Tesla CEO Elon Musk Makes It Big: Will Appear On 'The Simpsons' As Himself

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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Wealth? Success? Power? All of these fade to insignificance as ways to show you've "made it" in life, compared to a guest appearance on The Simpsons.

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has certainly made it, and to prove it he'll be guest-starring in the 26th season of the popular cartoon comedy.

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Not only will Musk appear in the episode, reports Jalopnik, but he'll pretty much dominate it.

Far from a brief cameo, the Paypal, Tesla and SpaceX billionaire will apparently star in the episode, bankrupting The Simpsons' own billionaire character, 104-year old nuclear plant owner Mr Burns.

It's likely Musk's belief in sustainable energy will play a part in the episode, and we'd not be surprised to see a cartoonized version of the Model S either--though that wouldn't be the first time the car has appeared in a cartoon.

It won't be Musk's first cameo appearance playing himself either, having previously appeared in Iron Man 2 alongside Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow.

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The news was broken by executive producer Al Jean at San Diego's Comic-Con, a convention so large that automakers themselves are now dropping product placements there.

Among those fielding vehicles in movie and comic-themed displays were Chrysler, Hyundai and MINI, as well as startup Elio Motors with its three-wheeled, $6,800 concept.

As far as high-profile goes though, a Tesla guest appearance in The Simpsons tops them all...


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