Simpsons’ Boston Episode Includes NESN Shout-Out, Other Classic References


“The Simpsons” have done Boston like only they can.

America’s favorite animated family visited Boston on Sunday’s episode, which is aptly titled “The Town.” The much-anticipated episode included a host of references for those familiar with the Boston area and many others with which only true natives can. The list of guest stars also looks like a who’s who of local lore.

Of course, our favorite was the NESN call-out.

We also loved the Boston Americans football team, whose hood-and-scowl-wearing head coach and pretty boy quarterback help them cheat to victory, according to disgruntled Springfield fans.

“The Town” was chock-full of (greater) Boston references largely thanks to executive producer Matt Selman, who hails from Watertown, Mass., and writer and Needham, Mass., native Dave King, according to the’s Kevin Slane.

โ€œI spent as much money as I possibly could without getting in serious trouble,โ€ Selman said. โ€œI stuffed every single poster, every single part of every scene full of references.

โ€œI just want the hometown crowd to love it. Or at least I want them to not think some goofy kid from Watertown f***ed it up.

โ€œThe rest of the country can suck it.”

Mission accomplished.

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