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|productionCode=RABF20
 
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|originalAirdate=September 29th, 2013
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|originalAirdate= September 29, 2013
 
|blackboardText="25 years and they can't come up with a new punishment."
 
|blackboardText="25 years and they can't come up with a new punishment."
 
|couchGag=The family runs to the couch to see a guard standing there. The guard looks at his list and lets the family through except Homer who is hit with a nightstick by the guard.
 
|couchGag=The family runs to the couch to see a guard standing there. The guard looks at his list and lets the family through except Homer who is hit with a nightstick by the guard.
|titlescreen=Chalmers flies by in a chair with a balloon reading "SPRINGFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PICNIC" wih Chalmers yelling "Skinner!"
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|titlescreen=Chalmers flies by in a chair with a balloon reading "SPRINGFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PICNIC" with Chalmers yelling, "Skinner!"
 
|billboard=Are you moving yourself, Bully and son moving
 
|billboard=Are you moving yourself, Bully and son moving
|specialGuestVoices=[[Kristen Wiig]]
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|specialGuestVoices=[[Kristen Wiig]] as FBI Special Agent [[Annie Crawford]]
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|Show Runner=[[Al Jean]]
|Written By=Stephanie Gillis
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|Written By= [[Stephanie Gillis]]
 
|Directed By= [[Bob Anderson]]
 
|Directed By= [[Bob Anderson]]
 
|Episode Number=531
 
|Episode Number=531
 
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{{Quote|Convention, convention, convention...|[[Homer Simpson]], [[Lenny Leonard]], [[Carl Carlson]]}}
 
{{Quote|Convention, convention, convention...|[[Homer Simpson]], [[Lenny Leonard]], [[Carl Carlson]]}}
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"'''Homerland'''" is the first episode of [[Season 25]].
"'''Homerland'''" is the [[Season 25]] premiere <ref>[https://www.facebook.com/login.php?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fnotes%2Fanimation-domination%2Fget-ready-for-star-filled-animation-domination-sundays-this-fall-on-fox%2F10153133056930503]</ref>. It premiered on September 29th 2013. It was written by [[Stephanie Gillis]].
 
   
 
==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
When [[Homer]] acts oddly polite after a Nuclear Power Convention, [[Lisa]] decides to hire someone to investigate - an FBI agent portrayed by [[Kristen Wiig]]. <ref>[https://twitter.com/mxedtr/status/367741360238891010/photo/1]</ref>
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In a parody of ''[[wikipedia:Homeland (TV series)|Homeland]]'', when [[Homer Simpson|Homer]] acts oddly polite after a Nuclear Power Convention, [[Lisa Simpson|Lisa]] hires someone to investigate - an FBI agent.
   
 
==Full Story==
 
==Full Story==
 
===Intro===
 
===Intro===
The episode opens with a montage parodying the real life television drama [[wikipedia:Homeland (TV series)|Homeland]]. [[Ronald Reagan]], [[George Bush]], [[Mayor Quimby]] and [[Bill Clinton]] are a few the characters throughout the montage speaking about terrorist activities.
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The episode opens with a montage parodying the real life television drama ''[[wikipedia:Homeland (TV series)|Homeland]]''. [[Ronald Reagan]], [[George Bush]], [[Mayor Quimby]], and [[Bill Clinton]] are a few the characters throughout the montage speaking about terrorist activities.
   
