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

As Bart calls the Southern Hemisphere, the tone of his dialing actually plays the theme song for National Geographic documentaries. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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Connections

Referenced in @midnight: February 7, 2017 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

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