Since Donald Trump in 2015, Elon Musk has been the most divisive SNL host. Some cast members allegedly don’t want anything to do with Tesla creator Elon Musk, while others defend him. Some comedians have chimed in with their opinions.
“Those are the dream guests,” Conan O’Brien told TMZ about Musk. “The dream guests are the ones that are not [comedians]. When I was a writer there, if someone came on and they weren’t a professional comedian, it actually made them funnier in sketches. Because they’re a fish out of water.” The first promo from the episode puts O’Brien’s theory to the test.
“Hi, I’m Elon Musk and I’m hosting SNL this week with musical guest Miley Cyrus,” he says in the clip above. “And I’m a wild card, and there’s no telling what I might do.” “Same here. Rules? No thanks,” Miley adds. But Cecily Strong reminds them, “It’s the Mother’s Day show, so your moms are going to be here.”
Miley and Elon take it back — sort of (“We’ll be good… ish”). In the second promo, Musk brags that he did a “successful rocket launch” this week, which is cool and all, but it’s no Cecily almost doing her laundry.
She was most likely out of rooms. Dogecoin was everything she had. (I’m hoping that if I say “Dogecoin” now, he won’t say it every other sentence for the rest of the episode.)
I’m not sure what to make of the trailer, other than the fact that Musk isn’t running for president.