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In the Name of the Grandfather 

The Simpsons take Grandpa to Ireland so he can go back to visit a pub he went to during the war, but Grandpa and Homer get suckered into buying the bar.



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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Grampa Simpson / Krusty the Clown / Sideshow Mel / Frank Smith / Girl's Husband / Smoking Irishman / Seamus Fitzpatrick (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson / Irish Nelson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Carl / Hot Tub Salesman / Disco Stu / Referee / Pilot / Moe Szyslak / Chief Wiggum (voice)
Irish Guy (voice)
Irish Girl (voice)
Tom O'Flanagan (voice)
Edna Krabappel (voice)
Additional Voices (voice)
Bernice Hibbert / Guinness Tour Guide / Kathy Ireland (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
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Feeling bad because they were too busy enjoying their new hot tub to remember to support Grampa at the Retirement Castle's sports day,the Simpsons take him to Ireland to revisit Tom O'Flanagan's pub where he had many a happy drink during the war. Unfortunately the new Irish are too busy making money to visit traditional pubs and the bar is empty. However Tom gets Abe and Homer drunk and the morning after they find they have bought the pub. To discover ways of drumming up trade they fly in Moe,who has the perfect answer. Permit people to light up in defiance of the No Smoking ban. The customers pour in. But then so do the police... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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22 March 2009 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The crest and jersey of Celtic Football Club appear in O'Flanagan's Pub several times in this episode. Celtic are a Scottish team but have strong links with Ireland. See more »


This episode is predicated on Abe Simpson being based in Ireland during World War 2, but Ireland was a neutral country during the war and no US troops were stationed there. See more »


Irish Guy: I'm trying to woo back a girl that I met in a music shop.
[playing "Falling Slowly"]
Irish Guy: Watch this, kids. "I don't know you, but I want you all the more..."
Irish Girl: Leave me alone! I have a husband!
Irish Girl's Husband: And quit sending her pianos!
[shoves a piano out the window]
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References Happy Days (1974) See more »


This is the Life
Music by Alf Clausen
Lyrics by Matt Marshall
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20 June 2015 | by (Co, Derry, Northern Ireland) – See all my reviews

I always hate it when American shows and movies have characters go to Ireland and we get really horrible accents and a whole pile of stereotypes.

The Simpsons would often take the mick out of us, the writers of the show keep saying that they're Irish (I really hate it when Yanks call themselves Irish, it really gets my goat) and they're actually making fun of themselves. But it just makes me want to punch the writers. Not because they're American.

The Executive Producer said that this episode was meant to be "a love letter to Ireland." So, you're saying that this is a love letter by making fun of us. How is this episode a love letter?

You have the Irish drinking, you have leprechauns everywhere and you have the family saying that they are bored and have nothing to do in Ireland.

Yeah, I'm definitely feeling the love and respect we're getting from this episode!

This isn't love letter, this is a giant f*** you!

Okay, I know the joke is that Bart and Homer are a******* and create controversy where ever they go and get kicked out. They got kicked out of Australia, England, Brazil and now here.

My anger to this episode reminds me of the debate John Cleese and Michael Palin had on Life of Brian with the bishop and the born again Christian.

I can see the writers of the Simpsons on a debate show with some Irish people who are angry at them.

Oh and the "Derry-air" joke? F*** you!

Plus, the family went down South and in one scene, they're at the Giant's Causeway. How the f*** did they get up north so fast?

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