The Simpsons

Season 22 Episode 9

Donnie Fatso

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 12, 2010 on FOX
out of 10
User Rating
123 votes

By Users

Episode Summary

After violating several petty laws at the beginning of the new year, Homer is fined and gets into more trouble for bribery. As a result, he gets a 10-year sentence to the federal penitentiary, but can have it commuted if he works undercover in an effort to get Fat Tony convicted on a major crime.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

No results found.
No results found.
No results found.
  • Meh, alright episode

    After violating several petty laws at the beginning of the new year, Homer is fined and gets into more trouble for bribery. As a result, he gets a 10-year sentence to the federal penitentiary, but can have it commuted if he works undercover in an effort to get Fat Tony convicted on a major crime. I thought this was a fair episode. It was alright on most of the parts here. I didn't get that much laughs. I only laughed at a few gags here and I don't really remember at all. My huge problems was it was boring and I didn't like the part of Fat Tony becoming Fit Tony. Overall, a mediocre episode. 5.5/10moreless
  • In order to get out of a ten year prison sentence, Homer agrees to work as an undercover agent for the FBI and infiltrate local mobster Anthony "Fat Tony" D'Amico's crime syndicate.moreless

    Hands down the worst episode of the season. There has not been an episode more boring and painfully unfunny than "Donnie Fatso." Nothing works here, the dialogue is stale, the jokes are terrible. Even the sight gags, a usually reliable element of The Simpsons, don't work. The episode's only saving grace was the admitedly hysterical way Bart, Lisa and Maggie wake up Homer on New Year's Day. Speaking of that scene, am I the only one who noticed Bart goes from wearing a white button down shirt and pants to his usual t-shirt and shorts just a few seconds later?moreless
  • homer brake's the law and is sent to jail. he become's a snich earnig fat tony's trust. and homer realy like's him. but when fat tony find's out homer's a snitch he has a heart attack and die's. homer meet's fit tony.moreless

    i liked it but fit tony ate to much and became fat tony.

    it's just great at the end maggie shoot's the tv screen.

    i will miss the real fat tony.

    well it is kind of pointless killing of fat tony and making a new character called fit tony wich just becomes fat tony again.

    it was good but i just can't smile any more i miss him.

    when selma fall's in love with him in a later episode he's a diffrent man selma should hav fell in love with him before he died.

    it's the saddest thing [exept snowball dieing] that's ever happened in the simpson's.moreless
  • Homer: I loved Fat Tony. He was the best boss I ever had. Burns: Well, this is akward... Homer: Mr. Burns! You're cool too.. Burns: Yea, I soooooo bleive that.

    So on New Years Homer is talkign the trash away and Wiggum arrest him for some nonsense. So an FBI guy (guest atrring Jon Hamm) tells him he can reduce his jail time if he infiltrates on Fat Tony's mob. Homer accpets, and after bering put in the cleverest costume possible (a wig), he is ready. After he manages to befriend them, this sotry begins.

    So, after some mobby stuff, Homer & Tony go to Tony's mom (or wife) grave, and the TOny tells Homer he gained his trust. Then while getting counterfeit stuff, Tony discovers Homer is Homer and has a heart attack (yea, cus it was such a surprise). Then at Tony's grave, he is knocked out.

    He is owkeno up by Fit Tony, Tony's identical ocusin who we never saw before, who lets Homer live cause Tony wil remain alive in his memories. Then via narration, we learn Fit Tony took over the mob and got fat and now he is called Fat Tony.

    OVerall: It was such a good episode until Tony died. Then we got a cheap-ass resolution I won't buy. 8/10.moreless
  • such a good episode

    last week i said "Like this Review and in the next review for the simpsons ill write why i love the simpsons for each like there is!" so im going to do it

    First i want to give out a few things about THIS review

    The Fat Tony dying was a big shock to me because i thought The Simpsons were actually going to kill off someone (which i will HATE) but they un-killed it by making Fat Tony's relative Fit Tony into a new Fat Tony again... that was hilarious

    I like the Moe and the "Chimpan-me" thing and when homer wanted to get those beaten steaks. lol

    From the Review

    1. I love the simpsons because there is actually a college class for it!

    2. I love the simpsons because they are still running well for 22 years only now causing a few bumps in the way (but it will go smoothly again soon)

    3. I love the simpsons because they have made plots no other show would have thought of

    4. I love the simpsons because they have the best and the most guest stars than any other show!

    You want me to do something like this again? Like this review and the next simpsons episode ill tell you what i always thought of the simpsons for every like there is! :)moreless
Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright

Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others

Yeardley Smith

Yeardley Smith

Lisa Simpson

Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others

Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer

Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others

Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (1)

    • Show Title: The Fox News helicopter flying overhead with the slogan "Merry Christmas from Fox News...But no other holidays".
      Billboard Gag: Luxury Cars Missing One Window: No Cops. (with Snake pictured in a suit holding a crowbar after smashing a car window)
      Blackboard Gag: Candy canes are not elf bones.
      Couch Gag: A Merry Christmas Advent calendar is pictured with several dates in December flipped open to reveal amusing Christmas-themed pictures featuring several Springfield characters in various same-themed antics. The Christmas Eve (December 24th) picture shows Santa Claus seated on the couch with the Simpson family.


    • Goodfellas

      The final scene where Homer comes out of the house in his robe and picks up the newspaper (while also doing a voice-over concluding his experience in helping to take down the mob), is a reference to the mob film Goodfellas which ends with the same scene with Ray Liotta.

    • Donnie Brasco
      The title of this episode is a play on the title of the 1997 Al Pacino/Johnny Depp film Donnie Brasco Both the movie and this episode share the same plot, in which the protagonist infiltrates the mob and befriends one of the key members. In the end, when it was time for the police to bust all the mobsters, the mole feels remorse for bringing down his mobster friend.