 
===Act I===
 
===Act I===
[[Marge]] pours [[Lisa]] some [[Belfast Charms]] cereal. Marge explains to Lisa that she has hidden his [[Bart's Medication|medication]] into the cereal, or 'vitamins' ([[Focusyn]], Blissium, Brozac and Crystal Math.) After [[Bart]] begins to eat his cereal [[Homer]] interrupts with the news that he is going to the [[Atomic-Con|Nuclear Worker's Convention]]. Homer feigns sadness about his departure and his family believes him. Although when they reach the [[Springfield International Airport]] it's revealed Homer, [[Carl|Carl Carlson]] and [[Lenny|Lenny Leonard]] are excited about their trip, chanting 'convention, convention...' throughout their trip.
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[[Marge Simpson|Marge]] pours [[Lisa Simpson|Lisa]] some [[Belfast Charms]] cereal. Marge explains to Lisa that she has hidden Bart's [[Bart's Medication|medication]] into the cereal, or "vitamins" ([[Focusyn]], Blissium, Brozac, and Crystal Math) After [[Bart Simpson|Bart]] begins to eat his cereal, [[Homer Simpson|Homer]] interrupts with the news that he is going to the [[Atomic-Con|Nuclear Worker's Convention]]. Homer feigns sadness about his departure and his family believes him. However, when they reach the [[Springfield International Airport]], it is revealed that Homer, [[Carl Carlson|Carl]], and [[Lenny Leonard|Lenny]] are excited about their trip, chanting, "Convention, convention..." throughout their trip.
   
The three arrive at the [[Boise Astoria]], the place of the convention. The three partake in the excessive collection of swag before they're thrown out by security. Later that night they return to the Boise Astoria for a party. The three run into an old friend [[Helburn]], which Homer begins to fight over an old quarrel. The three get [[Sherman from IT]].
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The trio arrive at the [[Boise Astoria]], the place of the convention and partake in the excessive collection of swag before they are thrown out by security. Later that night, they return to the Boise Astoria for a party. The trio run into an old friend [[Helburn]], which Homer begins to fight over an old quarrel. Then they get [[Sherman from IT]] drunk by pouring alcohol into his soda can.
   
 
===Act II===
 
===Act II===
Three days later the family waits for Homer's arrival at the airport, but only Carl and Lenny arrive with no knowledge of Homer's location. [[Patty and Selma]] come over the comfort Marge, but only seem to exacerbate the situation. [[Chief Wiggum]] also arrives. Suddenly to everyone's surprise Homer arrives in a robotic fashion, explaining he had overslept and missed his flight. Once the family is satisfied Homer has a fantasy of his kidnapping, torture and the explosion of the [[Springfield Nuclear Power Plant]].
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Three days later, the family waits for Homer's arrival at the airport, but only Carl and Lenny arrive with no knowledge of Homer's location. [[Patty and Selma]] come over to try to comfort Marge, but only seem to exacerbate the situation. Suddenly, to everyone's surprise, Homer arrives in a robotic fashion, saying that he had overslept and missed his flight. Once the family is satisfied Homer has a fantasy of his kidnapping, torture and the explosion of the [[Springfield Nuclear Power Plant]].
   
Later at dinner the family start to suspect Homer's new pacifist, vegetarian behavior. He surprises the group at [[Moe's Tavern]] as well when he asks for water instead of beer. Despite these bizarre happenings Marge is content with the Homer after his sexual abilities have improved, but Lisa isn't convinced. Lisa hears from Chief Wiggum that some 'intel' has tipped off a terrorist attack. After finding Homer praying to [[wikipedia:mecca|Mecca]] and making suspicious plans Lisa thinks Homer is planning a terrorist attack.
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Later at dinner the family begins to suspect Homer's new pacifist, vegetarian behavior. He surprises the group at [[Moe's Tavern]] as well when he asks for water instead of beer. Despite these bizarre happenings Marge is content with the Homer after his sexual abilities have improved, but Lisa isn't convinced. Lisa hears from Chief Wiggum that some 'Intel' has tipped off a terrorist attack. After finding Homer praying to [[wikipedia:mecca|Mecca]] and making suspicious plans Lisa thinks Homer is planning a terrorist attack.
   
After Marge ignores Lisa's fears Lisa calls bipolar, [[Lunatrix]]-abuser, FBI agent [[Annie Crawford]]. Crawford says she'll go to Springfield to investigate.
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After Marge ignores Lisa's fears Lisa calls bipolar, [[Lunatrix]]-abuser, FBI agent [[Annie Crawford]]. Crawford says she will go to Springfield to investigate.
   
