Conover: Oh, my. Hello, I'm Evan Conover with the US State Department.
[hands Marge his card]
Marge: [reading] "Undersecretary for International Protocol: Brat and
Conover: Unfortunately, Bart, your little escapade could not have come
at a worse time. [sets up screen] Americo-Australianian
relations are at an all-time low.
[talks over a slide show]
As I'm sure you remember, in the late 1980s the US experienced
a short-lived infatuation with Australian culture. For some
bizarre reason, the Aussies thought this would be a permanent
thing. Of course, it wasn't.
[a slide shows "Yahoo Serious Festival"]
Lisa: I know those words, but that sign makes no sense.
Conover: Anyway, the Down Under fad fizzled and the diplomatic climate
turned absolutely frosty.
[a slide shows Castro in crosshairs: "Cuba Plan B"]
Oops, let's pretend we didn't see this. [swallows slide]
-- The US takes an unsavory route? No,
"Bart vs. Australia"