RPDR: Toot-Toot! Hey! Beep-Beep!

Posted on February 21, 2012

Quality Pubic Televison.

Oh, shut up. Puns are cool.

Once again we L-O-L’d at the challenge this week: to be handcuffed to your team mate, get your makeup done by them, and have your mug shot photo taken. A little holding cell ki-ki for the masses. Freaking hilarious. Are there new people on staff this year? Because there’s a freshness to the challenges this season.

Willam

Madame LaQueer

These two won it, but we would say they’re both a (somewhat) close second to the queens we thought should win. The exploding dye packs was a clever idea, but neither of the characters looked like bank robbers. Cute and funny, but conceptually a little weak.

 

Sharon Needles

Chad Michaels

HIGH-larious. We chuckled at some of the others but pointed and laughed at these two. Clear winners, we’d say. But we think they were afraid to give Sharon another win and have a Raja situation on their hands so early. In fact, we think Sharon was kind of set up for a smack down with this whole episode.

Dida Ritz

Jiggly Caliente

Dida was just okay and Jiggly (“What the fuck is horticulture?”) didn’t seem to understand what she should have been going for here.

Phi Phi O’Hara

Kenya Michaels

These two both always take it a little past where it should be, if that makes any sense.

Milan

Latrice Royale

These two were a pretty close second as well, although Latrice’s face was a little frightening. Then again, that was probably the point.

 

Poise.

Beauty.

 

Serving up early ’90s girl group realness.

It was “Cute Gay Men with Glasses” night and the drinks were half off.

 

“I literally thought she was Russian” had us rolling. We always adored her. Why doesn’t she have a better career? Is that a mean question to ask?

The most hilarious thing about this challenge was all the delusional queens going on and on about their work experience and training like they’ve all been doing Shakespeare on the side. Come on now, ladies. Only a handful of you came off pro-level. And some of them were surprises.

Like Dida, for instance, who was only one acting lesson away from blowing Weezie Jefferson out of the water. She was close to perfect. Shockingly so. Kenya was off on her own somewhere and so was LaQueer. Milan acted like she was Judi Dench but came off like a total amateur. We thought Sharon’s character was a hilariously dead-on parody of the classic ditzy sitcom blonde, even if she did turn out to be a little difficult to work with.

But it was Willam’s team who won, and that’s as it should be. He and Chad are two of the most polished performers and we think they both managed to shepherd the other girls to better performances than they would have managed otherwise.

Latrice blew them all out of the water, though. This was her challenge to lose because no one was going to be more capable of serving up prison realness than her. And she’s got the comedy chops. Her neck roll was hilarious. Chad was good, but Willam seemed oddly subdued, although he nailed the character. Phi Phi was passable and Jiggly turned out to be surprisingly good, but she really needed some guidance to get there.

 

That is some C, U, N, and T right there, bitches. Like we said, it was her week and the win was quite well-deserved.

Let’s face it; it was time. Her best moments seemed to be stumbled onto and her weird, haughty defensiveness got old real fast.

Which queen said she was from the “point” school of lip synching? Because that was hysterical and dead-on. Not that we think Milan gave a bravura performance.  She was only slightly better than LaQueer as a performer. It’s just that she went completely spastic onstage and that was better than LaQueer’s lazy pointing.

Frankly we hate when the routines get aggressive and in-your-face and we REALLY, REALLY hate…

… the pull-off-the-wig move. For one, it’s a total cliche and a crusty holdover from the days of “female illusionists,” when the reveal of the man underneath the woman was considered shocking and dramatic (think Julie in Victor/Victoria). Now, it’s just a sign that a queen is desperate.  It’s gotten to the point where we wish Ru would stop the lip synch, tell the ladies to put their wigs back on, collect themselves, and start over. Because this is a finishing school for young LADIES.

[Screencaps: tomandlorenzo.com]

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KCDEX4FOTCFHZP6WLKSOOKUVM Danielle

    What a great episode.  The challenges were fun, Latrice was the clear winner and LaQueer was the clear one to go home.

    • AudreysMom

      Who says there’s no good TV anymore?. We have back to back greatness with the wild and crazy antics of Downtown Abbey on PBS and the serious drama on RuPaul’s Drag Race on Pubic er uh Logo TV.

      And yes, as right as Mary and Matthew’s final kiss, was Latrice’s win and LaQueer’s aufing.

  • Frank_821

    I only caught the 2nd half of the repeat airing. It was fun to see. I have to say though Phi Phi is getting harder and harder to like. That whole fight got way out of hand but you can at least give props to Sharon for wanting to be a grown up and own her her behavior in a mature way. Even if it’s an act or editing Phi Phi’s whole uber defensive schtick is getting more than tiresome

    • Sweetpea176

      The thing that really got me way Phi Phi’s being all pissy that “Sharon only came to talk to me because she knew she was in the wrong.”  Well, yes, that’s right.  That’s why Sharon went to talk to you, Phi Phi.  Now, be pissy all you want about what Sharon said about you on the runway, but being pissy BECAUSE she apologized to you is just ridiculous.  Shows how invested you are in being mad at her.

      • Farthingale

        Or…..how invested she is in taking EVERY opportunity to throw a fit for the cameras.  Methinks.

