Much the way the annual "Treehouse of Horror" episode inevitably runs on the Sunday after Halloween, last night's Ireland-themed episode of The Simpsons might have played a wee bit better had it run last weekend, when the fever pitch for St. Patrick's Day was at full force. Still, that's a problem for the programming folks to suss out, as the creatives delivered one of the best episodes that we've seen over the last few seasons. The plot, which encompassed tangents as typically and wildly varied as home & garden shows and the Simpson family putting a hot tub in their backyard, was mainly driven by the revelation that Abe "Grandpa" Simpson had written a bucket list and included an item on it about returning to Ireland to drink a pint of beer at his favorite bar. In addition to giving the writers a shot to write a slew of new Irish jokes, it allowed them an opportunity to work in a nerdgasmic cameo from Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova of Once fame. Although the two recently broke up in real life, thanks to the sheer awesomeness of the clip you'll find after the jump, we have rescinded our official demand that they give their Oscar back.
Most Viewed Stories
5 Secrets That Still Need to Be Revealed on Game of Thrones
Corey Feldman on Hollywood Child Abuse: ‘They Were Passing Us Back and Forth’
Report: Amber Heard Granted Restraining Order Against Johnny Depp After Alleged Assault
Watch Sad James Corden, David Schwimmer Get Owned After Late Late Show Mic-Drop Surprise
Why The Mindy Project’s ‘Coconut’ Episode Was a Smart Response to Criticism of the Show
What to Remember for the Second Half of Game of Thrones Season 6
T.J. Miller’s Silicon Valley Outtakes Can Double As a Master Class in Old-People Burns
9 Movies to See (or Not) This Memorial Day Weekend
Why It Makes Sense to End the True Detective Franchise
X-Men: Apocalypse’s Post-Credits Scene, Explained
Latest News from VultureGlee’s Mark Salling Indicted on Two Counts in Child Pornography Case
Saling was arrested by the LAPD in December.How Old Is Everyone Supposed to Be in X-Men: Apocalypse?
Somehow, Jennifer Lawrence has been tricked into playing another character in her 40s.Penelope Cruz And Jimmy Fallon Dubsmash On The Tonight Show And You Know, Look, Live Television Is Not Easy
Those long pauses.Emilia Clarke, What Are You Doing? Don’t Watch Game of Thrones With Your Parents
Never watch Game of Thrones with your parents.Report: Amber Heard Granted Restraining Order Against Johnny Depp After Alleged Assault
TMZ reports Heard "showed up in court with a bruise on her face."What’s Leaving Showtime: June 2016
Goodbye, Drive.With Dangerous Woman, Ariana Grande Shows That Being a Work in Progress Is Serving Her Well
She isn’t abandoning the tweenaged tattooed hearts of her first album; she’s just switched up their placement to somewhere more risqué.X-Men: Apocalypse’s Post-Credits Scene, Explained
It teases a longtime X-Men villain.What to Remember for the Second Half of Game of Thrones Season 6
Cersei likes to talk about burning things down ... a lot.9 Movies to See (or Not) This Memorial Day Weekend
You can't barbecue the entire weekend, after all.
Bonds. James Bonds.Boos, Trolls, and Feuds: Final Thoughts on the Craziest Cannes in Years
What made this the least-civil festival in ages? Consider the evidence.What’s Leaving HBO: June 2016
Good-bye, The Godfather Epic.Nick Stoller on The Carmichael Show Finale, ‘President Trump,’ and Getting Picked Up for Season 3
"We weren’t trying to prove which candidate is right or wrong. That heads towards propaganda, which is boring artistically."How Accurate Is The Girlfriend Experience, Episode 11?
Inside the world of erotic webcams.The Trailer for James Franco’s Lesbian Vampire Remake of Lifetime’s Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? Is Art
Lifetime can read its audience like a sexy lesbian vampire book authored by James Franco.The Daily Show Offers Hilarious Advice to Hillary Clinton: Don’t Be the Boss We Want, Be the Boss We Need
Michelle Wolf knows you don't know what a server is.Nick Carter Had Some Earth-shattering Advice for Nick Jonas; You Might Not Be Ready to Hear It, Because, Like, Whoa
"Whoa, that was really deep."Bloodline Recap: A Piece of the Pie
Why does John Rayburn want to be sheriff?Margot Robbie Films Another Bathtub Scene to Explain Red Nose Day, Slowly Becoming Our Main Source of Legitimate News
Hey, it worked in The Big Short, so.