Timothée Chalamet Returns To His Hip-Hop Character On SNL
Timothée Chalamet once again played a Soundcloud rapper on Saturday Night Live. The Oscar-nominated actor made his comeback as SmokeCheddaThaA–Getta in a skit on the show on Nov. 11.
On the panel alongside SmokeCheddaThaA–Getta was Mary J. Blige (Punkie Johnson), Dr. Cornel West (Kenan Thompson), and Rick Rubin (James Austin Johnson). While the other “artists” accomplishments are obvious, Chalamet’s fictional character was crowned the “most successful hip-hop artist of all time” by moderator Nunya Business (Ego Nwodim).
SmokeCheddaThaA–Getta had some hilarious lines during his segment, including that he originally thought hip-hop started in 2014. Another memorable point is when the panel was talking about their personal struggles and how they put their problems in their music. When it was SmokeCheddaThaA–Getta’s turn to speak, he said, “My dad made me get braces when I wanted Invisalign,” — which clearly is not that big of a hardship.
During the sketch, he also mentioned his rap partner Guaplord (Pete Davidson) from his first sketch, “He gotta lay low in Turkey for a minute,” SmokeCheddaThaA–Getta said.
Timothée Chalamet Debuts SmokeCheddaThaA–Getta On Saturday Night Live
The first time Chalamet appeared on SNL was in 2021. He played the SmokeCheddaThaA–Getta in one of the sketches called “Rap Roundtable.” Nwodim was once again a moderator/journalist Nunya Business. However, Chalamet was not alone and appeared with Pete Davidson’s “Guaplord” character.
On that roundtable, Guaplord and SmokeCheddaThaA–Getta sat beside featured Queen Latifah (Punkie Johnson), and Questlove (as himself).
Throughout the segment, Davidson and Chalamet used “yeat” and “skrrt” — mainly used as adlibs in hip-hop — to explain their position in being there. Johnson asked who were the duo’s hip-hop influences and Chalamet responded with the rapping hamsters from the Kia commercials.
Davidson announced his departure from SNL in 2022 after eight years on the sketch comedy show.