Timothée Chalamet made his return to the SNL stage for the second time in three years, following the resolution of the SAG-AFTRA strike. His hosting gig served to promote his upcoming film, Wonka, and featured a mix of musical numbers, fresh skits, and beloved recurring characters from his previous appearance in 2020.
Here are the standout moments from the evening:
The actor kicked things off with a revamped rendition of “Pure Imagination” from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, celebrating the end of the actors’ strike and teasing his new movie. His monologue then took an unexpected turn as Chalamet was joined onstage by fellow cast members for a fun, albeit peculiar, rap performance.
Chalamet’s Recurring Characters
The show also saw the return of Chalamet’s previous characters, including a surprising evolution for “the tiny horse,” and the solo appearance of SmokeCheddaDaAssGetta as part of a museum of hip-hop panel.
Chalamet’s Influencer Sketch
In addition to impersonating Australian pop star Troye Sivan, Chalamet’s appearance as a sleep paralysis demon and a humorous interaction with Alec Baldwin added to the night’s hilarity.
Criticism for SNL
Chalamet’s performance as a troubled musician and a sketch featuring Britney Spears sparked some controversy, with fans criticizing the show’s choice of content.
A Look Ahead
SNL returns with Aquaman star Jason Momoa set to host, promising another exciting episode.
Saturday Night Live airs Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. on NBC.