Dionne Warwick was on SNL: ‘I’m so excited for you that I’m here’

Auntie Dionne Warwick continues to entertain us on the bird app. Two weeks ago Dionne asked brands to tweet at her so she could drag them. (Dionne has a very personal beef with mayo.) Dionne is definitely making fun of herself. It is no surprise that she made a guest appearance on SNL in a skit in which Ego Nwodim reprises her role, as well, Dionne Warwick. The shenanigans that ensued were pure comedic gold. Here are a few highlights via People:

“You know what? I’m tired of interviewing people who are not icons. Please welcome me,” Nwodim, 33, said as the real Warwick joined her onstage in a sequined sweatsuit, telling her: “I’m so excited for you that I’m here.”

The dueling Dionnes were comedic gold during the brief appearance. “Well, let me ask you something. Dionne, why are you perfect?” Nwodim asked, as Warwick responded, “Darling, I’m not perfect, just very, very good.”

They covered some important topics like Dogecoin and the question on everyone’s mind: “Why aren’t people just called Burt Bacharach anymore?”

Warwick and Nwodim closed out the sketch with a duet of the 1965 song “What the World Needs Now is Love” by Bacharach and Hal David. “Damn, we look good,” Nwodim mused in between lyrics.

The “I Say a Little Prayer” artist later raved about her experience on the show, praising Nwodim and costar Punkie Johnson, who plays Warwick’s niece and social/branding director Brittani Warrick.

“I had fun at @nbcsnl,” Warwick wrote on Twitter. “Thank you to @eggy_boom (ME), @Punkiejohnson (as @BrittaniWarrick), and to the writers, cast, and crew. I had a wonderful time with you all.”

[From People]

This segment of SNL was one of my favorite things this weekend besides seeing Eternals with my friend. I returned home after watching Eternals to this clip and it made me smile even more than I already was. Seeing how gracious Dionne was toward Ego was the sweetest thing and I could tell that Ego was a bit giddy about having Dionne there. I loved how Ego didn’t miss a beat and that Dionne was able to laugh at herself and not take the segment so seriously. The duet at the end was hilarious. I also liked the part of the segment where Ego as Dionne was dragging “Jason Mraz” to the point that he just walked out of the “interview.” The constant breaking out in song is exactly what I picture Dionne would do. Also, one of my other favorite segments within this segment was her interview with Ed Sheeran. I hollered when Ego asked Ed if he was a “dirty boy!” I know that Dionne is 80 but I hope to see more appearances from her. I also hope Dionne continues to regale us with her fun tweets because Auntie stays entertaining us.


Dionne Warwick and Sam Moore Attend Press Conference to Introduce the American Music Fairness Act

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  1. Jillian says:

    Miss Dionne is a gift!

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ Jillian, she is!! A gift from the Gods!! She is such an icon and she was fabulous on SNL!!! I look forward to seeing more of her, I hope!!

  2. Becks1 says:

    It was a great segment! We watch SNL the next day (because we’re old lol and can’t stay up that late) so I already knew Dionne made an appearance, but I still loved it. I love that recurring sketch anyway with Ego Nwodim, I think she is fantastic on the show in general and in that sketch in particular, and this just put it over the top.

    My husband asked me during it – “does dionne warwick have twitter?” You all should have seen my face. I was like the meme of the girl in the car seat giving massive side eye.

  3. Runaway says:

    Definitely one of the best sketches of the night, Ego is gold and its so nice that she has been holding it down and killing it on snl for years now, and while I don’t have Twitter the internet keeps me abreast of the shenanigans and I love it. Keep being an ICON auntie D.

  4. Ashley says:

    I love Ego! She is one of the best.

  5. yokoohno says:

    I just love that Ms Warwick totally stole the show and wasn’t even the host! Love to see it, she’s amazing and I loved hearing about this segment

  6. LightPurple says:

    Loved this skit. It was so warm and funny and lovely.

  7. Summerlover says:

    It really was so heartwarming. I’m not an American, not familiar with Dionne Warwick but man, I was 🥰

  8. Normades says:

    Ego has really hit her stride. And Punkie is a great new addition. Loved her Queen Latifah impersonation.

    • ME says:

      Punkie is hilarious on Love Life too this season. The scene where she’s just casually boiling dildos was hilarious.

  9. Merricat says:

    My husband and I both teared up when she came on, we were so moved to see her.

  10. Onomo says:

    I was rocking to Dionne Warwick in 9th grade – why? I mean, it’s obvious- she is still perfection! Love Ego.

  11. JEM says:

    Great segment! I teared up at the end when they sang together. It was so sweet. She’s amazing.

  12. Nanea says:

    Dionne! 🤩

    Long may she reign supreme on Twitter and wherever else her fancy may take her, like SNL.

  13. ME says:

    I’m such a huge fan of Ego. She’s a huge talent and has a really good future ahead of herself. She appeared on this seasons Love Life and was so good too. She’s a gem.

  14. TaraBest says:

    Love Dionne and LOVED this sketch. It was PERFECT and Ego is just fantastic as Dionne. I follow Ms. Dionne on Twitter and love to see what she comes up with. Her bio is also perfect.

  15. Agreatreckoning says:

    That video was pure joy and entertainment to watch. Really lol at the MGK & Post Malone part. My feelings are the same.

  16. canichangemyname says:

    Ego & Dionne Warwick! This skit was magic – I actually kind of teared up!

  17. Ashley L. says:

    I hate to give 45 any attention whatsoever, but the season of Celebrity Apprentice that Auntie Dionne was on is some of the best television I have ever watched. There was Auntie, Nene Leakes, Latoya Jackson, Star Jones, Meatloaf, Gary Busey, it was just pure crazy shenanigans every week and I couldn’t get enough. 45 doesn’t get any of the credit, it all goes to whoever cast that season. One of the best parts was that Auntie Dionne did little to no work for any of the challenges, took the credit and praise when her team won, and was calling her fellow contestants hussies. It was everything, lol.

  18. AmelieOriginal says:

    I follow her on Twitter and when those over the top pictures of that GQ photoshoot of Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox came out (Idk what they were even promoting? Themselves??), Dionne tweeted about it saying “This doesn’t look very “machine gun” of him. Although, I must say, It is a very nice photo.” Her hot takes on younger celebrities are so funny. And I thought the SNL skit was cute, I didn’t necessarily laugh out loud but it was clear Dionne enjoyed the tribute to her and Ego was thrilled to have the legend herself in her skit.

  19. JRenee says:

    Prior to the pandemic, she had a residency at a smaller venue within Caesars hotel in Vegas. I was planning on attending but then the pandemic erupted. I am a fan of her music and follow her on Twitter.

  20. Barbie1 says:

    It was such a pleasant surprise to see her on the show. Hearing her sing was a treat as well.