We didn't know what to expect when "Saturday Night Live" announced Elon Musk would host its May 8 episode. But as far as his opening monologue went and throughout the episode, he proved quite the comedian.
"I know I sometimes say or post strange things but that's just how my brain works," the billionaire Tesla CEO said, referring to his confounding social media 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?"
He also disclosed he has Asperger's syndrome, saying he's the first person with Asperger's to host the show. "Or at least," he joked, "the first person to admit it." (Twitter was quick to note that "SNL" alum Dan Aykroyd revealed his diagnosis in 2013, a decade after hosting the show.)
Toward the end of his monologue, Musk's mother, Maye, joined him.
"I'm excited for my Mother's Day gift," his mother said. "I just hope it's not Dogecoin."
He quipped back: "It is. It sure is."
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Musk also spoke about his young son. He has been dating singer Grimes (real name Claire Boucher), who now goes by "c," since 2018. The two welcomed a baby boy last year and named him "X Æ A-Xii." Musk joked during the monologue his baby's name was pronounced "cat running across keyboard."
Later, on “Weekend Update,” the SpaceX entrepreneur appeared as a financial expert. Anchors Michael Che and Colin Jost repeatedly pressed Musk's character to explain the perplexing nature of Dogecoin.
"It's the future of currency," Musk replied. "It's an unstoppable financial vehicle that's going to take over the world."
Pressed again, he said, "It’s a cryptocurrency you can trade for conventional money."
"Oh, so it's a hustle?" Che asked.
"Yeah, it's a hustle," Musk joked. "To the moon!"
Contributing: Nathan Bomey, Hannah Yasharoff and Charles Trepany
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: SNL: Elon Musk reveals Asperger's, jokes Mother's Day gift is Dogecoin