The Simpsons: Season 9, Episode 1

The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson (21 Sep. 1997)

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Homer must travel to New York to get his car back, which is illegally parked at World Trade Center Plaza.

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Homer Simpson / Barney / World Trade Center Worker #3 / Subway bum / New York City mailman / Alfred E. Neuman / Horse Cab Driver (voice)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Moe Szyslak / Carl / Duffman / 'ZZ Top' Rabbi / World Trade Center Worker #2 / Khlav Kalash vendor (voice)
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Lenny / Captain of immigrant ship / World Trade Center Worker #1 (voice)
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Woman on Phone (voice)
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Mad Magazine Secretary (voice)
Michael Dees ...
'New York, New York' singer (voice)
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After Barney has mysteriously driven the Simpsons' car to New York and abandoned it there the family set out to retrieve it. However it has accrued many parking tickets and a clamp and,whilst Homer is waiting for a parking officer to remove the clamp,he gets caught short and needs the toilet, thereby missing meeting the officer. He decides to take drastic action to remove the clamp,which leads to the family driving home in a severely damaged vehicle. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The animators traveled to New York City to get detailed drawing of the city so that it would all be authentic, especially The World Trade Center which they spent several days researching. See more »

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Bart Simpson: When I grow up, I wanna be in the Betty Ford Center.
Marge Simpson: You'd better start saving now, it's very expensive.
Lisa Simpson: Shh! They're strapping down Liza Minelli.
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References Ernest Goes to Camp (1987) See more »

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Everything is Beautiful
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one of the best
18 October 2009 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

I've watched this episode at least 20 times and I never get sick of it. It's got everything that one misses when watching the simpsons of today (although, I must confess, from mid-season 20 to this day, it has been improving it's writing quality). First of all, the plot is engaging and overall well written. The fact that Homer hates NY and has to go there to pick up his car is just fall-down-to-your-knees funny. The story of the rest of the family, is engaging, at best, not being, of course, the backbone of the episode. That part is left for the Homer storyline, and very wheel done, I might add. Homer's freak out towards everything in NY is the funniest thing here, you will smile hundreds of times and laugh out loud another couple of times. I don't give this episode a perfect 10 because I think it has some of the "wtf" moments we have nowadays (like the biker guy that was stuck to the back of that car that screamed at homer)

None the less, this is by far one of my favorite episodes of the simpsons of all time. I just wish that the writing skills that were so brilliantly put here, could be inserted in the simpsons new episodes, if not for at least let it go out with a bang.


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