Elon Musk poses at a space event

Comedy icon Elon Musk is preparing for his stint hosting Saturday Night Live this week. And while Musk is presumably working on his hosting debut with the cast and crew at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, he is also beta testing his jokes on Twitter. We’ve already detailed why Musk is a questionable host, as well as the blowback from SNL castmembers.

But if the many angry man hate emails in my inbox are any indication, we’re being too hard on poor Elon. Maybe these Muskrats have a point, and I should approach his hosting gig with optimism and good intentions. Sounds wacky, but I’m willing to give it a shot. Let’s take a gander at some of Musk’s sketch ideas:

Okay okay, these are … ideas. Definitely ideas. Perhaps they work better as dank memes than actual sketches. Also, while his extremely online fanbase may be salivating, most Americans have no idea what Dogecoin or dank memes even are. Luckily, plenty of folks hopped on the thread to pitch their own sketches to Musk:

Cast member Chris Redd offered his own piece of advice to Musk:

There are some things we can probably expect to see on the show: a rap with Pete Davidson about Dogecoin and cryptocurrency. Davidson previously did an Eminem-inspired rap on NFTs, so it’s not much of a stretch. We can also assume Musk will be playing himself at some point, and there will likely be a sketch that takes place in space/on Mars.

Here’s the thing: I am not a fan of Elon Musk, but this could be a major opportunity for the tech entrepreneur to poke fun at himself and his image. If Musk showed even a little bit of self-awareness, he could win a whole new fanbase outside of deeply online Dogecoin obsessives. But does he even need to expand his fanbase? The man has more money than God, and will likely continue his C+ Tony Stark journey into history.

I guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens on Saturday night.

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