The Simpsons

Series 23 - 1. The Falcon and the D'ohman

The Falcon and the D'ohman
Radio Times
Review by:
David Crawford

What do you do at the start of your 23rd series to keep the show fresh? The writers decided to throw a storyline over to the viewers, with the fate of a blossoming romance between Ned Flanders and Edna Krabappel (first seen at the end of series 22) being voted on over the summer. The result is revealed at the end of this episode.

They’ve also drastically reworked the opening sequence, with Homer singing about sneaking into work at noon to the tune of the Police’s Walking on the Moon. Otherwise it’s
a flat episode, with Kiefer Sutherland rehashing his Jack Bauer parody as an ex-CIA agent working at the nuclear plant.

About this programme

1/22. Homer requires the help of his new friend, a former CIA agent, when he gets into a spot of bother with a Ukrainian terrorist. Meanwhile, Marge fantasises about being a contestant on a TV cookery contest, and the future of Ned and Mrs Krabappel's relationship is resolved. With the guest voice of Kiefer Sutherland.

Cast and crew


Homer Simpson
Dan Castellaneta
Marge Simpson
Julie Kavner
Bart Simpson
Nancy Cartwright
Lisa Simpson
Yeardley Smith
Edna Krabappel
Marcia Wallace
Ned Flanders
Harry Shearer
Kiefer Sutherland
Tom Colicchio