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What Is ‘Saturday Night Live’ Without the Shameless Self-Promotion?

What Is ‘Saturday Night Live’ Without the Shameless Self-Promotion?

When Saturday Night Live announced that Timothée Chalamet would be hosting on November 11, it looked like an act of optimism. Up until then, the show had dodged the Screen Actors Guild–strike rules against promotion this season by bringing on either hosts with nothing to sell (the alum Pete Davidson) or artists whose work didn’t fall under the contract in question (the musician Bad Bunny and the comedian Nate Bargatze). But Chalamet was different. If the strike had gone on, Chalamet would’ve appeared with a chocolate-making proverbial elephant hanging out in the room. In December he has a big studio movie coming out, the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory prequel musical, Wonka, which is exactly the kind of film actors hit up SNL to shill. Last week, however, the actors reached a deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and the strike officially ended on Thursday. So when Chalamet took the stage last night for his monologue, it was a celebration that doubled as a return to business as usual. He wasted …