Musk Plays Doctor, Cowboy, and Crypto Expert on SNL

Tesla and SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk made his Saturday Night Live debut, showing his comedic acting chops in several sketches.

Musk played a doctor in a sketch about spoofing Gen Z slang in a medical soap opera setting. In a scene about an Icelandic influencer’s television show, Musk played a producer who professes his love for the quirky TV star. On the recurring Weekend Update segment, Musk played a cryptocurrency expert fielding the same question over and over – “So, what is Dogecoin?”

Musk has been vocal supporter of the Dogecoin. In the spirit of SNL, he admitted that the currency started as a joke. “It’s the future of currency,” Musk said. “It’s an unstoppable financial currency that’s going to take over the world,” Musk said. “It’s a cryptocurrency you can trade for conventional money.”

Cast member Michael Che then asked, “So, it’s a hustle?”

“Yeah, it’s a hustle,” Musk replied with a laugh.

The value of Doge dropped sharply after those comments, nearly 30% early Sunday morning.

Another notable part of the show was Musk’s admission that he has Asperger Syndrome, a disorder that can make it difficult for people to engage in social interactions and nonverbal communication.

Watch Musk’s opening monologue below.

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