RuPaul hosted the Feb. 8 episode of Saturday Night Live, plugging his popular and groundbreaking television reality competition show RuPaul’s Drag Race in his opening monologue. He talked about arriving in New York City in the 1980s and joked that the producers of SNL told him he could not tell specific stories from his time as a drag queen in the East Village.
One sketch featured RuPaul as the member of a family alongside Ego Nwodim, Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd who were playing charades against another family, played by Kyle Mooney, Beck Bennett, Kate McKinnon and Heidi Gardner. RuPaul’s family kept cheating by talking during charades.
In a digital short, RuPaul played himself doing a photoshoot for Drag Magazine. "Drag needs someone new," he said in the sketch. That new face for drag turned out to be the recurring Pete Davidson character Chad.