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