Saturday Evening Dwell returned this weekend and the present wasted no time taking goal on the bizarre billionaire house tourism race that unfolded over the previous few months. Visitor host Owen Wilson performed former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in a sketch a few fictional new present referred to as Star Trek: Ego Quest, about “the voyages of the SS New Shepard and its crew of random weirdos,” whose mission is “to just sort of fly around space goofing off in a ship that looks like a penis,” in accordance with the voiceover.
You’ll recall the true Bezos traveled to the sting of house 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 house legend Wally Funk, and Dutch highschool pupil Oliver Daemen. However Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin Galactic, beat Bezos to house by few days when he took a visit aboard his firm’s SpaceShipTwo spaceplane. And SpaceX despatched its first crew of personal residents into house earlier this month, however CEO Elon Musk didn’t be a part of them for the trip.
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 crisis of cosmic proportions,” wherein they by chance wreck into the worldwide house station. However wait, hazard lurks round each nook: Instantly 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 fashion).
“Space is only big enough for one white, weird billionaire,” “Musk” tells “Bezos.”
In actuality, in fact, neither Bezos or Musk has had a lot of a humorousness in regards to the different’s house aspirations. “You cannot sue your way to the moon,” the true 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 listing that included all of the instances 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 bundle, and earlier than he beams out asks to make use of the toilet.
Wilson-as-Bezos tosses him a plastic bottle.
You possibly can watch the total SNL billionaire Star Trek sketch beneath.