[11], Ned is a double widower, having been married to the equally religious Maude. Fat Tony’s bumbling henchman Louie looks so much like Goodfellas mobster Frankie Carbone that the actor who played Carbone, Frank Sivero, filed a $250 million lawsuit against The Simpsons in 2014. It’s not too much of a stretch to imagine this pair smoking outside of the DMV, discussing their favorite episodes of MacGyver and reliving Homer’s numerous failures. He may not be blind, but the late, great Bleeding Gums Murphy sure did look a lot like Stevie Wonder. [20] Mike Scully noted that Flanders is "everything Homer would love to be, although he'll never admit it". If you’ve ever seen someone on the bus and thought, “Damn, that guy looks a lot like Homer Simpson,” then this list is for you. We love him because we know what it's like to be classed as a nerd – and to come out smiling at the end of it. All four of the band's members perform dressed as Flanders, and the majority of the lyrics to their songs are quotes of his. In other words, if you see him coming, run a mile. In the episode "Alone Again, Natura-Diddly", it is implied that Ned has an extremely large penis that goes down to just above his knee.[3]. "[36] The February 5, 2001 edition of Billy Graham's Christianity Today, titled Saint Flanders, featured Flanders, along with Homer and Marge, on the cover and described him as "the most visible evangelical to many Americans. [26], There have been at least two occasions where Ned was not voiced by Harry Shearer. Jon Blistein The Phoenix metal band dedicated to Ned Flanders, Okilly Dokilly, appeared during the closing credits of a recent 'Simpsons' episode. A scrupulous and devout Evangelical Christian, he is among the friendliest and most compassionate of Springfield's residents and is generally considered a pillar of the Springfield community. You know exactly what Comic Book Guy would say to this unsuspecting lookalike: “Worst doppelganger ever!”. Most fans were confused by the short,[30] but Bill Oakley and several other writers loved it so much that they wanted to do more. First up, Ned Flanders. [35] Ned's "unbearable piousness" has been described as "The Simpsons' sharpest critique of organized religion. He mostly says this phrase to Homer when Homer gives Ned a command. Firmly religious, he can be timid and something of a pushover. With Tenor, maker of GIF Keyboard, add popular Ned Flanders Okely Dokely animated GIFs to your conversations. The night, organised by webzine Ship of Fools, is an opportunity for the churchgoers to have a laugh at themselves. Either that, or Jesse Pinkman in 20 years’ time. When he was created, he was intended to just be a neighbor who was very nice, but whom Homer abhorred. The show's implicit argument seems to be that humorless obsessives like Ned have hijacked religious institutions, removing them from the center of society to a place where only those who know their brides of Beth Chedruharazzeb from their wells of Zohassadar can seek solace. The similarities between French soccer coach Arsene Wenger – who manages Arsenal in the English Premier League – and Principal Skinner aren’t just aesthetic: rumor has it that Wenger sometimes calls his mom for advice at half-time. PITTSBURGH -- Fans of “The Simpsons” know Ned Flanders as the ultra-religious, friendly-to-a-fault fellow whose folksy, clean-cut ways constantly irritate next-door neighbor, Homer Simpson. To put it as the devout Ned Flanders would, the Vatican's newspaper thinks "The Simpsons" are an okely dokely bunch. The “okely-dokely” nooberly-nice Evangelical neighbor of the Simpsons is a far cry from the Lord, who can come off as needlessly harsh, even rude. Instead, it's a goofy-looking guy named Ned Flanders on the animated sitcom known as The Simpsons. Commentary for ", "Flanders loses his faith and an inconsequential Simpsons tests ours", "The Simpsons Season 29 Episode 19 Review: Left Behind", "Archbishop of Canterbury May Star on 'Simpsons, "Save me, Jesus! Perhaps Israeli-born comedian Vince Offer can blame his not-quite-A-list status on his uncanny resemblance to angry Springfield bar owner Moe Szyslak. “Hey Brandine, ain’t that just the prettiest man you ever done seen? ), next-door neighbor of TV's "The Simpsons" (...who have Earth-616 counterparts) @ The Simpsons episode "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" (1989) Rona Flanders, woman who was helped by the goddess Venus @ Venus#8 Elliot Flanders, vampire @ Blade II#6; Ned Flanders (Okely dokely! Flag. [13], Ned got his diploma from Oral Roberts University in an unspecified field and worked as a salesman in the pharmaceuticals industry for the bulk of his adult life. #homer simpson # bart simpson # marge simpson # lisa simpson # season 6. homer simpson # season 8 # episode 13 # ned flanders # 8x13. Oh wait, this cop even has the overbite. [17] The first episode in which Flanders and his family were prominent is season two's "Dead Putting Society", which also contained the first appearance of Maude and Rod Flanders. Christopher Hooton @christophhooton. His last name comes from Flanders St. in Portland, Oregon, the hometown of Simpsons creator Matt Groening. In the early years of The Simpsons, Homer Simpson generally loathed Ned, because Ned's family, job, health and self-discipline are