I have the ideal skit for you to perform on “Saturday Night Live,” and it involves Oompa Loompas and doompety-doo.
This past weekend’s episode of “Saturday Night Live,” which was hosted by Rami Malek of “No Time to Die” and featured Young Thug as the musical guest, featured fan-favorite cast member Bowen Yang delivering an impression of a “proud, gay Oompa Loompa” while making fun of Timothée Chalamet’s portrayal of Willy Wonka. The impression was received very well by the audience.
Chalamet, a rising star in the world of film, has been cast in the role of Willy Wonka, the eccentric candy-maker, in the upcoming prequel “Wonka,” which is based on Roald Dahl’s iconic novel “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
“A photo of Timothée Chalamet as Willy Wonka… went viral this week,” said “Weekend Update” co-anchor Colin Jost, referring to a buzzing image of the 25-year-old heartthrob rocking a milk chocolate-brown top hat and red velvet coat on the set of “Wonka.” The image was taken on the set of “Wonka,” and it was deemed by many on social media to be a “Twink
“Here to comment on this is a proud Oompa Loompa,” said the other character.
When Yang entered the room, he was wearing burnt orange face makeup, bushy grey eyebrows, and a voluminous green wig that was fit for, well, an Oompa Loompa. He looked almost unrecognizable.
He then turned to Jost and inquired, “How did you just introduce me?” “You just humiliated me in front of the entire nation on national television… I came here to make a statement about our upcoming factory strike, but it looks like I’ll have to phone my parents instead.
When Jost asked Yang’s Oompa Loompa if his parents would be “upset” about his sexuality, the Oompa Loompa gave the audience a glimpse inside his birthplace of “Loompa Land,” which he described as “not as progressive.” The audience laughed at Yang’s Oompa Loompa.
He made a witty remark by saying, “They, like, just got ‘Will & Grace.'” “Yeah, we’re going to have a talk about it,” he said.
Then it was the Oompa Loompa’s turn to out Willy Wonka as an oppressive employer who subjects his staff to “unsafe working conditions,” despite his deceptively “scrum-diddly-umptious” appearance. The Oompa Loompa was able to do this by saying that Willy Wonka is an employer who subjects his staff to “unsafe working conditions.”
“This ‘Twink Wonka,’ or ‘Tonka,’ may look as wonderful as lickable wallpaper, but make no mistake about it… the man does not know how to manufacture chocolate, all right?” he stated.
He is a man of ideas but has never worked with a machine in his life. Simply walking into the area where inventions are conceived, he mumbles something along the lines of, “Oh, what about a gumdrop that causes youngsters to imagine absurd dreams?” And they are all like, “Yeah, b—. What do you think about it?’ In the meantime, we are staying up all night practicing the song and dance that we perform after a child passes away.
Yang’s proud, gay Oompa Loompa is destined to go down in “Saturday Night Live” history as one of his most cherished “Weekend Update” personas, right next to his unforgettable performance as the iceberg that sank the Titanic. This is based on the rowdy reception he received from the live studio audience.
Because of this viral turn, as well as other memorable moments from the 46th season of the long-running sketch comedy program, Yang was nominated for an Emmy in the category of supporting actor in a comedy series this year.
After only two years, during which time Yang made the most of his “Saturday Night Live” debut as a featured player in 2019, he was elevated to the series’ main cast for its 47th season, which debuted earlier this month.
On October 23, NBC will telecast the upcoming episode of “Saturday Night Live,” which will be hosted by the actor Jason Sudeikis from “Ted Lasso,” and will feature musical guest Brandi Carlile.