I am more than a little wary of this, but Sky 1 claims a bit of a coup tomorrow night when it will air an episode of the Simpson’s in Ireland and the UK before it’s aired in the States. I still remember my children being banned from wearing Simpson t-shirts when they were smaller and going to school. How times have changed, and how pedestrian it all seems now. Anyway, the ‘plot’ is below!Homer neglects Grampa by not joining him in a three-legged race. At the urging of Marge, Homer decides to make up for it. Abe reminisces about a pub in Dunkilderry, Ireland called O’Flanagan’s. He had visited the pub many years ago and had the best night of his life. Homer decides to take Abe there, but things are different as the pub patrons are all yuppies. After a night of drinking, they end up buying the pub from owner Tom O’Flanagan. They discover that pubs are no longer popular in Dunkilderry and they try to get their business going, with help from Moe. The episode also features Irish landmarks including Giant’s Causeway, the Blarney Castle and the Guinness Brewery
The producer James Brooks says: ‘I read this article in the New York Times about the smoking ban and the fact that the pubs were closing. People were also working so hard and crunching hours to the point that the pubs were really suffering. It was based on these facts,” he said. Nancy Cartwright, who voices Bart, greeted the audience saying “Ith mo bhristi” which is Bart’s catchphrase “Eat my shorts” in Irish. Colm Meaney is also starring in the show.
In The Name Of The Grandfather will be shown on Sky1 and Sky1 HD on Tuesday March 17 at 7.30pm.
I love the bit about people working so hard the pubs were closing! Oh well, you’ve been warned.