Tesla's Musk to portray himself on 'The Simpsons'
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.”
Elon Musk in ep 1/11 and not a "kiss ass" celebrity guest star turn: Burns tries to kill him, and we reveal Musk's master password.— Al Jean (@AlJean) July 29, 2014
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 Jalopnik.com reported on the Musk appearance on Monday.