Like egg nog’s availability, Wayne Gretzky’s appearance on The Simpsons was over too quick.
The Great One’s well-hyped cameo on the iconic cartoon’s Christmas episode aired Sunday, and amounted to all of about 15 seconds and four words: “He’s got a gun!”
A sweater-tucked No. 99 appears midway through “The Nightmare After Krustmas” in Maggie’s yuletide nightmare alongside Santa Claus, the Abominable Snowman, and Jack Frost & Santa Claus — a winter super team.
At least Gretzky, playing himself, gets a line. Watch:
As far as hockey legends getting featured on The Simpsons, it’s no Gordie Howe. As far as awesome Gretzky network TV comedy, it’s no “Waikiki Hockey.” And as far as classic Simpsons winter episodes, it’s no “Mr. Plow.“
Still, it’s fun to see the best to ever strap on a pair of skates honoured by one of greatest comedy institutions. Santa status.
just noticing that The Simpsons' illustrators made sure to get Gretzky's jersey tuck right. pic.twitter.com/nAIwTGpofA
— Blinngle Bells (@NHLBlinn) December 12, 2016