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Canadian Connections

A complete list of all the Canadian references ever to appear on the show.

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Season Twenty-Two (2010-2011)

  • The Great Simpsina (NABF11 / S22E18) - After Magician Cregg Demon is unable to perform Houdini's Milk Can Escape, he decides to quit magic and to move back to Canada and run for Parliament.
  • MoneyBART (MABF18 / S22E03) - Lisa is worried about getting accepted into an Ivy League school. After failing to improve her extra circular, Marge tries to reassure her.
    • Marge: Sweetie, you could still go to McGill. The Harvard of Canada.
    • Lisa: Anything that's the Something of the Something isn't really the Anything of Anything.

Canadian Guest Stars

  • Tommy Chong (Cheech & Chong) as himself [NABF09 "A Midsummer's Nice Dream"]
  • Cory Monteith (Glee) as himself [MABF21 "Elementary School Musical"]

Season Twenty-One (2009-2010)

  • The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed (MABF10 / S21E16) - The Simpsons, on vacation in Israel, have a surly tour guide, "How about you experience a couple of genocides and see how laid back you are? We were purged from Spain - thrown out of there. They allow everybody in Spain. But for us Jews: no flamenco, get out. I'm pushy? Please. You, stay there, surrounded by your great enemy, Canada. Try Syria for two months, then we see who's pushy."
  • The Color Yellow (MABF06 / S21E13) - In a story about the family's history, Mable Simpson helps Virgil, a black salve, escape into Canada. Mable, "Now let's take you to a place where a black man can blend in... Canada."
    • It is revealed that Mable and Virgil, are Homer's great-great grandparents, and their son Abraham was born in Canada.
    • The episode ends with a medley of La Marseillaise, O Canada, and The Battle Hymn of the Republic.
  • Boy Meets Curl (MABF05 / S21E12) - Homer and Marge go to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics as part of the United States mixed curling team.
    • The opening ceremonies, written by Canadian director Ivan Reitman of Ghostbusters, all countries introduced with, "Who are you going to call..."
    • Bart's new Canadian friend, Milhoose asks, "Your sister is hotter than a Calgary brushfire, mind if I ask her oot?", but after seeing her obsession with Olympic pins he comments, "She is as loonie as a one dollar coin. "
    • When Skinner breaks his broom during the finals, a man with a fleur-de-lis flag yells "sacrebleu" and the man with a Canadian flag next to him says "sacred blue"
    • The episode incorrectly predicted that the gold metal hockey game would be between the United States and Russia.
  • Once Upon a Time in Springfield (LABF20 / S21E10) - The television network adds a new character, Princess Penelope, to the Krusty the Clown Show. Krusty's role in the show declining, he delivers his opening monologue, "Let's see what's in the news. I see we reached a soft timber agreement with Canada..."
  • Thursdays with Abie (MABF02 / S21E09) - The Simpsons go to Wet 'N' Wacky World aquatic park, where Marge fills up her camera with photos of the parking including one of a Manitoba license plate.
  • The Great Wife Hope (LABF16 / S21E03) - Homer holds up both a Canadian and an American flag at a MMA fight.

Canadian Guest Stars

  • Neve Campbell (Party of Five, The Craft) as Cassandra [LABF19 "Rednecks and Broomsticks"]
  • Seth Rogen (Superbad, Pineapple Express) as Lyle McCarthy (also episode co-writer) [LABF13 "Homer the Whopper"]
Homer at MMA fight Manitoba license plate Welcome to Vancouver Labatty Sacred blue! Opening ceremonies At the Canadian boarder (Niagara Falls) Canadian boarder office. Cabin in Canada.

