It's hard to believe that The Simpsons is moving into its 26th season, but there's good news for auto enthusiasts, especially of the EV variety. The show's executive producer, Al Jean, confirmed on Twitter that Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk would have a guest spot on the show in the upcoming season. Even better, it sounds like a pretty significant role.


According to Automotive News, Jean first announced the episode during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con. It's titled "The Musk Who Fell to Earth" and has Mr. Burns somehow losing all of his money to the Tesla boss. With his name prominently in the title, it gives the indication that Elon's role is going to be a lot bigger than just muttering a few lines in one scene and then walking away.

This is technically Musk's second appearance on The Simpsons. An earlier episode featured Elon Musk as a fragrance of the fictional ASK Body Spray. Tesla put up a screenshot of it on their blog and said, "You know you're famous when you get featured on the Simpsons." Apparently, the CEO is an even bigger deal now with this guest-starring gig.

Of course, The Simpsons has made at least two, great contributions to the automotive world – the Homer and the Canyonero. Our only hope is that Musk can somehow feature EV versions of them both in his episode.


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      JayP
      • 4 Months Ago
      The Homer goes plug-in? My world will never be the same.
      itsme38269
      • 4 Months Ago
      You guys have done this before...but you know the forums on teslamotors.com are not "Tesla's blog" and can be contributed to by anyone, right? That's not Tesla who put up that screenshot, that's just a forum post which somebody made...
      briang19
      • 4 Months Ago
      The Simpsons is still on!?! Wow, I thought that ended years ago.
      SloopJohnB
      • 4 Months Ago
      Homer ought to be sticking a fusion capacitor into Musk's personal Tesla….
      That Guy
      • 4 Months Ago
      He'll make Homer look like Albert Einstein!
      axium
      • 4 Months Ago
      Musk was already on the Simpsons! Anyone remember Hank Scorpio?