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"The Musk Who Fell To Earth" is the twelfth episode of Season 26. Elon Musk guest stars as himself.


When inventor Elon Musk lands in Springfield, he and Homer become fast friends and revolutionize the town's nuclear power plant. But when Musk goes overboard and Mr. Burns wants him removed, Homer must figure out a way to break up with him.


The family is in the backyard when Elon Musk arrives in his spacecraft, which looks similar to a Dragon Capsule. Elon explains that he came to Springfield because he's looking for a source of inspiration. Homer insists that Elon comes to the power plant. The next day, Elon discovers that Homer is filled with new ideas for inventions. Elon soon meets Mr. Burns and convinces him to build a magnet-to-hydrodynamic generator for the plant. Mr. Burns wants to hire Elon, but he refuses, saying that he doesn't care about the money (much to Mr. Burns' surprise).

Elon and Mr. Burns explain to the town that the plant has come up with plans for the city's electrical needs. However, Smithers is suspicious about Elon's intentions. Elon also reveals that he created self-driving cars. Bart and Lisa sneak into the family's car and disable the auto-drive mode (using Elon's master password, which is "MUSKRULEZ") and go for a joyride.

They end up at the plant, where Elon also explains that the town's losing roughly $50 million a quarter, much to Burns' horror. Elon explains that he wants to save the Earth. Burns explains that, thanks to Elon, the plant's facing massive layoffs, and then apologizes to Smithers (he had sicced his hounds on him after he thought that Smithers was spreading false rumors about Elon). Mr. Burns soon plots to kill Elon.

The next day, Elon is hanging out with Homer when Mr. Burns attempts to assassinate Elon. However, the bullet goes towards Homer's direction. Elon saves Homer, but Homer (under Marge's advice) explains that he and Elon can no longer be friends. Elon is taken to his rocketship, and he leaves to go home, but not before coming back to the Simpson home (he was returning Lisa, who was hiding in his rocket). To make Lisa feel better, Elon gives the family a futuristic birdhouse. Elon then leaves, and remembers the things he misses about Homer, such as his revelation of the dolphin in the Miami Dolphins logo, aboard his capsule. Watching a hologram of Homer's last idea, he laments that holograms somehow always miss the point, and sheds a tear as the episode ends.


Season 25 Season 26 Episodes Season 27
Clown in the DumpsThe Wreck of the RelationshipSuper Franchise MeTreehouse of Horror XXVOpposites A-FrackSimpsoramaBlazed and ConfusedCovercraftI Won't Be Home for ChristmasThe Man Who Came to Be DinnerBart's New FriendThe Musk Who Fell to EarthWalking Big & TallMy Fare LadyThe Princess GuideSky PoliceWaiting for DuffmanPeeping MomThe Kids Are All FightLet's Go Fly a CootBull-EMathlete's Feat