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‘Simpsons’ Irish Episode Airing 17 March
13 Mar 2009 :
In the Name of the Grandfather
To mark St Patrick‘s Day, an Irish episode of 'The Simpsons', entitled - 'In the Name of the Grandfather', will receive its worldwide premiere on Sky1 and Sky1 HD on March 17th 7.30pm. This episode will be the first ever in 'The Simpsons' 20 year history to receive its first broadcast outside the US.

The episode sees Homer and Grandpa traveling to Ireland where they drunkenly buy a pub in the village of Dunkilderry. However, reality sets in when the duo realise that pubs are no longer as popular as they used to be since the introduction of the smoking ban in 2004.

Irish talent to lend their voices to the episode include Colm Meaney (Intermission), who will be voicing the character of pub owner Tom O'Flanagan, and Oscar Winners Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová who will play two local buskers performing on Grafton Street

Executive producers of the show Al Jean and James L Brooks, and Nancy Cartwright (voice artist of Bart) are scheduled to travel to Ireland for the St Patrick Day festivities and an exclusive screening of the episode.



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