09/15/2014 01:24 pm ET Updated Sep 15, 2014

Groundskeeper Willie Of 'The Simpsons' Has Just The Man To Run Independent Scotland

The Sept. 18 vote on Scotland's independence from the United Kingdom has at least one animated character, well, animated.

In a video clip attracting views by the millions, Groundskeeper Willie from "The Simpsons" makes clear his preference for a free Scotland and conveniently offers himself as its new honcho.

"Willie won't back down to world leaders because I haven't a clue who they are, and I'm not willing to learn!" he growls.

In the real-life political arena, the issue has also inspired passion, with the vote on Scotland's destiny now extremely close, according to polls.

The pro-independence campaign, led by by First Minister Alex Salmond of the Scottish National Party, believes Scotland should have complete sovereignty over its affairs, and that Scotland's offshore oil fields would drive the nation's economy.

Opponents' arguments include warnings that an independent Scotland would be compromised on a global stage and would have to raise taxes to fully pay for its own institutions and military.

h/t Laughing Squid