        Shangela employed this technique ad nauseam and called it “keepin’ it real”.

      • andcoh

        So true.  And then she was all, “I didn’t call her names until she called me names.”  I mean, she started yelling and screaming almost immediately, but she didn’t call anyone a mean name.    Bitch, please.

      • Zaftiguana

        “Sharon only came to talk to me because she knew she was in the wrong.”  Well, yes, that’s right.
        Lol, right? Hilarious. 

  • MsKitty

    “She swiffered the floor with her taint.”

    Hours later I’m still cracking up at that line.

    • MK03

      I must say, I’m liking Willam more and more with each episode.

    • MK03

      I must say, I’m liking Willam more and more with each episode.

      • http://ultimatevariety.blogspot.com/ Thombeau

         He’s very droll, that’s for sure.

    • amywinns

      I was BARKING with laughter at that. I’ve adored Willam’s droll humor from jump, and now am fervently hoping he gets to the final so I can count on at least one laugh-out-loud line per ep through the whole season.

    • Farthingale

      Why isn’t “#taintswiffer” trending the house down on Twitter, I ask you? Willam’s deadpan, dead-on commentary is becoming increasingly indispensable. Can you imagine him as a regular guest judge (a la Santino?). I can see Raja in this roll too. 

      Seriously, I am taint swiffing all over the place today. “Taintswiffer.com” is still available, I just checked. In case Milan is interested. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

        Has Swiffer found a new… “face” to represent their brand?

    • jtabz

      The line of the night!

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        Willam was on it throughout most of the episode, and that was definitely the line of the night.

  • andcoh

    I’m just more and more in love with Chad each episode.

    And Willam, still think she is hilarious. And the picture idea was really good.

    • Farthingale

      Are you? I’m becoming a little less so and not because Chad isn’t turning out to be as wonderful as he seemed at first, but because each week he’s getting a wee bit outshone by someone who shows surprising chops, or does some outrageous knee-slapping shit. Chad needs to energize himself a bit more to command serious attention. So far he is such a consummate team player that he’s sacrificing his “moments” for the good of his teams and the show. It’s almost as if he’s too generous, confident, and empathic to put himself out there in a more obvious way. Hanging back worked for Tyra, who had a lot less to offer, but I don’t think it will for Chad unless he can get us guffawing like Willam or mesmerized like Sharon. But “Snatch Game” will be coming up and that will be his time to shine (why don’t I call Chad “her”?). 

      So far Chad is an amazing breathtaking queen who is funny and fabulous, a frontrunner for Miss Congeniality perhaps, but I am not seeing America’s Next Drag Superstar at this point.  

      • amywinns

        Chad’s behaving like a a normal, healthy, mature, sane person. And we all know people like that don’t go far on reality game shows.

        • Farthingale

          RIGHT! Chad is the kind of person you want to be in a relationship with, like you said, normal, healthy, etc. Not enough inherent drama to stand out on this show. But I’m sure his own show is the shit.

        • andcoh

          I mostly mean the personality.  I appreciate that so far she really seems to be trying to bring a healthier attitude to the group.

          And we’ll see.  Honestly, if I were her I’d save some of my best tricks.  She’s clearly a favorite, and there is a strategy to holding out a bit.  And Tyra won the third challenge, so far the winners/finalists have been pretty obvious early on.

          • Farthingale

            The “strategy to holding out a bit” is a tricky tightrope. Ru routinely tells the girls that they have to “bring it every time” but you can’t play all your big cards first. There have been queen’s who’ve been Sashayed who I knew had some tricks in reserve I wanted to see and never got to (like Venus, who I disliked but wanted to see her Madonna).

        • PeaceBang

          So true. She’s a lovely, mature person. I gave her huge props for taking the frumpy role in the sitcom scene and letting others outshine her. I’m just afraid she’s going to get outshone right off the show.

  • MilaXX

    Totally agree with you guys about the challenges, but it was the narration of William & Jiggy that made the LSFYL hIlarious. Between Jiggy calling Madame a Pointer Sister & William saying that Milan swiftered the floor with her taint, I was crying with laughter. Also bonus points for using the pit crew in the skits.

    • kirble

      What put Jiggly’s description of LaQueer over the top was her deadpan expression while she was demonstrating what a Pointer Sister does.

    • Stubenville

      Totally agree. And I need my own pit crew. =)

      • MilaXX

         Don’t we all?

    • Stubenville

      Totally agree. And I need my own pit crew. =)

    • http://twitter.com/dawazevermaat Dawazev Ermaat

      I laughed out loud at the pit crew, one was adorable and one was just plain funny.

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        The Pit Crew don’t usually do anything for me, but they were in top form. I mean that in every sense of the word.

  • StillGary

    Gad, those skits were bad but, that “Swiffer” line of Willem’s is gold! 

    • annrr

      “Swiffered the floor with her taint” was best line of the season.

  • http://twitter.com/taijuuuh Taija HU!

    I really, really disliked Willam’s acting here. Maybe I had hyped myself up for it but I was so let down. I love, love, LOVED Latrice. Every second of her on camera was pure brilliance. 