of higher quality than he could ever hope to attain himself. There is a Ned Flanders-themed metal band called Okilly Dokilly. Ill-fated anti-Homer Frank Grimes only survived one episode of The Simpsons, but he went on to become a cult favorite. Established in 2015 with original members Head Ned, Red Ned, Bled Ned, Stead Ned and Thread Ned, the band found success before ever playing their first … [18] In the later seasons, Flanders has become more of a caricature of the Christian right, and his role as a "perfect neighbor" has been lessened. Okilly Dokilly is a play on Flanders’ catchphrase"Okely dokely"—he's the innocuous evangelical next-door neighbor of Homer Simpson, perhaps the … L'Osservatore Romano on Tuesday congratulated the show on its 20th anniversary, praising its philosophical leanings as well as its stinging and often irreverent take on religion. He also is a good neighbor to the Simpsons, regularly offering his assistance. … Getting along with your born-again neighbor", "Ned Flanders-themed band Okilly Dokilly reveal they are writing 'an ode to the Leftorium, "7 classic TV characters who TOTALLY changed from their first appearance", "Why The Simpsons couldn't survive the new millennium – Honi Soit", "Ned gets star status in Groening's new book, 'Flanders' Faith, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ned_Flanders&oldid=1000832562, Fictional characters from New York (state), Articles with unsourced statements from September 2015, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Pharmaceutical company clerk (former, until he opened, This page was last edited on 16 January 2021, at 23:31. He was one of the first characters outside the immediate Simpson family to appear on the show, and has since been central to several episodes, the first being season two's "Dead Putting Society". The Vatican newspaper has declared The Simpsons an 'okely dokely' lot - as Homer's Christian neighbour Ned Flanders would put it. [14][15], In the episode "Hurricane Neddy" a flashback to 30 years earlier shows Ned as a young child despite the fact that he later said to the church congregation that he was actually 60 years old, attributing his youthful appearance to his conformity to the "three Cs"—"clean living, chewing thoroughly, and a daily dose of vitamin church". Otherwise the idea seems perfectly reasonable, right? [5] Homer seems to genuinely care for Ned, despite still expressing and often acting on feelings of loathing. Sort: Relevant Newest # homer simpson # the simpsons # episode 15 # season 19 # ned flanders # homer simpson # episode 5 # homer # season 14 # ned flanders They dress up as the iconic character from The Simpsons and their lyrics are taken from his dialogue. [21] Flanders is known for his nonsensical jabbering. [24] For example, in some recent episodes Flanders has appeared to show rather prejudiced attitudes towards homosexuals and people of religions other than Christianity. Since 2015, the Phoenix, Arizona metal band Okilly Dokilly has drawn inspiration for their devastating songs from the most unlikely source: The Simpsons’ most devout character, Ned Flanders… Since 2015, [2] In the fifth season episode, "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song", Superintendent Chalmers fires Ned Flanders, who has become principal after Skinner being sacked, only because he freely expresses his religious views in the school. Okilly Dokilly, an Arizona-formed metalcore band, describe their sound as … By the sounds of things, former Czech Republic prime minister Ji?í Paroubek is more than just the spitting image of womanizing Springfield politician Mayor Quimby. [18] The character was named after Flanders Street in Portland, Oregon, the hometown of Simpsons creator Matt Groening. Okily Dokily! Okilly Dokilly are the world’s first Ned-Flanders inspired heavy metal band. [36], Another tribute band, Okilly Dokilly, plays heavy metal music.[41]. Okely Dokely: Harry Shearer Will Return to The Simpsons The voice of Ned Flanders and Mr. Burns will be back after all. The book takes a look at Flanders' life and his ever enduring faith. The Arizona-based band (sadly not from Springfield) are coming to the UK in October for a string of seven dates including London, Bristol and Nottingham. To put it as the devout Ned Flanders would, the Vatican’s newspaper thinks “The Simpsons” are an okely dokely bunch. [35] According to Christianity Today, "today [in 2001] on American college and high school campuses, the name most associated with the word Christian—other than Jesus—is not the Pope or Mother Teresa or even Billy Graham. That’s the joke. [10] This was a running joke in the early seasons, but has been used less in the later episodes. The mustache, thick glasses, green sweater, and irrepressibly cheerful demeanor of Ned Flanders, Homer Simpson's next-door neighbor, have made him an indelible figure, the evangelical known most intimately to nonevangelicals. This causes frequent calls to Reverend Lovejoy, even over minuscule things, to the point that Lovejoy has stopped caring[9] and has even suggested that Flanders try a different religion. His first use of the word "diddly" was in "The Call of the Simpsons".