The November 15th episode of The Simpsons on FOX had a blink-and-you-missed it reference to M*A*S*H. In the episode, titled “Podcast News,” Abe Simpson romances a former TV actress. As proof she was once famous, he holds up a magazine called “Big-Time TV Star,” a spoof of TV Guide.
Notice the four cover lines on the bottom third of the magazine:
- Rumors Of A Fourth Network
- Is M*A*S*H Sexist Enough?
- Inside Norman Lear’s Hat
- Roots Announces Toy Line
Like I said, if you blinked, you missed this reference. I’ve added it to my M*A*S*H References on Television page.