'The Masked Singer': Mark Sanchez is Baby Alien, fans wonder why butt fumble wasn't part of his clue package
Audiences are pretty accurate with the guessing game but here they couldn't guess Sanchez's name and said it wasn't fair to keep the butt fumble clue out of the clue packages
'The Masked Singer' stage saw Group B performers: Serpent, Baby Alien, Crocodile, Sea Horse and the Whatchamacallit perform in the playoffs on Wednesday night's episode (October 14). Joining judges Nicole Scherzinger, Robin Thicke and Jenny McCarthy was returning guest from last week, 'Card Sharks' host, the super entertaining Joel McHale who's become quite a hit with 'TMS' audiences who now want him as a permanent judge.
At the end of all the performances, it was time for votes to be tallied and the lowest voted masked celebrity to be sent home. Baby Alien wasn't able to garner as many votes as the others did and he was eliminated. As is 'Masked Singer' tradition, the newly eliminated celebrity had to unmask himself before getting off the stage and reveal his identity for the judges as well as the audiences watching from home so they could brag if they had the right guess or sulk if they didn't.
Former American football quarterback Mark Sanchez emerged from under the Baby Alien's mask. None of the judges had guessed his identity correctly. In this episode, Eric Banam Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeff Dunham and Taylor Lautner's name had come up during the guesses on the judges' table. Audiences on Twitter too couldn't guess the identity correctly.
After his elimination, a lot of viewers were seeking answers as to how the show could leave out the butt fumble clue, the one that has unfortunately become synonymous with Sanchez since 2012.
What is the butt fumble? Against the Patriots on Thanksgiving night 2012, Sanchez who was playing for New York Jets attempted to run the ball on a broken play and ran into the rear end of right guard Brandon Moore. Sanchez dropped the ball upon impact and Patriots safety Steve Gregory picked it up and returned it 32 yards for a touchdown, according to the Los Angeles Times. The video from the game went viral immediately, click on the video below to check it out.
Now for this huge, a clue to be eliminated completely from the package didn't seem fair to the audiences and they took to Twitter to voice their concerns. "WHERE WAS THE BUTT FUMBLE CLUE MARK SANCHEZ #themaskedsinger," questioned a fan. "Mark Sanchez was on #TheMaskedSinger and didn’t have a butt fumble clue.... #BabyAlienMask," wrote another. "Mark Sanchez is a stud #TheMaskedSinger nothing about a butt fumble tho," read another tweet.
WHERE WAS THE BUTT FUMBLE CLUE MARK SANCHEZ #themaskedsinger— Amanda Gill (@mandalynngill) October 15, 2020
I'm only partially watching #TheMaskedSinger, but was "butt fumble" part of any of the clues?— Sean's Ramblings (@seansramblings) October 15, 2020
'The Masked Singer' airs on Wednesdays at 8 pm ET on FOX.