked, "Who IS that?!" Well, that's kind of what the show's about, you stupid cow. Shut up and let us hear them!
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Rabbit: Boy George (yeah, probably not but I can dream)
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That's a really good guess, actually. I think he lives in Beverly Hills with one of the "Housewives of BH".

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Wife and I thought Gladys Knight as well, or maybe Patti LaBelle?

The Raven is Ricki Lake - she mentioned a recent loss, and Ricki's husband committed suicide not too long ago.

Alien might just be Miley Cyrus
Gladys and Ricki are both great guesses. I don't think that's Miley though.

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OMG, how did I not know who Robin Thicke's dad was? That just proves I shouldn't be watching this show.
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Shut up and let us hear them!
OMG, I knew something was wrong with Alan Thicke! ROFL! I just thought he'd had a lot of bad work done. I may be too old for this show.

In all seriousness, the talking over the singers is incredibly annoying. I just want to smack them. I also wish the camera would stay on the singers while the panel asks their questions. I want to see the body language to gauge which guesses hit the mark.

The twitching bunny is still annoying me two days later. What was that about? It was Kanye-esque
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OMG, I knew something was wrong with Alan Thicke!
Well, there is. A somewhat permanent thing.
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I immediately thought Margaret Cho for poodle but now I’m thinking Kathy Griffin. My initial thought for Raven was Ruthie Ann Miles. Bee bothered me because Robin Thicke clearly knew who it was by the voice but then couldn’t guess. Alien I have no clue. Bunny is clearly me.
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Hmmmmm....I am that cynical too, and this seems very believable.


I'm thinking no celebrities are present 'till you see their face.

Vocals must be lip sync in the mask anyway, why pay the star all the extra money?

Reality TV, huh? First they get rid of the writers...
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Anybody said Maya Rudolph as Poodle? That's what YouTube is guessing and that sounds right to me. Her mother was singer Minnie Riperton.
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I agree with all who are saying the judges are the worst part. Except for JM, they're all perfectly fine individually, but the inane banter and obviously lame guesses really detract.

For Rabbit, it was said that he had a "Jake Gyllenhaal method actor vibe" and some other reference to Donnie Darko and I thought "would someone as big as JG be on this show?" Cause that creepy bunny persona sure makes me think of Frank.

Ditto the alien. Would a Kardashian ever deign to participate in this? She's built like a model, has lots of sisters and is constantly in the public eye. I'm not sure I know which is which, but maybe Kourtney?

I definitely go the Ricky lake vibe, mostly due to her voice. I didn't know about her husband's suicide
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The only Kardashian the alien could be is Kendall Jenner. Frankly, Khloe is too tall, Kourtney is too short and the butt is too small for any others. It could potentially be a Willis sister.
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