Saturday Night : Timothee Chalamet celebrates New York City for the first time.
Saturday Night : Timothee Chalamet celebrates New York City for the first time.

On Dec. 12, on Saturday Night, Timothee Chalamet made his hosting debut. In his monologue, the actor touched on growing up in New York and shared that his mother used to do background work on the show. His mother was also in a limited audience at Studio 8H.

“I’ll always be a New York City kid at heart, especially at Christmas,” he said before sitting on the piano. New York, that nice city, they named it New York!”New York, the city so nice, they named it New York!” He was joined by Pete Davidson at the piano to share his Staten Island Christmas memories. “We don’t leave Santa cookies,” he said. “We leave him Bud Light and a White Claw.” The episode was dominated by holiday sketches.

In a sketch called “A Rona Family Christmas,” Cecily Strong and Beck Bennett played anthropomorphic versions of the virus, and Chalamet played their screw-up son who hadn’t infected anyone. Chloe Fineman and Bowen Yang had herpes viruses. “We have so much to be grateful for this Christmas,” Strong said. “Just last year we were just a glimmer in the eye of a bat.”

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In the commercial parody of Lexus, Heidi Gardner played a wife cursing her husband, Bennett, for buying a car he couldn’t afford without asking her first.

Chalamet showed a number of skills in the episode, including impressions and vocals. In a musical sketch, he sang about a tiny horse.

During the Weekend Update, McKinnon brought back her character Dr. Weknowdis, donated reindeer antlers, and commented on the Pfizer vaccine. Melissa Villaseñor also dropped by the desk dressed as Dolly Parton and made a musical impression of the country legend. She sang “Jingle Bells” like “Jolene.”

In a holiday baking special parody, the contestants shared a variety of baking disasters. Chalamet played a contestant who set out to make a Santas cake from around the world. His final product turned out to be vulgar.

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Questlove made a cameo in a sketch in which Davidson and Chalamet played a pair of white rappers who didn’t make sense and said they were influenced by the commercial hamsters of Kia.

The episode ended with a sketch of a sports talk show in which Chalamet and Davidson played Jets fanatics. During the episode, Chalamet and Davidson proved to be quite a dynamic duo.