Which hockey legend is about to visit Springfield?
And other hockey-centric moments from the Simpsons
It is television's longest-running scripted show, he is The Great One, and in December Wayne Gretzky and The Simpsons will be coming together to put a smile on the face of any hockey-loving Simpsons fan.
Awesome. Wayne Gretzky to appear on The Simpsons in December <a href="https://t.co/vz5ekwvoKH">https://t.co/vz5ekwvoKH</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/DaveZarum">@DaveZarum</a> <a href="https://t.co/wRPpeejwkq">pic.twitter.com/wRPpeejwkq</a>—@lukefoxjukebox
Do you remember these other times our national winter pastime made it into Simpsons prime time?
Lisa 'hack the bone' Simpson
It seems wrong not to start with the family's on-ice expert, Lisa. In this episode she does her best Ron Hextall impression.
A measly nine years later and the family hockey lover is at it again. With experience in the crease, Lisa is the perfect person to lend a helping hand.
Of course, one of the more memorable episodes featured Wayne Gretzky's hockey hero, the late Gordie Howe.
"Bart The Lover" is a really, really excellent Simpsons episode featuring one <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GordieHowe?src=hash">#GordieHowe</a> <a href="https://t.co/DBXYygOZLS">pic.twitter.com/DBXYygOZLS</a>—@tagjim
Springfield better change its attitude about hockey, and quickly, before No. 99 skates into town.
Don't worry Lisa, we know you liked it. That Canadian citizenship is waiting for you.
Wonder if Gretzky has been counting up his trophies all these years so he can set the record straight.
Not sure about that Homer! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Gretzky?src=hash">#Gretzky</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WayneGretzky?src=hash">#WayneGretzky</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Simpsons?src=hash">#Simpsons</a> <a href="https://t.co/J6iQlsYWcG">https://t.co/J6iQlsYWcG</a> <a href="https://t.co/jfThXbGg4y">pic.twitter.com/jfThXbGg4y</a>—@GretzkyFacts