Joel McHale was a guest judge this week on Fox’s bonkers new celebrity singing competition, The Masked Singer, alongside regular judge Ken Jeong — which resulted in a fun Community mini-reunion. (Oh, if only Donald Glover had shown up!) Community was absurdist comedy at its finest, of course, and McHale also spent years back-announcing kooky clips on The Soup. But at the top of Wednesday’s latest Masked Singer episode, even seen-it-all television veteran McHale announced, “I feel like I’m already on drugs!”
I certainly felt like I was on drugs by the episode’s end. This show is weird, you guys. And it is also addictive.
The Masked Singer — on which cosplaying mystery celebs perform karaoke for regular judges Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke, plus exiled America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon — basically resembles an hourlong version of Eurotrash band’s Alacazar’s “Crying at the Discotheque” music video. And it has become such an unlikely ratings smash that Jeong is shocked. At the end of each episode, one contestant is unmasked, and the internet breaks.