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.
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The episode received mixed reception in Australia, with some Australian fans saying the episode was a mockery of their country. Shortly after it had aired, the Simpsons staff received over 100 letters from Australians who were insulted by the episode. They also received letters from people complaining about the Australian accents used in the episode that "sounded more like South African accents". See more
Lisa plays a didgeridoo with ease. Didgeridoos are actually very difficult to play. See more
[looking at Uruguay on a map
Heehee. Look at this country. "You are gay."
References A Cry in the Dark
America the Beautiful
Music by Samuel A. Ward See more