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Will Elon Musk answer tough analyst questions on Wednesday's earnings call?

•, By Russ Mitchell

It's whether CEO Elon Musk will behave himself during his conference call with stock analysts.

During the first-quarter earnings call in May, he cut off questions from analysts who asked about competition from Porsche, capital expenditures and demand for the Model 3. Musk deemed those inquiries "boring" and "so dry, they're killing me." He turned the call over to a Tesla-invited fanboy with a YouTube channel who asked questions Musk found more pleasing.

Even some of Tesla's most ardent supporters are hoping for a more professional approach on Wednesday, especially after tweets from Musk that accused a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue of pedophilia and another that pictured scantily-clad singer Miley Cyrus, tongue dangling, twerking against a fellow performer's crotch. ("They grow up so quickly…" Musk commented on that image.) The tweets have since been deleted.