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The Musk Who Fell to Earth 

Inventor Elon Musk comes to Springfield, and Homer inspires him with a new idea that could revolutionize Springfield, but winds up costing Mr. Burns a ton of money.


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Mailman / Arnie Pye / Grampa Simpson (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Database (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Bumblebee Man / Chief Wiggum / Lou / Prof. Frink / Carl (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Mr. Burns / Waylon Smithers / Lenny / Kent Brockman (voice)
Elon Musk ... Elon Musk (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Dolph (voice)
Chris Edgerly ... (voice)


Inventor Elon Musk lands his space craft in the Simpsons' garden and, inadvertently inspired by Homer's ramblings, comes up with a host of new products to benefit the town. This includes running the power station on eco-friendly electricity though this leads to a fall in profits and mass unemployment and Homer must reluctantly tell his new friend that he is no longer welcome. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

25 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


In the end, Musk can be seen playing Tapped Out, the mobile Simpsons game. See more »


Homer's last gifted idea, warmly received by Elon Musk, is "On the Miami Dolphins helmet, the little dolphin is also wearing a helmet." This was no longer true by the time this episode was produced (in 2014) or aired (in early 2015), as the team changed its logo before the 2013 to a swoosh-like design of a turquoise dolphin without other features. Homer would have been correct if he'd spoken about the dolphin-helmet design in the past tense, but he didn't. See more »


References The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) See more »


Written and Performed by David Bowie
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Weakest Episode of the Twenty-Sixth Season, very Unnecessary,
20 March 2015 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

The Musk Who fell to Earth is a decent Simpsons episode with a mediocre storyline and a few funny scenes, but certainly not enough. They make the same mistake here as they did with Lisa Goes Gaga (my least favourite Simpsons episode ever), in which the episode focuses way too much on the guest star, pushing the main characters in to secondary roles, I really don't like this as we watch the Simpsons to see characters like Homer and Bart, not an animated version of a celebrity. Another issue is that Elon Musk is not well known, he may be a billionaire, but he is not a household name and I am sure I'm not the only person that looked him up on Wikipedia to see who he was, also he isn't an actor so his voice work is very poor and he clearly dosen't know comedy. It's not the worst episode ever, but it honestly isn't far from it, there were some funny parts and I don't hate the Musk who Fell to Earth, but I couldn't say Simpsons fans need to watch it either.

When billionaire entrepreneur and inventor Ellon Musk swings by Springfield, he has big plans for the Nuclear Power Plant

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