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Dale Webber, a producer at the FOX Broadcasting Company, explains that a recent shipment of elaborate masks received by The Brooklyn Hospital Center were actually donations from the show The Masked Singer.
“Isn’t it great?” exclaims Webber. “Each of the costumes from the first season cost us about $175 000 to make, and we’re happy to put that back into the community. A team of 20 to 30 people take about two months to build each one, so we’re happy to save the hospitals that kind of time.”
The staff of The Brooklyn Hospital Center are trying to be grateful, but some of them can’t hide their bewilderment.
“We obviously weren’t going to spend two months making Emmy-award-winning masks,” says Marie Cao, a nurse who works in the ICU, “this feels more like a marketing gimmick for good press.”
“Also, these masks won’t help anyone. You can barely see through them and they’re not even made from the correct materials. We need proper M95 masks, not foam monstrosities in the shape of rottweilers.”
Other nurses had different, more specific problems with the masks.
“I don’t want to see the pineapple mask that Tommy Chong used in Season One. That loser was the second singer to get voted out. They could’ve AT LEAST given us Joey Fatone’s rabbit costume.”
It might not be appreciated, but other shows have come forward saying that they might also have props that the hospitals could use. “We didn’t realize people wanted them,” said a representative from NBC. “Since hearing about this, we’ve sent out hundreds of fish from The Deadliest Catch and tons of leftover botox from The Real Housewives.”