After he makes a collect call to Australia and refuses to pay for it, Bart sparks an international incident, with the Simpsons forced to travel to the country in order to repair political relations.

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Homer Simpson / German Man / Man Reaching for Phone / Gus / Man Scared of Boomerang #2 / Australian Squeaky-Voiced Teen (voice)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Bruno Dundridge / Australian with Spoon / Man at Arctic #2 / Translator / Bruno Drondrick / U.S. Marine / Boomerang Man (voice)
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First Man at Arctic / El Preidente / Hitler / Prime Minister Andy / Averil Ward / Man with Spoon / Bartender / Judge / First Man Scared of Boomerang / Man Sweeping Store (voice)
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Evan Conover (voice)
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International Operator / Tobias (voice)
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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Trivia

The places Bart calls include Santiago in Chile, Antarctica Naval Research Station, New Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Unnamed Settlement, and Disputed Zone. See more »

Goofs

When Homer is looking over the phone bill listing the Southern Hemisphere locations Bart called, Burkina Faso is listed; since Burkina Faso is completely within the Northern Hemisphere, it would have done Bart no good to call there. See more »

Quotes

Bart Simpson: I can't get a straight answer out of this crazy hemisphere.
[tries another number]
Hitler: [as his car-phone's ringing] Eine minuten, eine minuten!
[ringing stops]
Hitler: Ach! Das wagen phone ist ein... nuisance phone!
Man on Pennyfarthing: Buenos notches, mein fuehrer.
Hitler: Ja, ja.
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References Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) See more »

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My Country, 'Tis of Thee
(uncredited)
Written by Samuel Francis Smith
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
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