'The Simpsons' sings a stinging song about Upstate New York
(WENY) – If you watched Sunday's episode of The Simpsons, you probably saw some familiar places.
During the episode “D'Oh Canada”, Homer Simpson sang a scathing parody of Frank Sinatra's “New York, New York”, focusing on some of Upstate New York's woes.
During the song, Homer covered towns big and small, from Buffalo to Oriskany and some of the well-known landmarks, such as Kodak in Rochester and Anchor Bar in Buffalo.
The character sang as he and his family traveled through Upstate. Homer was shown at a Buffalo Bills game with poor attendance, eating wings with a state trooper at Anchor Bar, driving through Utica as a declining population count was shown and driving past a crumbling, shut down Kodak plant as people took selfies outside.
In a statement to USA Today, Rich Azzopardi, a spokesman for Governor Andrew Cuomo said, “There always remains work to be done but – dumb cheap shots aside – facts are facts: jobs are up, unemployment is down, millennials are coming back and it's clear that Poochie was an uncredited writer on that episode. However, I still want a Fighting Hellfish tattoo.”