'The Masked Singer': Bob Saget or The Rock, who could be the googly-eyed Squiggly Monster?
The Squiggly Monster kicked off the Group C playoffs in all his seven eyes, eight arms, and colorful fur glory.
This was the very first time that he actually performed on the stage, however, it wasn't his first time in front of the judges. Remember the special sneak peek episode where all masked celebrities revealed exclusive clues about themselves, a week-and-a-half before the season premiere? In the first clue package, he had said “It’s very fitting that I have so many appendages. After all, I’m known for having a lot of hands to latch onto. America, if you want to figure out who I am, don’t expect me to give you a hand, even if I have plenty to spare.”
Fans began sleuthing and immediately picked off a 'Full House' clue, connecting "a lot of hands to latch on to" with the lyrics "a hand to hold on to" that features on the theme song of the hit sitcom.
In the same clue package, there was a visual clue of a dog at a birthday party and Squiggly Monster said, "I bet you are crazy to party with, dog!" For those who don't know, the cast of 'Full House' including Bob virtually reunited last month to sing about 'FH' creator Jeff Franklin's pet dogs and raise money for animals in need, see the video below.
Some other visual clues that stood out in the clue package included cookies, a lock, a penguin, a salami, a game called “Super Squiggly World,” a stethoscope, a DJ turntable, and a man in a top hat, and twin cookies sitting on a ledge. These are all huge giveaways, considering Bob's obsession with salami is very well known, secondly he's spoken about how he continues to stay closely connected with twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, his castmates from 'FH'.
The stethoscope is a hint at his preferred choice of career while growing up. He wanted to be a doctor but his Honors English teacher, Elaine Zimmerman, pushed him to seek a career in entertainment.
Another personality that fans think could be the Squiggly Monster is The Rock. We know that the masked celebrity can sing and that he has a naturally big head, two signs directly pointing at the Rock, according to fans. Secondly, the clue packages had some Jumanji-vibes going on there. The Rock featured in those movies and played a doctor, a connection to the stethoscope. He also loves cookies for dessert, so it indeed could be him, say fans. Here are a couple of reactions.
"Bob Saget is making his reality show rounds. I think #squigglymonstermask is him. He does a stand-up bit about cookies and cocaine." wrote a fan.
"Locking in my guess that Bob Saget is Squiggly Monster on #TheMaskedSinger and if it's not then I am locking in the 20 other guesses I just made about who it was on Slack," wrote another. "Hi, Twitter just here to say that The Squiggly Monster is 100% @bobsaget," read another tweet.
Locking in my guess that Bob Saget is Squiggly Monster on #TheMaskedSinger and if it's not then I am locking in the 20 other guesses I just made about who it was on Slack— Jillian Sederholm (@JillianSed) October 29, 2020
"Squiggly Monster sounds like The Rock to me," wrote a fan. "Zero questions #squigglymonster is @TheRock #ThePeoplesChamp," read another tweet. "@MaskedSingerFOX YA’LL SQUIGGLY MONSTER IS @TheRock!!! HE SOUNDS JUST LIKE MAUI!!!" wrote another fan.
Squiggly Monster sounds like The Rock to me. 🤔 #TheMaskedSinger— Chels.✨💜💛🖤🐍 (@_ilovekitty) October 29, 2020
'The Masked Singer' airs Wednesdays at 8 pm ET on FOX.