Within the episode’s ultimate moments, the large chicken eliminated his bandanna’d head to disclose that he was Dr. Drew Pinsky, recognized for exhibits like Loveline and Movie star Rehab with Dr. Drew.
TVLine received a couple of minutes on the telephone with the well-known doctor, and since he didn’t get a lot change to elucidate his character’s clues throughout the broadcast, we had him stroll (fly?) us via a number of of them.
TVLINE | The mentions of a well being scare and the lack of a mum or dad are horrible, and likewise simply Googleable clues. (Editor’s word: Pinsky had a run-in with prostate most cancers in 2013; his mom, Helene, died in 2017.) However in your set-up package deal, there was a radio tuned to what I thought was 107 — nevertheless it was actually 106.7, which is KROQ’s channel in Los Angeles, proper?
Precisely. That was a significant clue should you picked that up.
TVLINE | Let’s return there for a second: Again within the days while you had been simply beginning out on KROQ, did you ever suppose your life would convey you to a gig like this?
Are you kidding me? I assumed I used to be doing good again then. It was 1983. I used to be wanting to coach younger folks about one thing we had been simply beginning to name AIDS. And nobody was speaking to younger folks about it. I assumed I used to be doing group service. I did it for one evening per week for 10 years free of charge. It was enjoyable, it was fascinating, it was artistic. I met the children the place they had been and I received to speak to them about every kind of issues nobody was speaking to them about on the time. There’s by no means been a blueprint. I’ve by no means understood the place I used to be going or what was subsequent, least of all would I ever ponder one thing like this.
It’s rather less scientific than you may think. A few of your early conferences with the producers, they need to speak about choices of what you could be, your character. Primarily, they offer you selections. However they ask you to consider it earlier than you get there. I sing Nationwide Anthems at Lakers and Kings video games, Dodger video games, stuff like that. I assumed, “You know, I can pull that off. It might be interesting if I were a bald eagle and I could sing some anthems or maybe even some Sinatra stuff. It would be kind of interesting.” And earlier than I mentioned something, they mentioned, “We think you should be the Eagle.” I mentioned, “Perfect. That’s what I want to be.”
So I realized about 10 or 15 songs, none of which had been precisely proper, however we had been taking part in with them. I found I had a vocal chord damage, I needed to get all this remedy. I used to be imagined to get laser. Oh yeah, it was a large number. One of many causes I needed to do a singing present is I’m dropping my voice as I become old. I assumed, if I’m gonna ever do that publicly, I’d higher get on with it! [Laughs] So I mentioned, “Put me on that show.” By the way in which, I’ve recognized [judges] Ken [Jeong] and Jenny [McCarthy] for ever and I assumed that may be humorous, or enjoyable, not less than…. Anyway, I’m studying all these songs, and I’m going for a becoming possibly three weeks earlier than the present, and I’m going, “Oh no. It is a rock character. I’ve gotta go fully rock with this character.” So I got here again to the vocal coaches and I mentioned, “We’ve got to start completely over.” So we landed on Meatloaf, and the following track was going to be Def Leppard. We had been going full rock.
TVLINE | Please inform me it was going to be “Pour Some Sugar on Me.”
Yeah. It completely was. 100 p.c. And we had been going full-on rock with it, and that’s not one thing I’m snug with, know do and even know sing, so it was fairly a stretch for me.
TVLINE | There was a Hong Kong signal behind the video package deal: Clue or pink herring?
Should’ve been a pink herring. Didn’t even discover it.
TVLINE | One of many clues was, “Like an eagle, I can see things miles away that other people cannot see.” Let’s go deep on that one, Dr. Drew.
Sure. That was an excellent one! Individuals all the time come to me for my perception on issues that I see, [based on] my expertise, that different folks don’t know. I assumed that was a fairly good clue.
TVLINE | Jenny was stunned while you took off your masks — she’d guessed your Loveline co-host Adam Carolla, however not you. What did you guys speak about afterwards?
We are able to’t. You don’t discuss to anyone ont his present. You’re allowed zero contact with anybody.
TVLINE | Even after the unmasking?
Sure. The one dialog you may have with them is on the stage. I used to be on her present two weeks later, on her radio present, and we couldn’t focus on it. ‘Cause we can’t speak about it in entrance of anyone. You’ll be able to’t even acknowledge it! I’m dying to return and discuss to them. Now, I can discuss. I’m prepared.
TVLINE | Earlier than I allow you to go: In your skilled opinion, after seeing the performances of the opposite contestants, is there anybody who’s a psychological or medical pink flag that we should always regulate?
You imply folks which might be in hassle within the forged?
TVLINE | Yeah.
Oh, that Penguin. There’s one thing improper with that Penguin.