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West Ham appear on The Simpsons, series 24 episode 7 "The Earth Stood Cool"

Hammers hit the big time as first Premier League club to be immortalised on The Simpsons

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UPDATED:

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

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

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

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.

Viva Espana: The Simpsons paid tribute to Spain's 2010 World Cup-winning team

Viva Espana: The Simpsons paid tribute to Spain's 2010 World Cup-winning team

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!'

VIDEO: Cristano Ronal-d'oh!

Marouane Fellaini and brother with matching hairstyles

You've copied my hairstyle! Fellaini brothers watch Everton with matching afros

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UPDATED:

08:20 GMT, 30 August 2012

Looking like the before pictures in a hair straightener advert, the Fellaini brothers made a hair raising sight in the stands at Goodison Park on Wednesday night.

The Belgium international has become famous for his curly locks since moving to Merseyside and little did we know his brother is a perfect double.

The pair looked like a 1970s disco
tribute act as they perched in their seats in the stands during the Capital One Cup
clash with Leyton Orient.

Oh, brother! Fellaini with his sibling during the clash at Goodison Park

Oh, brother! Fellaini with his sibling during the clash at Goodison Park

And while the street vendors around the ground do a roaring trade in copycat wigs, there's no mistaking that these siblings are a cut above.

Although that could be David Luiz sitting next to the Everton midfielder. Or Rene Higuita. Or Kevin Keegan. Or Sideshow Bob from the Simpsons.

Maybe they could sign for Barnet one day

Who's who There's very little difference between the brothers

Who's who There's very little difference between the brothers