Last week, The Masked Singer premiered to some crazy reviews and buzz. Now, six new costumed performers are added to the lineup! The Poodle had a fun and energetic performance, but her identity is a mystery.
And though we learned a lot about the Poodle, it’s hard to put it all together just right! But here’s what we’ve got so far:
Week 2 Clues
Strength: Highly Intelligent
Pre-Show Clues: The Poodle is seen answering an old-school phone while men behind her dance in suits with bathing suits or leotards over them.
Episode 2 Clues: Ever since she was a little girl, the Poodle loved to be on stage and in character. She’s sassy, smart and best in show! The shot then brings up the Golden Gate Bridge behind her. The Poodle says she comes from a musical family but is known for a different talent. “415, stand up!” A rainbow appears behind her as she explains that she spent her career exercising her right to free speech, but it’s time for her to return to her musical roots. “To figure me out, you’re going to have to WOOOORK,” she closed. Then, when asked for another clue, she says “I’m here for your honor.”
Episode 2 Song: “Heartbreaker” by Pat Benetar
Who is the Poodle? (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)
Margaret Cho (Honorable Mentions: Maya Rudolph, Kathy Griffin, Wanda Sykes, and Tracee Ellis Ross)
So as you can tell, there were a lot of contenders for the Poodle. And we’re not even 100% certain on this one because a few of them line up on most clues! But there were a few clues that tipped us toward Margaret Cho. Plus her voice sounds right for it. Maya Rudolph meets most of the requirements too though! Anyway, on to why the Poodle is Margaret Cho. Margaret was born in San Francisco. It’s clear the Poodle has a lot of “415” pride! She is very outspoken when it comes to race and sexuality, which she addresses a lot in her stand-up routines. This makes sense with the clues about “exercising free speech.” Margaret is also openly bisexual, which would explain the rainbows used in her clues. The last hint, and this may be a bit of a stretch, was her answering the phone. Margaret was a phone sex operator before. So…take that as you will.
The only clues that we can’t figure out yet are the musical family and her saying that she’s “here for your honor.” Maya Rudolph has explanations for those, with her parents both being musicians and her role as the Judge in The Good Place, but Maya has little to no connection to the Bay area or the LGBTQ community. For that reason, we went with Margaret.