Timothée Chalamet proves he’s got both acting and musical chops, as he joins Kid Cudi on SNL with a flute, joined by Pete Davidson, of course.
Flutes can be peculiar, odd little instruments, and although Ron Burgundy played an incredible and sensual jazz flutist in Anchorman, it becomes a topic of ridicule for this week’s SNL sketch.
During the show Pete Davidson and Chris Redd were joined by musical guest Kid Cudi, who discussed all the places you might take such an instrument, including the club and the airport. They detail everything from clearing out the saliva from the chambers in the instrument to carrying it around in a sticker-adorned case.
“We got that drip, we got that Brut, the only thing missing is…that weird little flute.”
We then see the flute being used as chopsticks to eat ramen and as a wand in front of the Hogwarts castle, before it cuts to Timothée Chalamet, who “loves using a flute.”
Chalamet and Kid Cudi go way back, with the Dune star even telling James Corden that Cudi inspired him to become an artist.
Cudi also drew praise for his performance of “Tequila Shots,” wearing a cardigan and T-shirt emblazened with late SNL cast member Chris Farley. For his next performance of “Sad People,” he changed into a white spaghetti-strap floral dress, with a chunky skeleton necklace.
Fans of the performance were quick to draw similarities in his style to one of Kurt Cobain’s more noteable outfits.
— Jillian Sederholm (@JillianSed) April 11, 2021
Others pointed out the timely nature of his outfit, given that in the last week Cobain’s 27th anniversary occurred at this time.
“Kid Cudi pulling the ultimate Kurt Cobain tribute on #SNL on the week of this death,” @DArmstrong44 wrote. “@KidCudi all about love and suicide prevention and awareness!!!”
— Danny Armstrong (@DArmstrong44) April 11, 2021
Also hard to believe that in the same episode, Promising Young Woman star Carey Mulligan got interrupted in her opening monologue by her husband, Marcus Mumford.
“What a surprise,” Mulligan said. “Hello, lovely to see you. Where are the kids?”
“I left them with the Sons,” Mumford responded. “Couldn’t miss this for the world.
Talk about Mumford tooting his own horn.