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It saw the colony, based on the red planet running into trouble with the occupants on the lookout for a hero who could save them and switch the oxygen supply back on after it was knocked out during a solar storm.
The sketch took place on a SpaceX station on Mars in the supposed near future, when a human colony there ran into trouble as the oxygen began to run out
The skit featured Pete Davidson’s fan-favorite character Chad
Enter Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson as fan-favorite character, happy-go-lucky Chad, as the unlikely hero.
In real life, Musk, the founder, CEO, CTO, and chief designer of SpaceX has plans to send astronauts to Mars within the next four years.
In the sketch, Elon played himself, communicating with the colony which was running out of air after experiencing a solar storm.
In order to switch the air back one, Chad volunteered to help, even though it would mean certain death.
‘So there are still heroes in the this world!’ Musk said to Chad. ‘Hello who am I speaking with? This is Elon Musk.’
‘Who?’ came the respond, deadpan from Chad.
Pictures, left to right, Mikey Day, host Elon Musk, Chris Redd, and Melissa Villasenor during the ‘Chad on Mars’ sketch in which Musk played himself
Miley Cyrus played a compassionate resident of the Mars colony, who had a romantic connection with Chad and wanted to say goodbye
After remarking that she would ‘always cherish what we’ve had together,’ Cyrus added, ‘Oh, God, I wish we could make love just one last time’
Pete Davidson as Chad during the ‘Chad on Mars’ sketch on Saturday
‘Chad, I want you to understand you won’t survive this mission,’ explained Musk.
‘Okay,’ replied a chill Chad.
Miley Cyrus payed a compassionate resident of the Mars colony who had a romantic connection with Chad and wanted to say goodbye.
‘Chad! I’ll always cherish what we’ve had together,’ her character exclaimed, to which Chad simply replied, ‘Okay.’
After remarking that she would ‘always cherish what we’ve had together,’ Cyrus added, ‘Oh, god, I wish we could make love just one last time.’
The camera then cut to Chad completely naked, before adding quickly, ‘But we can’t.’
Musical guest Miley Cyrus is picture during the Chad on Mars sketch
When Miley Cyrus informed him she was pregnant and that he was the father, Chad said ‘No thank you’ and sealed the airlock, preferring the hostile Martian environment to fatherhood
When Musk tells him to give them a better look at his face, Chad starts to take his helmet off, causing him to explode in images that get broadcast to Earth
Then, Chad was suddenly back in his spacesuit.
Cyrus then informed him she was pregnant and that he was the father.
‘No thank you’ Chad replied, quickly sealed the airlock and his fate as he chose the fatal Martian environment to fatherhood.
After switching on the oxygen, the sketch then took a macabre turn as Chad mistakenly took off his helmet in the hostile Martian atmosphere – and his head exploded. The gory images were broadcast around the globe.
In real life, Musk has mentioned his plans of taking humans to Mars for a while with the SpaceX always being very vocal about his Martian ambitions.
In November last year, Musk who mentioned ‘colonizing Mars’ several times, announced that he wants to make his own laws on the red planet.
Mikey Day and host Elon Musk are pictures during the sketch
Chad is able to turn the air back on, and Elon Musk along with everybody back on Earth cheer him before putting a video feed of his face on screens across the globe
Last week, Musk further pushed his Mars agenda with two tweets. ‘Make humanity a multiplanet species!’ said one, while the other needed more than just scientific backing – he wanted public support. ‘Public support for life on Mars is critical to making it happen,’ he wrote.
In his opening monologue on Saturday’s show, the eccentric tech entrepreneur offered an explanation for some of his past eyebrow-raising behavior.
‘Look, I know I say or post strange things but that’s just how my brain works. 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,’ he said. ‘Did you think I was also going to be a chill, normal dude?’
Last week, Musk further pushed his Mars agenda with two tweets
For the first time in SNL’s 46-year history, the episode featuring Musk aired live internationally on YouTube in more than 100 countries.
‘SNL is a global phenomenon and this livestream marks the first time audiences around the world will experience the show simultaneously along with the US,’ Frances Berwick, chairman of NBCU’s entertainment networks, said in a statement.
‘It’s incredibly exciting to create this worldwide event with host Elon Musk and musical guest Miley Cyrus,’ he added.
The casting choice brought criticism from those who felt the show was celebrating a man for his exorbitant wealth in a time of great inequality and a man who spread misinformation to his huge Twitter following as he downplayed the severity of the coronavirus pandemic last year.