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Watch a flute-playing Timothée Chalamet make an SNL cameo

The actor joined Kid Cudi, Pete Davidson, and Chris Redd in a rap video homage to the weird little flute

Saturday Night Live had a big show this weekend. There was musical guest Kid Cudi’s sartorial tribute to Kurt Cobain with a performance in which he wore a stunning floral Off-White dress. Host Carey Mulligan’s skit skewering the recent trend of melancholy period lesbian films (“featuring Academy Award-winning glance choreography” the fake trailer promises). And a musical sketch complete with a flute-playing Timothée Chalamet.

Featuring Cudi and SNL cast members Pete Davidson and Chris Redd, the skit sees the trio rap about their favorite instrument: the weird little flute. Honouring the instrument that has unexpectedly appeared in rap and hip hop hits like Jay-Z’s “Big Pimpin’” and Future’s “Mask Off”, they describe taking their flutes to the club, cleaning their flutes, and pretending to be Harry Potter with their flutes all while pretending to play their weird little flutes – some (Cudi) better than others (Davidson). 

Timmy then pops up for a solo of his own. Decked out in a chain and tiger-print cardigan, Chalamet – who is a huge fan of Cudi and joined him onstage in 2019 –  dances around with his flute and does a bit of miming until the rap video fantasy is interrupted by Mulligan playing an irritated music store employee. 

This is not the first time Chalamet has appeared on SNL. In December the actor and Dazed China cover star hosted the show during which he appeared in a number of sketches including one that saw him dress up as Harry Styles and joke about oral sex. Watch “Weird Little Flute” below and revisit Chalamet’s SNL hosting above.