Top 10 Snatch Game Performances from RuPaul's Drag Race

When it comes to celebrity impersonations, these queens are the best at what they do! We’ve taken into account the first 8 seasons and both seasons of All Stars. We’ve included Pearl as Big Ang, Sharon Needles as Michelle Visage, Jinkx Monsoon as Little Edie, Bianca Del Rio as Judge Judy, Tatianna as Britney Spears and more!

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h4> Top 10 RuPaul’s Drag Race Snatch Games
A lot of the Drag Race alumni made their names by serving fish, but no one sells a fictional fantasy quite like these queens. Welcome to MsMojo and today we’ll be counting down top 10 RuPaul’s Drag Race Snatch Games.

For this list, we’ve selected the best Snatch Game performances, in which contestants make celebrity impersonations, from the reality competition series’ first eight seasons, as well as the first two seasons of “All Stars.”

#10: Pearl as Big Ang

It didn’t take much to bring out the funny parts of the late great mob wives star Big Ang. The overdrawn lips, the huge boobs, and most of all, the huge personality made her perfect reality show material, and moreover ideal snatch game material. The judges may have accused Pearl of phoning it in during challenges, but for this Snatch Game, that queen went to work. Pearl clocked the voice, the mannerisms, and everything that made Big Ang loveable. Rest in peace Big Ang, may your larger than life – personality- be one for the history books.

#9: Pandora Boxx as Carol Channing

Pandora Boxx’s rendition of Carol Channing was the first introduction of the Snatch Game to the Drag Race audience, and this comedy queen’s goofy gab was the perfect way to set the bar. What better introduction to Snatch Game than a portrayal of a well-meaning but often left field Broadway retiree. Channing was the queen of corny comedy in her day, and Pandora portrayed a character as loveable as it was clueless. With doddery, bewildered style, Pandora pulled out a performance of geriatric genius. Bob the Drag Queen later took up the character again for a win, but this rendition will always stay in our heart.

#8: Kennedy Davenport as Little Richard

It came as a real shock that Kennedy would have the nerve to do a Little Richard impression after all the times Michelle read queens on the runway for boy-drag. But it does take nerve, and the stunt paid off with Kennedy “snatching” the win. Kennedy’s snatch game had all the falsetto glam-rock grit Little Richard was known for, and the judges already knew she had that superstar diva attitude down. It doesn’t hurt that the often flamboyant rock n’ roll originator had a proclivity for lipstick and accessories. Little Richard was a queen before queens.

#7: Sharon Needles as Michelle Visage

RuPaul may have applauded Sharon for her bold choice of roasting Michelle for the Snatch Game, but it was a really sharp move on her part. Anyone who watches Drag Race knows just how much RuPaul loves a good Michelle read. Sharon’s over-the top portrayal coupled with her encyclopedic knowledge of Ru and Michelle's early years made for a side stitchin’ performance. It’s clear that Sharon knows her audience, and knows who’s handing out the trophies. Even if Michelle was a little miffed by the ‘older lady’ performance, that judge can take a joke, and the pair have since made up.

#6: Tatianna as Britney Spears

On season two, Tatianna’s brainless pretty girl act gave us all Rebecca Glasscock flashbacks from season one, but this snatched verisimilitude showed us all that Tati is a sissy with substance. She played Britney Spears so well it gave the guest judges goosebumps, but make no mistake, that performance was clever. Her kooky mis-steps and idiotic idiosyncrasies would put even the most popular reality stars to shame. With her win in this challenge, everyone expected Tatianna to come back as strong in All Stars with Ariana Grande… but oops she didn’t do it again.”

#5: Jinkx Monsoon as Little Edie

It was almost expected that this queen of comedic quirks would win this snatch game. Even if you didn’t catch the reference, Jinkx’s performance played off a character that’s easy enough to tease, and she’d already shown off her character acting chops in past challenges. Little Edie was the star of the cult classic documentary film Grey Gardens, the cult classic about an aging mother and daughter, cousins to Jackie O! It was the perfect character for snatch game, and Jinkx brought out all cat giblets and magnifying glasses that gather dust in many-a-shut-ins homes. The obscure choice ended up being a fan favorite.

#4: BenDelLaCreme as Maggie Smith

Despite BenDeLa’s sickly sweet drag persona and her pretty pinup looks, she still flew a little under the radar during her season. It was only with this Snatch Game that her true brilliance shone through. Exhibiting extraordinary versatility, this queen switched from her bubbly babe BenDeLa persona to the proper Dame Maggie Smith as Downtown Abbey’s Dowager Countess of Grantham. With white gloves, cursive calligraphy, and a pretty snatched British accent to boot, BenDeLa nabbed a cunning win that pulled her ahead of her competitors - at least for a little while.

#3: Chad Michaels as Cher

When Drag Race fans talk about Cher, the first queen that comes to mind is none other than The Mother Dust. Chad built a career around Cher impersonations, going so far as to even invest in plastic surgery to give a more authentic look. With several gorgeous outfit changes and impeccable mannerisms, Chad brought a level of attention to detail that could only come from years of crazed idol worship. No one doubted that Chad had this Snatch Game in the bag, but to be fair, Michaels had years of experience: many, many, many-many years of experience. He may not have won that season, but he "believed in life after love" and ended up coming back to snatch the All Star crown.

#2: Bianca Del Rio as Judge Judy

The courtroom was OUT OF ORDER over this impression.Who better to portray the notoriously strict TV judge than the queen of insult comedy? Bianca’s no-nonsense shady ways align perfectly with Judge Judy’s brand of daytime TV justice. Bianca keeps her rolodex of hate perfectly organized and executed, always sticking to the facts and sticking to her guns. The beauty of her insulting art is the way Bianca still always managed to keep it fun, or at least entertaining, even when she was reading a girl for filth. This all came across perfectly in Snatch Game, where she wasted no time laying down the hammer of shade on other queens’ messy portrayals.

But before we get to our top pick, here are some Honorable Mentions:

#1: Alaska as Mae West

Alaska ranked HIiieeeeee above the competition! The key to a good Snatch Game isn't just about serving realness or cracking a few jokes; it's about responding to set ups, keeping the jokes tight, and most of all committing to the character. Alaska had already proven her Snatch Game prowess with her Lady Bunny impersonation in Season 5, but this “All Stars” performance was the peak of her game show career. And Roxy Andrews impersonating Alaska in the same game, The real Alaska 5000 even got to give herself a read! With lewd, irreverent grace, Alaska called forth the spirit of the original queen of crass, putting her own campy spin on all of Mae West’s sultry signature lines. Alaska blew the lid off of the Snatch Game, but with a killer music career and millions of fans, did she really need to?


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