Next, at the joke wall, Latrila has a hard time remembering what they’re doing, which doesn’t help the fact that their jokes are bad. Of course, Brown Flower’s jokes leave us all with a vacant stare, but at least Tammie nailed Tammy Faye’s look. The real winning team with the jokes is Yarlexis, who go to prove that Nina’s excuse that English isn’t her first language is lame. What I do have to give Tammie is that Laugh-In had a lot of “huh?” humor, so I think she didn’t do so badly. Luckily, Raven’s Bea picked up a lot as the show progressed, so I think our beloved Rujubee will be fine.
What do you mean I’m not dry and sarcastic enough? I’m Raven, for God’s sake.
The runway is a fabulous theme of 60s mod. That, my friends, is the only fashion decade that always will be cool and look good. This whole relaunch of early 90s fashion is sickening, especially since it also reminds me that I actually wore that shit and thought it looked cool. What’s next? Blossom hats with the stupid, gigantic sunflower? Maybe we’ll start wearing the colored Lennon glasses again and guys will stop bathing.
The judges didn’t like Alexis’s Paul Stanley impression, but loved Charo and their work as a team.
Manila receives great praise for nailing modern-day Madonna, but no one could figure out who Latrice was supposed to be. Manila also shows great attitude by taking Michelle’s comment about the white eyeliner causing a cross-eyed look with great stride.
As we could have predicted, Lucy was a let down to the judges, but Bette was fantastic.
Apparently the only episode Shannel has seen is the Vitameatavegamin commercial.
Bea Arthur wasn’t gravely and sarcastic enough to make the judges flip, but Santino felt exactly the same way I did about Juju. The look wasn’t necessarily there, but the voice and laugh were spot-on and she was hysterical.
Nina’s runway won a lot of praise, but La Lupe was La Lame. Everyone laughed watching Nina and Tammie, but it wasn’t because they were funny. Ouch.
In the end, it’s Latrice and Tammie who lip sync for their lives, with Latrice coming out on top, of course. We knew they couldn’t toss out Latrila to keep Brown Flowers. It’s a shame. I just think you can’t take someone like Tammie who’s shtick is so specific and out there and keep her around in such a competition. Ru nails it when she says that Tammie is like Andy Kauffman. She couldn’t be more right about that. Tammie is hilarious, but you have no fucking clue why. Nina wasn’t pulling out all the stops, either. It’s sad to see some of the greatest queens just like of lose their luster in this all-stars competition. I guess it really does come down to survival of the fittest.
And in this competition, THIS is fit.