The former New York mayor’s time on the show involved him wearing a gigantic, bulbous clown mask, halfway tucked into a massive jack-in-the-box prop decorated with a dot. question mark. Giuliani also performed an offbeat rendition of “Bad To The Bone” by rock band George Thorogood & The Destroyers.
Panelists Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger were all asked to guess the identity of the masked clown after Giuliani was dropped from the show.
Jeong, for his part, made a wild guess that the clown was Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, while Thicke thought it could have been actor Robert Duvall.
They were all wrong when host Nick Cannon and a stage assistant helped remove Giuliani’s large clown mask, who emerged smiling broadly and rubbing his head.
“Is that Robert Duvall?” Scherzinger said immediately after Giuliani’s clown mask was removed.
“No, it’s not Robert Duvall,” replied Jeong, who looked visibly displeased and was seen with his arms folded as audience members reacted to Giuliani’s bombshell.
“It’s definitely something I never would have guessed,” Judge Robin Thicke said.
“Ken felt disrespected and was livid to see Rudy was under the mask which is why he left,” a source told People magazine at the time.