    • TxMom2011

      It’s like I keep waiting for her to be on camera.  She is funny and fun to watch.  Whenever she is on camera I find myself just mesmerized.  And the thing is … she isnt the most polished or the prettiest … her persona is just so cativating to me.  I thought this week was her best runway look.  I hope she stays around til the end.  Latrice FTW!

  • dya2637

    Can we discuss Max Mutchnick’s judging for a moment? Did he miss the point? Drag is meant to shocking and strange what would he rather Sharon Needles call herself? Jenny Smith? I suppose we shouldnt be shocked that the man who created to most normalized and asexual gay man in the history of television would have a problem with her. But in the end it seemed like he just didnt get the point. 

    • GenXcellent

      I know…when he said that  Sharon wasn’t a character he’d want to watch, I did a Scooby turn….whaaaaaa?

    • GenXcellent

      I know…when he said that  Sharon wasn’t a character he’d want to watch, I did a Scooby turn….whaaaaaa?

    • andcoh

      I feel like he was judging them more as real life actors and potential sitcom characters.  Maybe he’s casting?  It did seem odd, but I guess if they want to keep talking about ‘realness’ then this is what they get.

    • andcoh

      I feel like he was judging them more as real life actors and potential sitcom characters.  Maybe he’s casting?  It did seem odd, but I guess if they want to keep talking about ‘realness’ then this is what they get.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

        This. I thought Max was taking the sitcom directing far too seriously. That attitude didn’t fit in with the show being called “drag race” but, yeah, realness.

        • andcoh

          I thought he was way too serious.  I really wanted to like him, instead I wanted to pimp slap him.

          • PostsYouCanDanceTo

            Serious and self-important; like he had some moral obligation to be the bridge between the gay and straight worlds.  Except 1) we live in a world with “Modern Family”, which I think succeeds admirably in this regard and already makes the characters in Max’s old show look reductive and unimaginative; and 2) did he even read those scripts? They were extended beaver and nut jokes — this ain’t Masterpiece Theater, calm down diva.

          • Farthingale

            He stank of conservatism. He DID act as if he didn’t “get it”. A little douche-y.

          • andcoh

            OMG and his little, no ‘fuck.’  Come on dude!  This ain’t a show for conservative people.  The cast and audience have probably dropped enough f-bombs to nuke existence if it actually harmed anyone.

          • Zaftiguana

            It was like he didn’t know he was on a show where one of the top 3 recurring catchphrases is “Don’t fuck it up.”

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

            Ru totally should have said that phrase in front of Max as a direction to one of the contestants during the skit direction.

        • xay

          I was ok with the directing side, but his runway judging was ridiculous. Sharon didn’t do her goth character as part of the skit so why hold it against her on the runway?

          • Julian Betkowski

            But she didn’t even do Goth on the runway! That was all Judi Dench and Helen Mirren Executive Grey Realness.

          • PeaceBang

            OMG, I thought her runway routine was genius — very early Carol Channing. So unique.

    • MK03

      Max came off as quite the asshole, didn’t he? I wanted to pull him off his very high horse and say “Bitch, you’re the creator of a shitty, stereotype-crammed sitcom. You ain’t the Jesus of Must-See TV.”

      • MilaXX

         Rumour has it he’s like that on set as well.

        • MK03

          That does not surprise me.

    • MK03

      Max came off as quite the asshole, didn’t he? I wanted to pull him off his very high horse and say “Bitch, you’re the creator of a shitty, stereotype-crammed sitcom. You ain’t the Jesus of Must-See TV.”

    • http://profiles.google.com/dandesun Erika Schultze

      Max just didn’t like Sharon. Nothing she was going to do was going to please him. Not that she helped herself in that situation, though. When he went down the list of ‘I don’t like her name, her look, her anything’ I kept expecting “I don’t like her dog, her flatware, the sheets on her bed, or the very air she breathes!”

      And that whole ‘no one wants to see a sitcom starring that girl from ‘The Ring” really confused me. Was he going off of the publicity photos? Because Sharon didn’t look remotely goth either on the Tuckahoe set OR on the runway! (BTW, Morticia and Wednesday Addams would have something to say about his announcement about what people want to see in their sitcoms.)

      • Zaftiguana

        As well as every single one of the Munsters. Except the blonde one, which was who Sharon was channeling on set far more than, say, Yvonne De Carlo.

        In the end he just came off as a pissy, unimaginative stick-in-the-mud. Which was surprisingly unsurprising given his body of work.

        • MK03

          I got a Betty White vibe from Sharon’s performance. Or, to be more specific, a Rose Nylund vibe.

          • Zaftiguana

            Yeah, it was totally that Rose Nylund/Chrissy Snow type.

      • PostsYouCanDanceTo

         I think Sharon Needles would be a great match for a show like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Actually, the politically incorrect, no-mercy brand of humor of most drag is, I think, in alignment with a lot of FX’s programming.

      • MilaXX

         I thought the  girl friend from “The Ring” comment was aimed at Kenya who was pretty unintentionally creepy.

    • Zaftiguana

      Okay, I’m glad it wasn’t just me. He was really unpleasant and uptight. I can see why it made sense to bring him in for this one, but ugh. It made me miss Kathy Najimy.

