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Elon Musk brainstormed 'SNL' skit ideas on Twitter, including 'Woke' James Bond and 'Irony Man'

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Saturday posted possible “SNL” sketches, including “Irony Man.”
  • Musk will host the May 8 episode of “Saturday Night Live.”
  • Some cast members have raised concerns about the controversial billionaire’s hosting gig.
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Saturday sought help with his upcoming “Saturday Night Live” hosting gig, asking the public for sketch ideas.

“Throwing out some skit ideas for SNL. What should I do?” Musk said on Twitter.

NBC’s announcement in late April that Musk would host the May 8 episode of the long-running, late-night comedy show has proven to be polarizing.

Some cast members took to social media to express concern about appearing alongside the controversial billionaire, who also founded SpaceX. A few posts were deleted after being picked up by the media. On Saturday, Page Six reported that cast members could opt out of the episode.

Musk on Saturday offered a few of his own sketch ideas, with a focus on business, cryptocurrency, and international intrigue.

His ideas included “Woke James Bond” and “Irony Man.” The latter “defeats villians using the power of irony,” he wrote.

The entrepreneur also suggested “Baby Shark & Shark Tank merge to form Baby Shark Tank.”

Another Twitter user suggested “The Dogefather,” perhaps a mashup of Dogecoin and “The Godfather.” “Definitely,” Musk replied.

“SNL” courted controversy in 2015 by inviting presidential candidate Donald Trump to host, which brought in the show’s highest ratings in years.

The sketch comedy show has aired since 1975 on NBC. Comcast bought NBC Universal in 2011. Last year, it launched its own streaming service, Peacock. Its Q1 earnings report last week said Peacock had 42 million subscribers.