 
===Act III===
 
===Act III===
Crawford arrives at the [[742 Evergreen Terrace]] and sneaks into Homer and Marge's bed, 'interrogating' Homer while Marge is asleep. Homer tells her, ""Let's just say I've got to get to work on time and if you knew me, you'd know just how odd that sounds."
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Crawford arrives at the [[742 Evergreen Terrace]] and sneaks into Homer and Marge's bed, 'interrogating' Homer while Marge is asleep, but Homer doesn't give her any information.
   
[[File:CrawfordRainbow.png|thumb|[[Annie Crawford]] walking into a pseudo-rainow'd horizon.]]
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[[File:CrawfordRainbow.png|thumb|[[Annie Crawford]] walking into a pseudo-rainbow horizon.]]
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The next day Homer brings a suspicious, concealed object on a wheelie into work. He gets past the [[Springfield Nuclear Power Plant Security Guard|Springfield&nbsp;]][[Springfield Nuclear Power Plant Security Guard|Nuclear Power Plant Security Guard]]. While Homer does this, Agent Crawford watches him from a [[Fresh Burritos Instantly Van|security van]]. Homer enters the [[Plant Operations Center]] where Lisa (who snuck into the plant with Girl Scout cookies) attempts to stop Homer from blowing up the plant. Homer explains how, after missing the flight back to Springfield, he was actually taken by [[Eco-friendly Activists]] and was stripped of his previous meat-eating, beer-drinking behavior. Homer reveals that he plans to put 'spoiled milk and utility chicken' into the plant's air-conditioning.
   
The next day Homer brings a suspicious, concealed object on a wheelie into work. He gets past the [[Springfield Nuclear Power Plant Security Guard|Springfield&nbsp;]][[Springfield Nuclear Power Plant Security Guard|Nuclear Power Plant Security Guard]]. Wile Homer does this Agent Crawford watched Homer from a [[Fresh Burritos Instantly Van|security van]]. Homer enters the [[Plant Operations Center]] where Lisa attempts to stop Homer from blowing up the plant. Homer explains how he was actually taken by [[Eco-friendly Activists]] and was detoxed of his previous meat-eating, beer-drinking behavior. Homer reveals that he plans to put 'spoiled milk and utility chicken' into the plant's air-conditioning.
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Homer is stopped by Crawford and the local police force. Lisa initiates the machine while they are distracted apprehending Homer. Although it turns out the plan failed because the air-conditioner wasn't functioning. After [[Mr. Burns]] reveals this a present [[FBI Agent (Homerland)|FBI Agent]] arrests him and closes down the plant after Burns also reveals his plans to move to China. Homer quickly returns to his old habits and Agent Crawford walks off into the drug-induced horizon, pushing [[Ralph Wiggum]] for good measure.
 
Homer is stopped by Crawford and the local police force. Lisa initiates the machine while they're distracted apprehending Homer. Although it turns out the plan failed because the air-conditioner wasn't functioning. After [[Mr. Burns]] reveals this a present [[FBI Agent (Homerland)|FBI Agent]] arrests him and closes down the plant after Burns also reveals his plans to move to China. Homer quickly returns to his old habits and Agent Crawford walks off into the drug-induced horizon, pushing [[Ralph Wiggum]] for good measure.
 
   
 
==Behind the Laughter==
 
==Behind the Laughter==
 
===Reception===
 
===Reception===
Homerland received mostly positive reviews. Teresa Lopez of ''TV Fanatic'' gave the episode a 4/5 and wrote that, "The Simpsons has always done an excellent job with parody, and tonight was no exception." She also added that, "The half hour was a lot of fun and featured a lot of great sight gags and jokes."<ref>[http://www.tvfanatic.com/2013/09/the-simpsons-review-homer-the-terrorist The Simpsons Review: Homer the Terrorist]</ref>
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Homerland received mostly positive reviews. Teresa Lopez of ''TV Fanatic'' gave the episode a 4/5 and wrote that, "The Simpsons has always done an excellent job with parody, and tonight was no exception." She also added that, "The half hour was a lot of fun and featured a lot of great sight gags and jokes."
Dennis Perkins of the ''A.V. Club'' also gave a positive review, rating the episode a 'B-'. He wrote in his conclusion, "In the end, there are some funny lines, the gimmick doesn't completely overwhelm the narrative, and things are back in place for the next episode. It’s not the worst omen for a new season of The Simpsons. I'm looking forward to it with guarded optimism and an open mind."<ref>http://www.avclub.com/articles/homerland,103033/</ref>
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Dennis Perkins of the ''A.V. Club'' also gave a positive review, rating the episode a 'B-'. He wrote in his conclusion, "In the end, there are some funny lines, the gimmick doesn't completely overwhelm the narrative, and things are back in place for the next episode. It’s not the worst omen for a new season of The Simpsons. I'm looking forward to it with guarded optimism and an open mind."
   