    • Farthingale

      Absolut Asshole, I agree. BUT, it was a teensy bit uncomfortable watching Sharon unable to take a directing note without interrupting and EXPLAINING. That shit just does not fly in directing. The point is to get direction–not to show why what you are doing makes sense to you. And she would not shut the fuck up. It made me think Sharon must spend a lot of time explaining herself because it was so reflexive—she literally would not let him finish a sentence.

      I LUUUUURVS me some Sharon, and she may be my front runner for the win, but I think she pissed him off by basically being difficult to direct, and she did it again during the catwalk critique. 

      HOWEVER, she finally got the fucking point. Atta girl. Bitch is trainable. 

      Max=Douchbag (Certified)

    • Sweetpea176

       You know, I actually kind of liked how he was serving up network director realness.  I thought the juxtaposition was kind of funny, in a needle-scratching-a-record kind of way.

    • PeaceBang

      Jesus, he was a total tick. 

  • tinyredlocks

    Team Latrice! Thanks for the “Victor/Victoria” reference. I watched that the other day on TCM. Still funny…

  • Stubenville

    The exploding money packet dye isn’t blue. Don’t ask how I know (okay I designed some banks) but the dye in the exploding money packets I worked with was bright red or orange. So the unlucky robber would end up looking a bit like Michael Kors. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DSSSOKRSBEP7YR5XA52446SPOQ Mary

       Michael Kors…that’s hysterical. I knew about the dye pack color, too. (Don’t ask how I know, either.) I wondered if Willam just said the heck with it because he looked better in blue than the real dye pack color.

      • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

        I thought it was blue too. Wasn’t that the color in Raising Arizona?

  • Stubenville

    The exploding money packet dye isn’t blue. Don’t ask how I know (okay I designed some banks) but the dye in the exploding money packets I worked with was bright red or orange. So the unlucky robber would end up looking a bit like Michael Kors. 

  • MK03

    PHI PHI, SHUT THE FUCK UP. YOU AIN’T ALL THAT.

    • http://ultimatevariety.blogspot.com/ Thombeau

       Amen!

    • MissMariRose

       Preach!

  • MK03

    PHI PHI, SHUT THE FUCK UP. YOU AIN’T ALL THAT.

  • Stubenville

    And I love Latrice even more after this episode.

  • Stubenville

    And I love Latrice even more after this episode.

  • Logo Girl

    A few other people have said it, but I want to see Latrice get her own show – sitcom, talk show… anything. I would watch it without fail. 

    I must have missed something. Dida/Chad was the “Bea Arthur” character, Sharon/Phi Phi was the “Suzanne Sommers” character, Milan/Willam was Blanche Devereaux… but I didn’t get who the LaQueer/Jiggly character was supposed to be.

    • Stubenville

      Margaret Dumont from the Marx brothers it would seem.

      • Gene Hult

        Exactly.  The Wealthy Dowager.

    • Stubenville

      Margaret Dumont from the Marx brothers it would seem.

    • Zaftiguana

      I think it may have been the Charlotte type, but both of them did such a poor job with it that it’s hard to tell.

  • Logo Girl

    A few other people have said it, but I want to see Latrice get her own show – sitcom, talk show… anything. I would watch it without fail. 

    I must have missed something. Dida/Chad was the “Bea Arthur” character, Sharon/Phi Phi was the “Suzanne Sommers” character, Milan/Willam was Blanche Devereaux… but I didn’t get who the LaQueer/Jiggly character was supposed to be.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dandesun Erika Schultze

    “Swiffering the stage with her taint” will never not be funny.

    But, Lord, this was definitely Latrice’s moment. She owned the whole damn thing. I loved her Big Mama prison guard, her neck roll, her ‘Jesus is a biscuit’, her Untucked stuff and her runway was FAB.U.LOUS!

    DAMN but I love her. J’ADORE!!

    • xay

      I love Latrice. She should be the Oprah of LOGO.

      • introspective

        AGREED!!! That would be a permanent addition to the DVR! I totally need some life makeover realness with a side of good one liners, snaps up and neckrolls from my gurl Latrice. LOGO get on that stat.

    • MissMariRose

       I actually wrote a couple of her lines down. My favorites:

      That’s 5G: good God, get a grip, girl.
      BITCH: Being In Total Control of Herself

    • Sally Brownson

       I just want Latrice to be my drag mother. I regret that I was born with the wrong set of sex organs for this reason.

  • Zaftiguana

    Fan. Tastic. Challenges. Max Mutchnik worked my nerves big time, though, but maybe that was just me. 

    I think Madame had more to offer the competition than Milan and that Milan is about a million times more irritating, but it’s kind of inarguable that Madame came in dead last in the challenge and that however bizarre and unappealing Milan’s LSFYL may have been, Madame’s wasn’t particularly impressive and she didn’t bring much energy.
    BUT LEAVE YOUR DAMN CLOTHES AND WIGS ON, QUEENS! Gotdamn.Thrilled beyond words to see Miss Latrice win it. So deserved. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

    I loved Ru’s purple dress! So dazzling.

