RuPaul might be snatching Emmys left and right for his work on RuPaul’s Drag Race, but he’s really itching to play a new game with his squirrel friends: Dirty Charades.
Two days before his much-anticipated Saturday Night Live appearance, the drag icon and TV mogul swung by the NBC studios for a guest spot on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Ru and Fallon chatted about all things Drag Race, including the “several many Emmys” he and his team have scooped up in the trailblazing reality series’ 11-year run.
— The Tonight Show (@FallonTonight) February 6, 2020
“It’s a fantastic show,” Fallon told Ru. “I love it. It’s fun. It’s positive. It’s about acceptance—just really good for the brain.”
But the real kiki broke out when Ru explained his favorite game: Dirty Charades, which is like regular charades, except “you just change one word in the title. You have a book or a movie or a TV show or a song, and you change one word.”
Apparently, Ru sent producers a stack of 30 potential titles for a round of Dirty Charades—and standards and practices rejected “every single one of them.” Well, except for Saturday Night Beaver—a riff off John Travolta’s iconic 1977 disco flick, Saturday Night Fever—which Ru had Fallon guess. The late-show host didn’t fuck it up, either: As soon as Ru mimed those beaver teeth, he was right there with him.
Check out Mama Ru’s glorious Saturday Night Beaver realness below, and tune in to the premiere of Drag Race Season 12 on February 28 at 8pm ET on VH1.