“Saturday Night Live” thinks Elon Musk hosting is an international affair — they’re doing something brand new to get as many eyeballs as possible watching … around the whole dang world.
NBC made a massive announcement Saturday … saying that tonight’s episode — starring Musk — would be live streamed on YouTube, so different countries could tune in altogether. This appears to be the first time the network has done this, BTW … so it’s a big deal.
This stream will be available to over 100 countries, from down under to Africa … and presumably, everything else in between. NBCU’s chairman, Frances Berwick, says ‘SNL’ is a global phenomenon … and this move highlights that.
She adds, “It’s incredibly exciting to create this worldwide event with host Elon Musk and musical guest Miley Cyrus.” Unclear if this is the start of a regular thing, or just a one-off — it appears to be the former, though. If that’s the case … talk about pressure, huh?!?
Elon’s episode already promised to be one the most watched episodes in a long time … as many think it’ll either be a home run or a train wreck. Either way, people wanna watch.
Now … it looks like that hype has been multiplied by 10, since there’ll be potentially hundreds of millions (maybe even billions?!?) of people tuning in. And, of course, that means the skits better be damn good too … maybe even a little better than Baby Shark Tank, a brainchild of Elon’s.
There’s no telling what’s in store as far as content — but a lot of folks are anticipating a major Dogecoin plug from the Tesla wiz … who’s kinda stepped in as a shepherd of sorts for the meme cryptocurrency, which many think is “going to the moon” with more exposure.
Looks like there’s definitely gonna be some Doge-themed material … at least based on Miley’s not-so-subtle tease earlier Saturday. She posted a throwback clip of herself speaking gibberish … which she said is what Elon sounds like trying to explain Dogecoin to her.
Welp, if they wanted publicity and fanfare … they got it and then some. ‘SNL’ is set to begin at 8:30 PM PT, with a live broadcast on the East Coast as well. So if you’re on the other side of the world and sleeping at that time … ya better wake your ass up.
Live from New York … it’s high expectations!!!