Elon Musk’s SNL Debut Was Smug, Off-Putting, but Mostly Just Boring
Musk’s opening monologue dragged on
He introduced himself to anyone who doesn’t know much about Tesla, SpaceX, or his dopey Twitter feed, and brought out his mom for some lukewarm cracks.
In a Weekend Update piece,
Musk non-played a non-character touting Dogecoin while anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che repeatedly refused to accept his flimsy explanations of what Dogecoin actually is.
has said repeatedly that the show’s job is to make the host look good. The Elon Musk episode, then, stands as a fascinating example of the show naturally rebelling against that directive. If there’s a way to make Elon Musk look good via sketch comedy that doesn’t require Tesla-brand glasses, Saturday Night Live did not find it this week.
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