I’m going acknowledge up front that I’m probably late to this, but I don’t care: I have discovered Brad Parker, the rugby player who everyone thinks looks like Hank Scorpio.
Scorpio, you probably recall if you’re a Simpsons fan, is the centerpiece at the center of You Only Move Twice, the Season 8 episode in which Homer moves to Cypress Creek to work for the Globex Corporation. It’s run by Hank Scorpio (voiced perfectly by Albert Brooks), who turns out to be a world-dominating villain who also happens to be a really good boss.
Parker is a centre for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles rugby squad in Australia. And while flipping through Reddit, I stumbled upon “Hank Scorpio makes a beautiful run to score a try off of a double pump pass from Kieran Foran.”
“Isn’t Scorpio the name of the guy from The Simpsons?” I wondered. Upon watching the video and googling, I have discovered Parker-as-Scorpio is a thing:
Hank Scorpio makes a beautiful run to score a try off of a double pump pass from Kieran Foran. from sports
Hats off to @DanGinnane for getting not one … but TWO Simpson references into his commentary today. First a nod to Jack Gosiewski’s ‘Don Mattingly style’ haircut … and then he actually called Brad Parker ‘Hank Scorpio’. Well done sir, masterclass stuff! #NRL##NRLManlyTitans pic.twitter.com/30SVbPDRYb
— Jake Duke (@JakeDuke1) September 19, 2020
The resemblance is uncanny Hank Scorpio….we mean Brad Parker 😂 #thesimpsons pic.twitter.com/I6lcwhA6mx
— Fox League (@FOXNRL) January 28, 2020
How has it never occurred to me that Brad Parker is Hank Scorpio? #NRLSouthsManly pic.twitter.com/dlwuzeJCsH
— Scott Bailey (@ScottBaileyAAP) September 20, 2019
Brad Parker or Hank Scorpio?#NRL #RugbyLeague #NRLDragonsManly pic.twitter.com/b0KjchtHXx
— Roast (@thenrlroast) April 20, 2019
I thought hank scorpio and Brad Parker where the same person #nrltigersmanly pic.twitter.com/hOelv6tk5l
— Dal law (@dallasofleon) April 25, 2021
You are off your head if you think they look anything alike
Brad Parker=Hank Scorpio
END.OF.STORY! https://t.co/K6fOiVdTCB pic.twitter.com/yAglujRnzz
— Roast (@thenrlroast) June 13, 2020
You see it, right? I told you this was important! I was truly missing out on some fun.