Hammers hit the big time as first Premier League club to be immortalised on The Simpsons
11:45 GMT, 11 December 2012
West Ham have had their fair share of 'D'oh' moments over the years. But now they are the first ever Premier League club to be immortalised in the award-winning cartoon, The Simpsons.
Despite last weekend's defeat by Liverpool, the newly-promoted Hammers have made a promising start to the season.
And it seems that the efforts of Sam Allardyce's side have not gone unnoticed across the pond after the club were given a surprise mention on the legendary comedy show.
Hammer time: West Ham made a surprise appearance on the latest episode of The Simpsons
Action replay: Bart and Lisa are amazed to find a West Ham banner in the Bohemian room of new neighbour, T-Rex
In the seventh episode of the current – and 24th – series, titled 'The Day The Earth Stood Cool', Bart and Lisa are amazed to discover a 'West Ham United' banner as they enter the Bohemian bedroom of new neighbour, T-Rex.
While the famous Castle crest is included, the east London outfit's traditional claret and blue colours are replaced with green and gold.
The Barclays Premier League club were thrilled by the appearance and tweeted: 'West Ham United were delighted to be featured in The Simpsons episode “The Day The Earth Stood Cool”!'
One stunned Hammers supporter, VeniceHammer, wrote on the Knees Up Mother Brown forum: 'At first I was a bit outraged since they got the colours so completely wrong, but then I guessed it was at least cool to be named in such a well-known TV show.
'Maybe it's all part of the plan for a re-branding after moving to the Olympic Stadium!'
Although there are no posters of the likes of Carlton Cole, Mark Noble and Kevin Nolan in T-Rex's room, West Ham can consider themselves among an elite list of celebrity guest stars on the show.
Making their Mark: West Ham are the first Premier League club to be immortalised on the hit American cartoon show
Tony Blair, Simon Cowell, Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsey and Sting are some of the notable British A-listers to have appeared in Springfield, along with other sporting greats including the Williams sisters, LeBron James and Oscar De La Hoya.
Cristiano Ronaldo('oh) featured in a skit during the 'Marge Gamer' episode alongside Homer Simpson, two years ago before the 2010 World Cup.
The Portugal and Real Madrid superstar delivers his trademark wink to the camera after nut-megging Homer on his Springfield doorstep.
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The Spain World Cup winning-side were also immortalised by creator Matt Groening last year.
Cesc Fabregas tweeted a picture of his team-mates and wrote: 'How handsome [Carles] Puyol looks in this caricature of the Simpsons… ooooooohhhhhhhhh! Moooc moooc!'
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