The Simpsons Eviscerated Upstate New York And Now Everyone Is Losing Minds
EVERYONE CHILL OUT.
The Simpsons took a road trip to Niagara Falls in a new episode on Sunday and completely eviscerated upstate New York with a "New York, New York" parody.
Homer starts off the episode saying: "We're headed to the one place that can never decline because it was never that great: Upstate New York."
Then shit starts crumbling around them and he breaks into song.
*To the tune of "New York, New York*
"Start watchin' Fox News/ Stop watchin' your weight."
"There is no fancy part of it — upstate New York."
"They're fond of their booze/ Hot wing sauce is great."
"I'm gonna clog my heart in it.... upstate New Yooork."
The specificity, the accuracy, and as someone born and raised in Upstate New York... they pretty much nailed it.
It goes on: "The Kodak plant closed but I'm alongin' to stay/And go on disability in upstate New York."
They show Utica. UTICA!
They went SUPER micro bringing up literally my town, Niskayuna. NISKAYUNA. Like this is real water tower there.
But then everyone lost their damn minds.
"Last night's episode of 'The Simpsons' delivered a scorching assessment of upstate New York's decline, population drain, and job losses."
Syracuse invited Simpsons writers to the New York State fair.
My town, Niskayuna, issued a statement that I personally, as someone from Niskayuna, think...never should have issued.
Then an aide to the governor issued a statement.
WHO HAS NEVER SEEN "THE SIMPSONS"?!?!?
And that's where we're at right now.
Most people from upstate New York are in on the joke.
The only lie that's really there is that everyone knows Buffalo is NOT considered upstate New York.
Because if you really want to start an argument with someone from Upstate all you have to do is argue about the boundaries of it.
Just never, EVER, call Westchester "upstate."
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