Wonka TikTok memes


‘The delivery is kinda ~wonky~’: TikTokers meme Timothée Chalamet’s ‘Wonka’ speech

'So quiet up and listen down.'


Sayou Cooper

Internet Culture

Posted on Jul 24, 2023

Earlier this month, Warner Bros. released the full trailer for Wonka, a prequel to their 2005 film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The reception was mixed. Some cheered on the American-French actor Timothée Chalamet’s highly anticipated debut as Willy Wonka, while a few questioned his capacity for the role.

“Somehow he’s doing a monotone whimsical voice? Like it sounds like an AI reading something,” an app user said in TikToker’s @wesleyh10 8.2 million viewed video. In the post, the TikToker voices over Timothée Chalamet’s monologue from the Wonka trailer in a very animated way. A comical and weird nature that some have argued is missing from Chalamet’s performance.

@wesleyh10 scartch that 😳 reverse it 🤪 #timotheechalamet #wonka #fyp #foryou ♬ original sound – IndieWire

This video is one of many trending on TikTok using Chalamet’s viral monologue. The sound stems from @indiewire‘s full upload of the trailer, with a specific spiel from the script going viral.

“You see I’m something of a magician, inventor and chocolate maker. So quiet up and listen down. Nope, scratch that—reverse it,” Chalamet is heard reciting.

“I’ve been saying so quiet up and listen down all week,” a comment reads in @turtlewithhat‘s video which has 2.6 million views. TikTokers like the one below have recruited friends to hilariously reenact the monologue.

@turtlewithhat Ib @sam #willy #timothee #wonk ♬ original sound – IndieWire

“THE CHOCOLATE MAKER PART HAD ME SPEECHLESS,” a fan notes in @the.wasian‘s video. Viewed over 2.6 million times, the friend group dramatized the trailer bit even further with a random department store aisle serving as background.

@the.wasian so quiet up and listen down 🤫 #willywonka #chocolate #timotheechalamet #wonka ♬ original sound – IndieWire

Wonka premieres December 15.

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*First Published: Jul 24, 2023, 4:12 pm CDT