What do you get when you fall in love with Dionne Warwick’s Twitter? An SNL talk-show sketch, that’s what. Ego Nwodim played the legendary singer and hilarious tweeter as the host of her own talk show, The Dionne Warwick Show, who was more interested in finding out why Wendy Williams is being mean to her online than any of her celebrity guests. Host Timmy Chalamet got to channel his inner pop star, break out his best British accent, and wear an absurd collared shirt for a delightful Harry Styles impersonation. Chalamet as Styles taught Miss Warwick exactly what “Watermelon Sugar” means, and it’s oral sex … on a woman. “Well, now I like your ass,” said Warwick after Chalamet’s clarification. Other talk-show guests included Melissa Villaseñor as William Eye Lash, a.k.a. Billie Eilish, who Warwick said was “spooky” and Chloe Fineman’s Timmy Chalamet (meta alert!), who Warwick said “seems young.” At the end of the show, she instructed all of the audience members to look under their seats, but don’t expect to find anything under your chair when you look under your seat because Dionne Warwick doesn’t owe you anything. Can’t wait to see what Warwick has to say about the sketch tomorrow on Twitter.
Update, December 14, at 10 a.m.: The only review that matters is in! Dionne Warwick adored the SNL sketch so much, her iconic Twitter is basically an Ego Nwodim stan account now. “This was a hilarious birthday gift,” she quote-tweeted the show on Sunday afternoon. “Thank you, @nbcsnl. That young lady’s impression of me was very good and who knew @BrittaniWarrick had so many jobs?” Once she figured out who “that young lady” is on Twitter, she added, “You did a wonderful job, baby. You are a star. @eggy_boom.” She also complimented Punkie Johnson, one of SNL’s newest additions, who played her niece and digital-media strategist Brittani Warrick in the sketch. Then, she logged off Twitter, like a healthy person. “I just logged in to tell @eggy_boom @SNL and the other young lady that they did a wonderful job,” she tweeted. “I hope you all have a great Sunday. I’ll come back if I get bored.”