When Homer tries to enter a phone-in competition, he becomes terribly stubborn and angry for Springfield introducing a new dialing code. In the Town Hall, after the Mayor's meeting about the change, Homer discovers that all the rich people live on one side of Springfield, with the old code, and Homer is left to try and manage with the new code. However, he protests, and ends up splitting Springfield into Old and New. Homer desperately tries different ways to tackle Old Springfield, but in doing so, he only makes them richer when they discover gold at the bottom of the river. Homer finally builds a large wall to separate the two sides, and remembers that The Who are planned to stage at Springfield for a concert. Will Homer manage to convince The Who to play on his side of town instead of the other's? Written by
Did You Know?
On the DVD commentary, the cast and crew recall, with great amusement, that Dan Castellaneta
(the voice of Homer) and The Who's Roger Daltrey
were both star-struck upon meeting each other, as each was a great admirer of the other's work. See more
[the residents of Old Springfield discover gold in the river after Homer turns off the dam
Thanks, Mayor Simpson! From now on, we'll all be taking golden showers.
[muffled laughter is heard in the background
References A Tale of Two Cities
Lyrics by Pete Townshend
Performed by The Who See more