    I think it was Jiggly that called LaQueer a “Pointer Sister.” Also, Jiggly looked prettier than usual in the sitcom. Dida really pulled out all the stops. She’s certainly sitcom star potential.WTF, Milan trying to take over the leadership of the group again?? And “spastic” is right for the lip-sync. Ugh. If she was trying to be high-energy like Dida from the previous episode, she needs to be more classy with her moves.Why is Willam more entertaining when he’s not performing in the actual challenges? Not correcting Ru’s mispronunciation of his name because Ru has the $100,000 check, and all that stuff in the lounge? Hilarious!Is Michelle Visage really going to hold green against anyone who wears it just because she likes it? Really? At least in these runway pictures LaQueer has a very pretty face and smile.

    • rose88

       I agree with you about Willam.  I find him so lackluster in every challenge, like he’s just phoning it in.  But when he’s not actually performing, he’s so deadpan and hilarious!

      • http://ultimatevariety.blogspot.com/ Thombeau

         I completely agree.

        • introspective

          Ive been trying to put my finger for the longest on what his problem is. Maybe he’s better at his own improv stuff rather than taking direction from scripted challenges.

    • Farthingale

      You know, I am no fan of Milan, but the “spastic” aspect worked for me ’cause the song was a bit spastic. I don’t know how much was Milan’s LSFYL or Willam’s giving the world “taint swiffer”, but I couldn’t take my eyes off Milan, yeah, maybe there was a trainwreck aspect to it but Bitch got my attention.

      • TxMom2011

        It got my attention too… I was waiting to see which bone she would break.

    • TxMom2011

      I thought Milan was gonna break something with all that flippin and floppin in LSFYL…. she needs to pull that together better.  All of the moves seemed so ….arbitrary.  She was spastic as hell!

  • xay

    Am I the only one who wanted Milan to go home? LaQueer deserved to go home, no doubt, but Milan’s lipsync was so frantic and desperate that it wasn’t even fun to watch.

    • andcoh

      Agreed.  Also I thought it was really odd how Milan totally took over for Kenya last time and chided LaQueer for letting someone contribute this time.  I can’t tell if it’s manipulative or just outright bitchery.

      • http://shootingshoes.wordpress.com Amanda Gun

         I literally said “bitch, are you serious?” out loud when she started mumbling about “are you just going to let her take control like that? What kind of trashy, nasty person would do such a horrid thing!?”. Like, it was not enough to just think it, it had to be said out loud even though I’m watching alone.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q65AXARU4PZNGCUAPC7IITDB4Q Edward

       I agree with you completely. I thought it was supposed to be a talented performance, not a total shit show. She was pulling out every trick in her book it was like watching a crappy dance routine.

    • http://twitter.com/NostalgiaOD NostalgiaOD

       Can not stand one more minute of her.

    • Zaftiguana

      Milan would totally have been my pick on a personal level and in terms of her whole body of work, but I just can’t deny the Madame bombed this week and it was rightly her.

      I think it’ll be Milan next week, though. I think most of the rest of these queens, even the slightly busted ones, will be able to bring something fun to the Snatch Game, but that it’s going to be beyond Milan’s skills.

  • http://twitter.com/neeBarbero Debby Griffiths

    Chad, Latrice, Sharon and William.  Never before have I been rooting for four contestants!  I love each one of them, and will be both happy and sad when they all win/lose.  Oprah NEEDS to give Latrice her own show NOW!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/I5V3JS2I7BGPNSMTTWDWJEXEQM Graeme

    I love Nicole Sullivan and bemoan her stalled career. Truly, brilliantly funny on MadTV. But her sitcoms have been terrible, and not because of her but because of concept. 

    • MK03

      She’s one of those people who, more often than not, is way, WAY better than the material she’s given. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q65AXARU4PZNGCUAPC7IITDB4Q Edward

       I love her too, she was my favorite MadTV actor. I tried watching that Rita Rocks show, but couldn’t stomach it. She needs a sketch show of her own.

  • Melanie Cozad

    Is it just me or was LaQueer looking an AWFUL lot like Shanel from first season? I think it was the nose and eyes.

  • http://twitter.com/GaraStJames Gara St. James

    I have really got to remember this show is on, and catch it! Love that the challenges still feel fresh after several cycles. (And now that I think about it, I better not miss the “Snatch Game” episode, which is probably coming up real soon.)

    • andcoh

      Next episode! And thanks to previews I knew that Chad made it that far. Now I actually have to be slightly anxious each episode.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q65AXARU4PZNGCUAPC7IITDB4Q Edward

       I heard that it’s next week!

    • Farthingale

      I asked above but I’ll ask here too. Who else will we see besides “Cher”? Who will Latrice do? Who will Phi Phi? By this time every contestant knows there will be a Snatch Game, so they should all have something goin’ on.

      • hoez

        I hope it’s okay to post this, but I think a list of the celebs is out thanks to some previews.

        ~SPOILER ALERT JUST IN CASE~

        Latrice: Aretha Franklin
        Phi Phi: GaGa [Ugh]
        Milan: Diana Ross
        Jiggly: Snooki
        Sharon: Michelle Visage [AHAHAHAHA]
        Willam: Jessica Simpson
        Dida: Wendy Williams
        Kenya: Beyonce

        • Sweetpea176

           Ooooooh gurl, Sharon better bring it!  I remember Jessica Wild’s tragic Ru that she didn’t get ripped for.  I’m not sure Michelle would be as gracious.

          • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

            Definitely risky decision for Sharon!
            Doesn’t Willem do Jessica and/or Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader every week?

