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.
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Did You Know?
Besides prominently featuring the World Trade Center, this episode had some other eerie connections to the 9-11 attacks that would occur four years later. When Lisa holds up an ad for cheap bus tickets to New York City, it says $9, with the twin towers appearing to the right, apparently forming the number 11, hence 9-11. Furthermore, the man in the subway mentions the Pentagon, the other target of that attack. See more
Homer should have called the police because Barney stole his car, as borrowing something and failing to return it is considered a form of theft. See more
What? Oh oh! Here comes the evening rush. Clear out, fellas!
[dozens of rats rush to their hiding places
A new heavily edited version of "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson" is airing in syndication. All references to Homer's wrecked car parked at the World Trade Center, including shots of the towers and verbal references, are badly cut out. See more
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Music by Alf Clausen
Lyrics by Ken Keeler
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