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New York City is one of the most popular cities in the world. So it was only a matter of time before The Simpsons took it on in animated form. Episode 1 of Season 9, “The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson” encapsulated the contrast that the city encompasses, that the best day for some (Marge, Lisa, Bart) is the worst for others (Homer). But that wasn’t the last time The Simpsons visited New York. Luckily, future visits were far less hostile.
To commemorate the release of The Simpsons Movie, several 7-11s were transformed into Qwik-E-Marts. If you barely knew that there were 7-11s in New York City, then you were doubly surprised when the ones in Times Square (Port Authority: close enough) became a Kwik-E-Mart!
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They had everything in there. Well, everything besides Duff Beer and Skittlebrau, you know that beer that has candy floating in it? But there were Pink Frosted Doughnuts, Krusty-O’s, and Buzz Cola for miles, all at marginally marked up prices.
But that wasn’t the first time NYC welcomed our favorite residents of Evergreen Terrace. To commemorate the DVD release of The Simpsons Movie, Bryant Park became a skating rink as a tribute to Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie. They even erected a giant yellow hand holding the sugariest of the sugars: a Pink Frosted Doughnut!
and to cap off the night, the Empire State Building was lit completely in the color yellow, revealing that any and every New Yorker has a little bit of Simpson in them.
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