 
===Ratings===
 
===Ratings===
Homerland was the most watched show on Animation Domination, beating ''American Dad'', ''Family Guy'' and ''Bob's Burgers'' with 6.37 million viewers and a rating of 2.9. <ref>[http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/10/01/sunday-final-ratings-the-simpsons-revenge-adjusted-down/206013 Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Simpsons' & 'Bob's Burgers' Adjusted Up; 'Revenge' Adjusted Down]</ref>
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Homerland was the most watched show on Animation Domination, beating ''American Dad'', ''Family Guy'' and ''Bob's Burgers'' with 6.37 million viewers and a rating of 2.9. as well.
 
This premiere for [[Season 25]] is considerably lower than [[Season 24]]'s premiere, [[Moonshine River]], which had 8.08 million viewers; however, it was much higher than the Season 24 finale [[Dangers on a Train]] that was only watched by 4.52 million.<ref>[http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/10/02/sunday-final-ratings-once-upon-a-time-the-simpsons-bobs-burgers-adjusted-up-666-park-avenue-60-minutes-adjusted-down-final-football-numbers/150988 Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon A Time', 'The Simpsons', 'Bob's Burgers' Adjusted Up; '666 Park Avenue', '60 Minutes' Adjusted Down & Final Football Numbers]</ref><ref>[http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/05/21/sunday-final-ratings-the-simpsons-the-cleveland-show-adjusted-up-the-billlboard-music-awards-americas-funniest-home-videos-60-minutes-adjusted-down/183358 Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Simpsons' & 'The Cleveland Show' Adjusted Up, 'The Billboard Music Awards', 'America's Funniest Home Videos' & '60 Minutes' Adjusted Down]</ref>
 
 
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This premiere for [[Season 25]] is considerably lower than [[Season 24]]'s premiere, [[Moonshine River]], which had 8.08 million viewers; however, it was much higher than the Season 24 finale [[Dangers on a Train]] that was only watched by 4.52 million households.
   
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Dangers on a Train
Homerland
Treehouse of Horror XXIV
Convention, convention, convention...
Homer Simpson, Lenny Leonard, Carl Carlson

"Homerland" is the first episode of Season 25.

SynopsisEdit

In a parody of Homeland, when Homer acts oddly polite after a Nuclear Power Convention, Lisa hires someone to investigate - an FBI agent.

Full StoryEdit

IntroEdit

The episode opens with a montage parodying the real life television drama Homeland. Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Mayor Quimby, and Bill Clinton are a few the characters throughout the montage speaking about terrorist activities.

Act IEdit

Marge pours Lisa some Belfast Charms cereal. Marge explains to Lisa that she has hidden Bart's medication into the cereal, or "vitamins" (Focusyn, Blissium, Brozac, and Crystal Math) After Bart begins to eat his cereal, Homer interrupts with the news that he is going to the Nuclear Worker's Convention. Homer feigns sadness about his departure and his family believes him. However, when they reach the Springfield International Airport, it is revealed that Homer, Carl, and Lenny are excited about their trip, chanting, "Convention, convention..." throughout their trip.

The trio arrive at the Boise Astoria, the place of the convention and partake in the excessive collection of swag before they are thrown out by security. Later that night, they return to the Boise Astoria for a party. The trio run into an old friend Helburn, which Homer begins to fight over an old quarrel. Then they get Sherman from IT drunk by pouring alcohol into his soda can.

