The Simpsons are going to Ireland — they pretty much have to, as a way to apologize for missing out on visiting Grampa once again.
This episode holds the distinction of airing in Ireland and the United Kingdom a week before airing on American TV.
* ContinuitySnarl: In [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E12TheMansionFamily "The Mansion Family"]], Moe conformed to the law against serving beer before 2:00pm on Sundays. Now, he was encouraging Homer and Abe to break that law (though he may have done it, as Ireland probably doesn't have that law).
* DistaffCounterpart: Irish Nelson.
* OhCrap: Bart after realizing the Irish version of Nelson is, unknowingly, going to carve his initials into Bart's butt.