5 Things We Want to See From RuPaul on 'Saturday Night Live'

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Host RuPaul and Kate McKinnon during Promos in Studio 8H on Feb. 6, 2020. 

RuPaul is booked and busy. With the release of Netflix's AJ and the Queen, the start of RuPaul's Drag Race Live in Las Vegas, and the upcoming 12th season of his Emmy-nominated reality show, it's clear that the queen of drag is only further cementing her regal status.    

The icon will get to add another gem to his bedazzled crown this weekend when he hosts Saturday Night Live for the very first time. Taking to the Studio 8H stage on Saturday night alongside musical guest Justin Bieber, this won't be RuPaul's first time on the show; back in 1993, Ru briefly appeared in a sketch when Charles Barkley served as host.  

With Mama Ru taking center stage on Saturday, we decided to put together our wish list of what we want to see on RuPaul's first time hosting SNL.   


Perform with Justin Bieber  

This one's pretty obvious -- when you have Ru and Justin Bieber in the same room, it behooves everyone to have them perform together. Especially with Ru's stellar musical catalog, it would be gag-worthy to see Ru drop a few of her own bars during Bieber's set in a killer mash-up with one of the star's new songs.   

Give us a sequel to the iconic "Auto Shop" sketch   

When the "Auto Shop" sketch aired in 2017, the world was shook. Chris Pine and a host of the show's male castmembers played a group of mechanics who, slowly but surely, revealed how much they loved Drag Race, and even gave a fierce lip sync to Erika Jayne's "XXPEN$IVE." Now that Ru is hosting the show, we want to know what happens next. Maybe Ru takes his car into the shop to get it fixed up, only to find a group of straight men fawning over him. Maybe one of the repairmen follows his dream and actually makes it on to Drag Race. We're not here to write the sketch for them, we just need to see a sequel to this iconic moment on Saturday.    

Dress in some sickening drag

RuPaul is notorious for dressing in drag only when absolutely necessary, so when the announcement was made that he would be hosting SNL, many assumed that it would be out of drag. But with a new promo showing Ru in full regalia, fans are now wondering if the star might give us some sickening looks on Saturday. Doing the live portion of the show in drag might be pretty difficult, but if anyone can make it werk, it's Ru.

Share the spotlight with some Drag Race alums

RuPaul has a pretty good track record of giving the queens of Drag Race more work when the show isn't airing. Just recently, she invited a few dozen of them to appear on AJ and the Queen. SNL has also featured some Drag Race alums in the past, with their hilarious "GP Yass" sketch starring Peppermint and Jiggly Caliente. So why not give some love to some of the show's New York queens during Ru's reign?

Deliver an impressions ball with an SNL version of "Snatch Game"

If Drag Race's Snatch Game is all about delivering the funniest impressions of our favorite celebrities, then what better place to host a special version of the faux game show than on SNL? With an entire cast of comedians at their disposal, the show could deliver a legendary version of the Drag Race challenge with the stars offering up their best impressions, all while RuPaul serves as judge. 


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