Tonight on The Masked Singer episode 2, we had another celebrity revealed at the very end of the episode — and this one was predictable. When you think about it, there was no other option other than for the Pineapple to be eliminated — and for that pineapple to be Tommy Chong.
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Think about the clues here — Chong is a cancer survivor (hence the comment about a near-death experience), and the Up in Smoke reference was a clear indicator that we were dealing with the actor. Here is the funny thing — even without those clues, Chong’s voice is so obviously his that it would be impossible to mask it no matter what the show tried to do.
Ultimately, we love Tommy Chong but, for the best interest of the show, it was probably best that we lose him on the show tonight — you don’t want to keep someone around who is that insanely obvious to every single person watching at home. It gives away some of the game. If there is a season 2, which we think that there probably will be, we hope that some of the clues are a little bit less obvious.
Do we think that the big reveal at the end of the episode was still entertaining? Sure, largely because this show has set itself up well with a format that makes a lot of sense for it. We just wish that the clues were a little less obvious leading up to the big moment at the very end of the hour. (We also love Tommy’s response to being on the show — he was just happy to be on stage.)
We’re always happy to see Chong on TV, though, and the funny thing is that this guy has basically done a lot of talent-based entertainment in between this and Dancing with the Stars.
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