Friday, February 3, 2006

Mr. Six: Revealed!

Only a few months after Deep Throat's identity was finally revealed, Words for My Enjoyment blogger Paul Davidson may have uncovered another huge secret: The identity of Six Flags' dancing old guy mascot.

It's always been clear that the old guy isn't really old -- the makeup's too weird, fake wrinkles are clearly visible in the prosthetic skin -- but the amusement park chain has been tight-lipped in attempts to reveal his identity.

But Paul believes he's found his guy:

Although I cannot reveal my sources currently (although if put in jail and forced to release them I may give them up since I like homemade meals too much to miss out on them), I can reveal to you once and for all that it has been confirmed that the official, true identity of one Mr. Six is none other than:

Queer Eye for the Straight Girl’s Danny Teeson

The gal-pal from the Bravo TV spin-off show is a native of England who “learned first hand about food and wine at the feet of his grandmother, who taught him how to cook at the age of five.” Teeson was a member of the original London cast of “Fame the Musical” where he was dance captain and understudy to Tyrone Jackson and Joe Vegas. “After several years of performing in various productions, Teeson moved from theatre into commercial dance, where he danced and choreographed for artists such as Kylie Minogue, Geri Halliwell, Diana Ross, Gloria Estefan, Usher, Mya and Tom Jones, with whom he won 2000’s best music video for “Sex Bomb.” Eventually, he began to coach artists on body language, stage presence, inner confidence, social know-how, and basically, how to be a star.”

Although names have been protected to keep them safe from Six Flags’ wrath — the confirmation came to WFME just recently when a source who had worked with individuals that had helped film the Six Flags commercials let the identity of Mr. Six (assuming it was OK since the campaign was now over) slip. Six Flags, of course, still has no comment — and continues to deny the true identity even now that the floodgates are poised to open. But now that the truth is out, Six Flags is going to have to finally fess up to one of advertising’s biggest questions.

UPDATE: Paul e-mails in with more damning evidence:

There's more on my site, but basically we've found Danny Teeson's name listed as a client on one of those Movie Make-up/Contact Lens Hollywood sites (i.e.,
they created big glasses for Danny Teeson for the Six Flags ad). The site changed Danny's name to Mr. Six a few months ago (per my convo with the company) but Six Flags made them change it and were "very annoyed."

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