Sloth, despite his slow nature, is dressed up as though he's going to the gym. He has a towel tossed around his shoulder, a yellow and purple headband around his head, and yellow and purple sweatbands around his ankles and wrists. He also has a necklace with a golden pendant on his chest, which looks like a stopwatch that says a specific number, but is hard to see. His body is mainly blue, though his arms and legs are orange with blue stripes. He has a big nose, a smiling mouth, and a purple sleep mask around his eyes.
"What I Like About You" by Romantics
"Up Where We Belong" by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
"Ain't That a Kick in the Head" by Dean Martin
"Twist Remix" by Neeraj Shridhar
"Dancing With a Stranger" by Sam Smith ft. Normani
"Ballroom Blitz" by The Struts
"You think I'm slow like other sloths? Think again! I'm the muscles from the jungle. Ha ha ha! Just Kidding! I've worked hard to get where I am today. When I was a kid, I had a bad accident. People talked down and dirty to me and said that I was just a Mickey Mouse operation. But I didn't give up, and now I wake up each day stronger than yesterday. And when I'm doing what I love the most, I feel alive. I'm here to inspire a new generation to never stop chasing your dreams. But no need to call the Feds, 'kay? If you were never told you're not good enough or you should give up, then this dance is for you."
"Last week was one of the scariest things I'd ever done in my life. Just kidding. That's not hard for stars like me. But I didn't always feel that way. When I was young, we moved to a new place with a new language. I didn't fit in. Eventually, I got a reputation as a bad boy. The truth is, I was afraid to show people the real me. But I took a chance and jumped. And it worked. I learned so much about myself. So tonight, I'm taking another chance and baring my soul on stage. It's not easy for me to be vulnerable. But if I can make you laugh in the process, then it'll all be worth it."
"I may not be new to the dance floor, but this show has made me step out of my comfort zone. It helps that no one knows who I am, especially the judges. But I can't wait for my family to find out. I'm going to do a new dance style every week to get to that trophy, starting with this classic Hollywood jazz number tonight! Now, here's a clue for you."
Interviewer: "OK, so Sloth, is he really as funny offstage as he is on?"
Sloth"s Dance Partner:"Before each performance, we share a quick hug. What can I say? His mama raised him right... which comes in handy when I have to get him to stop looking in the mirror. He thinks he's, like, sex on a stick. But I wouldn't have it any other way. Tonight, we're creating a Bollywood style flash mob with dozens of extras. But with all those dancers, Sloth has to be completely in sync, or else, it's going to look terrible. With a spot in the semifinals at stake, no pressure."
"Semi-finals. Not bad for a slightly overweight sloth, eh? I never thought dancing would get me here. But then again, I never thought I would find true love. But both happened. When I was younger, I was kind of a bad boy, even a ladies man. They were incredible leading ladies. But I was lonely until I met the love of my life who taught me that love is magic. Tonight, that magic and my sexy samba moves are going to get me one step closer to another trophy."
"When I came into this competition, I waltzed in like a pro. You could say dancing isn't really new for me. But this has been my first time dancing with a partner where I get to be the student. You know what I loved the most? Performing without any prejudgment of who I am. I'm no longer the bad boy. People can't dislike you if they can't see you, right? "Masked Dancer" is like a clean slate. Now, I'm the good man. And I love being able to show Baby Sloth I'm really a big softy. Just my heart, though. I still take pride in my strong muscles. Mah! And now, I'm in the finals. I'm ready to bowl over the competition and rock and roll my way to victory with this jive, my most energetic performance yet. Let's maximize the dancing and win this thing."
Word Up Clue
The piece of pita bread was a hint to the name of Maks' wife, Peta Murgatroyd.
The crane with the letter U attached to it was a direct hint to Maks' native country of Ukraine.
The vocal clue of "Broadway" was a clue to Maks' role in the Broadway production of Burn the Floor and Forever Tango.
The stethoscope clue was a hint to Maks' appearance on the show General Hospital.
The Sloth's dance partner hinted that this was the first time that Sloth was the student rather than the master and that he had brushed arms with practically everyone in Hollywood. These clues referred to Maks' work as a professional dancer on Dancing With the Stars.
The Best Ideas for Kids- Zebra & Sloth Ornaments - Season 1 - THE MASKED DANCER
Ashley Thinks Sloth Is Will Ferrell - Season 1 Ep. 3 - THE MASKED DANCER
The Panel Compliments Sloth On His Ribbon Work - Season 1 Ep. 3 - THE MASKED DANCER
Ashley Thinks Sloth Is Sacha Baron Cohen - Season 1 Ep. 5 - THE MASKED DANCER
The Panel Reacts To Sloth's Performance - Season 1 Ep. 6 - THE MASKED DANCER
Mayim Bialik Thinks Sloth Is Jack Black - Season 1 Ep. 6 - THE MASKED DANCER
Is Sloth McDreamy? - Season 1 Ep. 7 - THE MASKED DANCER
The Judges Hear Sloth's Word Clue - Season 1 Ep. 8 - THE MASKED DANCER
The Clues- Sloth - Season 1 Ep. 2 - THE MASKED DANCER
The Clues- Sloth - Season 1 Ep. 3 - THE MASKED DANCER-2
The Clues- Sloth - Season 1 Ep. 5 - THE MASKED DANCER-2
The Clues- Sloth - Season 1 Ep. 6 - THE MASKED DANCER-2
The Clues- Sloth - Season 1 Ep. 7 - THE MASKED DANCER-2
The Clues- Sloth - Season 1 Ep. 8 - THE MASKED DANCER-2
Sloth Dances To "What I Like About You" By The Romantics - Masked Dancer - S1 E2
Sloth Dances To "Up Where We Belong" By Joe Crocker & Jennifer Warnes - Masked Dancer - S1 S3
Sloth Dances To "Ain’t That A Kick In The Head" By Dean Martin - Masked Dancer - S1 E5
Sloth Dances To "Twist Remix" By Neeraj Shridhar - Masked Dancer - S1 E6
Sloth Dances To "Dancing With A Stranger" By Sam Smith - Masked Dancer - S1 E7
Sloth Dances To "Ballroom Blitz" By The Struts - Masked Dancer - S1 Finale
The Sloth Is Revealed - Season 1 Ep. 8 - THE MASKED DANCER
Hyundai Presents Sloth's Unmasked Interview - Season 1 Ep. 8 - THE MASKED DANCER