An episode of The Simpsons entirely dedicated to hockey aired this weekend.
We all remember the classic where the teams of Bart and Lisa face off, but the most recent is also likely to become one of the most popular among hockey fans.
This time, Bart’s team gets roughed up by the opposing big players until coach Moe Szyslak brings Nelson Muntz into the lineup to defend young Simpson on the ice.
Several masterful references are to be noted in the episode entitled Top Goons:
The Toronto Maple Leafs are eliminated in the first round by Bart’s team.
— Matt Selman (@mattselman) December 12, 2022
Bart does the famous Pavel Bure fake with his skate while on a breakaway.
Bart celebrates his goal like Theoren Fleury did while sliding on his knees.
Bart moonwalks Michael Jackson on the ice, like Alex Kovalev.
Here are some excerpts:
🎙 hello hockey fans from Newfoundland to Honolulu and across the globe 🎙
Set your dials to @TheSimpsons • Sunday, Tomorrow, December 11th
and watch “Top Goon”
Written by Joel H. Cohen • Music: “The Hockey Song” – Stompin’ Tom Connors pic.twitter.com/WSxO8FptiY
—hockeyfights (@hockeyfights) December 10, 2022
.@RearAdBsBlog is getting an early Christmas.
— Spittin’ Chiclets (@spittinchiclets) December 10, 2022