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With the visits over, Ru gathers round the children to let them know that this week’s special guest judges will be the Julies Brown. The queens jump and squeal but I don’t believe them. They were on MTV 20 years ago and these queens have the pop culture references of hatchlings.
The queens go back to primping and Alyssa’s worried. She’s thinking of switching to Kim from RHoA because I guess Katy Perry was too cultured a reference. But she’s really tweaking because she’s mostly a dancer and a pageant queen. Celebrity impersonations aren’t in her bag of tricks. Lineysha’s also second guessing her choice because while she has no costume or wig that matches Celia Cruz, she’s actually lucid enough to consider Ru’s advice and is now more confused than ever. By the way, they subtitled her with “No” when she said, “No.” Did the producers hire an interpreter for that?
The Julies Brown are the contestants. Just say “Wubba wubba wubba.” To recap, the queens will be performing as Little Edie (Jinkx), Taylor Swift (Jade), Lady Bunny (Alaska), Ke$ha (Detox), Janet Jackson (Coco), Katy Perry (Alyssa), Marilyn Monroe (Ivy), Celia Cruz (Lineysha) and Tamar Braxton (Roxxxy.)
Right off the bat Jinkx, Alaska and Roxxxy land their jokes and establish their characters, and Jinkx’s look is perfection, while Jade settles into her one-note of covering her mouth in surprise and the rest just kind of flail. Except for Lineysha who decides if she’s going to lip synch she’s going to aggressively bomb, going wildly off track by trying to steal Yara’s joke about her English not being very good looking.
As for the performances, well, Jinkx wasn’t wrong about how Snatch Game tests your ability to think on your feet and be funny, so here are the high and lowlights:
Lowlight: Ivy WAS CLUELESS ABOUT THE MARILYN/KENNEDY AFFAIR!!!!!!
Highlight: Jinkx knew and ran with the joke and stayed completely in character as she talked about what a SCANDAL it was, and with her cousin-in-law. It was in all the magazines at the time. Flawless.
Lowlight: Alyssa totally didn’t get the “kissed a girl” joke.
Highlight: Alaska didn’t seem to miss a single chance to make a crass or vulgar joke.
Lowlight: Everything Lineysha tried.
Highlight: Jinkx aggressively steals the spotlight by asking why Ru couldn’t get any real celebrities like “Leslie Caroon” instead of Ketchup and Janice Jixon.
Lowlight: Coco flaunting her ignorance and making a dumb joke about how Edie “isn’t so little.”
Highlight: Roxxxy actually finding a funny fat joke by saying Paula Deen has to rub butter all over her Louboutins because her feet are so fat.