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Shablap! Singing Mall Elves Pay Tribute to Todrick Hall on “SNL”

"His songs make you want to shake your bussy."

Girl, what did that girl just say, girl?

Saturday Night Live’s 45th season continued last night with Scarlett Johansson as host. In one memorable sketch, she and Kenan Thompson play club kids filling in as singing department store elves.

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Dondra and Wondrous, who normally work at the hair-extensions kiosk, start with a song about Santa Claus squeezing down chimneys with lube. “Wig white, black boot, wide belt, red suit,” they rap. “Beard groomed, lips pursed, enters the room booty first.”

Hey, that sounds a lot like “Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels,” one of the tongue-popping, tea-sipping tracks from Todrick Hall’s Haus Party, Pt. 1, the first in a series of EPs created for the LGBTQ audience.

“It felt very Todrick Hall to me,” says Beck Bennett as a dad in the crowd, much to his prudish wife’s confusion. “He’s great. He’s a dynamic, gender-bending performer. His songs make you want to shake your bussy.”

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Wondrous and Dondra’s next song is about how Mrs. Claus “gives her cookie to the elves” and has “needs that start with a D.”

“Their relationship is open, it’s fluid, it’s very Todrick,” the dad explains.

The elves then introduce their songwriter, L’Tony Garage, played by gay featured player Bowen Yang. L’Tony reveals that the next number, which is about Santa doing “rump bumps” of cocaine, was written as an homage to his mother, “The Mother of the House, Miss Buffet Styles.”

“I AM GAGGED! Blown away!” Hall, a frequent RuPaul’s Drag Race guest judge and mentor, wrote on Instagram about the shout-out. “This is the best Christmas gift EVERRRR! IS THIS REAL?!?!?”

Gag on the SNL sketch below.
 

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