By: Eric Donnelly

The Simpsons will be honoring Boston with our own themed episode during their 28th season.

According to, “the third episode of the show’s 28th season, which airs Sunday, October 9 at 8 p.m., will see America’s favorite yellow family take a “hate-cation” to Boston.” Naturally, this episode is called “The Town.”

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“After Homer catches Bart rooting for Springfield’s football rival, the Boston Americans, he plans a family “hate-cation” trip to Boston in an attempt to show Bart that Boston is a terrible city.” To Homer’s surprise, once he discover’s candle-pin bowling he falls in love with Boston.

“Homer is thrilled because he learns you can get three balls when you bowl, and they want to move there.” The people at FOX continue to reiterate that Bostonians will be happy with their depiction because of how thorough it is.

There’s countless references: a glaring, hooded football coach, a Tom Brady look-alike, “Gonkowski,” a YASTRZEMSKI” poster in a classroom, Faneuil Hall, and countless others. “The episode also features several guest stars with local ties, including Bill Burr (Canton), Rachel Dratch (Lexington), Doris Kearns Goodwin (Harvard), Dana Gould (Hopedale), and Mike Mitchell (Quincy).”

The episode looks like it will be hilarious. Click here to check out photos from the episode!


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