No one knew quite what to expect when it was announced that the Tesla and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk, was going to host SNL. When the 49 year-old announced his appearance on SNL, with a tweet that read “Let’s find out just how live ‘Saturday Night Live’ really is”, SNL star Bowen Yang with “What the **** does this even mean”.
During the monologue on Saturday night, Elon revealed that he has Asperger’s, an autism spectrum disorder. He also addressed some of his awkward tweets saying “Look I know I sometimes say or post strange things but that’s just how my brain works. To anyone I’ve offended, I just want to say: I reinvented electric cars and I’m sending people to Mars in a rocket ship. Did you think I was also going to be a chill, normal dude?”
Musk joked about Dogecoin (a Mother’s Day present!), and explained the mysterious reasoning behind his youngest son’s name, X Æ A-Xii (“It’s pronounced ‘Cat running across the keyboard'”).
As Mother’s Day fell the same weekend, Musk brought out his mother, Canadian-South African model and dietician Maye Musk. They discussed when he was 12 and made his own video game called Blastar, about a spaceship that battles aliens, for which Elon was paid $500.