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The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson 

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


Jim Reardon


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Barney / World Trade Center Worker #3 / Subway bum / New York City mailman / Alfred E. Neuman / Horse Cab Driver (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Moe Szyslak / Carl / Duffman / 'ZZ Top' Rabbi / World Trade Center Worker #2 / Khlav Kalash vendor (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Lenny / Captain of immigrant ship / World Trade Center Worker #1 (voice)
Joan Kenley Joan Kenley ... Woman on Phone (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Mad Magazine Secretary (voice)
Michael Dees 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Animation | Comedy


TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


First appearance of Duffman. See more »


When Homer races to Central Park to pick up his family, he scratches his wheel against the carriage which emits sparks. In the extreme close-up, the front grill of Homer's car is missing. See more »


[first lines]
Moe: What? Oh oh! Here comes the evening rush. Clear out, fellas!
[dozens of rats rush to their hiding places]
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Alternate Versions

There is another deletion in the "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson" alternate version. At the Statue of Liberty, Bart yells to a boat of immigrants that the country is "full" so they should leave. In the original, the captain responded and turned around. Oddly enough, without the joke, the scene seems even more harsh. See more »


References C.H.U.D. (1984) See more »


Sweet Georgia Brown
Music by Ben Bernie and Maceo Pinkard
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One of my all-time favourite Simpsons episodes!
20 July 2020 | by gilldavistanSee all my reviews

I regard this episode truly one of my favourite episodes of all time! It has a special place in my heart because it is the first episode I watched when getting into Simpsons.

This episode is jammed packed full of laughs and has a great plot. The Simpsons visiting new york was a great idea executed perfectly.

This episode absolutely deserves 10/10 from me!

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Release Date:

21 September 1997 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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