A Canadian-themed episode of The Simpsons titled "D'Oh Canada" is airing this week. The Simpsons Canadian episode will premiere in Canada on Sunday, April 28th at 8:00 PM. The episode, a homage to all things Canada, is the show's 660th episode, as "The Simpsons" marches through its 30th season.
The premise of "D'Oh Canada" focuses on Lisa after she is erroneously granted political asylum in Canada while the Simpson family takes a trip to Niagara Falls. As Marge attempts to rescue Lisa, the family is compelled to confront the temptation to move to Canada.
Lucas Meyer, a Toronto-based journalist, announced this morning that he was afforded the opportunity to voice Justin Trudeau for the episode. Meyer's Trudeau impressions turned heads back in November of 2017 when he compiled a video of his Trudeau impersonations and posted it on YouTube.
The episode's Simpsons Wiki page explains, "On a family vacation to Niagara Falls, Lisa is mistakenly granted political asylum in Canada. When Marge goes to rescue Lisa, they are forced to re-evaluate their love for America as they navigate the polite Canadian landscape."
One of the show's Canadian consulting producers, Tim Long, informed The Canadian Press that the Trudeau character interacts with Lisa during the episode. The Manitoba-born producer who grew up in Exeter, Ontario, also commented that "there may be mention of a current scandal" involving Prime Minister Trudeau, referring to the SNC-Lavalin controversy.
Long also mentioned during a phone interview, "That may be one of those things that nobody in America is going to get."
He also told reporters, "It’s funny, though, because of course America got used to the idea that, ‘Well, Trudeau is great’ — at least the liberal part of America has sort of got it in their head that, ‘Oh, he’s amazing and Canadians must love him’ — and I think they’re shocked to learn that he’s in a little bit of trouble right now."
The episode will reportedly also feature beloved children's author Judy Blume, who will voice herself.