On Friday’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, the queens were challenged to film a parody of Beverly Hills, 90210 called Beverly Hills, 9021-HO. It was coached and judged by 90210 stars Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth. I hope RuPaul remembered to hire an armed guard to keep watch over the $100,000 prize; you can’t take any chances leaving Tori around that much money.
During the challenge, Tori and Jennie proved they can still act like bitchy high school seniors by not-so-subtly coming for Tiffani Thiessen. It happened while Tori and Jennie were critiquing Aja’s performance as a parody of Tiffani’s character Valerie Malone. Jennie began by refusing to say Tiffani’s name, and Tori continued by calling Tiffani “That which we don’t speak of.”
In the event you’re not familiar with the lore of the Tiffani vs. Tori and Jennie feud, Tiffani explained during an interview with Howard Stern that it goes way back to when she joined the cast in 1994. Tiffani claimed that things were cold in the beginning, then it warmed up a little and she became good friends with Jennie. Then Tori got divorced from Charlie Shanian in 2006 and Tiffani’s relationship with Tori and Jennie really hit the skids. Tiffani’s best friend was Charlie’s roommate, and she called it a “hard situation for everybody.” Eventually they had a “falling out.” And apparently Tori and Jennie are still a lil’ bitter about it.
A feud is only made better when said feud is reignited during a parody sketch on a cable reality show. Sadly, every feud requires you to choose a side, and I have to pick Tiffani’s on this one. One, because I can’t deny my love for someone who spells their name with a stripper’s preferred suffix of I. And two, because my allegiance has and always will lie with the tramp from Son in Law.