‘The Americans’ takes a shot at the Caps


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FX’s ‘The Americans’ is set more than 30 years in the past, when the Caps were still a struggling new franchise and not a perennial playoff team. But Wednesday’s episode — which featured a Russian dude trying to give Caps tickets to a colleague — hit a bit too close to home when that character, in Russian, referred to the local club as “largely untalented.”

Yikes. We’re having a moment right now, ‘The Americans.’ Save the slights for some better time.

Incidentally, the tickets were against Chicago, for “Game 7,” of the “Fall Classic.” I don’t really know what any of that means.

For the record, this is at least the second time ‘The Americans’ has referenced both the Caps and Dennis Maruk. I’m guessing some writer on that show had a Maruk poster as a child. This dialog happened last season:

“Oh dad, Maruk got two goals and an assist last night versus L.A.,” a child says.

“Did they win?” the dad asks.

“Uh, no, it was a tie,” the kid says, while reading the morning newspaper.

Transcribing scripted TV shows, by the way, is a lot easier when everything is subtitled.

(Via many people. @Jordanfabian first, I think.)


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Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.

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Dan Steinberg · March 13, 2014