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(TVLine)   "The Masked Singer really needs to end." End? Hell, it never should have started   (tvline.com) divider line
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2022-12-01 6:09:16 PM  
I gotta believe Sid and Marty Krofft fans and a whole lotta acidheads are the only people who like that show.
 
2022-12-01 6:12:15 PM  
I've never watched it.

I don't think I missed anything.
 
2022-12-01 6:12:58 PM  
Jennifer McCarthy is annoying but purdy, Ken Jeong on the other hand is horrible to watch without cringing.
 
2022-12-01 6:20:12 PM  
I used to say it's a guilty pleasure of mine. Now it's not even guilty.
I enjoy it.
I know the entire thing is scripted, duh.

Even though the article spoils the episode, I won't and I will use last year's winner by saying anybody that has ever heard Jewel sing knew that it was Jewel under the mask from the very first episode.

The judges play dumb and guess ridiculous things like Madonna and Hillary Clinton...knowing damn well that it's Jewel, but it's just a goofy, fun, mindless way to spend an hour a week!

As for the judges, I think Fox is in a bind, because these were the caliber of judges they could get for such a goofy premise show when it started, never thinking it would be a hit, and now they are stuck with them!!

Just based on the larger caliber of celebrities that are actually performing on the show, or show up as a guest judges, it's clear that everyone is having a good time and are not looking down on it.

The only person I could do without showing up from time to time is Joel McHale, who has never said no to anything, and would show up to the opening of an envelope!!
 
2022-12-01 6:21:48 PM  
It had its moments. It lost the value of the performances to have more BS dialogue amongst the Foul Four and Baby Cannon, and I threw my hands up as soon as Palin was allowed to exist without being shouted down and dragged off stage by Hellhounds...
 
2022-12-01 6:30:12 PM  
My mom and I have zero overlapping TV tastes except this show. I can stick around for Jewel and she can enjoy a Jeff Dunham. So it's something to watch during the weekly phone call.

/The costuming is top notch.
 
2022-12-01 6:35:51 PM  
...The Masked Singer debuted in 2019..
...Season 8 finale..

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2022-12-01 6:45:09 PM  
My wife watches this. Along with Amazing Race, Dancing With the Stars, Food Truck, Drag Race, and who knows what else.
"Why do you watch this?"
"There's nothing else on."
"Then turn off the TV."
Suddenly I'm the dumbass for suggesting such an action.
 
2022-12-01 6:46:49 PM  
Star Search was a curiosity, something to watch when another show on another channel was being preempted.  It never should've become a bloated, festering pile of "non-scripted" TV with sub-genres.  I'm ready for these shows to become something along the lines of The Running Man.
 
2022-12-01 6:54:32 PM  
The Sarah Palin episode should have ended with mass seppuku...
 
2022-12-01 6:59:42 PM  

Bslim: ...The Masked Singer debuted in 2019..
...Season 8 finale..

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You are probably aware that it is common for "unscripted" competition shows to have 2 seasons per calendar year.

You may not be aware that 2019 started 4 years ago, because time has lost all meaning.
 
2022-12-01 7:16:33 PM  

LindenFark: Bslim: ...The Masked Singer debuted in 2019..
...Season 8 finale..

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You are probably aware that it is common for "unscripted" competition shows to have 2 seasons per calendar year.

You may not be aware that 2019 started 4 years ago, because time has lost all meaning.


"Unscripted" shows need to die.  The same is probably true for most of their cast.
 
2022-12-01 7:19:42 PM  

Bslim: ...The Masked Singer debuted in 2019..
...Season 8 finale..

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Spring and Fall TV seasons.

2019 Spring + Fall +
2020 Spring + Fall +
2021 Spring + Fall +
2022 Spring + Fall =
8 Seasons
 
2022-12-01 7:36:20 PM  
I won't watch. Saw a couple commercials, and the Pythons Brigadier in my head telling me that the sketch is just too silly.
 
2022-12-01 7:41:12 PM  
My imitation of Ken Jeong answering the phone:
RING!
"I'll do it!"
 
2022-12-01 7:41:41 PM  

jimjays: I won't watch. Saw a couple commercials, and the Pythons Brigadier in my head telling me that the sketch is just too silly.


