On Saturday Night Live‘s recurring “Dionne Warwick Talk Show” sketch, Ego Nwodim plays the iconic singer who is constantly confused — and occasionally spooked — by contemporary musicians. This week, that meant artists like Miley Cyrus (played by Chloe Fineman) to Post Malone (Pete Davidson) to Jason Mraz (Kieran Culkin) — who Dionne introduced by saying “This man is not famous anymore. He does not have any songs out.” — to the night’s actual musical guest, Ed Sheeran (who played himself).
But at long last, Warwick found an icon worth interviewing: “Me.”
The real Dionne Warwick walked onstage in a surprise appearance and sat beside her SNL doppelgänger, Nwodim, who asked her, “Dionne, why are you perfect?” Warwick answered, “My darling I’m not perfect, I’m just very, very good.” Warwick also chuckled when Nwodim asked her, “Today I heard a song by an artist called YoungBoy Never Broke Again. Why aren’t people just called Burt Bacharach anymore?”
“I don’t know but that’s a very good question,” Warwick said.
Then, the two Warwicks stood arm-in-glittering-arm singing their 1965 rendition of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David pop classic “What The World Needs Now Is Love.”
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) November 7, 2021
Watch Warwick perform “What The World Needs Now Is Love” 55 years ago: