The Simpsons: Season 20, Episode 14

In the Name of the Grandfather (22 Mar. 2009)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Animation, Comedy
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 516 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

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.



(created by), (developed by), 3 more credits »
0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2202 titles
created 04 Apr 2012
a list of 8887 titles
created 24 Jul 2012
list image
a list of 574 titles
created 14 Oct 2013
a list of 21 titles
created 3 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: In the Name of the Grandfather (22 Mar 2009)

In the Name of the Grandfather (22 Mar 2009) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Simpsons.
« Previous Episode | 434 of 582 Episodes | Next Episode »




Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Grampa Simpson / Krusty the Clown / Sideshow Mel / Frank Smith / Girl's Husband / Smoking Irishman (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)
Principal Skinner / Dr. Hibbert / Ned Flanders / Bill Jones / Mr. Potato Head (voice)
Guy (voice)
Girl (voice)
Tom O'Flanagan (voice)
Edna Krabappel (voice)
Additional Voices (voice)
Bernice Hibbert / Guinness Tour Guide (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Additional Voices (voice)


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Animation | Comedy


TV-14 | See all certifications »




Release Date:

22 March 2009 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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 »


When Grandpa Abe Simpson smashes the hot tub, it not only breaks into pieces -- the pieces disappear entirely. See more »


Bart Simpson: A house and garden show?
[Bart, Lisa and Homer groan]
Bart Simpson: You told me we were going to a video game expo!
Lisa Simpson: You told me we were going to clean trash on the freeway!
Homer Simpson: You told me something but I wasn't listening!
See more »


References The Flintstones (1960) See more »


This is the Life
Music by Alf Clausen
Lyrics by Matt Marshall
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.

If you have any recommendations on films/TV series I should watch or review,or any questions to ask me,just tweet me @DillonTheHarris

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Uh, question for the barbecue chef: werdnakinrew
worst transformation of characters milkminder2003
What is your favorite Mr. Burns quote? Foo_Fighter82
Favorite Lisa snap VanillaLimeCoke
Why don't viewers find it funny anymore? pseudopsyche
Maybe im not as smart as Kirk Van Houten StudMuffin91
Discuss In the Name of the Grandfather (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: