On the March 17th episode of the long-running animated sitcom The Simpsons, the family goes to Korea for an esports-focused episode. Seoul is considered the “Mecca” of esports so the location was a natural choice for the episode to take place in.
The show’s animators used this opportunity to shout-out BTS and their fandom, ARMY. The first instance of BTS being referenced occurred on the outside of a fried chicken shop. The sign translates to “BTS will appear here today!”.
Then immediately after, another sign referencing BTS appeared. This sign said “BTS ARMY Recruiting Center”.
ARMY is delighted by their inclusion in such a beloved and famous American show.
Strangely enough, this isn’t the first time that Simpsons and BTS have crossed over. Jungkook’s older brother once drew BTS as Simpsons characters and they’re really good!