RuPaul’s Drag Race Recap: Why You Gotta F**k Up The Snatch Game?

Ladies and Ladyboys, are you ready for this year’s Snatch Game? I’m ready. The American people are ready. And the RuPaul Twitter handle is ready. (Seriously, homegirl would not stop tweeting.)

If you’ve been living in a sad, sad place where you don’t know what this episode is about…for shame. Snatch Game is notoriously hilarious, and it’s also the perfect test for our girls: They must embody a celebrity, field interview questions and fight for a laugh.

It’s not just about memorizing someone else’s lyrics or lines—it’s about winning us over. Good makeup can’t cover a boring personality.

For the mini-challenge, they are put through physical stunts in a game called “Beat the Cock.” Now, I appreciate this title on three different levels:

1) It’s a throwback to the classic game show Beat the Clock

2) The challenge is themed with feathers, chickens and eggs

3) Masturbation wordplay is always funny

The gals compete in three rounds with three contestants each, with the winners then battling head-to-head in a “Cock-tacular Finale.” Also, the grand champion wins a call home. (Why hello there, real prize!)

Chad Michaels starts talking about how tomorrow is his eighth anniversary with his partner, so we’re inclined to root for him.


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  • B-Rock

    Honestly, I never think the snatch game is very funny. In fact, it usually looks pretty painful for everyone. You have to actually have intellect and a quick wit to be good at it, and from this episode I’d say Sharon did the best in that regard. Chad’s impersonation was the most spot-on, but it’s clear that her lines were just the culmination of years of doing Cher rather than thinking on her feet.

    I can’t believe crusty old Milan and Jiggly are still in the running this late in the game while a solid queen like Kenya is sent home. Why didn’t you just do Charro, Kenya?! You sort of ARE her already…

  • stevoj

    @B-Rock: i agree with you about Milan and Jiggly… complete wastes of space. i have to disagree about Kenya though. she’s just as flat and those two, and all she makes me do is long for the days of yara sofia

    now that was a solid queen

  • DenverBarbie

    This season just feels so much more scripted and coached than other seasons (hello, synchronized lip synch). And yet, feels so unpolished by comparison!

    That Snatch Game was awful, but Chad, Willam, and (my favorite of the week) Sharon were hysterical. Dida as Williams was pretty funny, as well.

  • QJ201

    Willam, Chad and Sharron should be the final three if there is any justice.

    Through a mutual friend I met Chad in LA in 2004…class act, no attitude.

    And I will always love Willam for “Tranny McGuyver”

  • Mikey

    I absolutely hate Willam. I was sick of her as soon as the first episode reached the 2 minute mark. Seriously, STFU about how many sitcoms you’ve been on. You still look like a man. I feel that Chad is very one dimensional. We’ve seen Cher, now it’s just a question as to whether or not there’s more she can do.

    If there’s any justice on Drag Race, Milan and Jiggly will be seeing the door soon. I love Phi Phi, but girl needs to step her game up before RuPaul shows her the door.

  • Kam

    Am I the only one that likes Phi Phi and not really digging on Sharron? Sure, Sharron has a cool schtick. But her ego is starting to get a bit much for me and I really loved when Phi Phi called her Party City. As for Phi Phi, I’m pretty sure she makes it to the final four given a photo hint about the episodes, so don’t count her out. Plus, she’s gorgeous out of drag, but that’s the vain shallow in me wanting her to succeed. Root for the pretty ones, haha.

  • tookietookie

    Sharon, Chad, and Willam are great, but I also like Latrice. She just seems like a nice person and she has brought big girl drag better than anyone else has thus far.

    The rest can go home. At first, I was sort of like eh maybe Milan, but she has turned out to be a disappointment.

    And I agree with the previous poster who gave a shout out to Yara Sofia. She was one of the best ever!

  • SebX

    I must say that Sharon has really, really surprised me and she’s my favourite.
    I love Latrice’s personality. She’s so sweet while still being fierce, and it all comes from a very honest place.
    Phi Phi is the hottest out of drag and… that’s it. Willam is hot, IMO, and even though he has funny moments very far and between, it’s not enough. And sometimes you can still see the shadow of his beard.

  • Mark

    I ADORE Sharon Needles, who always surprises on the runway. I also love Latrice Royale, but her runway is the same from show to show. “I feel big and beautiful.”

