Bored This Weekend? Don’t Forget To Watch Tesla’s Elon Musk on the Simpsons This Sunday

South African born inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk is no stranger to the world of television.

He’s made cameo appearances as himself in several Hollywood blockbusters, been on countless television shows (and even a strange Japanese reality TV quiz). His likeness has even appeared in South Park a couple of times, although in true South Park tradition, the person providing the voice talents isn’t the real deal.

Yes, we'd be surprised too. Elon Musk is in Springfield!

Yes, we’d be surprised too. Elon Musk is in Springfield!

On Sunday, Tesla Motors larger-than-life CEO will join the likes of John Lennon, Professor Stephen Hawking and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair as one of the chosen few to be immortalised in cartoonish yellow on hit FOX show The Simpsons

First promised back in July last year at the San Diego Comic-Con, Musk will join Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart and Maggie — and the rest of the residents of Springfield of course — will find out what happens when Musk brings his particular brand of forward-thinking tech savviness to the all-American town, but thanks to FOX, we’ve got some sneak peaks to share with you here today.

Musk even apparently shares a meal with his new friends.

Musk even apparently shares a meal with his new friends.

Called The Musk Who Fell To Earth, this Sunday’s episode (season 26, episode 12), the official synopsis for the episode reads as follows:

When inventor Elon Musk lands in Springfield, he and Homer become fast friends and revolutionize the town’s nuclear plant. But when Musk goes overboard and Mr. Burns wants him removed, Homer must figure out a way to break up with him in the all-new “The Musk Who Fell To Earth” episode.

But as several hints dropped by the team behind The Simpsons detail, Musk will also give up the key to his master password as everyone’s favourite evil Nuclear Power Plant owner Charles Montgomery Plantagenet Schicklgruber Burns (Mr. Burns for short) tries to have Musk killed.

Perhaps most shocking? Elon Musk rides in Homer's old gas-guzzling sedan.

Perhaps most shocking? Elon Musk rides in Homer’s old gas-guzzling sedan. But at least he’s wearing a seatbelt.

The episode, which airs in the U.S. on Sunday night, promises to be great fun, and we’re sure there has to be at least one Tesla Model S, Falcon Rocket or some other cool tech in it, right?

And if you’re worried about its conflict with the Super Bowl, Simpsons co-creator Al Jean has a simple message for you:

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  • Matt Beard

    Grrr, I was really excited about this. But I now see that this is US-only. This is S26 E12, but the most recent any UK channels seem to be showing is season 15. Now I see why everyone else these days just seems to download torrents rather than paying for a Sky subscription!

  • danwat1234

    Or, I could watch the superbowl and then download the latest Simpsons episode from bittorrent..