The Simpsons: Season 23, Episode 20

The Spy Who Learned Me (6 May 2012)

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Homer uses his paid sick leave to improve his marriage, with the help of his imaginary friend, super-spy Stradivarius Cain. Meanwhile, Bart gets revenge on Nelson for stealing everyone's lunch money.

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Homer Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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After accidentally injuring him Monty Burns gives Homer eight weeks paid leave during which time he imagines himself taking amatory lessons from cool, white-suited fictional spy Stradivarius Cain, though, in addition to getting back with Marge, he also charms a drug baron's wife with near unfortunate results. To teach Nelson a lesson for stealing other pupils' lunch money Bart persuades him to eat nothing but Krusty-burgers, which render him obese and unhealthy. Written by don @ minifie-1

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So-so season 23
27 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This one was just an okay episode. The last ten years of The Simpsons have had some great episodes, but plenty of just okay episodes as well

  • much more than the prior seasons.




I think this episode's saving grace is Bryan Cranston as Stradivarius Cain, the American James Bond super agent. Cranston is great in everything from Seinfeld to Malcolm in the Middle to Breaking Bad, and he creates a great character in Cain. The only time the episode really takes off is when Cain is involved. He's a hilarious imaginary friend.

The episode plot is pretty standard, Homer gets hit on the head and ends up with eight weeks paid vacation to recuperate. This, of course, is hidden from the family. But Homer may have more nobler intent than you think.


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