Bowen Yang Brings Down the ‘SNL’ House as ‘Proud Gay Oompa Loompa’
Colin apologized for the confusion as Yang’s character explained all he wanted to do was talk about a possible Oompa Loompa strike over the unsafe conditions at the chocolate factory.
“Now I guess I have got to call my parents,” Yang’s Oompa Loompa said to big laughs. “They live in Loompa-land. It’s not as progressive as here. They, like, just got Will & Grace. So yeah, it’s gonna be a conversation.”
Pushing forward, Yang’s Oompa Loompa said, “You know what, Colin? You did me a huge favor because now I can be honest — about everything. Point blank: the man doesn’t know how to make chocolate! He’s an ideas man who’s never touched a machine. He just tumbles into the inventing room and says something like ‘What about a gumdrop that makes children dream silly dreams?’ And it’s like, ‘Yeah, b—-. What about it?!’”
Yang has quickly become an SNL fan favorite, his unique characters who drop by “Weekend Update” — including Fran Lebowitz and the iceberg that sunk the Titanic — creating comedy gold.