The Brief: Saturday Night Live and dogecoin-themed memes are spreading across the internet ahead of Elon Musk's Saturday Night Live appearance.
Elon Musk, Tesla CEO and dogecoin enthusiast, is hosting Saturday Night Live.
SNL May 8
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 28, 2021
When the announcement was first made, fans and critics shared their reactions on Twitter.
— John P. Glynn (@JohnPGlynn) April 24, 2021
— rachel leishman (@RachelLeishman) April 25, 2021
Musk asked for “skit ideas” which was met with jokes and push-back from several people online, including SNL cast member Chris Redd.
First I’d call Em sketches 😂 https://t.co/37liDrKYjo
— Chris Redd (@Reddsaidit) May 2, 2021
Fake your own death and don’t host the show? https://t.co/h8TWVOopBt
— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) May 2, 2021
Musk and dogecoin have somewhat become synonymous thanks to Musk’s constant support of the cryptocurrency online. Dogecoin’s value in the stock market is also seeing a rise as we get closer to his appearance.
— Kraken Exchange (@krakenfx) May 7, 2021
— Investing.com (@Investingcom) May 5, 2021
— 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐲 ➐ (@MannyR___) May 4, 2021
By Saturday morning, #DogeSNL was trending on Twitter, complete with memes to sum up investors’ hopes come Saturday night. Many memes include references to the moon implying dogecoin’s value is going to skyrocket.
— #DogeSNL. (@Wandzz_) May 8, 2021
— Brandon Enander (@BranEnan23) May 8, 2021
#DOGESNL TONIGHT 🚀🚀🚀
— tiffani 🏝🍯 (@tiffanicvd) May 8, 2021
— 👑✨💜 (@christinamagma) May 8, 2021
— CPK (@cpkyoutube) May 8, 2021