Elon Musk Is Asking Twitter for 'SNL' Sketch Ideas
"Man receives fortune from parents South African emerald mine, uses it to invent exploding car"
The Tesla CEO tweeted over the weekend: "Throwing out some skit ideas for SNL. What should I do?"
Musk offered up a few ideas of his own, including "Irony Man – defeats villains using the power of irony," "woke James Bond" and "Baby Shark & Shark Tank merge to form Baby Shark Tank," before his followers sounded off in the replies.
While some of Musk's followers shared their genuine ideas, many took the opportunity to dogpile the controversial billionaire for his business practices and past transgressions.
"Man receives fortune from parents South African emerald mine, uses it to invent exploding car," one user wrote.
"Someone delivers valid criticism aimed at a fraudster billionaire, but then a weird nerd dramatically jumps in to try and prevent this," wrote another.
The decision to cast Musk in this week's SNL episode has been controversial, to say the least. Last week, his partner Grimes had to come to Musk's defence and several SNL cast members voiced their disapproval of his participation. Bowen Yang, Aidy Bryant and Andrew Dismukes all made their distaste for the casting decision clear.
It was later revealed that producer Lorne Michaels would not force anyone to work with the controversial tech bro if they don't feel like it.
Musk's SNL episode will air this Saturday (May 8) with Miley Cyrus performing as the show's musical guest.
See Twitter's sketch ideas below.
Throwing out some skit ideas for SNL. What should I do?— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 1, 2021
Announce that you're giving away half your fortune to help eradicate deep poverty, fight climate change and promote world peace.— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) May 2, 2021
Tesla acquires Comcast and you now own SNL and decide to cancel it and replace with Mad TV— Danny Polishchuk (@Dannyjokes) May 1, 2021
👍— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 2, 2021
A cologne ad for "Elon's Musk" and it smells like a rotten piece of shit— RANDY LIEDTKE (@randyliedtke) May 2, 2021
Man receives fortune from parents South African emerald mine, uses it to invent exploding car— Jake Flores (@feraljokes) May 2, 2021
Okay, Billionaire, except..— x-Paul (@leafsin7) May 3, 2021
The bubble around him means he doesnt realize we hate the handful of people hoarding all the earth's wealth while the masses suffer immeasurabl . (HE HAS NO IDEA!!! 😁😂😂😂🤣) he even goes on a popular tv show to perform and thinks its great!
How about a skit where a selfish billionaire has a tantrum and makes a showy to-do about moving his factory to another state, but that new state is so dysfunctional it has a third-world power grid and runs out of electricity to run his factories and cars? That would be hilarious.— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) May 2, 2021