  • SteveKl

    Dida delivered her lines confidently and with polish, and more importantly, when she wasn’t talking, she was giving focus to the person who was. She could easily do sitcoms. Willam is ok as a performer, but he should totally think about going into writing, because he’s hysterical. Can you imagine how much fun he is at a party, or any social occasion where you want to judge other people?

    • http://twitter.com/algaechick Crystal

      Yes! I’m refining my statement from last week. I want Latrice to be my momma. I want Willam nearby in every social situation ever. 

  • amywinns

    In addition to everything else I love about this, let me just say I got the “Bad Girls” song reference instantly!!! *hugs*

  • http://ultimatevariety.blogspot.com/ Thombeau

    Latrice is a complete phenomenon, a star in every way. Love her!

    Dida was surprisingly impressive in the sitcom challenge. And though he didn’t get a lot of attention, Chad was so into character I couldn’t help but crack up. Such a pro!

  • Pinup Ghoul

    Is it wrong that I want to see Latrice in the bottom – just once – to see her LSFYL? I just want to see how she does it. I’m sure she would put the other queen to bed!

    • SpillinTea

      http://youtu.be/F_eH3vDLE5o

      She’d shut them down. JUST. LIKE. THIS.

      • TxMom2011

        Thanks for sharing that link!  She is absolutely fabulous!  I would love to see her perform in person!

      • Pinup Ghoul

         Thanks for the link!
        All I can say is BA-DOW!

  • http://www.facebook.com/fiddlecub Kevin VanOrd

    Stop saying “serving up *** realness.” Please, pretty please. It has lost any meaning it ever had at this stage.

    • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

      That’s like saying “Stop saying ‘Auf Wiedersehen” when talking about Project Runway.

      • andcoh

        Serving up bitchy blogger realness right there.  

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

           Being In Total Control of Herself……X 2

    • Zaftiguana

      Your tone seems very pointed right now, Kevin.

  • RocknLox

    5 G’s please: Good Good Get a Grip Girl. 
                                                 - Latrice Royale

  • Celandine1

    Oh yeah, I too really wish Ru would stop the LSFYL and tell the dolls to put their wigs back on, put their dresses back on, and deliver for the audience. The desperate gymnastics and wig throwing are not entertaining and a little embarrassing.

    Totally rooting for a final three of Latrice, Sharon, and Chad. William looks like a man-in-a-dress to me but his jibe at the others and especially his comments during the LSFYL crack me up.

    • marywv

      I know I want to see quality performances not the desperate keening of a clawing queen. I just hate when the resort to what I like to call “low drag.” I feel like Dida needs to teach that Milan a thing or two about LSFYL.

  • Julian Betkowski

    Unlike some of the other girls she did eventually listen. I think that’s what got LaQueer sent home: her inability to recognize her own shortcomings.

  • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

    Latrice showing her tit in the jail shot is freaking hilarious. 

  • Julian Betkowski

    I was just saying that to my boyfriend. They should hire him to narrate and offer intersticial commentary.

  • Farthingale

    I think I need to see Sharon Needles do Courtney Love. Snatch game fast approaches. Who do we think we’ll see? What do you think Latrice will pull out? We know Cher is a given, but who else…….

  • Farthingale

    I WOULD also watch “RuPaul’s Best Friend Race”. Just sayin’.

    • spooki C

      I would so be a contestant.

    • Zaftiguana

      It should be part of a must see TV line up with “RuPaul’s Finishing School For Girls” and “Royale Court,” Latrice’s Oprah-Judge Judy hybrid reality talk show.

      • Farthingale

        Love “Royale Court”!! Judge Judy stuff one day, Oprah-ish stuff another day. Wouldn’t you just love to see an annual “Latrice’s Favorite Things” show?

        For real, when I was turned on to Drag Race I thought that RuPaul would make a brilliant television producer. I bet he could conceive 6 or 8 more shows without batting a mink eyelash. I esteem his talent tremendously!

      • http://caffinatedlemur.wordpress.com/ caffinatedlemur

        Royale Court! Holy crap I would watch that every.damn.day, and I don’t even like judge shows.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

         One way or another, Latrice should be on Drag U….might make that sorry ass show watchable.

  • Terence Ng

    It makes me sad that Nicole basically survives off of side parts on Family Guy. She deserves better.

  • jblaked

    I ff’d the judge intro when I watched the show and, until just now, I was 100% certain that was Lindsay Lohan on the panel and not Nicole Sullivan.  They look and sound exactly alike!

    • rose88

       Oh my, that’s a really mean thing to say about Nicole Sullivan!  Way meaner than TLo asking why she doesn’t have a better career.

  • Diana Martinez

    I love Latrice!! 

  • TxMom2011

    The “Pointer” Sisters…… had me ROooollling…!

  • Sweetpea176

    Latrice Royale:  Just. Fucking. Look. At. Her.  And Ru looked spectacular!

  • mlvc

    The best line of the night was, “He Swiffered the floor with his taint!!!”

  • PeaceBang

    “Give me five-G’s: Good God, girl, get a grip!” Second best line of the night.

    • andcoh

      On her blog, Willam said she is a Thundercat and related to Liono so that’s why she has that white ring around her mouth.

      Bitch cracks me up.

