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10 TV Characters Who Should Replace Elon Musk As Twitter CEO

Emily Cooper? Samantha Jones? Lady Whistledown? Coach Taylor? Sure, why not? Here’s why we think so.

by Bustle Editors
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ICYMI, Elon Musk will be stepping down as Twitter’s CEO as soon as a replacement is chosen. The decision comes after he polled his followers about whether he should step down.

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So, who will take over Twitter? Who knows? But we had some fun imagining which TV characters are most apt to take his place.

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Emily in Paris’ Emily Cooper. I mean, she’s already so good at Instagram. Why not try Twitter?

—Alyssa Lapid

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Samantha Jones from Sex and the City. A true businesswoman who knows how to be blunt and precise — just like a 280-character tweet.

—Marina Watts

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Abbott Elementary’s Barbara cut her teeth as a no-nonsense teacher, so her next adventure should be to wrangle the Internet’s favorite communication platform.

—Radhika Menon

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Leslie Knope is a bastion of unending positivity, and in our dystopian world, we need her outlook more than ever. Hate speech and bullying on the platform? You’d be banned within seconds. Twitter bots? She’d blast them into the next galaxy. She’s the leader we need.

—Radhika Menon

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What Twitter HQ needs right now is a morale boost, and there’s nothing more inspiring than a signature Coach Taylor speech. The football coach can wrangle a group of egotistic alpha males right alongside the misfit walk-ons. Clear eyes, full hearts.

—Radhika Menon

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Lady Whistledown loves a scandal — and if she were in charge of the site, there'd be a stream of juicy Twitter main character stories. You'd never have to worry about her ego getting in the way.

—Grace Wehniainen

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If Twitter were around when Meredith first debuted on Grey’s Anatomy, you know she’d churn out her iconic monologues in 280 characters or less.

—Grace Wehniainen

Ryan from The Office is poised to be Twitter’s new CEO. He might even merge it with his social media mega-platform WUPHF.

—Marina Watts

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Dan Humphreys, the OG Gossip Girl could easily run Twitter. Any high schooler who can manipulate wealthy Upper East Siders with an anonymous blog site is meant for this role.

—Alyssa Lapid

Daphne Sullivan from The White Lotus would totally take over Twitter. She’s got a lot of opinions and will dole out unsolicited advice like it’s going out of style.

—Marina Watts