Petition: Change Australian currency to reference 'The Simpsons'

By Ben Hooper  |  Oct. 16, 2015 at 12:38 PM
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CANBERRA, Australia, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A petition with more than 15,000 signatures calls on Australian officials to raise the value of their currency by changing the name to "Dollarydoos."

The Change.org petition, authored by Thomas Probst, calls on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and other political leaders in the country to give a boost to the country's struggling dollar currency by re-branding them "Dollarydoos," a term used in a 1995 episode of animated comedy The Simpsons.

"Due to global commodity prices plummeting, the Australian economy is struggling," Probst wrote.

"That's why we need something to stimulate the Australian economy and that something is changing the name of the Australian currency to 'Dollarydoos'. This will make millions of people around the world want to get their hands on some Australian currency due to the real life Simpsons reference, driving up the value of the Australian currency. If the leaders of this great nation have any common sense at all, they will introduce legislation to parliament to change the name of our currency as soon as possible. So please sign this petition to get our nations leaders to finally act on this important issue."

The petition had 15,200 supporters as of early Friday afternoon.

The term "Dollarydoos" appeared in an episode of The Simpsons titled, "Bart vs. Australia," which featured Bart Simpson making a pricey collect call to an Australian home to ask which way the water spins in their toilets.

The family's father receives a bill for the call and exclaims, "Nine hundred dollarydoos!"

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