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  Why Brazil wants to sue The Simpsons
Updated 09 April 2002, 10.57
The Simpsons
The Simpsons is caught up in a huge row with Brazil.

People in Brazil are furious over an episode of the cartoon which showed The Simpsons visiting their country.

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In the episode, Bart is swallowed by a giant snake, Homer is robbed by street kids and massive rats keep running across the road.

The people who are in charge of Brazil's tourism are angry because they think it makes Brazil look terrible. Tourism bosses think it could stop people going there on holiday and are considering suing the show's producers.

Blame It On Lisa

The Simpsons
Lisa is also seen making friends with a Brazilian street boy who is being chased by wild monkeys, and Homer is kidnapped by a taxi driver.

The episode, called Blame It On Lisa, was shown in America last week.

A spokesman in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro said they were particularly upset about the monkeys, because they made Rio look like a "jungle", when in fact it's a very modern city.

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