Oompa loompa doompety doo, I have a ideal “Saturday Night Live” segment for you.
Through this weekend’s episode of “SNL,” hosted by “No Time to Die” actor Rami Malek with musical guest Younger Thug, fan-beloved forged member Bowen Yang delivered a crowd-satisfying perception of a “proud, homosexual Oompa Loompa” although poking fun at Timothée Chalamet’s Willy Wonka.
Mounting movie star Chalamet is the most recent actor to portray the eccentric candy-maker in “Wonka,” an forthcoming prequel centered on Roald Dahl’s typical “Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing unit.”
“A photo of Timothée Chalamet as Willy Wonka … went viral this 7 days, with quite a few on social media contacting him a ‘Twink Willy Wonka,’” reported “Weekend Update” co-anchor Colin Jost, referring to a buzzy graphic of the 25-12 months-previous heartthrob rocking a milk chocolate-brown prime hat and pink velvet coat on the established of “Wonka.”
“Here to remark on this is a very pleased, homosexual Oompa Loompa.”
Enter Yang, who seemed practically unrecognizable less than burnt orange face makeup, bushy gray eyebrows and a voluminous inexperienced wig match for — effectively — an Oompa Loompa.
“How did you just introduce me?” he requested Jost. “You just outed me on national tv. … I basically came right here to make a assertion about our impending factory strike, but now I guess I gotta call my dad and mom.”
Asked by Jost if his mothers and fathers would be “upset” about his sexuality, Yang’s Oompa Loompa gave the guffawing audience some perception into his hometown of “Loompa Land,” which apparently is “not as progressive.”
“They, like, just obtained ‘Will & Grace,’” he quipped. “Yeah, it is gonna be a dialogue.”
Then it was the Oompa Loompa’s flip to out Willy Wonka as an oppressive employer who subjects his team to “unsafe functioning circumstances,” despite his deceptively “scrum-diddly-umptious” appearance.
“This ‘Twink Wonka,’ or ‘Twonka,’ may well look as yummy as lickable wallpaper, but make no oversight … the gentleman doesn’t know how to make chocolate, Ok?” he explained.
“He’s an ideas guy who’s by no means touched a equipment. He just tumbles into the inventing place and says a little something like, ‘Oh, what about a gumdrop that would make youngsters aspiration foolish desires?’ And it is like, ‘Yeah, b—. What about it?’ Meanwhile, we’re up all night time rehearsing the minor music and dance we do when a kid dies.”
Judging by the boisterous reception from the live studio audience, Yang’s very pleased, homosexual Oompa Loompa is destined to go down in “SNL” background as 1 of his most cherished “Weekend Update” personas — ideal upcoming to his unforgettable effectiveness as the iceberg that sank the Titanic.
That viral change — along with other standout times from the 46th time of the prolonged-functioning sketch comedy system — earned Yang an Emmy nomination this yr for supporting actor in a comedy sequence.
Just two several years right after producing the most of his “SNL” debut as a showcased player in 2019, Yang was promoted to the series’ main forged for its 47th time, which premiered earlier this month.
The subsequent episode of “SNL,” hosted by “Ted Lasso” star Jason Sudeikis with musical guest Brandi Carlile, airs Oct. 23 on NBC.