Shannel is going to do Lucy and Chad is going to be Cher. Ugh! Just kidding!! He’s smarter than that. He chooses to do Bette Davis and I can’t freakin’ wait! I know he’ll kill it and prove once again that he’s just more than a pretty face.
We cut to everyone trying to write jokes, but they all have a helluva time. I totally understand. It’s one thing to be witty on the fly, but it’s a whole other thing to plan out your wit in advance. I would know. I’m a lot funnier when I’m actually watching TV or people watching and not trying to be clever. When I’m writing it down for others to see, it’s a whole other ballpark. Or else I just think I’m witty, but when I see it written down I realize I’m not really witty at all. Oh well.
The cocktail party starts out with Bette and Lucy. Lucy is mediocre, but holy shitballs is Bette hysterical! I could watch Chad dance around as Bette Davis all damn day and still laugh my ass off.
Oprah’s single line is flubbed over and over again and there’s not a hint of Oprah in it. However, the moment Manila’s Madonna starts up I fall out of my chair. Madonna, my dear, this is what you’ve reduced yourself to. Back in the day, the drag queens paid homage to you. Now, they make fun of you.
No one smells what Nina and Tammie are cookin’ with their jokes. It’s a major fail. You’ve got Miss Batshit teamed up with Sra No Speaky the English, so the joke writing just doesn’t work out.
However, it all lights back up again when Yara introduces her spot-on Charo. She starts out forgetting her lines, but quickly makes up for it with her zaniness and coochie-coochies. As expected, Shakira is a total let down. Alexis looks more like a blonde version of Paul Stanley when KISS went through their unmasked period.
I know it’s hard to tell, Alexis, but Paul is actually a dude…and straight, though the jury’s still out.
Next up we have the “Howdy Ru!” segment with Ru. First is Rujubee who are working it in reverse mode. Raven looks great as Bea Arthur, but her delivery isn’t so great. Then there’s Jujubee who doesn’t really look like Fran Drescher, but she sure sounds like her and is funny while doing it.
Charo and Shakira do a great bit about bringing back a gift from Colombia which turns out to be an empty baggie. The entire time, Yara is moving and shaking, which is so very Charo. You definitely forget that it’s Yara and not the real Charo, except that Yara’s prettier.