Season Twenty (2008-2009) - Purchase Season Twenty on Blu-Ray

  • Waverly Hills 9-0-2-1-D'oh (LABF10 / S20E19) - A poster in Lisa's new classroom shows the flags of the United States, Japan, France, Canada, and a sickle and star flag from an unknown country.
  • Eeny Teeny Maya Moe (LABF06 / S20E16) - At the start of the episode Homer is seen watching a very important "Mid-Atlantic hockey league conference, semi-final, do-over game". The play-by-play commentator of game sounds Canadian, and the studio commentators have the French-Canadian names Jean-Pierre Pétomane and Doc Jacques Lalonde. Jean-Piere looks like Don Cherry (oh the irony), while the third commentator, Wayne Bockhorn, looks like Barry Melrose.
  • Wedding for Disaster (LABF05 / S20E15) - Reverend Lovejoy explains to the Parson why was credit card it was declined, "Oooh yeah the bank put on a security hold after they saw a charge from and off shore poker club, Helen had bought a fire place poker from Nova Scotia, she says it shifts logs better than American pokers but i disagree, we'll get through it, we always do."
  • Treehouse of Horror XIX (KABF16 / S20E04) - Looking for a last minute Christmas gift for Lisa, Bart rummages through a 99 cent bin which contains, among other disappointing gifts, a Montreal Expos jersey.

Canadian Guest Stars

  • Ellen Page (Juno, Inception) as Alaska Nebraska [LABF10 "Waverly Hills 9-0-2-1-D'oh"]
Montreal Expos Don Cherry & Barry Melrose Canadian flag

Season Nineteen (2007-2008)

  • The Debarted (KABF06 / S19E13) - The Simpsons, whose car is damaged in an accident, get a brand new car as a loaner from the mechanic. After using the cars on-board feature to contribute directly to NPR, Lisa comments, "I never dreamed an American car, designed in Germany, assembled in Mexico, from parts made in Canada could be so amazing."
  • Funeral for a Fiend (KABF01 / S19E08) - Sideshow Bob travels back into the United States in Canadian Pacific Railway car with undocumented Canadian comedy writers for the Jimmy Kimmel show, who are seen wearing Toronto Maples Leafs jerseys.
  • He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs (JABF20 / S19E01) - Burns flys Homer on his private to jet to the Chicago, "The Miami of Canada".
Canadian Pacific Railway and Maple Leafs

The Simpsons Movie (2007) - Purchase The Simpsons Movie on DVD or Blu-Ray

  • The Simpsons Movie - To get to Alaska by truck, the Simpsons must have driven through Canada. Also a leaf, that Homer used to write on, is a highly-stylized eleven-pointed maple leaf whose designed orginated with the Canadian flag.

Season Eighteen (2006-2007)

  • You Kent Always Say What You Want (JABF15 / S18E22) - Ludia-Crest is angered that dental hygiene video he made for a one time showing in Canada was being shown at the Springfield dental clinic.
  • Little Big Girl (JABF04 / S18E12) - Canada was one of the nations represented at the Springfield Elementary's Multicultural Day fair.
  • Kill Gil, Volumes I & II (JABF01 / S18E09) - At Krusty's Kristmas on Ice, Moe insists to Patty and Selma that all male figure skaters are 'twinkly in the lutz'. Elvis Stojko, who is performing, attempts to correct Moe by saying "That is a common misconception, I have a girlfriend in Vancouver", to which Moe retorts "Made up girlfriend, made up city".
  • Jazzy and the Pussycats (HABF18 / S18E02) - Homer uses a white noise machine to cover Bart's loud drumming. Homer to Marge, "Transport yourself to the shores of Nova Scotia, where cod and halibut frolic in..."

Canadian Guest Stars

  • Elvis Stojko (Figure Skater) as himself [JABF01 "Kill Gil, Volumes I & II"]

Season Seventeen (2005-2006)

  • Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play (HABF16 / S17E22) - The closing credits for the TV show Hutch reveal scenes in New York City were filmed in the City of Lethbridge, Alberta.
  • Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore (HABF10 / S17E17) - In an effort to drive Richard Dean Anderson out of their home, Selma and Patty's show him their slides from their trip to the Alberta Canada Carriage Museum. Which is presumably the real life Remington Carriage Museum.
  • The Italian Bob (HABF02 / S17E08) - On their trip to Italy Bart asks Lisa about the Canadian flag on her back pack, to which Lisa responds "Well, some people in Europe have the impression that America has made some stupid choices in the past o' five years... so for the next week I am from Canada."
  • Also at the start of the episode Bart's class seem less than excited to watch a show on diversity produced by PBS and the National Film Board of Canada.