Act IIEdit

Three days later, the family waits for Homer's arrival at the airport, but only Carl and Lenny arrive with no knowledge of Homer's location. Patty and Selma come over to try to comfort Marge, but only seem to exacerbate the situation. Suddenly, to everyone's surprise, Homer arrives in a robotic fashion, saying that he had overslept and missed his flight. Once the family is satisfied Homer has a fantasy of his kidnapping, torture and the explosion of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant.

Later at dinner the family begins to suspect Homer's new pacifist, vegetarian behavior. He surprises the group at Moe's Tavern as well when he asks for water instead of beer. Despite these bizarre happenings Marge is content with the Homer after his sexual abilities have improved, but Lisa isn't convinced. Lisa hears from Chief Wiggum that some 'Intel' has tipped off a terrorist attack. After finding Homer praying to Mecca and making suspicious plans Lisa thinks Homer is planning a terrorist attack.

After Marge ignores Lisa's fears Lisa calls bipolar, Lunatrix-abuser, FBI agent Annie Crawford. Crawford says she will go to Springfield to investigate.

Act IIIEdit

Crawford arrives at the 742 Evergreen Terrace and sneaks into Homer and Marge's bed, 'interrogating' Homer while Marge is asleep, but Homer doesn't give her any information.

CrawfordRainbow

Annie Crawford walking into a pseudo-rainbow horizon.

The next day Homer brings a suspicious, concealed object on a wheelie into work. He gets past the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant Security Guard. While Homer does this, Agent Crawford watches him from a security van. Homer enters the Plant Operations Center where Lisa (who snuck into the plant with Girl Scout cookies) attempts to stop Homer from blowing up the plant. Homer explains how, after missing the flight back to Springfield, he was actually taken by Eco-friendly Activists and was stripped of his previous meat-eating, beer-drinking behavior. Homer reveals that he plans to put 'spoiled milk and utility chicken' into the plant's air-conditioning.

Homer is stopped by Crawford and the local police force. Lisa initiates the machine while they are distracted apprehending Homer. Although it turns out the plan failed because the air-conditioner wasn't functioning. After Mr. Burns reveals this a present FBI Agent arrests him and closes down the plant after Burns also reveals his plans to move to China. Homer quickly returns to his old habits and Agent Crawford walks off into the drug-induced horizon, pushing Ralph Wiggum for good measure.

Behind the LaughterEdit

ReceptionEdit

Homerland received mostly positive reviews. Teresa Lopez of TV Fanatic gave the episode a 4/5 and wrote that, "The Simpsons has always done an excellent job with parody, and tonight was no exception." She also added that, "The half hour was a lot of fun and featured a lot of great sight gags and jokes." Dennis Perkins of the A.V. Club also gave a positive review, rating the episode a 'B-'. He wrote in his conclusion, "In the end, there are some funny lines, the gimmick doesn't completely overwhelm the narrative, and things are back in place for the next episode. It’s not the worst omen for a new season of The Simpsons. I'm looking forward to it with guarded optimism and an open mind."

RatingsEdit

Homerland was the most watched show on Animation Domination, beating American Dad, Family Guy and Bob's Burgers with 6.37 million viewers and a rating of 2.9. as well.

This premiere for Season 25 is considerably lower than Season 24's premiere, Moonshine River, which had 8.08 million viewers; however, it was much higher than the Season 24 finale Dangers on a Train that was only watched by 4.52 million households.

ReferencesEdit

Season 24 Season 25 Episodes Season 26
HomerlandTreehouse of Horror XXIVFour Regrettings and a FuneralYoloLabor PainsThe Kid is All RightYellow SubterfugeWhite Christmas BluesSteal This EpisodeMarried to the BlobSpecs and the CityDiggsThe Man Who Grew Too MuchThe Winter of His ContentThe War of ArtYou Don't Have to Live Like a RefereeLuca$Days of Future FutureWhat to Expect When Bart's ExpectingBrick Like MePay PalThe Yellow Badge of Cowardge
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