Joel McHale Returns for ‘Masked Singer 6’ Thanksgiving

Joel McHale
Flashback to Joel McHale’s first visit on ‘The Masked Singer.’ He returned to the panel as Group B performed on the Thanksgiving -themed episode. (Photo property of FOX)

By: Jacob Elyachar,

Thanks to the Masked Singer: Season Six format, this season is going fast! We have said “goodbye” to several great performers, including Mother Nature (Vivica A. Fox), Pufferfish (Toni Braxton), and Hamster (Rob Schneider). Tonight, OG panelist (and Ken Jeong’s Community co-star) Joel McHale rejoined the panel as Group B returned! This week, the masked performers “Gave Thanks” as part of this season’s Thanksgiving episode. 

However, the final Season Six wildcard contender made their presence known at the dinner table. Did this new wild card stir up the competition? Which Masked Singer: Season Six contender was forced to hang up their mask? Did Joel McHale or the panelists (Ken Jeong, Nicole Scherzinger, Robin Thicke, and Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg) correctly deduce the eliminated performer’s identity? Read on to find out!

After Nick Cannon and Joel McHale made their entrances, it was time to get down to business. The Mallard kicked off the night by giving thanks to his family. There were plenty of duck calls in this pre-performance package, and he dedicated his performance to Luke Bryan, who gave him the chance to shine years ago. He sang Brooks & Dunn’s “Play Something Country.” Based on the clues, it is someone from Duck Dynasty’s Robertson Clan.

Jenny stated that Mallard had “Moves Like Jagger.” Tonight, the Masked Singer had a turkey drop deliver a crown to the panelists. Jenny thought it was Billy Ray Cyrus, while Robin guessed Kiefer Sutherland and Nicole guessed either Jack Osbourne and John Rich. He also got a celebrity shout-out from Chris Pratt, who was stuck in a swamp. 

The Caterpillar returned to The Masked Singer for his next performance. He sang * NSYNC’s “It’s Gonna Be Me.” It was a great vocal, but I was unable to deduce the performer’s identity correctly. Nick called him a professional, and Ken called it an incredible performance. His one-word clue was pop. While Ken was giving his commentary, Jenny jumped with excitement and stated that she “knew exactly who the Caterpillar was.” 

But, the former View host decided not to press the “Take It Off” buzzer. She stated that it was not JC Chasez. Robin Thicke thought it was the Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLain. Nicole thought it was an LGBTQ person and suggested Lance Bass. 

The Queen of Hearts returned to The Masked Singer. She revealed that the press was unkind to her and disputed her critics. She decided to sing a different song at the last minute and she chose Bishop Briggs’ “River.” Her take on “River” was one of the best performances of the season so far. After taking all the clues and a few of Joey Contino’s videos, I think the Queen of Hearts is Jewel. Jenny gave high praise and called her – “the greatest artist they ever had on Masked Singer.” Her clue involved the word – “Home.” Jenny guessed Kacey Musgraves, while Robin thought it was Jessica Simpson. Meanwhile, Nicole countered with Jewel. 

Frontrunners Banana Split returned and sang “Let’Er Rip” from the Chicks, and once again, this duo delivered! Ken declared them his favorites, and Joel declared them this season’s winners! The clue was “director.” None of the panelists were correct with their guesses — its Katharine McPhee and David Foster!

The last Wild Card contender of the season, the Beach Ball, made their Masked Singer entrance to “Vacation.” In their pre-performance package, they revealed that they were a show business veteran. Tonight, they sang a tone-deaf version of Miley Cyrus’s “Party in the U.S.A” that made me laugh. However, Nicole called the performance “fun.” After the panelists made their last first impression guesses of the season, it was time for the guessing to begin. Robin thought it was Dakota and Elle Fanningwhile Ken guessed it was Kim and Khloe Kardashian. 

After the panel and studio audience voted, it was time for Beach Ball to leave The Masked Singer. The Men in Black brought out the panel’s first impression guesses. Ken stood by his original guess of Kim and Khloe Kardashian. Meanwhile, Jenny guessed Snooki and J-Woww! Joel initially thought of New York and Tori Spelling but joined Jenny in guessing Snooki and J-Woww! However, Robin guessed the 2 Broke Girls actresses. 

Beach Ball was Honey Boo-Boo and Mama June!

Copyright 2020 Jacob Elyachar