Gretzky to star in episode of 'The Simpsons'
Wayne Gretzky will add another achievement to his outstretched resume this December.
The Great One will star in an episode of "The Simpsons," according to Sportsnet's Dave Zarum. In doing so, he'll join a long list of fellow sports icons who've made guest appearances, including Dan Marino, Roger Clemens, LeBron James, and Tom Brady.
Show producer Joel Cohen told Zarum that while working with Gretzky was an honor, he's also a longtime Calgary Flames fan, which opened the door for lots of chirping on set.
"I’m a Calgary native and consequent Oiler-hater so 99 and I had a lot to talk about, and even more to trash-talk about - Semenko, Fuhr, Steve Smith bouncing the puck off Fuhr," Cohen said.
"Through it all, he was as classy and generous as you hope an icon can be. It was almost enough for me to forgive him for repeatedly demolishing my Flames’ playoff hopes. Not quite, but almost."
T'he episode is set to air on Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. ET.