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Flyers in Pop Culture: The 1976 Philadelphia Flyers?

In the fourth edition of The Simpsons annual Halloween special, Treehouse of Horror, (way back in 1993!) Flyers fans noticed an extra special addition to the “jury of the damned”. Joining the likes of Benedict Arnold, Lizzie Borden, Richard Nixon, John Wilkes Booth, Blackbeard, and John Dillinger was the starting line of the 1976 Philadelphia Flyers! It’s random, sure, and the guys that The Simpsons’ artists put out there neither look nor dress like our beloved Broad Street Bullies (blue and white short sleeved jerseys!?), but the reference is absolutely appreciated. This is easily one of the most famous pop …

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A Very Special Flyers Halloween Special

Claude Giroux and the Flyers were watching horror movies one night when a inter-dimensional vortex transported the Flyers into the land of horror and our most beloved horror movie characters entered our reality…   Goalies are…psychotic   The line from hell.     Playing like a possessed person.     The vamptain.

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The Orange and Black List: Bernie Parent’s life as an FBI consultant

When men sign up to play goaltender for the Philadelphia Flyers, they take on a certain risk. The risk of losing their mind. Few escape unscathed. Flyers great Bernie Parent helps the FBI round these men up and finds them the help that they need.   BERNIE PARENT pulls up to FBI Headquarters in PHILADELPHIA, PA. He steps out of his shiny, black Porsche and assesses the building. He is met by young agent REBECCA BAKER.   BERNIE Well well well, who is this?   BAKER Special Agent Baker. Thanks for coming in today, Bernie.   BERNIE Oh believe me, …

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Hockey Hilarity: Dwight King’s Big Break

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players, media personnel, and broadcast botches. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! Last night the Los Angeles Kings beat the Phoenix Coyotes by a score of 7-4, which, incidentally, is a difference of three goals, which a certain King, named Dwight King, also incidentally, scored exactly that amount during the game (worst sentence ever, I know… Please bear with me, I’m ill). One of my favorite Tweeters and hockey people writer guys, Dave Lozo (you can follow him here: @DaveLozo) pointed out that …