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Musk humanizes outsize persona with self-deprecating SNL turn, as cast rebellion narrative fades

“Did you think I was also going to be a chill, normal dude?” quipped SpaceX, Tesla chief.

(Just the News) The biggest surprise of Elon Musk’s hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live” was how seamlessly he fit into the long-running show.

Cast members didn’t rebel against his presence as some suggested might happen, even if his precious dogecoin took some ribbing. Musk proved both personal and self-deprecating in his opening monologue, part of an overall show that leaned into his larger-than-life persona.

“I’m actually the first person with Asperger’s to host ‘SNL’ … or at least the first to admit it,” he quipped. “So I won’t make a lot of eye contact with the cast tonight. But don’t worry, I’m pretty good at running ‘human’ in emulation mode.”