" The Simpsons" 23rd season kicked off last night with a special appearance by actor Kiefer Sutherland!  The former "24" star played Wayne, a new security guard with a dangerous past now working at Homer's power plant. 

The character is reminiscent of Sutherland's days as Jack Bauer on "24."  Somehow Wayne and Homer become friends.  When Homer is kidnapped by someone from Wayne's past, Wayne must try to save the day him.