Behind the Mask (documentary series)


Behind the Mask is a Hulu original documentary series chronicles the trials and tribulations of sports mascots. The 20-episode series focuses on the unsung heroes of sports,mascots .

The series follows the lives of seven mascots at different levels, both inside and outside the following. The series focuses on mascots at four levels: high school, college, minor leagues, and major leagues [1] and in professional freelancing.

The first season of the series premiered on October 29, 2013 on Hulu and Hulu Plus and the final season aired on December 17, 2013. [2] The second season of the series premiered on February 25, 2015.

On March 26, 2014, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) has announced that the show has earned a nominated Emmy for Outstanding New Approaches in Sports Programming, a first for Hulu. [3]

Synopsis

Rooty is adored by cheerleaders when he’s in the outfit, but ignored by them out of it. The student behind Hey Reb is on the Bluto / Van Wilder academic track, currently in his sixth year. Tux has half the income he has had, he has pursued his dreams of working in the NHL and will have to judge the children with injuries he has sustained. [4]

Featured Mascots (Season 1)

The four mascots featured are:

name Mascot name Sports program League
Michael Hostetter Rooty the Cedar Tree Lebanon High School (Pennsylvania) Cedars Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association
Chad Spencer Tux the Penguin Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins American Hockey League
Jon “Jersey” Goldman Hey Reb! University of Nevada, Las Vegas ( UNLV Rebels ) National Collegiate Athletic Association
Kevin Vanderkolk Bango the Buck Milwaukee Bucks National Basketball Association

Season 2

Season 2 cast members were announced on November 5, 2014. The 10-episode season in February on Hulu. Chun “Tux The Penguin” Spencer. Gilbert Arizona High School mascot Navey “The Tiger” Baker. Spencer was joined by Lou Seal of the San Francisco Giants , Chris Hall (a freelance mascot who has autism), and 17-year-old. [5] Season 2 premiered on February 26, 2015.

Featured Mascots (Season 2)

The four mascots featured are:

name Mascot name Sports program League
Navey Baker The Tiger Gilbert High School (Arizona) Tigers Arizona Interscholastic Association
Chris Hall Multiple mascots Freelance Mascot Cherry Hill, New Jersey Mascot-For-Hire
Chad Spencer Tux the Penguin Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins American Hockey League
Joel Zimei Lou Seal San Francisco Giants Major League Baseball

References

  1. Jump up^ David Hinckley (October 29, 2013). “Team mascots are game for a demanding gig in ‘Behind the Mask'”. New York Daily News. Retrieved November 16, 2013.
  2. Jump up^ ET Online: Mascot Mania in ‘Behind the Mask’
  3. Jump up^ http://mashable.com/2014/03/26/hulu-sports-emmy-nomination-behind-the-mask/
  4. Jump up^ Ryan Glasspiegel (October 29, 2013). “”Behind the Mask,” an Original Hulu Series on the Life of Mascots, Premieres Today”. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved November 16, 2013.
  5. Jump up^ Todd Longwell (November 5, 2014). “SF Giants mascot for the latest season of Behind the Mask”. StreamDaily.tv. Retrieved November 6, 2014.

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