A Change.org petition is seeking to rename Australian currency “Dollarydoos” in reference to a 1995 episode of The Simpsons.
The Simpsons episode entitled “Bart vs Australia” originally aired in 1995 and saw Bart Simpson facing fraud charges after making a $900 AUS collect call to a boy in that country. The boy’s father referred to the currency as “dollarydoos” when he opened the phone bill.
Now 20 years later, a serious movement is attempting to rename Australian currency “dollarydoos” in reference to that episode. The Change.org petition by Thomas Probst is named “Change the Australian currency name to Dollarydoos” and suggests that the move would help stimulate the country’s economy.
Due to global commodity prices plummeting, the Australian economy is struggling. 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.
As of this writing, the petition has over 15,000 supporters. It has picked up steam as the story has been reported by major media outlets such as BuzzFeed and The Mirror UK.
One supporter noted that “I already refer to our currency as dollarydoos.”
The leaders addressed in the petition have not yet responded to the proposal.