As someone who grew up watching classic VH1 reality shows like “I Love Money” and “Charm School,” when I’m watching a reunion episode, I expect to be assaulted with pure, unadulterated drama. Basically, I’m not happy unless I walk away from the experience feeling uncomfortable or, at the bare minimum, gagging in-between commercial breaks.
And boy, Mama Ru did not disappoint with her reunion special. I was shook. Dare I even say, Baba-shook! Right out of the gate, RuPaul ditched the show’s traditional format of focusing on each queen, and focused instead on the more memorable moments that occurred throughout the season. The episode quickly became a free-for-all to nab screen time, with no shortage of conflict and scene-stealing.
Amidst the flurry of shade-throwing and tea service, there was a ton of gif-able moments. I've taken the liberty of pulling together my favorites (even though nobody asked), because it's always good have a drag queen gif in your back pocket. You can thank me later.
Speaking of gif-able moments, this Friday yours truly will be coming at you live from the red carpet of the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Finale Viewing Party with Bob the Drag Queen and Shangela on the XFINITY Facebook page. Don’t miss the live stream. Then be sure tune in to VH1 at 8 p.m. EST to find out which queen will go home with the crown.
The Many Gag-Faces of Aja
Also suitable for use when: The person in the cubicle next to you brings in salmon for lunch.
Jaymes Mansfield Reading Valentine’s Lip-Sync Fail
Also suitable for use when: You try and return a compliment to a creeper at the bar.
Farrah Moan Making a Joke
Also suitable for use when: Your friend asks about your sandwich.
When Sasha Velour and Shea Couleé Have Had It … Officially
Also suitable for use when: A friend suggests going to the bathhouse.
Farrah Moan Reenacting Her Famous Cry Moment
Also suitable for use when: You check your statement and realize you bought a round of drinks for the entire bar last night.
Nina Bonina Brown Agreeing with Shea Couleé’s Read of Valentina
Also suitable for use when: Your one friend suggests getting 3 a.m. post-club pizza.
Also suitable for use when: The person next to you in the locker room accidentally drops their towel.
Farrah Moan Serving the Most Epic Eye Roll of the Night
Also suitable for use when: Your co-worker just won’t stop talking about their holiday. We get it, Deborah, you went to Mykonos.
Shea Couleé Calling Out Valetina’s Epic Lip-Sync Fail
Also suitable for use when: You go to karaoke and your one friend can’t remember the words to anything.
Shea Couleé Gagging
Also suitable for use when: Just saying, “OK, gurl!” doesn’t get the point across.
Aja Explaining Her “Untucked” Meltdown
Also suitable for use when: You need to explain why you called the waiter “a hot piece.”
Valentina Explains Why She Is OK with Her Elimination
Also suitable for use when: You go home with the hot Latin boy at the bar.
Shea Couleé Calling Out Valentina on Lying About Her Social Media Usage
Also suitable for use when: You want to aggressively make it rain.
Michelle Visage Explaining Why Her Manicure Isn’t Lesbian-Friendly
Also suitable for use when: You get a little too excited about going as a sexy cat for Halloween.
Aja Calling Out Valentina on Her Miss Congeniality Win
Also suitable for use when: Your coworker is super snarky to you, but is constantly getting praised by everyone.
Farrah Moan Changing the Miss Congeniality Trophy to Fan Favorite
Also suitable for use when: That one boy always gets all the attention and you’re not jealous at all.
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