Canadian Guest Stars

  • Dave Thomas (of SCTV fame) as Bob Hope [HABF07 "Bart Has Two Mommies"]
Canadian backpack National Film Board of Canada Slideshow Lethbridge

Season Sixteen (2004-2005)

  • There's Something About Marrying (GABF04 / S16E10) - Homer becomes an ordained ministers to perform gay marriages. Homer giving the vows says, "And do you, Julio, take Thad to be your lawful wedded life partner, in Massachusetts and Vermont, maybe Canada, stay out of Texas, for as long as you both are gay?"
  • Midnight Rx (FABF16 / S16E06) - Homer and Grandpa start smuggling drugs in from Canada when drug costs get to high in the United States. In Canada they meet up with Grandpa's contact who gives them a Health Care card and says "take that to any pharmacy and you'll get enough drugs to make Regina look like Saskatoon".
  • After several runs finally they gets arrested at the border. In jail they are visited by a lawyer with a French translator.
    • Lawyer: We have confiscated your car and all its contents
    • Translator: Nous avons confisqué votre voiture et tout son contenu
    • Lawyer: You may leave Canada but never return
    • Translator: Vous pouvez quitter le Canada mais ne jamais retourner
    • Lawyer: I am a big fat french idiot
    • Translator: Je suis un grand gros ... hey
  • Also on the trip you notice the welcome sign to Winnipeg says "We were born here, what's your excuse?"
  • She Used to Be My Girl (FABF22 / S16E04) - Homer tries to reassure Marge, who is jealous of a successful friend from high school, tells her how good her life is, "You've got three kids, a TV tray from Expo 67 and you're married to King Stink!"
  • Sleeping With the Enemy (FABF19 / S16E03) - When asked to draw a picture of President Eisenhower, Martin quickly finishes and then exuberantly explains his work, "I drew him with Canadian Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent. Their relationship was frosty at best!"

Canadian Guest Stars

  • Frank Gehry (Architect) as himself [GABF08 "The Seven-Beer Snitch"]
Minister Louis St. Laurent Welcome to Canada - Now Celine Dion Free Trans-Canada Highway East towards Winnipeg. Note however that Highway 9 does not interest Highway 1, nor is it part of the Trans-Canada system. Now Entering Winnipeg. We were born here, what's your excuse? "Today Mounties busted a major American drug smuggling ring. Former US astronaut Homer Simpson was taken into custody."

Season Fifteen (2003-2004)

  • Bart-Mangled Banner (FABF17 / S15E21) - When Lisa speaks out about the 'climate of fear and repression' in the United States, the Simpsons are arrested under the Government Knows Best Act. They are sent to jail with a bunch of left wing celebrities, President Bill Clinton, and a man who drove a trucks full explosives from Canada, to which Marge wonders why they mix the real criminals with the joke ones.
  • Catch 'Em If You Can (FABF14 / S15E18) - On Niagara Falls, Homer and Marge are about to go over the edge and Canadian and United States Coast Guard are fighting over who should help them:
    • American Coast Guard: Back off Canadians we got them
    • Canadian Coast Guard: You back off hosers, they are in Canadian waters, eh'
    • American Coast Guard: Beat it you puck smacking maple suckers!
    • Canadian Coast Guard: Take a hike you Shatner stealing Mexico touchers!
  • Bart and Lisa, who watch Homer and Marge go over the edge, are shown on the Canadian side of Horseshoe Falls.
  • The Ziff Who Came to Dinner (FABF08 / S15E14) - Lisa, who is too scared to sleep after Homer takes her and Bart see the horror movie The Redeadening, tries to reassure herself, "It is only a movie - filmed in Vancouver - with Donald Sutherland as the priest who stopped believing."
  • 'Tis the Fifteenth Season (FABF02 / S15E07) - The taking astrolabe that Homer bought unexpectedly announced the current time for Montreal.
  • The Regina Monologues (EABF22 / S15E04) - Homer, who is talking to the Queen, makes the analogy of the United States being England's children, "I know we don't call as often as we should, and we aren't as well behaved as our good two shoes brother Canada, who by the way has never had a girlfriend... I'm just saying."
Bart and Lisa on the Canadian side of Horseshoe Falls. Given Canada owns 2/3's of Horseshoe Falls, I say they are clearly under the Canadian Coast Guards justisdiction.

