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The Best Episodes of RuPaul's Drag Race

Every episode of RuPaul's Drag Race ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of RuPaul's Drag Race!

Join RuPaul, the world's most famous drag queen, as the host, mentor and judge for the ultimate in drag queen competitions. The top drag queens in the U.S. will vie for drag stardom as RuPaul, in full glamazon drag, will reign supreme in all judging and eliminations while helping guide the contestants as they prepare for each challenge.

Genre:Reality
Networks:MTVLogoVH1

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "RuPaul's Drag Race" is "Grand Finale", rated 9.3/10 from 746 user votes. It was directed by Nick Murray and written by N/A. "Grand Finale" aired on 6/23/2017 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "RuPaul Roast".

  • Grand Finale
    9.3/10 746 votes

    #1 - Grand Finale

    Season 9 Episode 14 - Aired 2017-06-23

    In an epic, show-stopping finale, RuPaul crowns America’s Next Drag Superstar.

    Director: Nick Murray

    Writer: N/A

  • RuPaul Roast
    9.2/10 500 votes

    #2 - RuPaul Roast

    Season 5 Episode 7 - Aired 2013-03-11

    The dolls comedy skills are put on the spot as they must roast RuPaul and the celebrity judges in front of a live audience.

    Director: Nick Murray

    Writer: N/A

  • Snatch Game
    9.2/10 624 votes

    #3 - Snatch Game

    Season 6 Episode 5 - Aired 2014-03-24

    The queens impersonate celebrities in a quick-witted TV game show. With guest judges Gillian Jacobs (Community) and Heather McDonald (Chelsea Lately).

    Director: Nick Murray

    Writer: N/A

  • Moulin Ru: The Rusical
    9.2/10 1,217 votes

    #4 - Moulin Ru: The Rusical

    Season 14 Episode 12 - Aired 2022-03-25

    The queens go to Gay Paree, in the romantic musical, Moulin Ru; singer Andra Day ("The United States vs. Billie Holiday") guest judges; actor Leslie Jordan ("Will & Grace") guest stars.

    Director: Nick Murray

    Writer: N/A

  • Madonna: The Unauthorized Rusical
    9.1/10 777 votes

    #5 - Madonna: The Unauthorized Rusical

    Season 12 Episode 7 - Aired 2020-04-10

    The queens get into the groove in a Queen of Pop inspired musical. U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and supermodel Winnie Harlow guest judge.

    Director: Nick Murray

    Writer: N/A

  • The Daytona Wind
    9.1/10 1,590 votes

    #6 - The Daytona Wind

    Season 14 Episode 7 - Aired 2022-02-18

    The queens star in the over-the-top soap opera "The Daytona Wind" and serve Chaps on the Runway, and Ts Madison sits in with the judges.

    Director: Nick Murray

    Writer: N/A

  • I'm That Bitch
    9.0/10 888 votes

    #7 - I'm That Bitch

    Season 12 Episode 1 - Aired 2020-02-28

    Kicking off Season 12, the first seven queens strut the runway in a fashion show, then rap and perform a choreographed dance in front of guest judge Nicki Minaj.

    Director: Nick Murray

    Writer: N/A

  • Wigloose: The Rusical!
    9.0/10 780 votes

    #8 - Wigloose: The Rusical!

    Season 15 Episode 12 - Aired 2023-03-17

    This season’s Rusical is set in the small town of West Bumtuck, where drag has been outlawed. An underground alliance forms to try and defeat the bigots. Country music sensation Orville Peck guest judges.

    Director: Nick Murray

    Writer: N/A

  • Drag Queens of Comedy
    8.9/10 458 votes

    #9 - Drag Queens of Comedy

    Season 6 Episode 8 - Aired 2014-04-07

    The queens must write and perform a stand-up comedy routine in front of a live audience. With guest judges Jaime Pressly (My Name Is Earl) and comedy writer Bruce Vilanch.

    Director: Nick Murray

    Writer: N/A

  • Reunited!
    8.9/10 424 votes

    #10 - Reunited!

    Season 6 Episode 14 - Aired 2014-05-19

    Wigs fly as the queens return to discuss the drama of the season. Plus, both "America's Next Drag Superstar" and "Miss Congeniality" are crowned.

    Director: Nick Murray

    Writer: N/A

  • Oh. My. Gaga!
    8.9/10 586 votes

    #11 - Oh. My. Gaga!

