SpaceX’s Elon Musk lands on ‘Saturday Night Live’ to talk space, Mars (and yes, Dogecoin)

SpaceX founder Elon Musk landed on late-night TV Saturday (May 8) to joke about space exploration, the favored Dogecoin cryptocurrency, which arose from a meme he as soon as started, and extra because the host of “Saturday Night Live.”

Musk, recognized for his space firm, Tesla electrical vehicles and colourful feedback on Twitter, hosted SNL with singer Miley Cyrus because the musical visitor. He mentioned he was the primary SNL host to have Asperger’s syndrome as he opened the sketch comedy present in New York City late Saturday. Asperger’s is considered one of a variety of situations below autism spectrum dysfunction that “is a condition related to brain development that impacts how a person perceives and socializes with others, causing problems in social interaction and communication,” according to the Mayo Clinic.

“It’s an honor to be hosting ‘Saturday Night Live.’ I mean that,” Musk mentioned. “Sometimes after I say something I have to say, ‘I mean that’ so people really know that I mean it. That’s because I don’t always have a lot of intonational variation in how I speak – which I’m told makes for great comedy.”

He added: “I’m actually making history tonight as the first person with Asperger’s to host SNL. Or at least the first to admit it.”

His opening monologue included a reference to Mother’s Day, which is Sunday (May 9) – wherein he promised he would reward his mom Dogecoin. He most likely ought to have briefed her, as Musk’s mom, Maye, got here on stage proclaiming: “I’m excited for my Mother’s Day gift. I just hope it’s not Dogecoin.”

One of the comedy routine’s most pointed highlights was a nod to the falling Chinese rocket booster that plummeted uncontrollably to Earth Saturday, fortunately with no casualties because it fell into the ocean. SNL pointed some enjoyable on the scenario with a nod to SpaceX’s recent rocket debris crash; “And for once, we know it’s not Elon’s fault,” opened a three-minute skit on the discussion.

Perhaps the funniest a part of the evening was a sketch about SpaceX’s proposed Mars settlement plans and an astronaut called Chad.

Other highlights included Musk utilizing his elite Generation Z slang (Generation Z being folks starting from youngsters to mid-20 somethings) in a Gen Z hospital:

Musk additionally mused on what it could be like to be a producer on an Icelandic pop culture talk present:

And there was the compulsory skit about Dogecoin, a meme-inspired cryptocurrency hailed by Musk, through the Weekend Update. 

Another sketch nodded toward Musk’s tunnelling Boring company, portraying him as an eccentric cowboy making an attempt to take down a gang.

Finally, if you happen to’ve ever puzzled what Elon Musk would seem like because the Super Mario Brothers villain Wario, wonder no more.

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