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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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Barney / World Trade Center Worker #3 / Subway bum / New York City mailman / Alfred E. Neuman / Horse Cab Driver (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Moe Szyslak / Carl / Duffman / 'ZZ Top' Rabbi / World Trade Center Worker #2 / Khlav Kalash vendor (voice)
Lenny / Captain of immigrant ship / World Trade Center Worker #1 (voice)
Joan Kenley ...
Woman on Phone (voice)
Mad Magazine Secretary (voice)
Michael Dees ...
'New York, New York' singer (voice)


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 »


Homer: All right, New York. I'm coming back. But you're not gonna get this!
[Homer throws his wallet into the lit fireplace]
Lisa: Dad, our baby pictures are in there.
Homer: Don't you start!
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References New York, New York (1977) See more »


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One of the funniest Simpson episodes
27 November 2007 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

I am a dedicated fan of the Simpsons, just like some people are fans of the Yankees. (don't get wild, I am not comparing cartoon to real live human athletes, just the loyalty and dedication) Before our tragedy, I saw this episode and I was killing myself laughing. After that horrible morning here in Manhattan, I still watched the Simpsons and after a year or two, I was wondering why I hadn't seen NY vs. Homer Simpson aired. I entered the name of the episode on Yahoo! and saw that Fox was not showing it because of the fact that the episode took place in New York and at the site of our deceased. I said to myself that it should not matter, it's just a cartoon. However, I have to admit that get a lump in my throat when I see movies showing the Towers. I asked myself "at that time, did we think those buildings would ever be gone, for any reason? I worked on the 78th floor of the World Trade 1 in the 80's. I loved those buildings. I loved the elevators. They were so fast it was like being beamed up to the Star Treak Enterprise. Now they are gone. Has enough time passed that we can now laugh at Homer getting ticketed at World Trade One or will a cartoon drawing of the Towers bring all the horror back that we still can't laugh? Fox should show it, with a disclaimer, of course, and see how New Yorkers deal with it. If it still too soon, then Fox can leave it on the DVDs. We have to try to laugh.

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