“Saturday Night Live” has constructed an empire round mocking public figures. No politician, popular culture icon, or distinguished enterprise individual escapes being parodied by the sketch comedy show. Jeff Bezos is not any exception. On the October 2nd version of SNL, host Owen Wilson portrayed the Amazon billionaire in a sketch that mocked the latest pattern amongst multi-billionaires — going to house.
‘Star Trek: Ego Quest’
The skit was a trailer for a brand new, fake “Star Trek” sequence referred to as “Star Trek: Ego Quest.” The fake show starred Wilson as Bezos, his brother Luke Wilson as Bezos’ brother Mark, and two of the common cast members as Oliver Daemen — the younger man who went to house with Bezos in July — and Wally Funk — the aviator who was aboard that very same house flight.
The focus of the fake sequence was the truth that Bezos and his “crew” did not actually have any function in house. Unlike the beloved crews of the actual “Star Trek” exhibits, fake Bezos’ “crew” wasn’t on a mission to “hunt down new life and new civilizations.” They had been in house to “hang around.” Several instances all through the sketch, Owen’s Bezos made it clear that he was simply “goofing off.”
Billionaires in Space
Bezos wasn’t the one billionaire to get roasted by the SNL sketch. Richard Branson, performed by SNL common Alex Moffat, confirmed up in a Virgin Galactic spaceship and chatted with Wilson’s Bezos about how superior it’s to hang around in house. He then challenged him to a galactic drag race, throughout which they hit the International Space Station.
Of course, a billionaires in house sketch would not be full with out an look by Elon Musk. Musk, performed by SNL common Mikey Day, confirmed up in an enormous SpaceX vessel and fired photon torpedoes at Bezos’ comparatively tiny Blue Origins ship.
Day’s Musk informed Wilson’s Bezos that “house is barely large enough for one bizarre white billionaire.” He continued, saying that defeating Bezos was his “prime goal,” an apparent play on the Trekverse’s Prime Directive.
Faux Musk and Bezos had been pitted in opposition to one another because the mortal enemies of the billionaires in house saga. However, their battle did not go a lot of anyplace since Bezos determined to “do one other lap” round Earth.
No Shatner in SNL Space… Yet
The SNL skit air simply two days earlier than Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner, confirmed that he is headed to house on one in every of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin spaceships. So, Shatner escaped being a part of “Star Trek: Ego Quest.” However, SNL loves “Star Trek” parody. So, it is attainable they will have a follow-up skit that contains a parody of Shatner quickly.
Shatner is not any stranger to parodying the show that made him well-known on “Saturday Night Live.” In the Eighties he performed himself within the now-infamous “Get a Life” sketch, wherein he exploded at Trekkers throughout a pretend Q&A session at a Trek conference. The skit made headlines not too long ago when Gene Roddenberry’s son stated he discovered the skit “disrespectful” to followers and the Trek legacy.