Posted on November 20, 2015 by Matt Pressman
Last night, Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a surprise guest appearance on the Big Bang Theory (Season 9, Episode 9) Thanksgiving episode on CBS*. Musk has been referenced on the show before but this is his first appearance on the program.
In the episode, the lovable (and nerdy) character, Howard, finds a new pal while washing dishes in a soup kitchen... and it happens to be his hero, Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Howard works the fan-boy charm and scores Elon Musk’s email address and gets a chance to share a half-eaten slice of pumpkin pie with him.
Elon Musk has made guest acting appearances before including Machete Kills and Thank you for Smoking (he was a Producer on that film as well). He was also a major subject appearing on the big screen in the documentary film Revenge of the Electric Car. Most recently, in January, Musk made a guest appearance on The Simpsons episode titled "The Musk Who Fell to Earth", playing himself. And, according to Director Jon Favreau, Musk was the inspiration for the Tony Stark character in the Iron Man movie series -- Musk even made a short cameo appearance in Iron Man 2.
In any event, if you didn't catch last night's Big Bang Theory episode, we found a clip of the scene in which Musk appeared, check it out...