By Jillian Sederholm
November 04, 2020 at 12:30 PM EST
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Once the Group C contestants finally took the stage on The Masked Singer, we had a funny feeling Squiggly Monster was none other than comedian Bob Saget, and after taking one more look at all the clues, we're ready to bet the house on it.

At 6-foot-4, the Full House star certainly matches Squiggly Monster's physique, standing several inches taller than host Nick Cannon, who's an even 6 feet. And it wouldn't be a total surprise for Saget to appear undercover on TMS — because he already has! Fans didn't know it at the time, but that was Saget as the "famous friend" serving up clues about Taco (Tom Bergeron) in a season 3 clue package.

Need some hard evidence that Saget is the newest masked Monster on the block? You got it, dude. Let's break down all the clues:

Before the season officially kicked off, fans got a glimpse of Squiggly in a preview episode, in which he offered the first clue to his identity: "It's very fitting that I have so many appendages," he said of his costume. "After all, I'm known for having a lot of hands to latch onto." This sounds a lot like the "hand to hold onto" lyric from the classic Full House theme song. Squiggly Monster's full clue package last week contained even more apparent references to the beloved TGIF sitcom. He mentioned being a "father figure," which Saget's character, Danny Tanner, quite literally was on the show. The package also showed the character behind a news desk with the announcement of "breaking news," and Danny worked as a morning show anchor on the fictional Wake Up, San Francisco alongside Aunt Becky (Lori Loughlin). The package also contained a DJ turntable, which seems a likely reference to Danny's eldest daughter, D.J. Tanner.

Saget is also known for being the longtime host of America's Funniest Home Videos, and there were a couple of clues that seemed to point to that as well. In the package, Squiggly addressed his "fellow Americans" and revealed he "chose the Squiggly Monster because people always roll their eyes at me, but now I can roll all mine at them." Saget's AFHV narration was known for its eye-roll-inducing puns. He also mentioned being a "hyperactive voice of the people," which fits both Saget's AFHV voice-overs and his serving as the voice of future Ted Mosby as narrator of How I Met Your Mother.

The clue package had a video game theme, displaying the character as having "1/100 Lives," and Saget also hosted the NBC game show 1 vs. 100. The emperor penguin that popped up could be a reference to Farce of the Penguins, a March of the Penguins spoof written and directed by the comedian.

There were also chocolate chip cookies throughout the package, many of which were only half-visible, and Saget had a memorably NSFW cameo in the Dave Chappelle stoner classic Half Baked. Speaking of NSFW, that image of a man with a top hat and monocle that Nicole Scherzinger assumed was a magician? We've got another explanation for him. Although Saget got famous for appearing in wholesome fare like Full House, he is a notoriously dirty stand-up comic, and he told one of his filthiest jokes ever in the 2005 documentary The Aristocrats.

Credit: Patrick Harbron

But that's not all. Ken Jeong seemed puzzled to see a photo of himself in the clue package, but we're not. The two are pals from the comedy world, and Jeong was among the performers at a charity fundraiser that Saget organized in 2019. And just last week, Saget appeared on the Masked Singer spin-off series I Can See Your Voice, which is hosted by Jeong.

Finally, the package also showed a stethoscope, and Saget once revealed to Meredith Vieira that when he was younger he planned to be a doctor, until a teacher persuaded him to go into comedy instead.

If you're still not convinced after all that, we've got just two words for you:

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The Masked Singer

Celebs compete in this reality-singing TV show while wearing elaborate costumes to conceal their identities. Can you guess the celebrity behind the mask?

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  • TV Show
seasons
  • 3
rating
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airs
  • Wednesdays at 08:00 PM
status
  • In Season
network
  • Fox

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