Screenshot via Dani Senabre/Twitter

Cosplaying Milhouse casually steals the show at NBA game

A career-defining win.


Christine Friar

Internet Culture

Published Oct 27, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 1:05 pm CDT

The Celtics might have defeated the Bucks in Thursday night’s NBA matchup, but the real winner was an audience member who dressed up as Milhouse Van Houten from The Simpsons.

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The man wasn’t just sporting red-framed glasses, blue hair, and yellow face paint—he was also reading a copy of Radioactive Man that appeared to be made by hand. On the back cover: an ad for the Itchy and Scratchy Show. He was fully in-character, like Daniel Day-Lewis learning to make dresses before playing a dressmaker.

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Viewers seemed to start noticing the cosplayer around 9pm ET, when the camera panned across the audience during a break in the game:

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Congrats to this guy on his career-defining win. That said, there was one complaint.

Which, we all hate those Shelbyville jerks.

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*First Published: Oct 27, 2017, 9:48 am CDT