Episode 4 offered a new dance and clues to influence the panelists’ guesses about the Hammerhead Shark’s true celebrity identity. Read on for what we learned, and what we know so far.
BEWARE OF SPOILERS BELOW.
Hammerhead Shark on ‘The Masked Dancer’ Clues
When the Hammerhead took the stage for the first time during the premiere, the panelists that his figure seems “athletic” and “buff.”
Some visual clues that stuck out during the Hammerhead’s first video clue package were a bullet, a cup of “Joe,” burger, a painting, a timer, and a gold medal. Water and swimming were major themes for the clue package. During the Hammerhead’s first dance on stage, some props were a pool, beach volleyball, goggles, and a rubber duck pool float.
Hammerhead said, “I’m a workaholic, but things have never come easily to me.” He said he had “early fame” that didn’t fulfill him the way he thought it would, revealing that he “departed from who I was and shifted to who I thought everyone wanted me to be. I realized I just wasn’t happy.”
Hammerhead said that when he’s at a party, “I get everybody lit.”
The Hammerhead Shark’s first “word up” clue was “dramatic.”
At the start of his episode 4 clue package, Hammerhead said, “I really wanted to show I can be the life of the party… but people already know that side of me.”
He said “one shot, one opportunity, I didn’t wanna lose myself” – is that a reference to Eminem?
Hammerhead said he “gave up my dream of being a lawyer.” Later, he added, “I was interested in law as a kid… looking back, I wish I would have stuck with it.”
Some visual clues that stood out were a hook, stand-up comedy stage, fish tank, jersey with the number 1 on it, an eyechart with the letter E circled, a touchdown dance, wedding cake with two grooms as the wedding topper, and taking selfies.
Hammerhead’s second dance of the season featured a TikTok dance to “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd. He gave one of the background dancers a giant rose at the start of the routine.
Hammerhead’s second “word up” clue was “heartbreaker.” Ashley Tisdale said his voice sounds familiar.
As a bonus clue, Hammerhead said, “When it comes to competitions, I’m usually on the sidelines.”
‘The Masked Dancer’ Hammerhead Shark Guesses
After Hammerhead danced to “Backstreet’s Back” by the Backstreet Boys for his premiere performance, the panelists wondered if it might be Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Joe Jonas, or Zac Efron.
The panelists said his second dance looked like he was having a lot of fun, and Brian Austin Green pointed out the Hammerhead’s moonwalk during the routine.
Ken Jeong guessed Ryan Seacrest, who is the “king of E.” He also pointed out that the Hammerhead said “Hammerhead, out!”
Brian Austin Green zeroed in on the standup comedy clue and guessed Joe Rogan; guest judge Rob Lowe agreed.
Paul Abdul guessed Mike the Situation from Jersey Shore, saying he was depressed when he was in jail.
New episodes of The Masked Dancer air on Wednesday nights at 8/7c on FOX.