Another "Homer gets a new job after losing his own to somehow get that out of the way" plot which I've grown a bit bored with, but frankly anything that isn't a marriage crisis episode these days is fresh enough for me to be open minded about it. The opening joke about the green river was badly telegraphed and overexplained, it would've worked much better to pan over to the nuclear plant or have Burns mutter uncomfortably rather than gleefully announce it then threaten them.
The St Patrick's Day stuff was fairly ordinary, the shock humour with the IRA reference didn't offend me but fell a bit flat all the same. "Wolf the Bounty Hunter" felt a bit redundant, if you're going to have that obvious a parody you might as well try and get the real person to make a cameo. The explanation of how Homer could become a bounty hunter and his confrontation of Snake desperately tried to be witty but just felt like padding. Padding can work sometimes (I remain a huge fan of the rake scene) but it didn't work for me here.
Homer's characterisation was a bit shallow but Ned's was surprisingly good for the current era, with only the "harder to swallow than evolution" being a bit cringeworthy. Their teaming up was pretty fun though, Homer's failed attempt to get Ned to avoid using his "Flanderisms" (for lack of a better word) was entertaining and I loved the AC/DC parody. I cringed a little at first but then when Homer enthusiastically joined in it somehow became very funny. Go figure.
The montage was entertaining but if they hadn't padded so much with the St Patrick's Day opening, Homer's confrontation with Snake and a couple of overexplained jokes they could have used that time to better build towards the conflict between Homer and Ned. Still, I liked that Ned was then forced to hunt down Homer and while the action sequence was perhaps a bit much, it had its moments particularly the cut to Homer jumping in the elevator for no reason. Homer's expression while Ned quoted the Bible was hilarious too, I enjoyed that scene even if it was a little silly. The ending with Homer in jail was a bit abrupt and unresolved, but nice all the same.
Marge's subplot wasn't too bad but the risque humour felt a bit forced; not dirty enough to be funny, but about as dirty as The Simpsons can be with the tone of the show. The episode probably could have done without it, all the more time to flesh out the main plot and build the conflict up a little better than Ned being upset because Homer frequently resorts to putting a bag over people's heads.
All in all, a little better than I was expecting and it had some funny parts but on the whole I'd have to say it was a decent episode at best. Nothing horrible, but it could've been better. 3/5