Elon Musk who wants to send a rocket to Mars by 2026 plays himself as the Space X founder on SNL

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For fans of the show, or cast member Pete Davidson’s gift for portraying temperamentally noncommittal slacker types, Chad is really the only choice to be the first man on Mars/canary in Musk’s emerald mine. Sure, there are other people inhabiting the sketch’s approximation of the first, SpaceX-branded Mars colony (including last night’s musical guest Miley Cyrus as Chad’s Red Planet sort-of girlfriend). But, when the air starts to run thin, the radiation levels are climbing, and not even some Martian poop-potatoes are in sight, it’s up to Chad to shrug his shoulders and say an unconcerned, “Okay,” at the prospect of a station-saving suicide mission.

It helps that Chad is told, just before climbing into his space suit, that hookup pal Cyrus’ unborn baby is his (“No thank you,” he says in passing.) And that, as has been the case when confronted by previous earthbound suitors that their (to-him) indifferent coupling must end, Chad faces every potential conflict with the equanimity of a particularly numb and blissful Mars-rock. With Musk (protected as he was by pre-taped sketches much of the night) looking on in paternalistic gratitude at Chad’s doomed stroll to fix the settlement’s oxygen generator, Chad, indeed, saves the day, his certain doom from deadly radiation only thwarted by his unthinking obeisance to the letter of Musk’s command to let the viewing world take in the face of the man who just saved Musk’s vision of fleeing this polluted mudball with all its poor people picking apart his every crappy word and deed. Will this be the end of Chad? Not if SNL’s history with recurring bits has anything to say about it.

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Elon Musk Meets Pete Davidson's Slacker Chad On 'SNL' Mars With Explosive Results

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Elon Musk playing himself and Pete Davidson’s playing his slacker character Chad in a “Saturday Night Live” skit set on Mars was perfect — until it wasn’t.

In his most credible role of the program, host Musk played the man in charge of a Mars operation, directing the action from a mission control room.

Davidson’s Chad was awaiting instructions in a spacesuit on the Mars colony — as always, way chill, no matter what’s asked of him.

“Chad, I want you to understand you won’t survive this mission,” explained Musk.

He does survive — until Musk tells Chad he wants everyone to see the face of a hero. 

‘SNL': Pete Davidson Saves Mars (and the Show) in ‘The Astronaut’ Short (Video)

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Pete Davidson’s infamous character Chad returned to “Saturday Night Live” this week, and he was just as careless as ever — but this time, he was also a hero.

“The Astronaut” — clearly spoofing Matt Damon’s “The Martian” — tells the story of a small colony of pioneers on Mars, sent up thanks to host Elon Musk’s SpaceX program. Or rather, it tells the apparent end of their story, as their oxygen supply is running out thanks to a solar storm.

“There’s a backup O2 circulator outside the habitat,” Musk reveals. “One of them just needs to turn it on.”

Of course, it’s a suicide mission, because the radiation levels outside on the surface of the planet are too high for a human to withstand. To that, our hero Chad has just one word: “OK!” Even though he’s about to become a dad — to astronaut Miley Cyrus’ kids, no less — Chad is totally cool with sacrificing himself for the greater good. (“Ha, sack…” Chad says with a chuckle).

He makes it to the oxygen circulator and turns it on with no problems, prompting Elon Musk to make the video feed public, so the world can see the face of a hero. And, because he’s Chad, he takes that super literally and removes his helmet to reveal his face — at which point his head promptly explodes.

And that leaves us with one very important question: Is this truly the end of Chad? He’s died once before, but thanks to some EMTs, he returned. But this looked a bit more permanent — though obviously, we’re hoping otherwise.

As “SNL” fans took to Twitter to make clear, Chad was one of the saving graces of an overall rough show. The memes flowed freely, with one person tweeting an image of a person carrying a giant Oscar, meant for Davidson in their opinion.

me on my way to pete davidson every time he does another chad sketch #SNL pic.twitter.com/z4u4IQ72Mb

when Pete Davidson sees the episode is bombing so he comes in as Chad #SNL pic.twitter.com/ApT9uttgzO

How Pete Davidson gonna be at the #snl after party after having the only good sketch of the night pic.twitter.com/FiHhvGuXfc

Once again, Pete Davidson steps in and becomes the highlight of #SNL pic.twitter.com/LMS4OVAXnc

You can watch the full digital short, “The Astronaut,” in the video above.

