Hulu has just announced that beloved Giants mascot Lou Seal, as played under that seal suit by Joel Zimei, will be part of the second season of their mascot-focused documentary series Behind the Mask. Zimei has been called the Cal Ripken of mascots because he's never missed a single game in his 15 years as Lou Seal.
On the show we'll get to see Zimei in his real life, married with a 3-year-old daughter and a baby on the way, trying to "find a balance between his two most important commitments: keeping his attendance streak as Lou Seal, and being the best father he can be to his children."
In the second season of Behind the Mask, Lou Seal will be joined by a few other mascots around the country, including Navey Baker, the show’s first female mascot who some of you may recognize from a recent This American Life episode. Baker is/was the 17-year-old Gilbert Arizona High School mascot “The Tiger,” and the TAL episode already highlighted how her personality transformed from shy tomboy to outgoing gymnast and performer when she put her Tiger suit on. Also, there will be minor league hockey mascot “Tux” of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, who returns from season one, and a freelance mascot with autism "whose many gigs range from 'The Easter Bunny' to 'Bucky the Blood Drop'."
Below, some footage of Lou Seal doing his thing as the Giants lineup is announced in 2013.