Fox Debuts Irish-Themed Simpsons Episode Across the Pond - Featured

The Simpsons are going to Ireland for St Patrick's Day.

An Irish-themed episode of The Simpsons will premiere Tuesday in Ireland and the U.K., marking the first-ever non-American debut of one of the show's episodes, according to Variety. The episode revolves around Homer and Grandpa Simpson as they travel to Ireland to open a pub.

Simpsons producers James L. Brooks and Al Jean, as well as Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart, will be in Dublin for the premiere. Stateside, Fox will run a clip from the episode (which airs Sunday) in New York's Times Square all day. Additionally, the network is sending out people in Marge Simpson costumes to bars in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston. The Marge lookalikes will hand out codes for Simpsons cell phone wallpaper and ringtones.

This blowout is the latest in Fox's yearlong celebration of the hit cartoon's 20th anniversary.

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Check out some other great St. Patty's Day themed episodes including The Simpsons' Season 8 "Homer vs. the 18th Amendment":

SideReel's Top 5 Favorite St. Patrick's Day Episodes



Default avatar cat
Mar 17, 2009 7:48PM EDT

woo finally noticing that America is not the only country in the world! Well done Fox! (took ya long enough!)

Default avatar cat
Mar 18, 2009 1:35PM EDT

good episode though one thing annoyed was about the irish not wearing kilts when it was them who invented them not the scots

Default avatar cat
Mar 18, 2009 5:04PM EDT

Dicenslice:"The kilt is a knee-length garment with pleats at the rear, originating in the traditional dress of men and boys in the Scottish Highlands of the 16th century."Also:"Though the origins of the Irish kilt continue to be a subject of debate, current evidence suggests that the kilt itself originated in the Scottish Highlands and Isles and was adopted by Irish nationalists at the turn of the 20th century as a symbol of Celtic identity."You're out by 4 centuries.
Anyway, I doubt I'll watch this episode. I've seen enough cliched Ireland episodes of cartoons.

Default avatar cat
Mar 19, 2009 10:29AM EDT

"good episode though one thing annoyed was about the irish not wearing kilts when it was them who invented them not the scots"
And you thought that kilts were part of the Irish daily dress?
Haven't watched this episode either.. I agree with El_Rodeo..

Default avatar cat
Mar 24, 2009 11:44PM EDT

Ireland and Scotland received the kilt from the Nordic world during the viking invasions mo chara.

Default avatar cat
Mar 28, 2009 7:26AM EDT

Who cares about kilts.
The episode was Medi-Core to say the most.

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