6. That furry thing on the table:
7. When the judges referenced “Mean Girls”:
8. James Bae:
9. James Bae dancing:
10. And Nicki Minaj’s hair getting caught in James Bae’s glasses:
13. What Mariah said about “All I Want for Christmas Is You”
Editor’s note: That is the best Christmas song ever.
14. This reaction to Mariah asking to keep a photo a contestant showed her:
It was actually a photo of the contestant with Mariah back when she attended Camp Mariah. Mariah eventually gave it back, but asked for a photocopy.
15. The introduction of THE TURBANATOR:
16. And this bit they did along with it:
17. This face:
18. This guy and his squeaky red suit:
19. When this girl sang “Super Bass”:
20. And finally, this photo of Nicki:
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