Lisa tells Bart that toilet water swirls in the opposite direction in the Southern Hemisphere. Determined to find out if this is true, Bart makes a collect call to Australia. When the father of the boy he called finds out about the charges, it sparks an international incident. The Simpsons must travel to Australia to repair relations with the United States. Written by
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The end of the episode at the embassy mimics the United States retreat from Saigon in 1975 during the end of the Vietnam war. See more
When Tobias is confronted about Bart's phone call, Tobias's father refers to it as a "collect call" (American terminology). Australians actually refer to this type of phone call as a "reverse-charge call". See more
Good news, we've worked out a compromise that will allow both nations to save face.
We've argued them down to... a booting.
The Prime Minister just wants to kick Bart once, through the gate, with a regular shoe.
I believe it's a wing tip.
My Country, 'Tis of Thee
Written by Samuel Francis Smith
Performed by Dan Castellaneta See more