Prime minister Tony Blair welcomes the Simpsons to England where they run into author J.K. Rowling and actor Ian McKellen.



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Episode cast overview:
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Mr. O'Bannon / Moe Szyslak (voice)
Mr. Burns / Smithers / Hockey Dad Announcer / Otto / Dr. Hibbert / Motel Clerk (voice)
Himself (voice)
Edwina (voice)
Joe Millionaire (voice)
Himself (voice) (as Sir Ian McKellen)
Herself (voice)
Mr. Shadowski's Son / Judi Dench / Queen Elizabeth II / Girl at Prison (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Others (voice)


The Simpsons visit London,where Grampa hopes to meet his old sweetheart Edwina. Confused by the London traffic system Homer accidentally rams Queen Elizabeth's coach and gets put in the Tower of London. Escaping through a secret tunnel he ends up in the queen's bedroom but she agrees to let him go back to America as long as he takes Madonna with him. At the airport Grampa finally meets Edwina and her daughter - who looks and sounds a lot like Homer. Written by don @ minifie-1

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23 November 2003 (USA)  »

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Sir Ian McKellen appears, touting tickets for his performance as Macbeth. In fact McKellen played Macbeth in a classic Royal Shakespeare Company production in 1976, alongside Judi Dench as Lady Macbeth. Dame Judi also appears in this episode, though only as a character rather than in person. See more »


Queen Elizabeth's luggage bears the initials "HRH", for "Her Royal Highness" (which Homer thinks stands for "Henrietta R. Hippo"). This is a mistake; the queen's husband and children are styled "His/Her Royal Highness", but the queen herself is "Her Majesty". See more »


Lisa Simpson: Ms. Rowling, I love your books. You've turned an entire generation on to reading.
J.K. Rowling: Thank you, young Muggle.
Lisa Simpson: Could you tell me what happens at the end of the series?
J.K. Rowling: [exasperated] He grows up and he marries you! Is that what you want to hear?
Lisa Simpson: [dreamily] Yes.
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My Personal Favourite Vacation episode,
26 January 2016 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

The Regina Monologues is a terrific Simpsons episode with a very well written storyline and plenty of very funny scenes. It's a really enjoyable twenty minutes as we get to see the Simpsons vacation in England, hilarity ensues as it is filled with many funny references to the one of the most well known countries that majority of viewers should understand, as well as terrific cameos from the likes of Tony Blair, J.K. Rowling, as well as my favourite scene that features the great Ian McKellen. The only thing I felt this episode was missing was a bit more heart, it forgets this as it gets too distracted by its zany, fast pace, it could have focused more on Grampa's lost love, the reason they went to England in the first place, but sadly this is quickly forgotten and only wrapped up slightly at the end. It's probably one of the most exciting Simpsons, it's very fast paced and never really takes time to cool down, once Homer gets in trouble with the Queen the fun really starts and we're reminded just how risky and different this episode really is. I never tire of it, The Regina Monologues is without a doubt one of the highlights of the fifteenth season, a very enjoyable Simpsons.

The Simpsons decide to travel to England to help Grampa search for a woman he met during the war, but Homer soon gets himself in huge legal troubles.

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