Episode Fact File: The Musk Who Fell to Earth

Hello fellow Tappers!

Last sunday, we had a new episode of The Simpsons! Fox brought us The Musk Who Fell to Earth. Not just on tv, but also in the game with an episode tie-in. If you are new to these type of posts, this one will give you all of the information ahead of the episode. I will include information along with pictures and videos, right after the jump!

The Musk Who Fell to Earth

Episode Description: 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.

Episode Details: ‘The Musk Who Fell to Earth’ is the 12th episode of Season 26 as well as the 564th episode of The Simpsons. The episode aired on FOX on January 25, 2015 and was written by Neil Campbell and directed by Matthew Nastuk.


  • The episode name is a reference to the 1963 novel The Man Who Fell to Earth, which was adapted into a 1976 film and a 1987 television program. David Bowie also sung The Man Who Fell to Earth and directed the 1976 film.
  • Elon Musk gives Bart a fully functioning lightsaber from Star Wars.
  • Carl sings Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen’s 1941 song “Blues in the Night”.
  • Kent Brockman says: “Attention fans of the The Little Rascals! The last of them died today in Palm Springs.”
  • Elon Musk is seen playing The Simpsons: Tapped Out in his spaceship. He is level 8, has 410$ and 1227 Donuts, and has Marge unlocked, something impossible for a Level 8, due to Marge and Moe being unlockable at Level 15.

    Elon Musk playing The Simpsons: Tapped Out
  • “Starman” by David Bowie plays at the end of the episode.
  • Elon Musk in his spaceship leaving Earth and going past the moon is a reference to the David Bowie song “Space Oddity”.
  • It is revealed that Bart came up with Maggie’s name.


Elon Reeve Musk (born June 28, 1971) is a South African-born Canadian-American business magnate, inventor, and investor.

Promotional Images:

Episode Clips:

Previous Episode: Bart’s New Friend


Next Episode: Walking Big & Tall


That is all from this week’s Episode Fact File and I would like to thank WikiSimpsons for the information for this post and Nathan for the base design of it. The next post will be covering the episode ‘Walking Big & Tall’ until then, Happy Tapping everyone!

100px-fox_broadcasting_companyThis pictures and videos are from the “The Musk Who Fell to Earth” episode of FOX show The Simpsons. Their use is believed to qualify as fair use under United States copyright law.


24 thoughts on “Episode Fact File: The Musk Who Fell to Earth

  1. I guess there’s no V Day event today, huh? Which means, assuming the usual pattern holds, none this week. Too bad. If they don’t break their habit and give us something tomorrow or over the weekend, then I believe this will be the first time since mid-August that a week has passed without the opportunity to unlock any new or limited-time content whatsoever.


    1. yeah. wish tomorrow evening (GMT) we’ll have an event of some sort. being it valentine’s or carnival or w/e


      1. I hadn’t thought of Carnival, I assumed that, since they’ve done V Day twice running now, they’d continue. But I think I would prefer a Mardi Gras party.

        Level 49 was fun and it took me almost a week to complete all the quests; but the Musk tie-in, the Queen Helvetica stuff, and the second half of the Christmas event were all snooze-fests. The game is just now getting exciting again and I’m dreading immediately going back to the tedium of business-as-usual just as it’s started picking up.


  2. All games must agree to switch off the screen. Only TSTP not. This is very annoying because you have to log in again on the server and it takes too long.
    Why does this happen?


