The 27-year-old actor headlined the fourth installment of the long-running sketch comedy show’s 49th season, which happened to be the first episode of the program to air after the end of the SAG-AFTRA strike.
The performer, whose appearance was promoted by Kylie Jenner‘s mother Kris Jenner, began his time on the program by speaking about how Lorne Michaels ‘kept calling me Winona’ during his first time hosting the program.
The Dune star then celebrated the end of the Hollywood strikes, which prevented him from promoting his projects in public, and stated that he had been contacted by Martin Scorsese to film an ad for Chanel.
The performer quipped that, after being called by the Taxi Driver director, ‘the first thing you think is, “man, I really hope it’s a perfume commercial.”‘
Chalamet then promoted the upcoming release of his fantasy drama Wonka, and quipped that his costar, Hugh Grant, had ‘that oompa loompa dump truck.’
The performer was joined by Marcello Hernandez, and the the two rapped about having a ‘baby face, but I’m hung like my dad.’
The first sketch of the show took place at the Museum of Hip Hop, during which Chalamet portrayed pink-haired rapper Smokecheddadaa**getta.
During a panel conversation, which also included Mary J. Blige, Rick Rubin and Cornel West, the performer asked: ‘So when they discover hip hop? Like 2014?’
When the group began discussing how much of hip-hop came from trauma, the performer quipped: ‘My dad made me get braces. I wanted Invisalign. Life crazy.’
He then sent a tribute to his friend Gap, who was forced to ‘lay low in Turkey’ after fundraising for New York City mayor Eric Adams.
Smokecheddaa**getta also spoke about how his newest track was a condemnation of ‘capalism,’ as ‘everybody be capping all the time.’
After West, portrayed by Thompson, begins spanking him on stage, Chalamet’s character started a call and asked: ‘Hey, Mom. Can you call an Uber? I don’t like the Bronx at all.’
The next sketch was focused on Britney Spears, who revealed that several celebrities tried out to read the audiobook of her memoir, The Woman In Me, before she selected Michelle Williams.
Several figures, including Allison Janney, Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Steve-O, were seen while trying out for the part, although none appeared to be ideal fits.
Chalamet portrayed Scorsese, and asked the voice director: ‘Who’s saying action? I’m saying action, you’re saying action?’
An exaggerated version of the actor was also portrayed by Chloe Fineman, who stated in character: ‘I can’t read.’
The next sketch was focused on a housewife who had to call a gym after leaving her bag at a gym run by a well-muscled trainer named Brett.
After expressing that she left her Lululemon bag behind, he absentmindedly stated that he had not seen any lemons at the facility that day.
Brett transfers the housewife to his associate Keith, played by Chalamet, and when notified that the bag was salmon-colored, he quipped: ‘Salmon’s a fish, though.’
After the housewife pressed the issue further, he countered by remarking that ‘a dog isn’t the color dog.’
Keith then attempted to transfer the call back to Brett, although he accidentally connected himself to his associate before ending the conversation.
The sketch concluded after Chalamet’s character found the housewife’s accessory and asked: ‘Whose light pink bag is this?’
The next segment was set during a war in a post-apocalyptic future, in which the star of The French Dispatch portrayed a soldier, who offered to meet with the leader of opposing forces.
The performer then launched into a musical number, where it was revealed that his side was fighting against a giant claymation horse hellbent on destroying the human race.
The star of The King’s character then revealed that he raised the horse from its formerly tiny state, during which they were close friends.
Chalamet was then attacked by Emperor Palpatine-like figure, who attempted to control the horse, although the animal killed the malevolent figure and returned to its formerly tiny state, ending the war.
Boygenius, made up of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus, performed their track Not Strong Enough, and much of their backing band started jumping up and down during the performance.
The next sketch took place in a hospital, and was centered on a woman receiving treatment for sleep paralysis.
The doctor induces her hallucination, which turned out to be ‘not just any gay guy’ Troye Sivan, portrayed by Chalamet, who started dancing and pulled down his pants to reveal his underwear.
The singer then described himself as ‘An Australian youtube twink-turned-indie popstar and model-turned-HBO actor Troye Sivan being portrayed by an American actor who can’t do an Australian accent.’
The doctor then told the patient that she was ‘fourth woman this week who’s suffering from Troye Sivan dancing as their sleep demon,’ and when asked if the singer was famous, he replied: ‘He’s gay famous, it’s different.’
After Sivan reappeared, the medical professional stated that he was ‘going to win the award for best gay doctor’ before pulling down his own underpants and dancing with the pop star, who described himself as a ‘moisturized Machine Gun Kelly.’
The doctor then told his patient that he would prescribe her medication ‘so straight it should drive him out of your system,’ which turned out to be Logan Paul’s energy drink and four seasons of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
Sivan then reappeared and invited the members of Boygenius, also in costume as the pop star, to dance with him, and the sketch ended with everyone showing off their underwear.
Please Don’t Destroy’s sketch was centered on the group encountering a suicidal man, played by Chalamet, preparing to jump off a ledge.
After the group attempted to dissuade the Dune star’s character from killing himself, he confessed that he made music and after the group asked to hear it, he plays an overprocessed funk track.
When Chalamet’s character asked the band for their opinion, they quipped that the song ‘sounds like it was made by a frog.’
The suicidal man then inadvertently revealed that his band’s name is Hamas and revealed that his girlfriend broke up with him because he cheated on her, much to the group’s chagrin.
Although the group tried to get the attention of a police officer, the cop ran away before Chalamet’s character dropped his phone and lost all his music.
When the three offered to showcase the suicidal man’s music on Saturday Night Live, he promptly jumped off the ledge after learning their identities.
Boygenius and their backing band, who all wore matching black suits to the show, returned to play their song Satanist, which was released this past March.
The next sketch took place in an orphanage and was focused on an orphan who was rejected by a set of prospective parents.
In her desperation, the character began singing her woes to the moon, portrayed by Chalamet, who attempted to lift her spirits by paying her complements.
During her song, the orphan surprisingly revealed that she was 27 years old ‘and still an orphan,’ much to the moon’s disgust.
She then expressed that she had $600,000 in student loans and ‘was the one who ate the bat in Wuhan, China,’ furthering the moon’s concerns.
The orphan’s 51-year-old boyfriend, Putty, then showed up and encouraged her to follow through with their dubious ‘plan’ which involved her making molds of her adoptive father’s teeth, after which the moon stated: ‘You’re a bad person.’
The final sketch of the evening took place in a recording studio, where Chalamet was invited to work on a sleep story centered on a woman tending to her flowers.
The story quickly devolved into a tale of ‘a dog pooping in a garden,’ and the actor was instructed to angrily exclaim: ‘I swear to god if his blind a** brings that dog here again, I’m going to be seriously pissed off.’
The vocal directors then told Chalamet to scream in a quiet way and dejectedly expressed that ‘we should have just gone with Spongebob A.I.’
The actor then left the studio, after which Alec Baldwin then made a surprise cameo and excitedly encouraged listeners to ‘get calm.’
The episode ended after Chalamet celebrated the end of the SAG-AFTRA strike and wished Leonardo DiCaprio a happy birthday.