    The only act I’d pay to see is Ms. Needles, because she is always innovative. The final three have to be Sharon Needles, Latrice Royale and Chad Michaels. Sharon for da win.

  • jj

    Sharon needles better win this season, shes the only one whos not insufferable this season.

  • Kevin

    Jason, you DO realize that Sharon is spelled with only one ‘r’, yes?

    Willam seems to be the most divisive character this season. Everyone has different opinions about her, and then different opinions about her different aspects from her drag to her attitude to what she talks about. Personally, I think she’s very funny and enjoyed seeing her do Jessica Simpson, but I think her drag does fall a bit flat.

    Phi Phi and Sharon are friends now, by the way. But Sharon for the win.

  • Jawsch

    How on earth can anyone sit here and say Willam looks hot or is a good drag queen? o.0

    She looks like a boy in his sisters street clothes and CoverGirl makeup. And his incessant droning about “I’ve been on this sitcom” got old after the first few minutes. Bitch if you’re already this famous for being an extra, why the hell do you need to be on RPDR?

    I liked Phi Phi until these latest episodes where she’s nothing but a tired old queen who thinks she’s the shit and does nothing but talk shit and start drama. Sharon, from the start, was my favorite. Latrice is another. Phi Phi looks great but hate her attitude. Kenya looks amazing but seems to only do the same fishy look.

    Why on earth Jiggly and Milan are still here is beyond me. I think Madame Laqueer was taken out too soon. While she struggled the last two runways, from the start I loved her look and her makeup.

  • B-Rock

    @stevoj: Fair enough. She definitely wasn’t my favorite but I think she had more going for her than the other two, and I guess I’m partial to people who are batshit insane…

    Latrice is definitely neck-and-neck with Sharon for me in the “would most want to grab a beer with” department. I love how when all the bitchy bullshit starts up, she’s just sitting there with that “whatever bitches, I saw people get sliced like every day in prison” look on her face. The Princess was up there too, although that could be because she was the boy I was most partial too, but it’s true that her niceness was her downfall in the cold, hard world of drag stardom. :’-(

  • Tim

    I kind of expected Kenya to go further, but she wasn’t top tier. This is kind of that point in the season when the best rise to the top, and we have to wait a few episodes to weed out the middle. Milan, Dita, and Jiggly will go next. Phi Phi annoys the hell out of me. She has this fake confidence and need to appear as if she is caring for everyone else while constantly bringing the attention back to herself, which cover a deep insecurity. Her look is forgettable and indistinguishable from thousands of other drag queens and performances always cringe-inducing. Top three will be Sharon, Latrice, and either Willam or Chad.

  • ScaryRussianHeather

    Chad had alot to lose doing Cher with comedy. He could have been boring, flat, had nothing funny to say, and not believable. He nailed the comedy with improvisation and managed to stand out and deliver sitting in a row of awful distracting attention hoars acting like 10 year olds. It’s very different doing a lip sync on a stage as Cher versus actually inventing and delivering lines and body language that makes you think you’re actually watching the real Cher.

    @Mikey I dont see him as one dimensional at all. He scored high as a wrestler, Valley Girl, middle aged Golden Girl and drunk Lindsay Lohan type-getting- arrested so far.

    To me, Chad and Sharon are in an entirely different league than the others. Latrice is awesome but was boring and broke down during the chaos of the Snatch Game. She should have been able to stay in character and deliver so she loses points for that.

  • wc1


    I am definitely rooting for Sharon, Chad, Latrice, and Willam.

    But I think you are right, for all of Latrice’s talk about being “professional”, she pretty much gave up during the last half of Snatch Game. A professional would have carried on no matter how pissed off she was at the antics of the “romper room” in the front row.

    As an aside, Im so over Phi Phi. Girl, you don’t get to talk like your shit don’t stink, when you shit does in fact stink. Win a challenge and then talk.

  • willam

    Guess what? All the bitches that are the show with me WANTED TO BE ON TV just like i wanted to! I accomplished it. Whoo whooo. no one cares (including me). Now that I’ve been on TV, I talk about it…WHEN ASKED! i didn’t bring up that shit except when asked.

    They called me to get a tape, not the other way around FYI. (now that sounded cunty)

    BTW Calling me a bitch is wrong too since i’m such a friggin dude. just call me an asshole. less emasculating too.

    thanx. gotta go shave. bye.



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