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As a show with a large LGBT following, Ru Pauls Drag Race has a tendency to create memes. Please note, if you wish to add an example here, please leave a note or labelnote explaining why it's an example. Zero-Context Examples are not allowed on TV Tropes. Similarly, please try to keep the memes actually related to Drag Race in some way and make sure they're relatively well known already in the community. This page is not for forcing anything you find funny to become a meme.

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    Season 2 
  • Mystique Summers' love for a two-piece (fried chicken) and a biscuit.
  • "Bitch, I am from Chicago!"

    Season 3 
  • "I don't have a sugar daddy. I've never had a sugar daddy. If I wanted a sugar daddy, yes, I probably can go out and get one, because I am what? SICKENING! You could never have a sugar daddy because YOU. ARE. NOT. THAT. KIND. OF. GIRL. Baby, everything I have in this life I have worked for and I have worked to get. I built myself from the ground up, you fucking BITCH! *throws drink*”Explanation 
  • TulleGate: Explanation 
    • "Is tulle favric!"Explanation 
    • "I am the Nancy Drew of drag." note 

    Season 4 
  • Willam's
    • "They're all bottoms!" Explanation 
    • "Your tone seems very pointed right now."

    Season 5 
  • Alyssa Edwards proved to be a Fountain of Memes in general:
    • “Backrolls?!”
    • “Bitch! Sit your ass down and shut the hell up, bitch!
    • “Girl, look how orange you fuckin’ look, girl!”
  • "I lost all hope today..."Explanation 
, which gets quoted whenever something happens on the show that disappoints the fans.

    Season 6 
  • Much like her drag mother, Alyssa Edwards, Laganja Estranja is the source for numerous memes:
    • “C’mon, ____!” although particular reference is often made to her Dynamic Entry to the workroom – “C’mon, Season Six! Let’s get ‘’sickening’’!”
    • "Okuuuuur!"
    • "I feel very attacked!"

    Season 7 
  • "After a long night of hooking, trade didn't like the session, so he had gutted me and set me on fire. But you know I didn't die, I had crystallized, and now I'm a Glamazon bitch ready for the runway."
  • After Trixie Mattel got a rather early elimination fans started bombing social media with #JusticeForTrixie. Soon After, whenever a queen would get eliminated, you'll be sure there'll be a similar (although normally smaller) reaction, such as #JusticeForMax, #JusticeForFame, etc.
  • Carson's reaction to Violet's reversible tartan jumpsuit. The sheer campiness of his gestures has made it a popular reaction gif: .gif
  • "What the fuck!?"Explanation 
  • Katya's teleportation ability. Explanation 
  • Perhaps almost as much as Alyssa, Jasmine Masters has become renown since her season for being a Fountain of Memes on her social media (almost always including her opening line of "I am Jasmine Masters, and I have something to say"), including but not limited to:

    Season 8 
  • Purse Purse Imfurst, Bob's gaudy curtain clutch he made in the first challenge, and subsequently the phrase "walk into the club purse first!", exploded on the Internet and has successfully evolved beyond the fandom, where it became a trending search on Google and was referenced by Anna Kendrick before the 2016 Met Gala.
  • "KimonoGate", for when four queens coincidentally walked the Madonna-themed runway of episode 5 of season 8 wearing kimonos.
  • Derrick Barry, due to her ditzy yet lovable status, has proven to be Season 8's Fountain of Memes:
    • "Everywhere you look there's a hem."
    • Derrick Barry’s baffled “No one was killed [at Stonewall]?” Explanation 
    • Her 2018 Hater's Roast Set Explanation 
      • "Well guess what bitch, this is Ru Paul's Drag Race Season HATE"
      • "I don't know if your name is Chuck or go fuck yourself, but tonight your name is Truck."
      • Taking three tries to tell a golden shower joke.

    Season 9 
  • "You're perfect, you're beautiful, you look like Linda Evangelista, you're a model. Everything about you is perfect! Did you stone those tights? Oh, you're smiling! They eat her up every single time she's on that damn stage. She doesn't even have to- She could go out there in a fucking diaper and they'll be like 'Valentina! Your smile is beautiful!'"
  • Valentina's mask over her mouth and her epic showdown with Ru has been immortalized in internet memes and parody drag performances.
    • “I’d like to keep it on, please.”

    Season 10 
  • "Miss Vanjie...Miss Vanjie...Miss Vanjie," Explanation 
  • Monet's Sponge Dress Explanation 
  • "Brown cow, stunning!" Explanation 
  • "IT WAS RU!!! RUPAUL!!" Explanation 

     Season 11 
  • "Cysters" Explanation 
  • "Opalence! You earn everything!" Explanation 
  • "Where is the body?" Explanation 

    All-Stars 1 
  • The explosive scene from Untucked centred on Mimi Imfurst has gone down in Drag Race herstory as having numerous iconic moments despite being a mostly forgettable season, largely due to the antics of Tammie Brown.
    • "Act the fool, girl."
    • "HAH! HAH! I'm acting!"
    • "Oh! Well, c'mon, Telletubby! Teleport us to Mars!"
    • "Change! Your! Cos! Tume! Change it arouuuund!"
    • "Well, guess what, Mimi? We did!"

    All-Stars 2 

    All-Stars 3 

    All-Stars 4 
  • Gia Gunn's delighted expression upon seeing Farrah Moan fall on the main stage was instantly exploitable.
  • "I don't know what the fuck she's saying, but girl, I am living."
  • Valentina's intense delivery of "So, you think I could go home tonight?!" being declared as worthy of an Emmy award.
    • Similarly, her fury at being read for her outfit in week 4 despite being safe. "Ladies! I'm boiling. My blood is simmering through my veins and I have something to say!"
  • Gia's "Well what you wanna do is not necessarily what you're gonna do!" declaration is a very common reaction gif.
  • Ironically for having been read by the judges as being fairly slapshod work, Valentina and Naomi's "Club 96" became memetic fairly quickly after broadcast. Naomi's constant delivery of "Club 96" in an exaggeratedly hushed whisper throughout the video certainly helped. Incidentally, Willam used Club 96 as an example on Race Chaser that oftentimes, the worst products of a challenge on the show end up becoming memebait.
  • In the La La Pa R Uza episode, Gia's exclamation of "What privilege!" quickly gained traction.

  • The Drag Race subreddit has become notorious for being really good at figuring out which queens are going to be on the show, as well as accumulating spoilers in general. Since Season 8, they've managed to correctly predict the entire cast of every season months in advance, with one exceptionnote . The insane ability and work of the subreddit has become a meme entirely it's own:
    • "Nancy Drew-ing" has become the term used to describe the fan collection of spoilers, a reference to Shangela's "I am the Nancy Drew of drag" quote from Season 3's
    • Comparing belly buttons Explanation 
    • Naivesmalls Explanation 
    • "WoW's gonna sue all of us."Explanation 
    • "The Drag Race subreddit would have already found all evidence of Trump colluding with Russia if he was a queen competing on the upcoming season." Explanation 
  • With large amounts of rumors being accumulated every season, several pieces of "tea" that ultimately turn out to be false get circulated every season. Some of these end up being so ridiculous that they become pieces of the fan lexicon on their own:
    • "___ punches Michelle in the left tit." Explanation 
    • "fake thlut" Explanation 
    • "Ongina is on All Stars 3, but does so poorly in the Episode 1 reading mini-challenge that Ru eliminates her on the spot" Explanation 

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