Wayne Gretzky also known as The Great One will star in an episode of The Simpsons.
Gretzky is not the first sports icon to make a guest appearance on the show. Here are a few others well known sports figures who have appeared on the Simpsons Dan Marino, Roger Clemens, LeBron James, and Tom Brady.
the show producer felt it was an honor to work with Gretzky even though he has been a longtime Calgary Flames fan. As you can imagine that led to quite a few “colorful” discussions 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.”
The episode will air on December 4th at 7:30 p.m.