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World Trade Center (1973–2001)
The World Trade Center
is prominently featured
in the episode.

"The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson" is the first episode of The Simpsons' ninth season. The 179th episode of the show overall, it was originally broadcast on the Fox network in the United States on September 21, 1997. Written by Ian Maxtone-Graham, the episode features the Simpson family traveling to recover the family car, which Barney Gumble had abandoned in Manhattan with numerous parking tickets and a parking boot. Executive producers Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein suggested that the car be found at the World Trade Center (pictured in 2001), as they wanted a location that would be widely known. The animators painstakingly replicated city landmarks. The episode received generally positive reviews, and has since been on accolade lists of The Simpsons episodes. It was taken off syndication in many areas following the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, but had come back into syndication by 2006. (Full article...)