Elon Musk Declares Himself ‘The Dogefather’ to Promote Upcoming SNL Appearance
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On late Tuesday evening, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk declared himself ‘The Dogefather’, on Twitter, in a tweet promoting his upcoming appearance as host of Saturday Night Live (SNL) on May 8. Doge is a reference to the joke cryptocurrency Dogecoin, that followers of Musk have feverishly invested in.
SNL May 8
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 28, 2021
While Musk will host SNL, the musical guest will be Miley Cyrus. It’s unclear how involved Musk will be with SNL, but the host is usually part of the opening monologue and part of numerous skits in the live comedy hour.
Let’s find out just how live Saturday Night Live really is 😈
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 25, 2021
After SNL announced Musk was chosen as host last Saturday, some cast members of the show publicly criticized the decision on social media, according to CNBC.
Bowen Yang and Aidy Bryant appeared to be critical of the decision, in since-deleted social media posts. That should make for an awkward time on set.
absolutely obsessed w bowen yang sharing this on his IG story lmfao pic.twitter.com/t1pg0LdBtN
— ghost zombie jesus (@kazrbrekkers) April 25, 2021
the absolute shade from Aidy Bryant after announcing that @nbcsnl will have Elon Musk as host. good for her pic.twitter.com/G1K4R0sNEq
— abby (@abbymorr11) April 24, 2021
SNL has lost its touch as must-see TV over the years, but Musk’s appearance on the show should give it a much-need jolt in the arm. SNL’s 46th season was ranked first among all comedies on broadcast and cable, so it’s not quite dead, just yet.