There are specifically two things bringing me joy correct now: nonstop Drag Race material, and the Muppets. That is it, that is all I want in buy to just take my head off of reality—a fact with all the charm and enchantment of a bombed-out Kmart. I bought to take pleasure in the most effective seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Drag Race All Stars in a moment, and I get new episodes of Canada’s Drag Race each week. And now I can increase new episodes of Muppets Now on Disney+ each Friday—including the time premiere, which functions RuPaul! I’m all set, The united states.
Except… I’m not. I’m greedy. Five months in quarantine has designed me feisty, and I’m in this article to ask—nay, demand far more from my latest reigning pop society franchises: I need a crossover. I want to see the Muppets on RuPaul’s Drag Race Time 13! Does any person truly know when that period will be filmed? No! The us is still in silly denial about this pandemic and California is a literal hotbed of COVID (in excess of 10,000 new cases on July 29—WTF?!). I don’t want Drag Race in entrance of cameras anytime shortly, not even if they built each individual solitary runway class variations on “I’d like to preserve it on, you should.” Apocalyptic digression aside—whenever the time is right, we want the Muppets and Drag Race to arrive collectively.
And Disney—don’t act like I’m nuts for bringing this up, either! Y’all place RuPaul in a segment in the incredibly first episode of Muppets Now. How was I supposed to depart that hilarical sit-down with Kermit and the whole Muppets crew wanting anything at all a lot less than a complete-on crossover?
Fellow Drag Race supporters, the type that hold seasons of the present participating in on a continuous loop even though in quarantine and right before, know the truth: that was the most enjoyment Mama Ru has experienced on Television set in a lengthy time. Seriously—when was the past time you saw unflappable RuPaul crammed with that significantly childlike marvel? The Muppets brought out a playful side of the drag legend—a playful aspect ordinarily reserved for Ru’s really like of Overlook Vanjie’s like of her possess drag name.
I also have to position out that Gonzo—the Muppets’ resident stunt queen—loved doing the job with RuPaul as well and would be up to popping off on Drag Race. How do I know this? For the reason that I requested him, since I am a journalist. “RuPaul I cherished doing work with, he’s just a great dude,” claimed my true friend Gonzo. “I would be completely up for [being a guest judge on Drag Race].” Gonzo desires it. RuPaul plainly would be in favor of it. Make it happen.
For all those of you reading through this, shaking your head and muttering, “The Muppets would under no circumstances…” —hate to split it to you, but would they at any time. Back again in 2012, Miss out on Piggy herself showed up on Challenge Runway All Stars Season 1 as not only a visitor judge, but the inspiration for the problem. If Miss Piggy can be a visitor judge on Venture Runway then she can present up on Drag Race, much too!
I’ll even go a stage more: the Muppets are previously Drag Race canon, henny. They motivated legendary appears from Manila Luzon and Crystal Methyd, Mayhem Miller title-dropped them in her “I’m In Love” verse, and there is an iconic mini-obstacle nearly each and every one period that involves—what else?—puppets! Most people loves puppets!
Most people enjoys puppets, everybody loves Muppets, and everyone loves Drag Race—so what is not to love about a group-up? Have Fozzie and Ross mentor the queens by way of a standup problem. Convey on the Electric Mayhem to lay down a monitor for the lady group quantity. Pair the top rated contendors with some unruly Muppets for a makeover challenge (could a diva make Animal shave?). Have Gonzo demonstrate the forged how to pretty much loss of life fall. Have Statler and Waldorf go in on the dolls in the looking through problem! “Night of 1000 Piggies” is the runway group that the environment desires.
Till then, I’m likely to retain rewatching RuPaul’s spot on Muppets Now… and I’ll hold texting my buddy Gonzo for updates.