As reveals like RuPaul’s Drag Race attain larger ranges of mainstream success, drag stars are discovering their approach into extra universally-accepted mediums. Drag stars Willam and Shangela appeared within the smash-hit movie A Star is Born earlier this yr, Ginger Minj is ready to look within the upcoming Netflix movie Dumplin’, and even reveals like Saturday Night Live have made complete sketches based mostly across the artwork of drag.
That development continued this weekend when SNL aired a brand new sketch that includes Drag Race alumni Jiggly Caliente and Peppermint. Titled “GP Yass,” the sketch follows a pair (host Steve Carell and castmember Heidi Gardner) on a street journey, tired of their monotone GPS voice. When they change the mode of their machine to “Drag Entertainer,” the display modifications to a glitter-filled extravaganza because the drag stars grow to be the brand new narrators of their journey.
While Kenan Thompson gives lots of the voice instructions for the GPS, Peppermint and Jiggly seem on display to supply the couple warnings of upcoming hazards, like faculty zones and catastrophe areas. “It’s a rattling mess,” Jiggly remarks.
The skit ends with the 2 queens backup dancing for a dragged-out Cecily Strong as they sing a brand new theme music for the queer navigating system, appropriately referred to as the GP Yass. “GP Yass — offered in any city the place there’s nonetheless a circuit metropolis,” the voiceover says because the faux business ends.
Peppermint and Jiggly have additionally been making waves as two of the most recent stars of Billboard Pride’s new season of Spillin’ the Tea, together with Drag Race alums Bob the Drag Queen, Gia Gunn and Aja. New episodes of Spillin’ the Tea can be found each Thursday on Billboard.
Check out the complete SNL sketch with Peppermint and Jiggly Caliente beneath: