Elon Musk seems more concerned with uploading SNL sketes than with the reaction.
Tesla’s controversial CEO has asked fans to share his sketch ideas as he prepares to host SNL on May 8 – after some of the show’s stars expressed outrage that he had taken over the concert.
“Throw away some ideas for SNL. What should I do? ”The 49-year-old asked his 52.5 million followers on Twitter over the weekend.
Musk followed the tweet with three of his own games: “Wake up James Bond,” “Baby Shark and Tank Shark Merge to Form Baby Shark Tank,” and “Ironic Man Defeats Villains Using the Power of Irony.”
Some commenters suggested ideas, including: “The aliens found your Tesla Roadster sent into space in 201
“You meet SNL writers using the same motivational techniques you use with $ TSLA engineers. Elon: I have to do this tomorrow or you will be fired. SNL Writer: A hole in your dreams, ”replied one user.
Another followed with “* writer’s idea.” * Elon paused. “You can go, thank you.” Who else has an idea? We optimize for laughter. Typical audience laughter targets are stagnant at 68%. A good idea is one that takes us to 70-72%. “
Musk’s comments during the COVID-19 pandemic were polarizing – as when he called the pandemic “dumb” in March 2020. Two Tesla plant employees also said last year that they had been fired after staying home because of the virus. , although Musk said attendance was optional.
In recent weeks, he said “a bunch of people are likely to die” during his planned mission to Mars.
After SNL stars, including Bowen Ian, expressed irritation at Musk’s hosting concert, a source told Page Six that show boss Lorne Michaels would never force a cast member to work with Musk if they didn’t want to.
“Historically, if a cast member was so unhappy, they shouldn’t do it,” the source explained, adding that Michaels “would never make them do something they didn’t want to do.”
So far, none of the cast members have given up on working on the upcoming show with Musk.