10 things you didn’t know about the Scots in America

In celebration of Tartan Day (Scottish Indepence Day) I give you: 10 things you didn’t know about the Scots in America

3 Groundskeeper Willy’s Scottishness was an accident

The decision to create the Scottish Simpsons’ character Groundskeeper Willy was not a deliberate move to capture audience share in Inverness. The character, who works at Springfield Elementary, is a ginger-bearded Scot who frequently comments on matters of European interest – condemning the French’s pre-war attitude by describing them as “cheese-eating surrender monkeys”, for example. But he is only Scottish because it was one of the few accents actor, Dan Castellaneta, could pull off “realistically”.

If its not Scottish, its crap!


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