Season 5 of the U.S. edition of “The Masked Singer” had such an impressive lineup. Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner took part as Phoenix, ’90s trio Hanson performed as Russian Dolls, and rapper Wiz Khalifa was the vibrant Chameleon. However, the most wild reveal was Snail, who was the first contestant to be eliminated from that season.
Since Snail’s costume was relatively short, the judges assumed that the celebrity under the mask was sitting down. The panel’s final guesses included Jay Leno, Ted Cruz, or Billy Crystal. However, a major plot twist occurred when another animal was actually inside the slimy critter costume. When their large black hat was taken off its shell, there was just an empty hole. Ken Jeong said he was “really confused” and Jenny McCarthy wondered if there was “a body inside there.” Host Niecy Nash noticed someone was actually inside the costume before Kermit the Frog popped his head out. Unsurprisingly, everyone in the studio completely lost it.
So, how did Kermit keep his “The Masked Singer” gig under wraps? “I had all of the Muppets sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement,” he told Entertainment Weekly, “but just to be extra safe, when I went to do ‘Masked Singer’ I turned off the WiFi, locked the stage door and kept them distracted by giving them a room full of bubble wrap to pop.”