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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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Homer Simpson / Grampa Simpson / Krusty the Clown / Sideshow Mel / Frank Smith / Girl's Husband / Smoking Irishman / Seamus Fitzpatrick (voice)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson / Irish Nelson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Carl / Hot Tub Salesman / Disco Stu / Referee / Pilot / Moe Szyslak / Chief Wiggum (voice)
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Principal Skinner / Dr. Hibbert / Ned Flanders / Bill Jones / Mr. Potato Head (voice)
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Irish Guy (voice)
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Irish Girl (voice)
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Tom O'Flanagan (voice)
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Edna Krabappel (voice)
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Bernice Hibbert / Guinness Tour Guide / Kathy Ireland (voice)
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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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22 March 2009 (USA)  »

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Trivia

This marked the first time in show's history where it premiered outside the US. This was on the satellite channel Sky1 in the UK. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Lisa Simpson: Ireland is the leader in communication technologies in all of Europe.
Bart Simpson: Take that, Belgium!
Marge Simpson: Bart, if you hate Belgium so much, I'll take away your Tin Tins.
Bart Simpson: No, I'll be good!
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Tapped Out (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

This is the Life
Music by Alf Clausen
Lyrics by Matt Marshall
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Underrated Episode that Always makes me Laugh,
24 March 2015 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

In the Name of the Grandfather is a terrific Simpsons episode with a well written storyline and loads of very funny scenes. I find this episode very underrated as many fans dislike it, but i've seen it many times and each time I enjoy it. I live in Ireland, so seeing my favourite characters visit my country is a lot of fun, of course they have a lot of the exaggerated Irish themes, such as the accents and Leprechauns, but it really dosen't bother me, I know the writers are just having fun and they do a good job of it. It is also quite a sweet episode at times, as we see Homer take his father back to the one place he wanted to see again before he died, it is another great bonding episode between the two of them, something that always works on this show. In the Name of the Grandfather is a fun and very enjoyable Simpsons episode.

At Grandpa's request, the Simpsons go on a vacation to Ireland so that he can visit a bar he once had great times in. He is devastated to discover it is gone out of business, and himself and Homer buy the pub and try to lure customers.

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