I remember thinking (and keep in mind, I’m not proud of this), but one of the first thoughts I had when I saw those planes hit the towers is “they’ll never show that episode of the Simpsons where Homer goes to the World Trade Center again!”
And for four years, I was right. As far as I know, anyway. I never really checked. I’m lazy.
I mean, c’mon, this is “the day that everything changed”. They didn’t show Saturday Night Live for a whole month! And I have to admit, watching this episode is more than just a little weird.
First of all, it’s all about Homer’s anti-NYC views. Which he espouses loudly, throughout the whole episode. New York is shown as an uncaring city of horrible bureaucrats looking to screw the taxpayer out of his hard-earned money at the drop of a hat. That tax money was used to pay the salaries of firemen and policemen who died! Their widows and children need that money!
And if that isn’t bad enough, it contains the line, “They stick all the jerks in Tower 1!”
All the jerks? Weren’t these people supposed to be heroes? Did I mention this is regular tv I’m watching this on, it’s not a DVD!
Am I the only one who thinks this is crazy?
Does anyone care?
No? OK, I guess it’s just me. Nevermind. My bad.