  3. Left a question on Valentines’s Day 2015 and here is the response:
    Posts: 2 Registered: ‎12-09-2013
    Valentine’s Day/Febuary Update 2015
    ‎02-03-2015 06:42 AM
    Is their any news on when we can see a Valentine’s Day update ? And what we can expect for future updates in Febuary ?
    minicha-em Hero
    Posts: 1,456 Registered: ‎12-29-2013
    Re: Valentine’s Day/Febuary Update 2015
    ‎02-03-2015 07:08 AM
    The grapewine says Valentine is near.
    What to expect is hard to say. Hoping for the return of Brandine and Shauna. Personally, Id like to see Jessica Lovejoy added.
    Some sort of social interaction, cards again? will probably occur. Cross our fingers that there will be no wheel.
    Posts: 2 Registered: ‎12-09-2013
    Re: Valentine’s Day/Febuary Update 2015
    ‎02-03-2015 07:28 AM
    Thank you !! Yes, no wheel again. I wish they would do more creative ways to earn prizes etc… And I agree Jessica Lovejoy would be a good addition to Simpsons Tapped Out or even a love interest from Lisa Simpsons past. I think they should put new characters in the game besides Brandine and Shauna again. Hoping they add Maggie soon to complete the Simpsons Family even Abe’s wife/Homer’s mom ?

    As you can tell no answer to when it will happen yet ? Here is the EA website to where it was posted http://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Simpsons-Tapped-Out/bd-p/The-Simpsons-Tapped-Out.


    1. did you know minicha is one of our admins of TSTOTopix? 😉


      1. Did not know that. It was very nice of Minicha to answer my question on EA even if Valentine’s Day is unknown for Simpsons Tapped Out.


    2. by the way not yet. as I wrote there. jan 30th 2013 and feb 5th 2014 were the previous year’s dates. we still have time 😉


      1. Maybe next week if not by tommorrow(Wednesday). I’m in no rush. Trying to reorganize my town before the next update. Yeah, I made a mistake in my last post. Thanks for correcting it. Wouldn’t let me go back to edit my sentence.


    3. AHQ is provided by EA but is designed as Player helping/advising other Players.


      1. Thank You Mininicha for replying to my question on EA. 🙂


    4. Based on the dialogue that came with the broken wheel Christmas prize, I’m not thinking there’s much danger of that. I hope we also don’t end up with tons of decorations we can’t use and can’t get rid of, as wound up happening with the V Day, Easter, and Clones events last year. (Hmm, now that I think about it, there’s a direct correlation between how much I dislike an event and how much excess useless crap we get during that event.)

      Young Miss Lovejoy would make a fine addition to our towns. My initial thought was Seth McFarlane’s character from the S24 finale, but your suggestion is much more interesting, especially since we already have Artie Ziff.

      Please not Brandine and Shauna again. One of the major complaints many of us have had against the game the last few months is, too little new content, too many retreads.


      1. Seth is impossible cause he’s probably not going to appear in this game since he has his


        1. I wasn’t thinking of Seth McFarlane himself, I was thinking of his character–Ben Something-or-other. And while I do wish all our characters were voiced–that seems to be one area where the Family Guy game is well ahead of Tapped Out–I assumed this one would be an unvoiced character. (Like Number One–though now that I think of it, I believe Patrick Stewart has a speaking part on QFS?)


        2. Seth Macfarlene wasn’t the character. The character was played by him. He could easily make it into the game.


          1. Unlikely since the FamilyGuy game is out but a fun thought.


          2. oh got it I forgot. I was thinking about the Family Guy episode where they were sitting next to each other in the SF courthouse


  4. I wonder if we’ll get a Valentine’s Day event this year.


      1. my guess is this week (probably tuesday as most events get released on a tuesday)


    1. I would guess that’s coming this week, but it’s just a guess.


  5. This was a lame episode. No effort went into it at all. It wasn’t funny, it wasn’t interested; all it had was a special guest star, and he was flat.

    But the new level did give me my Simpsons fix for the week, especially when my curiosity about Michael’s backstory led me to watch the S18 premier, his introductory episode, on FX Now. Now THAT was a good Simpsons episode.


    1. One of the worst ever…


  6. apu nahasapeemapetilon 02/02/2015 — 02:47

    Add me ramiroaube69 . level 45. Play several times a day. Thanks !!!


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