Season Fourteen (2002-2003)

  • The Bart of War (EABF16 / S14E21) - After a fight breaks out at the baseball game, Sideshow Mel suggests to sing a song. The Sea Captain recommends, "Not a hymn to war like our national anthem, but a sweet soothing hymn like the national anthem of Canada". The entire crowd then joined hands in the shape of the maple leaf and sang Oh Canada, with Marge holding a Canadian and Quebec flag. "Well Bart, we've learned that war is not the answer," said Milhouse. To which Bart replies, "Except to all of America's problems".
  • Old Yeller Belly (EABF14 / S14E19) - Canadian Flag seen on the International Space Station.
  • C.E. D'oh (EABF10 / S14E15) - When playing baseball, Bart proclaims that he is Tomokazu Ohka of the Montreal Expos.
  • I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can (EABF07 / S14E12) - Lisa wins the state spelling bee and gets to go to the Spell-lympics in Calgary
  • Bart vs. Lisa vs. the Third Grade (DABF20 / S14E03) - Bart help's Lisa with her homework on Canada with the mnemonic: Quiet Nerds Burp Only Near School. Which helps you remember the four founding provinces of Canada. Quebec, New Brunswick, Ontario, & Nova Scotia.
  • He also gives her "Clowns love haircuts, so should Lee Marvin's valle", which gives you the last eight governer generals: Adrienne Clarkson, Roméo LeBlanc, Ray Hnatyshyn, Jeanne Sauvé, Edward Schreyer, Jules Léger, Roland Michener, and Georges Vanier. He also gives her "dogs eat barf only on Wednesday, Mable.", for principle exports, however that is just nonsensical.

Canadian Guest Stars

  • Scott Thompson (Kids in Hall) as Grady [EABF12 "Three Gays of the Condo"]
1867 Map of Canada Marge with flags

Season Thirteen (2001-2002) - Purchase Season Thirteen on DVD or Blu-Ray

  • The Bart Wants What It Wants (DABF06 / S13E11) - As Bart tries to win back his ex-girlfriend, the Simpson family make brief stopover to Toronto. There many things happen:
    • Getting off the bus Marge proclaims, "it's so clean and bland, I'm home!".
    • Homer, is unconcerned as he blindly jaywalks on a don't walk sign, telling Lisa, "It doesn't matter they have free healthcare!" Getting hit by a car he yells, "I'm rich!"
    • There is a montage of the family sightseeing, set to the song "Take Off" (featuring Geddy Lee of Rush). While in Canada they see the CN Tower, Skydome, the birthplace of Paul Shaffer (a bus station), Dodgers of Foreign Wars, and Paramountie Studios.
    • Throughout the trip Bart remains unhappy because of the loss his girlfriend, "I am a ten year old boy in Toronto, I should be the happiest kid in the world".
    • The episode ends with Bart and Milhouse joining Canadian Olympic basketball team. Impressed by their skills (by almost making a shot) a player suggest Bart be the center.
  • A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love (CABF18 / S13E04) - An arcade machine called "Nuke Canada" is seen in the bowling alley.
Nuke Canada arcade machine. Toronto Bus Terminal Skydome CN Tower Dodgers of Foreign Wars Filming of movie "Canadian Graffiti" Filming of the TV Show "Curling for Loonies" Maggie is excited to visit Canada.

Season Twelve (2000-2001) - Purchase Season Twelve on DVD

  • Bye Bye Nerdie (CABF11 / S12E16) - Janey comments on the new girl in school, "Those shoes look Canadian."
  • Skinner's Sense of Snow (CABF06 / S12E08) - The Simpsons watch the circus "Cirque de Puree". The pamphlet for the circus states: "As French-Canadians, they don't believe in refunds or exploiting animals for entertainment"; much to the disappointment of Homer.

