The Falcon and the D'ohman

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

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Review

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.

Summary

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 & 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
Wayne Kiefer Sutherland
Himself Tom Colicchio
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