    Season 9 Episode 1 - Aired 2017-03-24

    Lady Gaga drops by to meet the 13 new queens competing to become America's Next Drag Superstar. Their first test is to compete in the Miss Charisma Uniqueness Nerve and Talent pageant.

    Director: Nick Murray

    Writer: N/A

  • One Night Only, Part 2
    8.9/10 998 votes

    #12 - One Night Only, Part 2

    Season 15 Episode 2 - Aired 2023-01-06

    A new cast of queens, competing to be crowned America's Next Drag Superstar, must show off their performance skills in a talent show; singer Ariana Grande guest judges.

    Director: Nick Murray

    Writer: N/A

  • Shade: The Rusical
    8.8/10 483 votes

    #13 - Shade: The Rusical

    Season 6 Episode 4 - Aired 2014-03-17

    The queens enter the world of musical theater. With guest judges composer Lucian Piane, and Sheryl Lee Ralph (Dream Girls).

    Director: Nick Murray

    Writer: N/A

  • Reunion
    8.8/10 427 votes

    #14 - Reunion

    Season 9 Episode 13 - Aired 2017-06-16

    As this drag race comes to an end the queens get together to take a look back at who slayed the competition and who deserved to sashey away.

    Director: Nick Murray

    Writer: N/A

  • Superfan Makeover
    8.8/10 614 votes

    #15 - Superfan Makeover

    Season 12 Episode 10 - Aired 2020-05-01

    The queens must give makeovers to drag race superfans, who have no idea what's about to happen to them; actor Daisy Ridley guest judges.

    Director: Nick Murray

    Writer: N/A

  • An Extra Special Episode
    8.8/10 927 votes

    #16 - An Extra Special Episode

    Season 14 Episode 11 - Aired 2022-03-18

    RuPaul introduces a twist that leaves the dolls gagging.

    Director: Nick Murray

    Writer: N/A

  • Grand Finale
    8.8/10 652 votes

    #17 - Grand Finale

    Season 14 Episode 16 - Aired 2022-04-22

    The final 5 must face off in Showgirl Showdown for $150,000 and the title of America's Next Drag Superstar.

    Director: Nick Murray

    Writer: N/A

  • Makeovers: Crew Better Work
    8.7/10 421 votes

    #18 - Makeovers: Crew Better Work

    Season 9 Episode 10 - Aired 2017-05-26

    The queens makeover members of the Drag Race crew. Singer Kesha and RuPaul’s gown designer Zaldy guest judge.

    Director: Nick Murray

    Writer: N/A

  • The Mother of All Balls
    8.7/10 537 votes

    #19 - The Mother of All Balls

    Season 16 Episode 3 - Aired 2024-01-19

    The two groups of queens meet for the first time. Tensions rise as queens put their design skills to the test in a pageant of mother-inspired couture, and showcase three mom-themed looks. Iconic fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi guest judges.

    Director: Nick Murray

    Writer: N/A

  • Snatch Game
    8.6/10 357 votes

    #20 - Snatch Game

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 2012-02-27

    The queens compete in a star-studded tv game show featuring their most fabulous & funny celebrity impersonations.

    Director: Nick Murray

    Writer: N/A

  • Frenemies
    8.6/10 352 votes

    #21 - Frenemies

    Season 4 Episode 8 - Aired 2012-03-19

    Paired up with their best "frenemies," the dolls struggle through their differences to pull off live runway duets.

    Director: Nick Murray

    Writer: N/A

  • Reunited!
    8.6/10 549 votes

    #22 - Reunited!

    Season 14 Episode 15 - Aired 2022-04-15

    One week away from the Grand Finale, the contestants return to discuss the season’s gaggiest moments.

    Director: Nick Murray

    Writer: N/A

  • One Night Only, Part 1
    8.6/10 911 votes

    #23 - One Night Only, Part 1

    Season 15 Episode 1 - Aired 2023-01-06

    She's back again; the unbearably long wait is over as RuPaul returns with a brand new field of gorgeous and talented sequin-sporting queens.

    Director: Nick Murray

    Writer: N/A

  • Snatch Game
    8.5/10 385 votes

    #24 - Snatch Game

    Season 5 Episode 5 - Aired 2013-02-25

    The queens compete in a star-studded TV game show that showcases their celebrity impersonations.

    Director: Nick Murray

    Writer: N/A

  • Sugar Ball
    8.5/10 364 votes

    #25 - Sugar Ball

    Season 5 Episode 11 - Aired 2013-04-15

    The race gets sticky and sweet, when the queens compete in a pageant of candy inspired couture.

    Director: Nick Murray

    Writer: N/A