Quiz – Irish References in the Simpsons

June 17, 2007 at 11:44 pm 8 comments

How many Irish references can you remember from episodes of the Simpsons? Here are five to start you off. >>>

My Top Five

U2 appear in the 200th episode. Homer blags his way into their concert by wearing a green vest and a cap and carrying a sack of potatoes.

Bart discovers that Springfield’s ‘Whacking Day’ was dreamed up ‘as an excuse to beat up the Irish’. An Irishman responds: ‘But ’twas all in good fun.’

When Homer becomes a vigilante, Grampa boasts that he chased the Irish out of Springfield in aught four (Jews were chased out of Limerick in 1904).

In the St Patrick’s Day episode, the Parade floats include ‘The Drunken Irish Novelists of Springfield’ and ‘2000 Years of Irish Cops’.

In the episode when Homer becomes a Catholic, he announces: ‘Face it Marge, Catholics rule! We got Boston, South America, and the good part of Ireland!’


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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ned  |  June 18, 2007 at 9:01 am

    Ned Flanders won’t let his family use the I-word

  • 2. Fence  |  June 18, 2007 at 9:13 am

    Pierce Brosnan stars as the voice of the house in one of the Halloween episodes. And in the same episode there is a story about catching a leprechaun to uncurse Homer.

  • 3. John Cav  |  June 18, 2007 at 2:55 pm

    Maybe this is a stretch… But the Halloween special with the army of Homer clones? In the pan of the mass of Homers we see Family Guy’s Peter Griffin…

    Now, this is obviously an overt reference to Family Guy. However Peter is after all an Irish American, and there are inumerable references to Ireland on that show.

    Wait, no, it’s a stretch. Darn.

  • 4. Michael Nugent  |  June 19, 2007 at 12:52 am

    Well, Peter does actually visit Ireland to find his dad (Micky McFinnegan, the fat stinking town drunk of McSwigggin village) and I don’t think Homer ever did that, so we’ll allow that stretch.

  • 5. John Cav  |  June 19, 2007 at 1:58 am

    Good man yourself. This one got me thinking alright.

  • 6. Ned  |  June 19, 2007 at 8:32 am

    When Bart does his lines on the blackboard at the start, one of them is I did not invent Irish dancing

  • 7. UnaRocks  |  June 19, 2007 at 10:36 am

    Grandpa Simpsons reminiscing about ‘the Old Country’

  • 8. alex94  |  February 7, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    What about the balaclava wearing IRA members running into “Ye Olde British Chip Shop”? Classic!


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I also write Bionic Bohs, a blog about following Bohemians football club in the 1970s.


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As mentioned above, if you like Irish football and/or cultural nostalgia, I also write Bionic Bohs, a blog about following Bohs in the 1970s.

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