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Simpsons mark St Patrick’s Day

The Simpsons are in Ireland to celebrate St Patrick’s Day on Tuesday night. It is the first time an...

The Simpsons with Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson. Picture: Gallo Images/WireImage

The Simpsons are in <?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><country-region w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Ireland </country-region>to celebrate St Patrick’s Day on Tuesday night.

It is the first time an episode of the hit cartoon will be premiered that side of the Atlantic before it is shown in <country-region w:st="on"><place w:st="on">America</country-region>.

Nancy Cartwright, who provides Bart’s voice, said when the show launched 20 years ago no one thought they had such a long-term hit on their hands.

"As an actor you hope because there is long job security in that. But we had no idea in fact because it was Fox. It wasn’t even a network. It was fledgling," said Cartwright.

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