Chad on Mars

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But will Chad ever be able to return to the show now? Pete Davidson’s infamous character Chad returned to “Saturday Night Live” this week, and he was just as careless as ever — but this time, he was also a hero. “The Astronaut” — clearly spoofing Matt Damon’s “The Martian” — tells the story of a small colony of pioneers on Mars, sent up thanks to host Elon Musk’s SpaceX program. Or rather, it tells the apparent end of their story, as their oxygen supply is running out thanks to a solar storm. “There’s a backup O2 circulator outside the habitat,” Musk reveals. “One of them just needs to turn it on.” Of course, it’s a suicide mission, because the radiation levels outside on the surface of the planet are too high for a human to withstand. To that, our hero Chad has just one word: “OK!” Even though he’s about to become a dad — to astronaut Miley Cyrus’ kids, no less — Chad is totally cool with sacrificing himself for the greater good. (“Ha, sack…” Chad says with a chuckle). He makes it to the oxygen circulator and turns it on with no problems, prompting Elon Musk to make the video feed public, so the world can see the face of a hero. And, because he’s Chad, he takes that super literally and removes his helmet to reveal his face — at which point his head promptly explodes. And that leaves us with one very important question: Is this truly the end of Chad? He’s died once before, but thanks to some EMTs, he returned. But this looked a bit more permanent — though obviously, we’re hoping otherwise. As “SNL” fans took to Twitter to make clear, Chad was one of the saving graces of an overall rough show. The memes flowed freely, with one person tweeting an image of a person carrying a giant Oscar, meant for Davidson in their opinion. me on my way to pete davidson every time he does another chad sketch #SNL pic.twitter.com/z4u4IQ72Mb— kathleen (@kathleen_hanley) May 9, 2021 when Pete Davidson sees the episode is bombing so he comes in as Chad #SNL pic.twitter.com/ApT9uttgzO— petty betty (@ghost_realtor) May 9, 2021 How Pete Davidson gonna be at the #snl after party after having the only good sketch of the night pic.twitter.com/FiHhvGuXfc— Marvel fan account (@loqqoooo) May 9, 2021 Once again, Pete Davidson steps in and becomes the highlight of #SNL pic.twitter.com/LMS4OVAXnc— Bryn Larsen (@brynlarsen4) May 9, 2021 You can watch the full digital short, “The Astronaut,” in the video above. Read original story ‘SNL': Pete Davidson Saves Mars (and the Show) in ‘The Astronaut’ Short (Video) At TheWrap

With last night’s deeply questionable choice of SNL host Elon Musk having admitted that some people (not him, never him) will have to die so that his dreams of being the king of Mars can become a someday reality, the question has always been, “Well, who’s it going to be?” Of course, there are other questions, like, “Why would anyone die for Elon Musk?,” and “Um, why are rich white men planning to colonize other planets while we’re still trying to live on this this one?” But, for the purposes of one of the only decent sketches in last night’s predictably host-hobbled episode, the answer to that first question is clear. And his name is Chad.

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Elon Musk marked his "Saturday Night Live" hosting debut by making a series of self-deprecating jokes and addressing controversy he's attracted over the years over his behavior and Twitter posts.What he's saying: "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," the SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO said. "Did you think I was also going to be a chill, normal dude?"Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeMonologue! 💫 @elonmusk pic.twitter.com/xeH1EOU79A— Saturday Night Live - SNL (@nbcsnl) May 9, 2021 The big picture: In his opening monologue, Musk noted O.J. Simpson hosted "SNL" twice "and he killed it."He also joked about smoking marijuana during a video interview with Joe Rogan and his son's name, "X Æ A-12" ("It's pronounced cat running across keyboard.") Musk also said he's the first person with Asperger's syndrome to host the show and joked "or at least the first to admit it." However, Dan Aykroyd, who has said he has mild Asperger's syndrome, hosted "SNL" in 2003, Deadline notes.Of note: The billionaire's mother, Maye Musk, appeared alongside him, after the show opened with the cast's moms, in a nod to Sunday being Mother's Day.She said she's "excited" for her Mother's Day gift. "I just hope it's not Dogecoin," she added, in reference to the cryptocurrency Musk has praised."It is," he shot back, smiling.For the record: In an "SNL" first, the show was broadcast in full to over 100 countries — including Canada, the United Kingdom, Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free

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SNL's Chad Is Elon Musk's Last Hope for SpaceX Mars Colony

ComicBook.com 10 May, 2021 - 04:12pm

Saturday Night Live’s Chad got to help with SpaceX’s Mars Colony. Elon Musk was the host of SNL this week and the Internet was discussing this at length. Pete Davidson’s character is usually a hit with people and his place among the space goofiness was appreciated by fans of the SpaceX figure head’s mission. For those who don’t know, Musk is planning to take civilians to Mars in an effort to colonize the red planet. That sort of innovation would seem to be a ways off, but that hasn’t stopped his most ardent defenders from wanting to live out their Mobile Suit Gundam fantasies. For Musk, this entire episode of SNL played out like an extended commercial for his various causes. Tesla, SpaceX, and Dogecoin were all mentioned at some point. (Heck Grimes even managed to be included as Princess Peach for some bizarre reason.)

Miley Cyrus • Elon Musk • Pete Davidson pic.twitter.com/cSJPhUx0Gw

Speaking of Grimes, they also posted about the show on Instagram. Check out the message down below: “Wow my auto dictation was on while I was talking to a friend trying to write this post, so this is what my phone thinks I said “SNL but I think the toilet and Ethereum are not jumping to buy its not a long-term thing like it might be a couple like a year or something before they get bigger butt I would do it I don’t know which one yeah I think a pretty good bet” they said. “Tune into SNL tonight to watch me try acting!”

Musk tried to make his amends during the monologue: "I know I sometimes say or post strange things but that's just how my brain works," he explained about his hectic Twitter presence. "To anyone I've offended, I just want to say I reinvented electric cars and I'm sending people to Mars on a rocket ship. Did you think I was also going to be a chill, normal dude?"

The Tesla magnate also delivered the promo for this episode, where he said he would try to behave himself for Mother’s Day. “Hi, I’m Elon Musk and I’m hosting SNL this week with musical guest Miley Cyrus,” he began. “And, I’m a wild card, so there’s no telling what I might do.” Cyrus interjects with a quick jab at “rules, no thanks!”

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