Kinda funny, since one of this year's contestants was Eric Idle.
 
2022-12-01 7:42:59 PM  
It had Palin and Rudy on it so guess I'm lucky I was never interested in it. I guess in a future season Alex Jones will appear.
 
2022-12-01 7:57:25 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: I gotta believe Sid and Marty Krofft fans and a whole lotta acidheads are the only people who like that show.


Tell me these guys weren't tripping balls when they cam up with this s*it.

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2022-12-01 8:01:56 PM  
'The Masked Singer' should end with Season 8.

Yes.

Read a commentary on why!

No.
 
2022-12-01 8:12:09 PM  
George Clinton was pretty badass this season. It's a terrible show, scripted, insane, and tacky as all hell, but I watch it. My partner mocks me endlessly for watching it.
 
2022-12-01 8:47:15 PM  
I do not mind that the Masked Singer exists, I mind that I'm subjected to a steady stream of Masked Singer commercials while watching football on Fox.
 
2022-12-01 9:15:30 PM  

SBinRR: My wife watches this. Along with Amazing Race, Dancing With the Stars, Food Truck, Drag Race, and who knows what else.
"Why do you watch this?"
"There's nothing else on."
"Then turn off the TV."
Suddenly I'm the dumbass for suggesting such an action.


Indeed. I'm aghast that you could even suggest such a thing.
 
2022-12-01 9:52:00 PM  
I actually loved this show when I used to catch it on my local Korean channel. This is despite the fact that I do not speak any Korean, didn't know any of the songs, and after the big reveal, rarely recognized any of the celebs. For some reason, I loved the silliness of it. Might have been the weed, i don't know..  The American version was a a god awful remake, and had none of the charm of the original.
 
2022-12-01 9:53:47 PM  

SBinRR: My wife watches this. Along with Amazing Race, Dancing With the Stars, Food Truck, Drag Race, and who knows what else.
"Why do you watch this?"
"There's nothing else on."
"Then turn off the TV."
Suddenly I'm the dumbass for suggesting such an action.


Not house hunting shows or murder?
 
2022-12-01 9:59:07 PM  
Back when this show first started a coworker joked to me, "What if it's O.J.?"

Damn if they didn't come very close with Giuliani.
 
2022-12-01 10:11:14 PM  
I have a hard time getting behind the outrage regarding this show. It's a silly show like many other celeb gameshows that's not hurting anyone.
 
2022-12-01 10:52:34 PM  

buntz: I used to say it's a guilty pleasure of mine. Now it's not even guilty.
I enjoy it.


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2022-12-01 11:10:50 PM  

Jaesop: I have a hard time getting behind the outrage regarding this show. It's a silly show like many other celeb gameshows that's not hurting anyone.


It gave Giuliani a broader platform. It did hurt people.
 
2022-12-01 11:21:23 PM  

SBinRR: My wife watches this. Along with Amazing Race, Dancing With the Stars, Food Truck, Drag Race, and who knows what else.
"Why do you watch this?"
"There's nothing else on."
"Then turn off the TV."
Suddenly I'm the dumbass for suggesting such an action.


No, you're the dumbass for marrying her
 
2022-12-01 11:28:49 PM  

MrWhipee: I actually loved this show when I used to catch it on my local Korean channel. This is despite the fact that I do not speak any Korean, didn't know any of the songs, and after the big reveal, rarely recognized any of the celebs. For some reason, I loved the silliness of it. Might have been the weed, i don't know..  The American version was a a god awful remake, and had none of the charm of the original.


So, you were into it before it was cool and you feel the need to tell everyone that....
 
2022-12-01 11:29:04 PM  

Bslim: ...The Masked Singer debuted in 2019..
...Season 8 finale..

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I think it's neat that American T.V. has adopted the Japanese anime schedule. Every 3 months is a season.
 
2022-12-01 11:33:40 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: Bslim: ...The Masked Singer debuted in 2019..
...Season 8 finale..

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I think it's neat that American T.V. has adopted the Japanese anime schedule. Every 3 months is a season.


Three months has always been a season.
 
2022-12-01 11:46:12 PM  

chitownmike: AppleOptionEsc: Bslim: ...The Masked Singer debuted in 2019..
...Season 8 finale..

