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Bart vs. Australia 

After he makes a collect call to Australia and refuses to pay for it, Bart sparks an international incident, with the Simpsons forced to travel to the country in order to repair political relations.

Director:

Wesley Archer (as Wes Archer)

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 6 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / German Man / Man Reaching for Phone / Gus / Man Scared of Boomerang #2 / Australian Squeaky-Voiced Teen (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Bruno Dundridge / Australian with Spoon / Man at Arctic #2 / Translator / Bruno Drondrick / U.S. Marine / Boomerang Man (voice)
Harry Shearer ... First Man at Arctic / El Preidente / Hitler / Prime Minister Andy / Averil Ward / Man with Spoon / Bartender / Judge / First Man Scared of Boomerang / Man Sweeping Store (voice)
Phil Hartman ... Evan Conover (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... International Operator / Tobias (voice)
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The prime minister in this episode is only known as "the Prime Minister" or Andy. In reality, the actual Australian Prime Minister during the first airing of this episode was Paul Keating, who served until 1996. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Homer: When will you people learn? In America we stopped using corporal punishment and things have never been better. The streets are safe, old people strut confidently through the darkest alleys and the weak and nerdy are admired for their computer programming abilities. So, like us, let your children run wild and free, for as the old saying goes, "Let your children run wild and free."
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

The Star-Spangled Banner
(uncredited)
Music by John Stafford Smith
Hummed by Nancy Cartwright
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Ukrainian | German

Release Date:

19 February 1995 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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