Saturday Evening Stay returned this weekend and the present wasted no time taking goal on the bizarre billionaire area tourism race that unfolded over the previous few months. Visitor host Owen Wilson performed former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in a sketch a couple of fictional new present known as Star Trek: Ego Quest, about “the voyages of the SS New Shepard and its crew of random weirdos,” whose mission is “to simply form of fly round area goofing off in a ship that appears like a penis,” in response to the voiceover.
You’ll recall the actual Bezos traveled to the sting of area in Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket in July, together with a crew that included his brother Mark (performed within the sketch by Wilson’s brother Luke), 82-year-old pilot and area legend Wally Funk, and Dutch highschool pupil Oliver Daemen. However Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin Galactic, beat Bezos to area by few days when he took a visit aboard his firm’s SpaceShipTwo spaceplane. And SpaceX despatched its first crew of personal residents into area earlier this month, however CEO Elon Musk didn’t be part of them for the journey.
Within the SNL sketch, Branson (Alex Moffatt), flying close by in a ship with purple temper lighting, challenges Bezos to a race after they change some customary bro greetings for a flight the voiceover refers to as “a midlife disaster of cosmic proportions,” wherein they unintentionally wreck into the worldwide area station. However wait, hazard lurks round each nook: Out of the blue Bezos’ ship is being pelted by photon torpedoes and sure in fact it’s Elon Musk (Mikey Day, doing a spot-on impression of Musk’s talking model).
“Area is simply sufficiently big for one white, bizarre billionaire,” “Musk” tells “Bezos.”
In actuality, in fact, neither Bezos or Musk has had a lot of a humorousness concerning the different’s area aspirations. “You can not sue your strategy to the moon,” the actual Musk advised journalist Kara Swisher in an interview final week whereas discussing Bezos and Blue Origin. In response, Amazon despatched The Verge a 13-page PDF checklist that included all of the occasions SpaceX has filed lawsuits.
The SNL sketch took one final jab at Bezos earlier than it wrapped: an Amazon worker (Kenan Thompson) beams aboard Bezos’ ship to ship a package deal, and earlier than he beams out asks to make use of the lavatory.
Wilson-as-Bezos tosses him a plastic bottle.
You may watch the total SNL billionaire Star Trek sketch beneath.