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    Default News of our economic downfall reaches The Simpsons.

    This clip will probably highlight our situation to more people globally, than any Wall Street Times article.
    Mr Burns calls for Irish immigrants to come peel potatoes in the U.S
    ‘I’ve lots of potatoes that need peeling’ - Mr Burns pokes fun at Ireland’s economic woes - TV & Radio, Entertainment - Independent.ie
    Although funny, I have to say we'd call it racist if it was Jim Davidson or Bernard Manning delivering the joke.
    Shows that it's not necessarily the content of humour but the context.
    Anyway, take a bow, our global image as poor immigrants has been restored.
    3/4 of a million hits in 3 days.

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    Yeah just saw the clip, it was quite funny.
    "War is never economically beneficial except for those in position to profit from war expenditures."-Ron Paul

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    Begorrah!
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    Begorrah!
    Leave that to the brits...lol
    "War is never economically beneficial except for those in position to profit from war expenditures."-Ron Paul

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    It a joke about mr burns age not the Irish economic downfall
    mr burns thinks that Irish not Hispanic is the main issue with USA immigration as it was 1850-1900 cicra

    Jokes about his very old age are a running gag on the show

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    A few years ago the Simpsons production team came to Ireland during the celtic tiger years as a result of an Irish based show.

    I don't watch the Simspons but recall the episode littered with IBM/Google etc images shown a new Ireland but still a pub segment with the 'drunken Irish'

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    I didn't laugh at all... what was funny about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by True Republican View Post
    Leave that to the brits...lol
    The British don't do that, though, with the exception of 1970s leftover 'comedians' - it is on American and Australian television that you get the 'drunken thick Mick' stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sport02 View Post
    A few years ago the Simpsons production team came to Ireland during the celtic tiger years as a result of an Irish based show.

    I don't watch the Simspons but recall the episode littered with IBM/Google etc images shown a new Ireland but still a pub segment with the 'drunken Irish'
    With Biffo being the main star in that section........

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    The British don't do that, though, with the exception of 1970s leftover 'comedians' - it is on American and Australian television that you get the 'drunken thick Mick' stuff.
    The Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph have been known to slag off Irish people.
    "War is never economically beneficial except for those in position to profit from war expenditures."-Ron Paul

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