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
Did You Know?
As Bart calls the Southern Hemisphere, the tone of his dialing actually plays the theme song for National Geographic documentaries. See more
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
I can't get a straight answer out of this crazy hemisphere.
[tries another number
[as his car-phone's ringing
Eine minuten, eine minuten!
Ach! Das wagen phone ist ein... nuisance phone!
Man on Pennyfarthing
Buenos notches, mein fuehrer.
Referenced in @midnight: February 7, 2017
My Country, 'Tis of Thee
Written by Samuel Francis Smith
Performed by Dan Castellaneta See more