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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Bart calls South America prior to calling Australia, and the man who attempts to answer his call resembles an aged Adolf Hitler
. This is a reference to numerous Nazis fleeing Germany at the end of the Second World War to find refuge in South America. 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
[while fleeing the Australian mob, Bart spies a pair of kangaroos
Hey, we can escape in their pouches!
[they start to jump inside, then stop
Eww... it's not like in the cartoons.
Yeah, there's a lot more mucous.
References G.I. Joe
America the Beautiful
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