Did ‘The Simpsons’ Give A Shout-Out to City Councilor Matt O’Malley? Yes!

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"The Simpsons" visited Boston in an episode that aired on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. Marge commented on the free sunscreen dispensers, an idea that District 6 City Councilor Matt O'Malley brought to fruition.

Bostonians wondered this week what Sunday's "The Simpsons" episode would highlight when America's famous cartoon family visited our beloved city. There were a plethora of Boston references, and one distinct reference to free public sunscreen dispensers -- the brainchild of Jamaica Plain's city councilor Matt O'Malley.

And District 6's fair-skinned city councilor proudly and excitedly took notice:

The episode -- called "The Town" in reference to the Ben Affleck bank robber movie -- included a scene in which Marge noticed a sunscreen dispenser and noted, "Free sunscreen? So progressive."

O'Malley tweeted at the Melanoma Foundation of New England, with which he worked in getting sunscreen dispensers into Boston parks in 2015.

Others took notice, too:

And the episode had oodles and oodles of Greater Boston references, including mentions of Back Bay, Steven Wright, Dunkin' Donuts, "Cheers", Red Sox, Robert Parish, Mayor Thomas Menino, NESN, anti-Yankees and anti-Lakers references, a visit to Faneuil Hall and many more Boston shout-outs.

"The Simpsons" staff includes a number of native Bostonians, including Executive Producer Matt Selman from Watertown and writer Dave King, who grew up in Needham.

If you want to read more about the episode, check out Boston.com's roundup.