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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Animation | Comedy

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19 February 1995 (USA)  »

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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

According to the phone bill Homer receives with Bart's long distance charges the calls were made between 8:45 and 10:15 am. Bart would have had to made the calls in the afternoon, as after he hangs up on the six hour call to Australia it is nighttime in Springfield. See more »

Quotes

U.S. Ambassador: Good news, we've worked out a compromise that will allow both nations to save face.
Conover: We've argued them down to... a booting.
HomerMargeBart: WHAT?
U.S. Ambassador: The Prime Minister just wants to kick Bart once, through the gate, with a regular shoe.
Conover: I believe it's a wing tip.
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Spoofed in Redemption (2013) See more »

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Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
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Written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach
Hummed by Nancy Cartwright
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