Canadian Guest Stars

  • Joshua Jackson (Dawson's Creek, Fringe) as Jesse Grass [CABF01 "Lisa the Tree Hugger"]

Season Eleven (1999-2000) - Purchase Season Eleven on DVD

  • Saddlesore Galactica (BABF09 / S11E13) - Bachman Turner Overdrive are warming up to play and Bart asks Homer who they are. "It's BTO -- they're Canada's answer to ELP. Their big hit was TCB." [notices Bart staring at him, questioningly] .... that's how we talked in the 70's. We didn't have a moment to spare."
  • E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt) (AABF19 / S11E05) - The Simpsons go see a very bad Zorro movie, if you watch the credits carefully you can see that the National Film Board of Canada helped produce the movie.

Canadian Guest Stars

  • Randy Bachman (The Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive) as himself [BABF09 "Saddlesore Galactica"]
National Film Board of Canada

Season Ten (1998-1999) - Purchase Season Ten on DVD

  • Thirty Minutes over Tokyo (AABF20 / S10E23) - Canadians appear on Japanese game show where they are covered in scorpions and the host laughs "Sting those Canucks!". Homer watching, laughs and yells "Take that, you stupid hosers!". The Canadian man is shown wearing a Montreal Canadiens baseball cap.
  • The Old Man and the "C" Student (AABF16 / S10E20) - Channel 6 sponsors a contest to find a Springfield Olympic Mascot. Where "the winner will join such other memorable mascots such as The Atlanta 'Whatzit' and the Montreal 'Vampire'".
  • Homer to the Max (AABF09 / S10E13) - At a meeting of Springfield's elite President Clinton is rushed off after being told that Quebec has the bomb.
  • Wild Barts Can't Be Broken (AABF07 / S10E11) - Springfield's baseball team the Isotopes threaten to move to Moose Jaw after lack of fan support.
  • Lisa Gets an "A" (AABF03 / S10E07) - The Otto poses as a comptroller says at an assembly, "What she [Lisa] just did took courage, and where I come from, Canada, we reward courage."
1976 Olympics mascot, the Montreal Vampire. Ha! Ha! Sting those canucks!

Season Nine (1997-1998) - Purchase Season Nine on DVD

  • Girly Edition (5F15 / S09E21) - Bart is doing a newscast about missing birds and says, "Some say the birds flew to Canada, others say Toronto."
  • Das Bus (5F11 / S09E14) - Ralph Wiggum is the Canadian delegate at Lisa's model U.N. As soon as fight breaks out, Ralph starts singing "O Canada".
  • The Principal and the Pauper (4F23 / S09E02) - Principal Skinner gives Sergeant Skinner ten Canadian dollars he got as a souvenir he got from his trip to upstate New York.
  • The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson (4F22 / S09E01) - Bart from the Statue of Liberty "Hey, immigrants! Beat It! Country's full!", boat captain says "Okay, folks. You hear the lady. Back into the hold. We'll try Canada." Followed by groaning of the immigrants.

Canadian Guest Stars

  • Alex Trebek (Jeopardy!) as himself [5F07 "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace"]
Principal Skinner gives Sergeant Skinner ten Canadian dollars as a souvenir he got from his trip to upstate New York. O Canada!

Season Eight (1996-1997) - Purchase Season Eight on DVD

  • The Canine Mutiny (4F16 / S08E20) - Bart gets himself a credit card and buys Marge some Vancouver smoked salmon.
  • Burns, Baby Burns (4F05 / S08E04) - Homer is in a cider mill with Ned and Ned tells him that in Canada juice is cider and cider is juice. Not true by the way, just poking fun a Canada's "Oddball" ways.
  • You Only Move Twice (3F23 / S08E02) - Bart is moved to a remedial class where he meets Gordy. When Bart ask what he was in for he say "I moved here from Canada, and they think I am a little slow, eh?." This little joke got the show's creator in trouble with some of his Canadian fans read more here.