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I think it's neat that American T.V. has adopted the Japanese anime schedule. Every 3 months is a season.

Three months has always been a season.


Offer not valid in California, Texas or Hawaii.
 
2022-12-01 11:46:12 PM  

chitownmike: MrWhipee: I actually loved this show when I used to catch it on my local Korean channel. This is despite the fact that I do not speak any Korean, didn't know any of the songs, and after the big reveal, rarely recognized any of the celebs. For some reason, I loved the silliness of it. Might have been the weed, i don't know..  The American version was a a god awful remake, and had none of the charm of the original.

So, you were into it before it was cool and you feel the need to tell everyone that....


What he's saying is every time America tries to remake something, they take away all the fun.
MXC > Whatever that show was with John Cena
 
2022-12-01 11:52:20 PM  

Zombie DJ: chitownmike: MrWhipee: I actually loved this show when I used to catch it on my local Korean channel. This is despite the fact that I do not speak any Korean, didn't know any of the songs, and after the big reveal, rarely recognized any of the celebs. For some reason, I loved the silliness of it. Might have been the weed, i don't know..  The American version was a a god awful remake, and had none of the charm of the original.

So, you were into it before it was cool and you feel the need to tell everyone that....

What he's saying is every time America tries to remake something, they take away all the fun.
MXC > Whatever that show was with John Cena


Enough people love The Office, I don't think that's gaurenteed anymore. Just a 99% probability.
 
2022-12-02 12:51:22 AM  

MrWhipee: I actually loved this show when I used to catch it on my local Korean channel. This is despite the fact that I do not speak any Korean, didn't know any of the songs, and after the big reveal, rarely recognized any of the celebs. For some reason, I loved the silliness of it. Might have been the weed, i don't know..  The American version was a a god awful remake, and had none of the charm of the original.


ive been learning korean now for just over a year and listening to kpop for about 2 and a half, so i understand a little nowdays and know some of the songs and people every now and then.  but that has nothing to do with the fact that there are so many performances from king of masked singer that i love.

[King of masked singer] 복면가왕 - Follow me aerobics girl 2round - Is There Anybody? 20170521
Youtube SwYCGN9YonI
 
2022-12-02 1:38:15 AM  
The show is best exemplified by Jenny McCarthy: On the one hand, as someone said upthread, she definitely is not difficult to look at, and she says some keen things. On the other, she's basically the poster child for what became anti-vax nonsense that literally held us back as a nation in 2021, and seeing her around other characters only a Rupert Murdoch-owned network would put on the air gives you a feeling of guilt for watching or enjoying the show.

At its best, it's mindless, throwaway enjoyment, including having some talented people that had previously been dismissed because they're only known for one or two things.

At its worst, it's C-list stars and not-always-great people or singers, there to have their egos stroked.

My wife watches. I'll watch sometimes. But I don't feel bad about missing it or ruining the "surprise" by looking up the show's Wiki page while my wife's watching. It's definitely not must-see TV ... less and less so, too, as time goes on.
 
2022-12-02 8:24:12 AM  
the faux outrage and storming of the stage when ghouliani was on was almost funny if it hadn't been so scripted
 
2022-12-02 9:50:07 AM  
ANyone who agrees to do business with Jenny McCarthy is probably a bad person.
 
2022-12-02 11:09:51 AM  
It was a good concept for a few years.  But with repeated doses is just annoying.
 
2022-12-02 11:11:55 AM  

No Line For Beer: ANyone who agrees to do business with Jenny McCarthy is probably a bad person.


The witch never retracted her dangerous ideas about not vaxing kids.  She just waited until people got amnesia about it.
 
2022-12-02 12:00:50 PM  

uberalice: Pants full of macaroni!!: I gotta believe Sid and Marty Krofft fans and a whole lotta acidheads are the only people who like that show.

Tell me these guys weren't tripping balls when they cam up with this s*it.

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Goddamn the 70s look gross.
 
2022-12-02 12:02:13 PM  

Zombie DJ: What he's saying is every time America tries to remake something, they take away all the fun.
MXC > Whatever that show was with John Cena


MXC > every tv show in all of existence, ever
 
2022-12-02 1:56:10 PM  
The Masked Singer would air right after an all new "Ow, my balls!" in a better timeline.
 
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