The Simpsons

Season 23 Episode 1

The Falcon and the D'ohman

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 25, 2011 on FOX
7.3
out of 10
User Rating
142 votes
9

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Homer befriends Wayne Slater, the nuclear plant's new security guard, who later saves him and friends from Snake's attempted robbery of Moe's tavern. It's learned Wayne was formerly a CIA agent who's had special training and a number of violent flashbacks from his various missions, including an incident when a Ukranian terrorist's wife was killed. When Wayne's heroics at Moe's become big news, the terrorist has Homer kidnapped in order to seek revenge against him.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • awful. just plain awful. and many other things.

    1.5
    It was awful. It was not watchable. It sucked. It stunk. It was too violent. It made me wanna break the TV. That's all I have to say. Oh wait! There is one more thing. Nope there isn't. Just kidding. You see, even though that last line was stupid, it was funnier than this episode.
  • Season 23 premiere

    10
    Homer befriends Wayne Slater, the nuclear plant's new security guard, who later saves him and friends from Snake's attempted robbery of Moe's tavern. It's learned Wayne was formerly a CIA agent who's had special training and a number of violent flashbacks from his various missions, including an incident when a Ukranian terrorist's wife was killed. When Wayne's heroics at Moe's become big news, the terrorist has Homer kidnapped in order to seek revenge against him. This was a perfect start for the 23rd season of the Simpsons. I had no problems with the episode here so that would be my score. There were funny moments lines such as the beginning when Homer was singing, "That's the farthest one of our eggs has ever gone down someone's throat," Ned orange juice part, Auto Tune video, and some more. Again, like in other reviews, I'll only list the parts that are memorable since I don't have a good memory in the Simpsons rather than all the funny parts. Score 10/10moreless
  • Excellent Season 23 Premiere of "The Simpsons"

    10
    I thought that this was an excellent Season 23 Premiere of "The Simpsons". In the Season 22 finale, I told all of you in my review that I voted "NO" for the Nedna thing which is if Ned and Edna should stay together. It was revealed at the very end of this episode that Ned and Edna are together. It really doesn't disappoint me but I didn't think they should be together but oh well. Although, it was revealed in the middle of the episode when we saw Ned and Edna in bed together. Anyways, so many parts in this episode made me laugh so hard. Homer's song in the beginning of the episode was very funny. Moe's line "That's the farthest that someone has ever thrown an egg inside someone's throat" made me laugh very hard. Keifer Sutherland guest starring in this episode was pretty good and the flashbacks of his past was very interesting. Kiefer saving Homer from those bad guys was very funny especially when he shot the fire in that green monter's eye.I don't know how to explain this scene but it was three dimensional and I was laughing super hard at that scene. Lots and lots more parts made me laugh that I can't even say them all. Overall, an excellent Season 23 Premiere of "The Simpsons". 10/10moreless
  • The twenty third season begins with Homer starting a friendship with Wayne, the plant's new security guard. However, Wayne is not all he appears to be.

    7.0
    "The Falcon and the D'Ohman" is a good episode. Not a great or particularly memorable one, but it is entertaining. The scenes of flashbacks from Wayne's past triggering violent episodes is recycled right out of First Blood. I was not impressed with that. The scenes of Wayne teaching Lisa how to get Bart to talk are a highpoint. The best part of the episode is the ending where Ned and Edna thank viewers for voting in favor of their relationship. I too thank my fellow fans for voting in their favor. Viva Nedna!moreless
  • Okay season opener.

    6.0
    Okay season opener. But then again season openers are usually some of the best of the season. I've decided this year I will review every simpsons episode(this season) then average the reviews, if the number is higher than 7 I will continue to watch The Simpsons, if not I will stop.





    The Springfield Nuclear Power Plant hires a new security guard named Wayne and Homer soon become friends with him. Wayne has to deal with his past work with the CIA in order to rescue Homer from a Ukranian mafia. Meanwhile, Marge dreams of appearing on the reality seriesTop Chef. A couple laughs but not enough. It was an action episode. Very okay episode. Like i said earlier in my review most of the time the season openers are some of the better episodes, if this is one of the better episodes The Simpson will have its problems. Next week I will reviewBart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts.



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Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

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

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

Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland

Wayne

Guest Star

Ping Marshall

Ping Marshall

Unknown

Guest Star

Kevin Michael Richardson

Kevin Michael Richardson

Unknown

Guest Star

Chris Edgerly

Chris Edgerly

Voice of Unknown

Recurring Role

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

Milhouse Van Houten, Rod Flanders, Jimbo Jones, and others

Recurring Role

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (1)

    • After Comic Book Guy gives the Season 23 intro for viewers anticipating the results of "Nedna", the internet voting poll for if Ned Flanders and Edna Krabappel should be a couple, the show title has Otto sliding down a rainbow as the Police song "Walking on the Moon" plays with Homer singing his own lyrical rendition as he arrives to work late and intending to goof off most of the day. There's no billboard, chalkboard, or couch gags for this episode.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • During the very first minute of the episode, you can see Homer passing a S.N.P.P. Cafeteria, it's a subtle reference to the Simpsons Archive website , a website filled with information about the show.

    • The title of this episode alludes to the 1985 movie "The Falcon and the Snowman."

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