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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As Bart calls the Southern Hemisphere, the tone of his dialing actually plays the theme song for National Geographic documentaries. See more
One of the jokes is that the bullfrog Bart brings to Australia reproduces and they spread causing major damage. However, Bart brought only one bullfrog so how could it have reproduced? Answer: by cross-breeding with a local Australian frog of the same family (Ranidae). Cross-breeding of different genera in the same family is improbable, but theoretically possible, in real life (e.g. cattle and buffalo have made "beefaloes" and "cattaloes"), and even more likely in a comedy of The Simpsons' nature. 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.
Referenced in Finding Nemo
My Country, 'Tis of Thee
Written by Samuel Francis Smith
Performed by Dan Castellaneta See more