‘The Masked Singer’ Spoilers: Many Fans Are Convinced the Taco Is a Well-Known TV Host
Group B on The Masked Singer recently introduced themselves, and fans are already investigating who they believe is behind the costumes. Even though viewers are divided over the Taco’s identity, many are convinced he is this well-known television host.
*SPOILER ALERT* This article contains information about the possible reveal of Taco.
The Taco on ‘The Masked Singer’
The clip also showed video home system (VHS) tapes, an anchor, and a Rubik’s cube. In the end, a chef chases him out of the restaurant to the stage where he sang the Frank Sinatra classic, “Fly Me to the Moon.”
Many fans believe the Taco is Tom Bergeron
Even though fans are torn between Tom Hanks, Bob Saget, Alan Arkin, Tim Allen, John Lithgow, or Tom Bergeron, the majority of viewers seem to believe it’s the latter because more of the clues, and the height of the Taco, fit him.
For example, in the clue package, the Taco said he was a “comforting part of your lives for decades,” and it showed VHS tapes, a hint to Bergeron’s long-standing hosting gig for America’s Funniest Home Videos.
The anchor is a shout-out to the television host’s previous job as an on-air personality for several news stations and the Seacoast area of New Hampshire, where he worked as a popular radio DJ.
Also, the Rubik’s cube is a clue to one of Bergeron’s first hosting gigs, game show Hollywood Squares. Additionally, the clue package showed a trolly from Mister Rogers Neighborhood, which the judges erroneously pointed out as representative of San Francisco, and the former AFV host recently contributed to an album dedicated to the late kids’ television personality.
Finally, when Taco ran from the chef, it was a bit from the Three Stooges, and Bergeron famously interviewed them in 2009. The one clue that is throwing fans off is the “infinity and beyond” catchphrase included in the package. While Bergeron doesn’t seemingly have any connections with Toy Story, he did voice an announcer in Disney’s Phineas and Ferb.
Several fans on The Masked Singer subreddit believe Bergeron’s height matches the Taco and can recall watching him do a dance he did when entering the stage on AFV.
Who is Tom Bergeron?
Born Thomas Raymond Bergeron on May 6, 1955, in Haverhill, Massachusetts, the 64-year-old started his career as a disc jockey at a local radio station.
He then became very popular and hosted a game show before moving to Boston in 1982. There, he became an on-air personality and then landed his own early-morning radio show, The Tom Bergeron Show, ten years later.
In 1994, he co-hosted morning show Breakfast Time, later rebranded as Fox After Breakfast for three years before becoming the host of the game show Hollywood Squares from 1998-2004.
He then began hosting America’s Funniest Home Videos in 2001 and became the series longest-serving host as he stayed for 15 seasons. In 2005, he landed the coveted hosting gig for reality series Dancing with the Stars, where he still resides.
To see if Taco reveals himself to be Tom Bergeron, watch The Masked Singer Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST on FOX.