Saturday Night Live gave Dionne Warwick the sketch treatment, with a segment on the legendary singer’s Twitter feed and her simmering beef with Wendy Williams.
SNL regular Ego Nwodim played Warwick in the sketch, which opened with an announcer introducing the comedian’s version of the singer. “She’s one of a kind. She speaks her mind. A Grammy winner and the queen of Twitter, it’s the Dionne Warwick Talk Show,” the announcer said.
Nwodim then told the audience she had just “discovered” Twitter, before sharing real posts from the real singer.
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In one tweet, Warwick tagged Chance the Rapper. “Hi, @chancetherapper. If you are very obviously a rapper why did you put it in your stage name?” she asked.
Later in the sketch, Nwodim welcomed her first guest — this weekend’s SNL host, actor Timothée Chalamet, who played British pop star and Vogue magazine cover model, Harry Styles.
“Who are you?” and “Where do I know you from?”Nwodim asked Chalamet, prompting him to tick off the singer’s resume. After she got an idea of who Styles is, Nwodim asked if he could help her deal with Wendy Williams.
“One last question, Harry Styles. Why is Wendy Williams being a b–ch to me? She started beefing and now she’s acting like she can’t finish,” Nwodim told Chalamet.
He then threw a little shade and said, “I’m sorry, I don’t know who Wendy Williams is.” Nwodim’s response, “I knew I liked your ass.”
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A few minutes later, Nwodim welcomed her next guest — Grammy-winning singer Billie Eilish played by comedian Melissa Villaseñor. “You look spooky, can you put a hex on Wendy Williams for me?” Nwodim asked Villaseñor.
The talk show host then asked another guest, Timothée Chalamet (played by Chloe Fineman), to help her unlock her phone so she could send a “clapback” to Williams.
In real life, Warwick already clapped back at Williams. On Wednesday the singer posted a tweet calling the talk show host out for “maliciously-made comments” on The Wendy Williams Show.
“A friend alerted me that Wendy Williams was spending a lot of not nice time speaking on me. I tuned in to her show to catch the last few minutes of her speaking about me and as in the past, she seems not to be able to speak without maliciously made comments,” Warwick tweeted.
My hope is my name will refrain from being spoken or thought of by her as this conversation was held a few years ago letting her know there was nor would be any need for her to say the name Dionne Warwick for any reason. I don’t believe one has to be mean to get noticed. (2/2)
— Dionne Warwick (@dionnewarwick) December 9, 2020
She followed it up with a second post asking Williams to quit speaking her name.
“My hope is my name will refrain from being spoken or thought of by her as this conversation was held a few years ago letting her know there was nor would be any need for her to say the name Dionne Warwick for any reason. I don’t believe one has to be mean to get noticed,” Warwick added.
Looks like the ball is in Williams’ court after this weekend’s SNL sketch. Watch the video below.