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SNL vs. reality: Elon Musk on Asperger's, Joe Rogan and dogecoin

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Hosting Saturday Night Live on May 8, Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk poked fun at himself in an episode airing on the eve of Mother's Day.

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- Elon Musk.

- Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder, Elon Musk, hosted SNL this weekend and seemed to enjoy poking fun at himself.

ELON MUSK: It's an honor to be hosting Saturday Night Live. I mean that. 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 international variation in how I speak, which I'm told makes for great comedy.

- During the monologue, Musk revealed that he has Asperger's.

- I'm actually making history tonight as the first person with Asperger's to host SNL. But don't worry, I'm pretty good at running human and emulation mode.

- The billionaire lamented coverage of a moment in 2018 when he appeared to smoke marijuana during an interview with podcaster, Joe Rogan.

- Now, a lot of times, people are reduced to the dumbest thing I ever did. Like one time, I smoked weed on Joe Rogan's podcast, and now, all the time, I hear, Elon Musk, all he ever does is smoke weed on podcasts. Like I go from podcast to podcast, lighting up joints.

- The show aired on the Eve of Mother's Day, and moms of the cast joined their children on stage.

- This is my mom, the woman who taught me everything I know, including how to do reaction shots. Isn't that right, mom?

- You know, I did.

- Musk invited on his mother at the end of the monologue when they referenced his support for the cryptocurrency, Dogecoin.

- And I'm excited for my Mother's Day gift. I just hope it's not Dogecoin.

- It is.

- Elon Musk said he was getting off Twitter?

- Yeah, that didn't last very long. Overnight, he's been tweeting, and it is driving up Dogecoin pretty significantly. Dogecoin is the people's crypto. No need to be a gigachad to own.

- Musk later appeared on Weekend Update as a financial advisor to explain how cryptocurrency works.

- Now, what is Dogecoin?

- Well, it actually started as a joke based on an internet meme, but now, it's taken off in a very real way.

- OK, but what is Dogecoin?

- I keep telling you. It's a cryptocurrency you can trade for conventional money.

- Oh, so it's a hustle?

- Yeah, it's a hustle.

- The host also appeared in a wild west sketch as Leeron, a cowboy with unconventional solutions.

- We'll run straight at 'em, guns blazing.

- Woo wee, let's ride.

- Or hear me out on this. We could tunnel down into the Earth and come up underneath him.

- How about this, underground tunnels to beat traffic congestion? Last night in Los Angeles, he unveiled the first tunnel and what he hopes will become a network of underground highways, he says.

- Musk, also, referenced Tesla and self-driving vehicles.

- Leeron, I thought you was the electric horse guy.

- Yeah, isn't that yours plugged in outside?

- I do like electric horses and self-driving horses, which are just horses.

- The posse also managed to work in another reference to cryptocurrency.

- And besides, if we ambush that gang, we'll never find out where they hid all their gold.

- Oh yeah, I was thinking about that too. What if, instead of panning for gold, we just create our own currency?

- Currency?

- Yeah, and what the heck would it be based on?

- Whatever we say it's based on.

- That ain't how money works.