Elon Musk's mom, Maye Musk, joked on 'SNL' that she hopes Dogecoin isn't her Mother's Day gift

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Elon Musk and his mother Maye Musk during "Saturday Night Live" on May 8.
Elon Musk hosted "SNL" on May 8. His mom, Maye Musk, made an appearance during his monologue. Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
  • Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk hosted NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on May 8.

  • His mother, Maye Musk, made a surprise appearance during his monologue.

  • She spoke about Elon's childhood and joked about Dogecoin, the cryptocurrency he's championed.

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Elon Musk hosted NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on May 8, and his mom, supermodel and registered dietitian Maye Musk, made a surprise appearance.

In the spirit of Mother's Day, the mom-and-son duo shared the stage for a moment during Elon's monologue.

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO said that "a lot of people want to know" what he was like as a child growing up in South Africa.

"The answer is pretty much the same as now, but smaller," Elon said. "But we can also ask my mother, who is here tonight."

Elon's mother then walked onstage, and he asked her if she recalled a video game, "Blastar," which he says he created around age 12.

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"I do. I remember they paid you $500, but you were too young to open a bank account, so I had to open one for you," Maye said.

"That's right. Whatever happened to that bank account?" Elon asked.

"That's not important," his mom said. "You turned that video game about space into reality."

Elon then joked that perhaps "reality" is actually the video game he created as a kid. "Maybe we're all just computer simulations being played by a teenager in another planet," he said.

"That's great, Elon," his mom said. "Well, break a leg tonight. I love you very much."

"I love you too, mom," Elon said, and the two hugged, evoking an "aww" from the audience.

Maye added: "And I'm excited for my Mother's Day gift. I just hope it's not Dogecoin," referencing the cryptocurrency that's become popular following Elon's vocal support of it.

"Sure is," the tech founder said of her gift.

At the end of the show, Elon made another Mother's Day tribute, thanking his girlfriend, Grimes; his mother, and "all the cast moms."

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