Elon Musk is adding to his movie star resumé with a feature role on The Simpsons: The Musk Who Fell to Earth, airing tonight on FOX (8pm EST).  Via www.whereselon.com's "It Was Kind of Trippy", it sounds like he had some fun with it, although it was definitely a new experience:

Via a Bloomberg story, Musk says the experience of taping the Simpsons episode for Sunday’s airing was enjoyable, and “kind of trippy”.

We get some interesting details:

“The episode begins, naturally enough, with Musk traveling through space in a craft of his own design. He’s taking the genius engineer version of a Sunday drive because he’s struggling to come up with new ideas. Then, by happenstance, Musk lands in the Simpson’s backyard and meets Homer. “Homer then becomes this incredible inspiration to him,” said Al Jean, the head writer and show runner for The Simpsons.”

The show is not without its jabs, apparently:

“another choice moment when Smithers first introduces Musk to Burns. Smithers tells Burns, “I’d like to introduce you to this man who is revolutionizing the car industry, and Burns replies, ‘Henry Ford, good to see you. You’re as healthy and vibrant as Detroit.’ “

And here's that segment (slight Spoiler Alert), posted as a teaser on the FOX YouTube channel:

A quick synopsis from FOX (again via www.whereselon.com):

“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.”

Elon and Homer, bro-cruising

Elon and Homer, bro-cruising

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