The Boys are Back in Town This Saturday

Timothee Chalamet and Boygenius Host SNL in a Post Strike World
The Boys are Back in Town This Saturday

Our wishes have been granted this 11/11. After being delayed due to the SAG strike and the shutting down of Hollywood this summer, shows like Saturday Night Live have quickly transitioned back to normal production. Marking the 4th episode of the 49th season, SNL had no trouble reaching their target audience when choosing host Timothée Chalamet accompanied by musical guest, supergroup, Boygenius.  

Boygenius, Timothée Chalamet, and Bowen Yang for SNL promo

Saturday November 11th was the night of the iconic episode clearly marketed for younger viewers with various relevant references throughout the episode. The 27-year-old actor’s performance was once again outstanding as he began his opening monologue commemorating the end of the strike by promoting his upcoming film ‘Wonka’. The show featured sequels to original sketches from his first-time hosting in December of 2019, such as “Tiny Horse” and the most well-known sketch featuring Pete Davidson and Chalamet as a young SoundCloud rap duo in “Rap Roundtable”.  

Timothée Chalamet for SNL promo

Following the live and prerecorded sketches on Saturday, indie rock group Boygenius took to the stage to perform songs “Not Strong Enough” and “Satanist” for their final performance of their tour. There is no question about the celestial and almost spiritual feeling that viewers are left with ensued from the performance of the supergroup, consisting of alternative singers Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, and Julien Baker who have had a rise in fame from their debut album “The Record” released in March 2023.

Boygenius for SNL promo

The three commanded the stage in matching black suits as a nod to the Beatles as they’ve done in the past when honoring bands such as Nirvana on the cover of Rolling Stones magazine Boygenius was greeted with roaring cheers when they appeared in “Troye Sivan Sleep Demon” sketch with the three and Chalamet dressed as gay pop singer Troye Sivan who has become increasingly popular among teenage girls and young women over the past year. The episode has been widely accepted by young SNL viewers all over and has set a high bar for future hosts of the 49th season. 

Timothée Chalamet, Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers dressed as Troye Sivan sleep demon


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