BTS and their loyal BTS Army fanbase received some clever recognition during a recent episode of “The Simpsons.”
The K-pop superstars keep turning up everywhere across the global pop culture landscape. So, it makes perfect sense the longest-running primetime TV series would give them a sly shoutout. In the clip of the episode, which is called “E My Sport,” Homer and his family stroll through the streets of South Korea while they are there for a gaming competition.
Signs referencing the Grammy-nominated boy band are notably written in both Korean and English, which fans spotted and posted about on Instagram. The Simpsons pass them as they walk along, apparently lost. One says “BTS here today” and “BTS Army recruiting center,” Billboard reports.
See the fan-posted clip below.
The written reference to the group prompts wondering if RM, V, Suga, Jungkook, Jimin, Jin, and J-Hope will ever show up as characters in another episode. The show has featured many music artists as themselves or versions of themselves over its 30-season-and-counting history.
Paul McCartney and his now late wife Linda appeared on The Simpsons as they talked to Lisa about being animal rights activists and vegetarians back in 1995. Ed Sheeran appeared as a musician named Brendan who jams with Lisa in the Simpsons garage. Flight of the Conchords even appeared in 2010.
Will BTS eventually make a full-blown animated guest character appearance on “The Simpsons?” No announcement has been made. But it would be super fun, right?
BTS and the BTS Army made recent headlines as the latter won the Best Fan Army Award at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The guys also announced their new, upcoming album Map of the Soul: Persona, which is due to arrive via Big Hit Entertainment on April 12.
BTS will follow their impending album’s release with their debut performance as musical guests on “Saturday Night Live” on April 13.