Subscribe to Print and Digital for only $109!

Tesla's Musk to portray himself on 'The Simpsons'

In an earlier episode of "The Simpsons," Elon Musk's name appears as one of the fragrances offered by “ASK” body spray.

UPDATED: 7/29/14 5:17 pm ET - adds details

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk will be providing the voice for himself in an episode in the 26th season of “The Simpsons,” the show’s executive producer, Al Jean, said at a Comic-Con panel.

This will be Musk’s second appearance on the show, though the first in which he speaks. In the earlier episode, “Steal This Episode,” from the most recent season, the executive’s name appears as one of the fragrances offered by “ASK” body spray.

After the episode aired in January, a post on Tesla’s blog said, “You know you’re famous when you get featured on the Simpsons.”

In the upcoming episode, “The Musk Who Fell to Earth,” “Simpsons” character Mr. Burns, a billionaire nuclear energy tycoon, loses all of his money to electric-car manufacturer Musk, Jean told the panel on Saturday. 

In a tweet today, Jean wrote that Musk will not be a "'kiss ass' celebrity guest star turn” and revealed that Burns will attempt to kill the CEO.

The show has featured electric vehicles in the past -- in season 11, Homer drives an “Elec-Taurus” and destroys it when he drives it underwater.

Musk has been no stranger to the cameras, making cameos in movies such as Iron Man 2 and Transcendence.

Automotive enthusiast Web site reported on the Musk appearance on Monday.

You can reach Katie Burke at -- Follow Katie on Twitter: @KatieGBurke

ATTENTION COMMENTERS: Automotive News has monitored a significant increase in the number of personal attacks and abusive comments on our site. We encourage our readers to voice their opinions and argue their points. We expect disagreement. We do not expect our readers to turn on each other. We will be aggressively deleting all comments that personally attack another poster, or an article author, even if the comment is otherwise a well-argued observation. If we see repeated behavior, we will ban the commenter. Please help us maintain a civil level of discourse.

Email Newsletters
  • General newsletters
  • (Weekdays)
  • (Mondays)
  • (As needed)
  • Video newscasts
  • (Weekdays)
  • (Weekdays)
  • (Saturdays)
  • Special interest newsletters
  • (Thursdays)
  • (Tuesdays)
  • (Monthly)
  • (Monthly)
  • (Wednesdays)
  • (Bimonthly)
  • Special reports
  • (As needed)
  • (As needed)
  • Communication preferences
  • You can unsubscribe at any time through links in these emails. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.