Afterwards, Wayne decides to leave Springfield, but not before giving Homer the fist pound he wanted when they first met.However, Marge suggests that Wayne get a job at the Springfield Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and he does.
The result of the poll was revealed in "The Falcon and the D'ohman"—a majority had voted for the couple to remain in a relationship.In an interview before the result was presented, Jean guaranteed that the poll was authentic and that the writers would not undo the viewers' decision, adding "What the fans have joined together, let no writer put asunder." Comic Book Guy opens the season premiere by telling the viewers that there will be hints in the episode as to the conclusion of the romance between Ned and Edna.While Wayne is in the bathroom, Snake dramatically crashes through the door on his motorcycle to rob everyone.As soon as Wayne comes out, he soundly beats up Snake.The episode also features a guest appearance by American chef and Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio as himself in a segment in which Marge dreams about being a contestant in a show similar to Top Chef.
"The Falcon and the D'ohman" has received mixed reviews from television critics, with criticism directed at the plot and the cultural references featured.In the episode, the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant hires a new security guard named Wayne and Homer soon becomes friends with him."The Falcon and the D'ohman" also reveals the fate of the relationship between the characters Ned Flanders and Edna Krabappel that was initiated in the previous episode of the series, "The Ned-Liest Catch", that aired in May 2011.In that episode, the characters Ned Flanders and Edna Krabappel start dating.The episode ends with Homer and Marge Simpson giving viewers a link to the official The Simpsons website, The Simpsons.com, and encouraging them to go on the website and vote over the 2011 summer on whether Ned and Edna should stay together.According to Chris Ledesma, music editor on The Simpsons, the staff was "very fortunate to have obtained the original master tracks from The Police without vocals. When we need to do our own lyrics to an established hit song, [composer Alf Clausen] usually arranges and records a 'sound-alike' that tries to capture all the spirit and nuance of the original so that the audience immediately identifies the track, but allows us to add our own vocals." The episode also made frequent use of the sequence "Dance of the Knights" from the ballet Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev.