Counting Down The 12 Most Iconic Snatch Game Performances In The Herstory Of “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

Counting Down The 12 Most Iconic Snatch Game Performances In The Herstory Of “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

As all RuPaul’s Drag Race fans know, one of the most anticipated things about each season is the Snatch Game episode. And, in honor of Season 12’s Snatch Game episode airing tonight, I counted down the 12 best Snatch Game performances that, well, truly left us snatched!

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Alexis Michelle as Liza Minnelli (Season 9)

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What made it so great: Surprisingly, nobody in the previous eight seasons of the show (alright seven, since Season 1 did not have a Snatch Game) had done the iconic Liza Minnelli! Alexis walked the fine line between both paying respect to Liza and also totally making fun of her personality at the same time.

Possibly the best moment: When she went full “Liza,” showing off her jazz hands and high kicks.


Baga Chipz as Margaret Thatcher (RuPaul’s Drag Race UK)

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What made it so great: As soon it was announced that there would be a Drag Race UK, everyone knew someone would be doing Margaret Thatcher (true enough, both Baga and Divina de Campo wanted to do her). Baga ultimately won out and did it, and knocked it out of the park. From her mannerism and deranged look to her back-and-forths with The Vivienne’s Donald Trump, it was all perfect!

Possibly the best joke: When saying what Michelle Visage’s Spice Girl name would be: “I put Belgrano Spice. Like the ship, she likes to go down.”


Pandora Boxx as Carol Channing (Season 2)

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What made it so great: This was the very first Snatch Game, so the queens participating really didn’t know what to expect. Although Pandora was outshined by Tatiana’s Britney Spears, she actually did everything right, staying in character the whole time, really knowing her character, and playing the already over-the-top Carol Channing as an even kookier personality.

Possibly the best moment: TBH, any time the camera was on her.


Trinity The Tuck as Caitlyn Jenner (All Stars – Season 4)

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What made it so great: It truly was an unexpected choice. Trinity, hands down, stole the show! And with every smart, witty comeback, she proved she really is a talented comedian.

Possibly the best joke: Any time she said, “Malibu, baby!”


Bianca del Rio as Judge Judy (Season 6)

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What made it so great: It takes a pretty brave queen to impersonate somebody that Ru absolutely loves and respects. And, of course, Bianca was probably the most perfect queen to take on that challenge. Bianca did Judy, well, justice!

Possibly the best moment: When she read Gia Gunn’s awful portrayal of Kim Kardashian to filth with, “Beauty fades, dumb is forever.”


BenDeLaCreme as Paul Lynde (All Stars – Season 3)

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What made it so great: The flamboyant Paul Lynde was probably a pretty obscure celebrity to pick, but it was also a smart choice as it’s someone Ru would know instantly and go crazy over (which he did). But BenDeLa (like Paul Lynde himself) seemed to never stop with the comebacks and zingers and ended up just stealing the show.

Possibly the best joke: There were too many to choose from, but probably when BenDeLa filled in the blank to Ru’s famous “spaghetti and __ balls” with, “Well Ru, I just said the ones I found the most delicious: anonymous.”


Bob The Drag Queen as Uzo Aduba and Carol Channing (Season 8)

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What made it so great: I think everyone knew by the time Snatch Game came around that Bob would be the one to watch, and honestly, she did not disappoint one bit! In fact, she went the extra mile by doing two characters, and both were equally great!

Possibly the best joke: “By the way, Eartha [Kitt], I didn’t know that was you down there. From here, I couldn’t tell if you were Della Reese or Luther Vandross. I couldn’t see, these aren’t even my good glasses.”


Chad Michaels as Cher (Season 4)

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What made it so great: Chad Michaels professionally impersonates Cher, so it was a given that she would choose to do the iconic diva. But Chad truly set a gold standard with her portrayal, not only was it flawless and damn funny, but she had wig changes and managed to stay in character perfectly as the Snatch Game went off the rails.

Possibly the best moment: When she summed up the mess that was that Snatch Game in the most Cher way with, “This game is boring the shit out of me. I don’t know why they book me on these chickenshit gigs. I’m a fucking Oscar winner!”


Kennedy Davenport as Little Richard (Season 7)

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What made it so great: Doing boy drag was a huge risk (especially since this was the first time a queen had done a male celebrity on Snatch Game), but it paid off. Kennedy’s iconic portrayal of the rock n’ roll legend was over-the-top (like Little Richard himself) and just so, so hysterical.

Possibly the best moment: When answering what she would turn the Batcave into: “I said, a bathhouse in a dark room with glory holes. There’d be a lot of singing going on in there, honey! Wooooooh!!!”


Jinx Monsoon as Little Edie (Season 5)

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What made it so great: Little Edie was for sure a more obscure choice, but she was such a character that it really gave Jinx a lot to work with — and, to Jinx’s credit, she truly embodied her perfectly and killed it. Jinx also managed to play off everyone else so well while staying in character that you wished the camera would have just stayed on her the whole time.

Possibly the best moment: Any time she was on camera and giving dated but period-appropriate responses.


Alaska as Mae West (All Stars – Season 2)

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What made it so great: Like Little Edie, Mae West had a larger-than-life personality that gave Alaska a lot to work with. But Alaska didn’t just rely on Mae’s trademark phrases and body language to get by, she truly made it her own — making her contemporary and more outrageous.

Possibly the best joke: “Why don’t you come on up and fuck me in the ass sometime.”


The Vivienne as Donald Trump (RuPaul’s Drag Race UK)

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What made it so great: RPDR UK arguably had one of the BEST Snatch Games in a while. And a lot of that has to do with The Vivienne’s eerily uncanny portrayal of Donald Trump (which she brilliantly played off of the other contestants, but especially Baga Chipz’s Margaret Thatcher). Do yourself a favor, if you haven’t seen this Snatch Game — watch it!

Possibly the best joke: When talking about Margaret Thatcher: “This woman’s an inspiration. If anybody knew how to fuck up a country, it was her.”

Just a reminder, Snatch Game episode airs tonight on RuPaul’s Drag Race at 8:00 p.m. on VH1.

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