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The Simpsons Review: Homer the Terrorist

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The Simpsons Season 25 opened with a spot-on parody of the popular drama Homeland.

Because most people were probably killing time until the Showtime drama's return, "Homerland" played off what fan's appreciate most about both Homeland and The Simpsons.

What Happened To Homer?

The Simpsons has always done an excellent job with parody, and tonight was no exception. First, the show opened with clever Springfield version of the Homeland opening, before creating the perfect amount of creepiness of Homer's change. His sudden abstinence from both pork and alcohol were one thing, but then he went and used a napkin. He exactly mirrored Brody's calm focus and it was quite amusing.

Even better was the inclusion of a Carrie Matheson clone who works for the FBI. The writers  captured everything that's frustrating about Carrie's character with their Annie Crawford. Unhinged and insecure, Agent Crawford hallucinates regularly, but still slips into the Simpsons' household and gets the information she needs (she didn't even have to torture or sleep with Homer!).

The half hour was a lot of fun and featured a lot of great sight gags and jokes. My favorite involved Homer's alcohol detox set to The Grateful Dead.

Homer: Oh, I've been listening to this son for three days and it's only the end of the first verse.

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Editor Rating: 4.0 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.3 / 5.0 (21 Votes)
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Thx for name of a song!

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@Pete. The song is Shakedown Street, which is on the album of the same name. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

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What was the Dead song in that episode? Thanks!

The Simpsons Season 25 Episode 1 Quotes

I'm not sure man who eats right and doesn't drink can be good in bed.

Homer

Oh, I've been listening to this song for three days, and it's only the end of the first verse.

Homer
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