Year after year, the queens on RuPaul's Drag Race describe Snatch Game as the challenge that separates the real frontrunners from the "filler queens." While that long-standing perception fell flat in season 14 when the Snatch Game led to as many as seven queens landing in the bottom and having to lip sync for their lives, this is still a very important episode that most fans look forward to every single season.
But one thing is still considered to be true: most fans do remember how each queen did in the Snatch Game and hold onto the perception of how well or poorly they did in the challenge. In season 11, Yvie Oddly and Brooke Lynn Hytes bombing in the Snatch Game led to one of the most exciting and memorable lip syncs of all time... more often than not, however, losing the Snatch Game isn't a good look, whereas winning that challenge does propel a queen to being considered a real contender on the show.
Season two featured the first-ever Snatch Game of the entire franchise, so there wasn't really a blueprint for how to do in the challenge. Alas, Tatianna's impersonation of Britney Spears was funny and believable enough, which gave her the edge to win the first Snatch Game of all time.
Stacy Layne Matthews as Mo’Nique (Season 3)
Many queens didn't see Stacy Layne Matthews as a real contender throughout season three, but her Snatch Game performance as Mo'Nique (in the style of Precious) was brilliant and really resonated with the judges.
Chad Michaels as Cher (Season 4)
Chad Michaels walked into season four of Drag Race as an absolute legend for being the best Cher impersonator in the world. The stakes were absurdly high for Michaels going into the Snatch Game, but the queen delivered a pitch-perfect Cher and rightfully won the challenge.
Jinkx Monsoon as Little Edie (Season 5)
The blueprint for how to play the Snatch Game on Drag Race was set by Jinkx Monsoon in season five with her impersonation of Little Edie (of Grey Gardens fame). Not only did Monsoon win, but she also re-invented the Snatch Game and showed queens how to do well in that challenge for several seasons to come.
BenDeLaCreme as Maggie Smith (Season 6)
The Snatch Game of season six featured a fierce fight between BenDeLaCreme's Maggie Smith (in the style of Downton Abbey) and Bianca Del Rio's Judge Judy, but Ben came out victorious in the end by surprising the judges with an unusual choice that turned out to be hilarious.
Kennedy Davenport as Little Richard (Season 7 – TIE)
The first and only Snatch Game tie in a flagship season of Drag Race took place in season seven. Kennedy Davenport was one of the winners of that challenge after delivering an incredible impersonation of flamboyant musician Little Richard.
Ginger Minj as Adele (Season 7 – TIE)
The other Snatch Game winner of season seven was Ginger Minj, who impersonated Adele. Just like Davenport's Little Richard, Minj was incredibly funny and consistent throughout the entire challenge. This was a well-deserved tie given how well both queens did in the episode.
Bob the Drag Queen as Uzo Aduba & Carol Channing (Season 8)
Bob the Drag Queen had not one, but two Snatch Game impersonations in season eight - and they were both incredible. Bob first did Uzo Aduba (in the style of Orange Is the New Black), and then quickly changed clothes to impersonate Carol Channing. To the surprise of literally no one, Bob won this Snatch Game by a long shot.
Alexis Michelle as Liza Minnelli (Season 9)
RuPaul had been waiting for years for someone to do Liza Minnelli in the Snatch Game, and Alexis Michelle finally gave him the full Liza With a "Z" experience in season nine. Though she faced some tough competition from other queens, Michelle still won the Snatch Game with her performance of Minelli.
Aquaria as Melania Trump (Season 10)
As a lewk queen who struggled with public speaking sometimes, Aquaria wasn't the kind of contestant we were watching out for in the Snatch Game. And yet, Aquaria's impersonation of Melania Trump in season 10 was jaw-droppingly funny and absolutely earned her the win.
Silky Nutmeg Ganache as Ts Madison (Season 11)
Some people claim that Silky Nutmeg Ganache's Snatch Game performance as Ts Madison was just "Silky being Silky," but let's be honest: a lot of queens fumbled this challenge, and Ganache was able to consistently make Ru and viewers laugh while staying in character. All things considered, Ganache did win this Snatch Game fair and square.
Gigi Goode as Maria the Robot (Season 12)
It was groundbreaking when queens started to play male celebrities in the Snatch Game, but the idea that Gigi Goode was going to impersonate a literal robot in the challenge seemed way too far-fetched. And yet, Goode absolutely murdered the Snatch Game of season 12 and won the challenge while playing a hilarious version of Maria the Robot.
Gottmik as Paris Hilton (Season 13)
Gottmik is another example of a fashion queen that viewers had very low expectations when it came to her Snatch Game performance. But against all odds, Gottmik's impersonation of Paris Hilton was extremely funny and consistent, which earned her the win.
DeJa Skye as Lil Jon (Season 14)
All but one queen did poorly in the Snatch Game of season 14. DeJa Skye's impersonation of Lil Jon gave her the win, whereas all seven of her costars landed in the bottom and had to lip sync for their lives in a special smackdown. As the Snatch Game winner of the season, Skye got to watch all of the lip syncs from the comfort of a couch in the werk room.
Loosey LaDuca as Joan Rivers (Season 15)
For season 15's super-sized Snatch Game, the queens were split into two groups to play. Loosey LaDuca was part of the second group, and turned it out with her hilarious rendition of the late, great television legend Joan Rivers.