Teslas Now Love Comedy, Especially Monty Python Skits

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Tesla’s electric vehicles have just become a whole lot sillier.

It’s no secret that Tesla CEO Elon Musk has an affinity for British pop culture. Whether he’s naming rockets after space ships in Iain M. Banks amazing Culture series of sci-fi novels or finding inspiration from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Musk likes the way the Brits think. And now you can enjoy some of the most British humor (sorry, humour) ever made from the comfort of your Model S or X.

Musk Tweeted today that you can now use voice controls to have the electric vehicle play comedy routines from Monty Python, among others, with some limitations.

Based on the Twitter responses, people love this idea. Reddit users are saying that you can find the comedy skits on Slacker streaming audio app under “Tesla Heard,” but that station seems like it only has music in it. We’ll let our Tesla-owning readers clarify how, exactly, this all works. And that’s only our American Tesla owners (and maybe Canada), because

Musk promised that the service will work in the UK – where Monty Python cam from, obviously – “soon.” Maybe that will make Eric Idle’s wife happy.

Interacting with Monty Python stars is not the only way Musk is spending time on Twitter today. He also listened to a Tesla owner who suggested that using voice control to pick a song to play shouldn’t require touching the screen to confirm that action.


Source: Elon Musk on Twitter, Reddit

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And now, for something completely different…

Know what I mean? Know what I mean (nudge, nudge).

Say no more!

Your Tesla? Is she a goer?

I’ll bet she does squire.

“Play Monkey Beat” -Not what I said. When it got “Play Monty Python” right, my previous media selection was lost. To go back to what you were listening to:

-Tap the Nav screen to awaken the control bar
-Tap the media player (musical notes)
-Tap USB
-Tap Artists
-Tap letter your preference begins with
-Tap among the ~dozen artists you now see
-Tap the album, or the artist, you want
-Tap the song
-Tap the point in the song, where you were.

There, that simple. On a relative basis, voice commands may even work GREAT! A “Back” button would be pretty cool, too, but, hey, now we get Monty Python! So, PP, here’s another instance of “cool”, over “ergonomic”.

This battery is…
Completely and utterly dead!
Flat as a pancake,
Has ceased to beep,
Is bereft of charge,
Has shuffled off its Tesla coil.


It already does just start playing a song when it gets an exact or near exact match… Started doing that with an update maybe 6 months ago.

OTA update via Time Machine today, to make it work 6 month ago?

I’m not dead yet…

It’s just a flesh wound…

LOL! Yep!

I tried this by saying, “Play Monte Python”, it went to the Monte Python Chanel and played a Tosh.O skit and then crashed my center screen. A/C turned off and the center screen went through a reboot cycle and came back up with the previously played station which was Alterantive too 120. Never had the screen crash before.

Pure comedy.

I see short sellers are increasing there bets. It seems like a couple months ago I.hear short sellers had lost 3 billion. I wonder how much they have lost since then.

Not really on topic… but as far as I see it, short sellers in fact are moving away (closing positions, getting margin calls…). What you can observe is that the remaining shorts increase in value because of the climbing stock price.

I may have mentioned this before, but I am surprised Mr. Musk hasn’t come out with a frictionless black model, as per this excerpt from the Hitchhikers Guide series of which he is so fond: (Spoiler Alert: the main characters are stealing a spaceship that belongs to Hotblack Desiato, of the band Disaster Area). The vehicle is described as “of classic, simple design, like a flattened salmon, twenty yards long, very clean, very slick. There was just one remarkable thing about it: “It’s so…black!” said Ford Prefect. “You can hardly make out it’s shape…light just seems to fall into it!” Zaphod said nothing. He had simply fallen in love. The blackness of it was so extreme that it was almost impossible to tell how close you were standing to it. “Your eyes just slide off it…”said Ford in wonder. It was an emotional moment. He bit his lip. Zaphod moved forward to it, slowly, like a man possessed—or more accurately, like a man who wanted to possess. His hand reached out to stroke it. His hand stopped. His hand reached out to stroke it again. His hand stopped again. “Come feel this surface,” he said in a hushed voice. Ford… Read more »

Now that is flat black!

Apparently Zaphod Beeblebrox loves a black finish on a vehicle almost as much as Jay Cole does. 😉

about voice control play music direct
my words exactly!

…and how does it come that we all want a Model 3 at the same time…

“he’s not the Messiah, hrs just a very naughty boy”