Bart The Brat Comes Down Under
  The Simpsons are coming to Australia - in a manner of speaking. 
  America's number one brat is forced to come Down Under to apologise for causing an international incident. 
  Determined to discover why water in a toilet bowl spins differenty in different hemispheres, Bart makes a very long internetional phone call and refuses to pay the bill. 
  His phone fraud sparks a diplomatic row between Canberra and Washington. 
  A US government official explains to the family that relations between the two contries was already at an all-time low after the end of a short-lived American influation with Australian culture in the 1980s. 
  Only a visit to Australia with a personal apology to the Federal Parliament would help heal the rift. 
  So Bart comes to Australia with Homer, Marge, Lisa and Maggie. 
  While creator Matt Groening's version of our prime minister doesn't look anything like Paul Keating, The Simpsons' version of Parliament House is spot-on, including the old Parliament House in the foreground. 
  Among the razor-sharp insults are Paul Hogans Crocodile Dundee, the Koala Blue stores. a Yahoo Serious Festival in a battered, abandoned theatre, and, of course, the mandatory "I think I hear a dingo eating yout baby". 
  Other vignettes include the prime minister floaring naked on an inner tube in a pond while drinking a can of Foster's, while in another scene, the PM prepares to sink the slipper into Bart's backside as part of Australias "proudest traditions" (yeah right...oops, sorry I just had to say that) known as booting. 
  The episode was seen by more than 15 million viewers when screened in the US earlier this year (hope it didn't rot their brains ... sorry) and is sure to attract ratings for Ten on Wednesday at 7:30pm. 
  Co-writers Josh Weinstein and Bill Oakley spent months researching Australia to ensure the episode informed Americans about Australia, although some aspects, particulary the portrayal of the prime minister, were "not necessarily accurate". 
  "The show's very popular there (in Australia) so I'm sure they'll understand the humour," he said.