Canadian Guest Stars

  • Bret "The Hitman" Hart (Wrestler) as himself [4F17 "The Old Man and the Lisa"]
  • Dave Thomas (of SCTV fame) as Rex Banner [4F15 "Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment"]

Season Seven (1995-1996) - Purchase Season Seven on DVD

  • Bart on the Road (3F17 / S07E20) - The episode were Bart, Milhouse, Martin and Nelson take a trip to Knoxville several things happened:
    • Bart, Milhouse, and Martin tell their parents they are staying at the Sheraton Hotel in Canada for a National Grammar Rodeo as a cover for their road trip.
    • The father of a family of fighting kids threatens to turn around if they don't behave, Bart pulls up and Nelson hits the father in the back of the head. "That's it!" the father yells. "Back to Winnipeg!".
    • Martin wakes up and thinks he's in the great cornfields of Canada.
    • They saw the Canadian film Naked Lunch. After Nelson says ''I can think of at least two things wrong with that title"

Canadian Guest Stars

  • Donald Sutherland (Actor) as Hollis Hurlbut (the museum curator) [3F13 "Lisa the Iconoclast"]
  • Paul Anka (Singer) as himself [3F04 "Treehouse of Horror VI"]

Season Six (1994-1995) - Purchase Season Six on DVD

  • The PTA Disbands (2F19 / S06E21) - Marge (who becomes a substitute teacher) complains to Homer "It took the children 40 minutes to locate Canada on the map." and Homer responds "Marge, anyone could miss Canada. All tucked away down there."
  • Homer vs. Patty and Selma (2F14 / S06E17) - Marge's most international coffee in the house is "Montreal Morn"

Canadian Guest Stars

  • Henry Corden (Voice Actor) as Fred Flintstone (children's toy) [2F02 "Sideshow Bob Roberts"]

Season Five (1993-1994) - Purchase Season Five on DVD

  • No Canadian References in Season Five

Canadian Guest Stars

  • Robert Goulet (Entertainer) as himself [1F08 "$pringfield"]

Season Four (1992-1993) - Purchase Season Four on DVD

  • Brother from the Same Planet (9F12 / S04E14) - Lisa calls the teen idol Cory's 900 number from school to hear a taped Corey say "Now for the newspaper, Canada stalls on Free Trade Pact."
  • Homer's Triple Bypass (9F09 / S04E11) - Homer is sick and he is trying to reassure Marge about the operation and he says "Don't worry, Marge. America's health care system is second only to Japan, Canada, Sweden, Great Britain, well, all of Europe, but you can thank your lucky stars we don't live in Paraguay!"
  • Marge Gets a Job (9F05 / S04E07) - Homer in an attempt to stall Marge he looks at his newspaper and says "Canada to hold referendum. Sorry Marge can't talk now."

Season Three (1991-1992) - Purchase Season Three on DVD

  • Bart's Friend Falls in Love (8F22 / S03E23) - Milhouse's girlfriend Samantha is sent to Saint Sebastian's School for Wicked Girls, which happens to be run by French Canadian Nuns. When Milhouse goes to visit her a nun says, "Samantha, ne pas de boys".
  • Lisa the Greek (8F12 / S03E14) - Lisa is looking up football at the library and she goes over a library card that says "Oddball Canadian Rules".
  • When Flanders Failed (7F23 / S03E03) - Homer is watching the Canadian Football League draft picks for Roughriders and the Rough Riders, looking quite bored.
  • Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington (8F01 / S03E02) - The winner of the essay contest reads from his entry, "Where but in America or possibly Canada could my family find such opportunity".
CFL draft logo CFL draft on TV Gordie Howe Maggie in a Crown Royal bag

Season Two (1990-1991) - Purchase Season Two on DVD

  • No Canadian References in Season Two

Season One (1989-1990) - Purchase Season One on DVD

  • No Canadian References in Season One

Reoccurring

  • The major highway that passes through Springfield is route 401, which is the show creator Matt Groening named after the major highway which runs through Ontario.

Canadian Guest Stars

  • The late Phil Hartman played Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz
  • Maurice LaMarche of Futurama (Kif Kroker/Morbo/Calculon) has occasionally done voices.

For list of references to other countries on the Simpson's check out SNPP's list The Simpsons: A Foreign Affair.