Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk “ran human in emulation mode” pretty convincingly — as he promised to do on stage — on “Saturday Night Live” in his debut appearance claiming to be the “first person with Asperger’s” ever to host the program.
Musk was arrogant, quirky — and funny. And his mom, Maye, even managed to squeeze in a promo for his pet investment in Dogecoin, as fans of the cryptocurrency everywhere held their breath.
Musk doesn’t think he’s so bad, and that he has a great vision for the future. “I believe in a renewable energy future,” he declared. “I believe that humanity must become an interplanetary space-faring civilization. Those seem like exciting goals, don’t they?”
If “I just posted that on Twitter, I’d be fine. But I also write things like, ’69 days after 4/20 again haha,’” he admitted. “I thought it was funny. That’s why I said ‘haha.’”
So maybe he’s not cool, he confessed.
“To anyone I’ve offended, I just want to say, I reinvented electric cars and I’m sending people to Mars in a rocket ship,” he boasted. “Did you think I was also going to be a chill, normal dude?”
He teased that he could really surprise people because the show was live — and was streamed live on YouTube around the world for the first time ever.
“I could say something truly shocking, like: I drive a Prius,” he said, totally deadpan.
“SNL” softened up the audience for Musk’s monologue with an opening heartfelt tribute to moms for Mother’s Day. As musical guest Miley Cyrus belted out a soulful “Light of a Clear Blue Morning,” written by her godmother Dolly Parton, as cast members warmly greeted their moms.
“It’s been a long dark night,” Cyrus sang. “And I’ve been a waitin’ for the morning … And everything’s gonna be all right, that’s been all wrong.”
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