View Full Version : The City Of New York vs. Homer Simpson

Jek Porky 2002
08-05-2003, 02:00 PM
What is the deal with this episode of The Simpsons, is it actually banned from being shown again, or are they waiting for a better time to show it?

I downloaded it at the weekend because I have not seen it since around 2000. There is not actually anything that could be taken as offensive, if anything it makes you remember the twin towers.

Will it be shown again?

El Chuxter
08-05-2003, 02:02 PM
I don't think it's banned, just not being aired. I'm sure it will show up on DVD soon. It's one of the funniest episodes ever, and I think sometime soon people will again be ready to laugh about choosing crabjuice over Mountain Dew.

Jek Porky 2002
08-05-2003, 02:17 PM
I forgot to mention it is a very funny episode. This episode was the climax, it was downhill from then on.

08-05-2003, 07:28 PM
This is one of my least-favorite episodes and starts the downward slide the show is currently in, but they have shown it in syndication here a couple times in the last year or so.

Exhaust Port
08-05-2003, 09:21 PM
I loved this episode! The image of watching Homer driving with the wheel boot on still makes me laugh. Great stuff.

08-05-2003, 11:10 PM
I love this episode. There is something rather delightful (though saddening) when the guys in the towers yell back and forth at each other.

"They put all the jerks in tower 1!"

It was funny at the time (still is to me) and it makes me remember when the towers were still there, which i can't help but feel somewhat proud and nostalgic about something that was so grand and once stood in NYC. I do remember when this was aired the day OF the terrorist attacks on my local fox station. They cut in during the middle and there was darkness for about 10 min, when it popped on, it was the Stonecutters episode and it was right at the part where they paint the building sky blue and that chopper hits it. I think somebody realized this error, cause once the chopper hit, about 5 seconds later, it cut to commercial and came back w/ another episode.

08-06-2003, 08:07 AM
It's got to be a touchy subject. I mean Homer is actually in both Towers. Still, other shows (pre-9/11) that have images of the TT don't get banned. It's a delicate topic and I'm sure it will be on sooner than later. They removed the poison envelope episode of Seinfeld for a while too, but that was on not to long ago. Give it time and they'll show it.

08-06-2003, 08:16 AM
I am proud to say that I have seen it!!!!!!!:D

08-06-2003, 01:48 PM
I am proud to say that I have seen it!!!!!!!:D

Dude, that is a great episode. I loved it. EWWWWWWWW I'll have a crab juice. LMAO. I downloaded this one a long time ago. Also contained oneof the best songs from the Betty Ford Clinic Broadway play.

No more stinking alcohol
No more pot or Demarol.....

08-06-2003, 05:27 PM
That was one of my favorite episodes too. I remember when I went to NYC in 2000 and I had that song in my head the whole time (the one from homer's flashback). I've always loved architecture so I for sure went to see the towers but for some reason I was even more fascinated by the fact that I was in a spot that was on the simpsons. I know in NYC, just about everywhere you go was in SOME movie or TV show but this was HOMER FREAKIN SIMPSON!! I've seen it a few times since the day of the attacks (I got my TIE Interceptor and was taking it out of the packege when they came on TV) I know it was a terible thing that happened but, as has been said before, that episode has nothing to do with it so banning it would be retarded. BTW, how could the ban "flushing meadows................"

Exhaust Port
08-09-2003, 10:45 AM
There was probably an effort to eliminate that episode from hitting the airwaves soon after 9/11 to give some people a chance to heal so some people took that to mean the episode was lost forever. I'm sure by the time we get to that season in the DVD releases it will be a moot point and it will be released without fanfare.

How about the X-Files movie that showed a government building being blown up. Not only did the building look like the one in Oklahoma City but the method that blew it up was so similar. If Fox didn't care about that being shown on the heals of that terror attack then a cartoon that shows no violence towards the towers should be no problem.

08-09-2003, 12:27 PM
Most defenetly not banned it was on earlier this year, I don't think they would ban it just like that.

Exhaust Port
08-09-2003, 06:03 PM
I think it became an Urban Legend regarding it's banning even before Fox had a chance to even address the situation. Most likely they never thought about taking it that far but paranoid Simpsons fan started panicing right away.

08-11-2003, 12:53 PM
"krau-kalash, krau-kalash"..."

"i'll take a bowl of that..."

"no bowl... STICK!"

"ooookay, i'll take a stick of that... whadaya got to drink..."

"mountain dew or crab juice."

"AUUUUGGGHHH! EWWWWWWWWWW! AWWWWWWW!!!! i'll take the crab juice!"

"of course new york sounds bad if all you remember are the pimps and the chuds..."

Exhaust Port
08-11-2003, 02:34 PM
:D :D :D :D :D