    • http://profiles.google.com/dandesun Erika Schultze

      Party City is this chain of Halloween stores that seem to be scattered all across SoCal. It comes up as a topic of discussion every now and again when we drive south. Why are there so many? How do they stay in business year round? The buildings I see them in look like they’re pretty big box stores.

      • DinahR

        Haha!  Well, I’ll tell you how they stay in business.  Still not sure why there are SO many of them!  Party City also specializes in selling every conceivable child’s birthday party theme, adult birthday party theme, balloons, pinatas, the works.  Also they change out most of the Halloween section to sell what you just can’t live without for every other holiday of the year too. I’m still thinking they make the most money off Halloween though.       

        • http://profiles.google.com/dandesun Erika Schultze

          I’ll finally have an answer for the next road trip!! It makes sense that they switch it out for the season, although we have noticed that come the end of August/early September, in addition to the various Party City stores there suddenly crops up a bunch of Halloween City stores as well. Crazy.

  • Markatha

    Another great episode.  Really the most TV fun I have all week. Loves It.

    You guys are right they have raised the Camp Factor Bar this season. Who knew it was possible.
    Thanks so much for the pit crew still each week.

    Ru Paul is gorgeous & poised every week on the runway.

    This show has the best, most fun judging panel & portion of any of these shows.
    I guess I’m warming up to Michelle cause I like her a lot better this season.  Maybe I’m just finally getting her.

    Latrice killed this week.  This may be the year a big girl takes it all.  She was gorgeous on the runway.  Loved that look!

    Seemed guest judge was a bit rough on Sharon.

    I still laugh out loud every week when they run Willam’s ”your tone seems pointed” line before Untucked. Still Funny.

  • vmcdanie

    I see there are as of this writing 106 comments so at least 100 have probably replied by now, “It was Jiggly who said that.” (her first real contribution to RPDR, no?)

    Milan’s performance was embarrassingly desperate. I think Madame was doomed to go but if she had done something/anything more, surely it would have been Milan instead. More than ready to see that one sashay. She’s moved past Jiggly on my Auf fantasy list which I didn’t think was possible. At least Willam’s line about Milan rubbing her taint on the floor made me spew my RPDR night box wine everywhere.

    The neighbors heard me whooping when they announced Latrice as the winner.

    As much as the ripping the wig off thing bugs me, what I’d like to see more is one queen ripping her wig off and the other NOT responding with same.

  • http://shootingshoes.wordpress.com Amanda Gun

    I loved this episode! Latrice definitely deserved the win, and every week I just love her more and more. She’s just such an amazing person and I kind of want to be her when I grow up. I die every times she laughs at something, it’s so wizard.

    I was really disappointed in Sharon’s attitude this week, and I found it so surprising since she’s always seemed so mature up til now. This week she seemed really defensive and defiant, especially if you watched Untucked as well. I don’t think that Phi Phi was completely right, but I do think she had a point (full disclosure, though: I think I’ve loved Phi Phi since episode two and now I have to give in. Bitchy + hot is like kryptonite to me, and I do think she’s funnier and has more talent/range than most people give her credit for). This here might not be the kind of thing you should admit in public but watching that fight made me feel hot all over and I want them to be reluctant BFFs forever and/or hook up. I would watch either of those shows!

    • Farthingale

      Well either you know more than you’re letting on or you’r psychic. Sharon and Phi Phi shared. Illing here in Chicago this weekend at Spin nightclub. I hardly thin that would occur if they were, indeed, mortal enemies. (p.s. I missed the show.)

      Jesus is my Bisquit! (kenya’s pronounciation).

  • spooki C

    Christ on a cracker, why does Phi Phi always act as if someone has pissed in her Cheerios? Is her tuck too tight? I want to laugh, not get a headache and roll my eyes at boring pointless yelling. Phi Phi, you’re not anything special so get over yourself. Just another boring bargain basement beauty bitch.

    I guess Phi passed her pissy Cheerios to that sitcom guy, boy were his panties in a bunch over Sharon. Did she kill his puppy or something? I never watched The Ring so I have no clue what he was talking about but I love spooky sitcoms like The Munsters and The Addams Family… and the fact that there’s been quite a bit of hype over a possible Munsters remake shows that people are receptive to those kinds of sitcoms. Sharon was pretty funny actually and didn’t come of ghoulish or creepy.

    p.s. Will and Grace sucks and Latrice is fucking hilarious

    • Pinup Ghoul

       I thought she was more Joan Rivers on the runway than anything else. Campy, not spooky.

  • marywv

    Milan’s Lipsync started out fantastic and then just took it to a whole other level of desperate. Far too desperate. I too hate the wig reveal – so L.A.M.E.

    I thought Sharon’s performance was amazing on the runway and I liked the campy fun vibe she always brings. Matthew clearly just wasn’t feeling her and I think he prefers the fishy queens from the old school days of pageantry. Latrice was amazing and she deserved every single ounce of her win. Viva Latrice!

  • Mefein

    Latrice wins my all-time reality show contestant prize for best and most moving telling of one’s sad story.  “You can choose your friends, but you don’t choose your family.  You can love them, but you don’t have to like them.”  Genuine emotion, but not a lick of self-pity.  This is what you’re dealt, this is how you move past it, while keeping your heart intact.  Brava, beautifully said.

  • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

    Phi Phi, Jiggly, Kenya, and Milan really need to go. Everyone else actually has half a shot at winning this, but those girls just dragggggg.

  • Markatha

    Although Dida did well in the sitcom challange, her Make-up & hair are always busted & horrible….no really horrible. I know even I could do a better job with only a halloween wig & stage make-up.  Her umm skills in that department may be the worse yet.

  • Markatha

    Oh and how funny was the Jesus is a biscut religious hoedown.  Latrice was on it the whole episode.

  • http://profiles.google.com/grandiva1968 e jerry powell

    “Why doesn’t she have a better career?”

    Because Leah Remini was already on King of Queens?

  • http://profiles.google.com/dandesun Erika Schultze

    Didn’t the Wig Snatch (not to be confused with a snatch wig) start with Shannel? I know in one of her LSFYLs her headpiece fell off and she just went with it, and I’m okay with that, but I seem to recall her pulling the wig off in a later LSFYL. And I totally agree with the consensus AGAINST the Wig Snatch. Girls, girls… we beseech thee! LEAVE THE WIGS ON!

    I also agree that Milan’s LSFYL went from energetic to Oh Dear God. I suppose Madame LaQueer of the Pointer Sister School of Lip Synch felt that her only option was the Wig Snatch because she clearly was not going to go the route of the Swiffer. Honestly, I’m surprised that Milan didn’t fling her pads at the judges by the end of it.

    Maybe she did. She did everything but throw the kitchen sink at them.

    • andcoh

      Shannel did it intentionally to show her ‘vulernable’ side.  Why is it back?  I loved that last season the girls kept everything on.  If you can LSFYL in the dress, then you shouldn’t have worn it!

  • http://twitter.com/dawazevermaat Dawazev Ermaat

    While I really enjoyed what Chad and Sharon did for the handcuff challenge, I still think Willam’s win was deserved, the blue paint was inspired imo. I know she most likely won’t win the season because her kind of drag lacks mass appeal, but she’s found a fan in me.

  • enonymous

    Latrice – DIVA

  • http://www.facebook.com/raweiser Rachel Weiser

    I think Phi Phi O’Hara mistook the basic idea of the show: *have* C U N T; not *be* one.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

    Let’s dump Santino as a judge and add in Willam to the regular judges rotation. I do like how Ru always jabs some kind of remarks at Santino though… Okay, he can just be Ru’s punching bag in the corner, but not allowed to judge. Ha ha ha, yes!

  • GTrain

    I feel the exact same way about the lip sync. I actually put it on mute because I don’t love that Pink song, and Milan looked a crazy fool. How are you gonna stand at the end in your bra and panties and your wig in your hand, tombout what a lady you are?

    Latrice will never stoop that low. I was so happy she won the challenge. Her role was fun and she looked fan-effing-tastic on the runway. I just love how she carries herself. Real glam.

  • AWStevens

    Spot-on review.  I feel Chad or Latrice deserve to win.  WISH THERE COULD BE A TIE!
     

  • LuLusLemons

    This is an aside, but do people keep getting ads that appear to be aimed at suburban moms when they watch on the logotv site? Did they discover that was the demographic that was really watching it? (I wouldn’t be surprised. Middle-aged ladies love drag queens.) 

    Latrice was really radiant when she won. Beautiful smile.

  • pdquick

    This episode will go down in history for the line, “She just swiffered the floor with her taint.”

  • phiphihater

    It’s hard to imagine someone less likeable than Shangela, but Phi Phi seems to have made that happen. Really, girl, it’s bad form to chew someone out for trying to apologize to you. 

  • phiphihater

     You fist fucked the judge nitro?

  • gsk241

    I’m a 47 year old straight white woman and I so want to be Latrice Royale when I grow up.  Love her!

  • http://twitter.com/sassybabydes Anne White

    The comments during the lip sync had me rolling. “She swiffered the floor with her taint.” Priceless.

  • Farthingale

    Yesterday I was all about the “taint swiffer” comment and today I’m lovin’ the “Lotion up girl! Lotion. Up.” comment from Michelle Visage. Those were some ashtray knees on Dida. Bronzer? Girl, please. I don’t think lotion is gonna cut it. She needs something more abrasive….Comet?

    • xay

      Comet? Naah, she needs to go retro and break out the Vaseline and Palmer’s cocoa butter.

  • PantherontheRunway

    I died when Michelle commented about being ashy! LOL
    Queen or not, lotion should be a priority when you intend to show your legs in public :)

    the most amazing comment in the world “Swiffered the floor with his taint”

  • JANE LANE

    Latrice has the greatest voice. She got that Superbass. 

  • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

    Gosh, I thought Dida and Sharon really channeled some Golden Girls chemistry with their beaver performance. So funny! Too bad the illusion was broken by the busted performances of the other three.
    It was definitely a better ensemble with Willem’s team. The story really came together. I love this classic TV sitcom camp. Spot on!
    Jiggly is really annoying.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ShawnShuman Shawny Lee Shuman

    So, are you ever gonna comment on Latrice’s orange face? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=14301272 Kate Gorton

    “Milan Swiffered the floor with her taint.” DYING.