[22]. In the eleventh season episode "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily", Maude died an untimely death in a freak accident involving a T-shirt cannon, leaving Flanders alone and grieving. Ned Flanders' religion was not mentioned in his first few appearances and in the first few seasons he was only mildly religious and his primary role was to be so "cloyingly perfect as to annoy and shame the Simpsons", whereas Homer Simpson has always hated Ned Flanders and always tries to undermine him. An idiotic fan calls Conan out on his Ned Flanders knowledge, so Conan calls in an expert to clarify things. Ned Flanders is a genuinely well-meaning good-natured person and is one of the few in Springfield to whom that description applies. It was not until after the first few episodes that it was decided Flanders would be a faithful Christian. In 2008, the Flanders' Book of Faith, part of the Simpsons Library of Wisdom was released by HarperCollins. This French teacher’s habit of rubbing his hands together and saying “exceptional” whenever his students excelled was always such a let-down. Having saved much of his earnings, Flanders decided to quit his job and invested his family's life savings into a store in the Springfield mall called the Leftorium specializing in products for left-handed people. Scribol has built a large and loyal audience that now numbers 20MM visitors per month, making it The episode was the series premiere, but not the first episode produced. VATICAN CITY -- To put it as the devout Ned Flanders would, the Vatican's newspaper thinks "The Simpsons" are an okely dokely bunch. Ned is very honest and sincere in carrying out the Christian doctrines of charity, kindness, and compassion. Okilly Dokilly is the world's only Nedal band. [12] Ned grew up in New York City and was the son of "freaky beatniks" who did not discipline Ned (as they did not think it was right) and let him run wild. [4] Homer is often shown "borrowing" (stealing) items from Flanders, such as a weather vane, a camcorder, a diploma, a toothbrush and an air conditioning unit. Even the Simpsons' couch came from "the curb outside Flanders' house". And perhaps Canadian politician Pierre Poilievre’s striking similarity to “Grimey” suggests he’s a grafter – but one who’s probably irritable. Later, Oakley and Josh Weinstein decided to produce an entire episode that was nothing but loosely associated shorts, which became the season seven episode "22 Short Films About Springfield". Ned Flanders' significant evolution of his Christian fanaticism has led to the term dubbed "Flanderization". The reason the short was made was because the entire episode was short on time and they needed to fill the extra space with something so they came up with this. More proof that everything’s coming up Milhouse. Copyright © 2019 Pub Ocean – All Rights Reserved. "[24] Steve Goddard of the website Ship of Fools said, "Ned is an innocent abroad in a world of cynicism and compromise. In his mind, burnt-out school bus driver Otto Mann is former Guns N’ Roses guitar slinger Slash, which can lead to some pretty dangerous air-guitar solos when he’s behind the wheel. Chief Wiggum is an incompetent, out-of-shape, donut-eating stereotype who’s insulting to police officers everywhere. It’s impossible to ignore the fact that Bart’s best friend looks exactly like Kevin’s buddy Paul of The Wonder Years fame. [1] Ned's dogged friendship inspires the loyalty of others; when his Leftorium shop appeared on the verge of bankruptcy shortly after it opened, Homer arranged a bailout with the help of many people in Springfield. [31] In the 34-second-long segment, which comes complete with its own theme song, Ned walks into Rod and Todd's room as they are praying and tells them it is time for church. Likewise, if you’ve ever wondered what your favorite Simpsons characters might look like “in the flesh,” read on, as these real-life Simpsons doppelgangers suggest that Oscar Wilde had a point: perhaps life does “imitate art far more than art imitates life.”, First up, Ned Flanders. [6] Nowadays Homer seems to regard Ned as more of a nuisance. However in the Season 29 episode "Left Behind", the Leftorium closes due to poor sales, leaving Flanders unemployed until he returns to Springfield Elementary School, finding a new job as Bart Simpson's new teacher and substituting the void left by his deceased second wife Edna Krabappel, as well as honoring her life dream. Eddie Van Halen’s former Van Halen bandmate Sammy Hagar and current lead singer David Lee Roth might just love the fact that the guitarist gets compared to Springfield nutcase Eleanor Abernathy, who’s better known as Crazy Cat Lady. Despite his outward nerdishness, Flanders has also been connected romantically with a beautiful Christian-rock singer, Rachel Jordan,[6] movie star Sara Sloane and eventually marrying local teacher Edna Krabappel until she died as well. Snackable content that delights, informs and entertains. Jesus is no Ned Flanders. Okilly Dokilly is an American heavy metal band from Phoenix, Arizona, United States, that plays "Nedal" music; a subgenre of metal music themed around the animated character Ned Flanders from the television series The Simpsons. Comments, Observations, and Questions to Consider. Ned Flanders, who was designed by Rich Moore, first appeared in the season one episode "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire".The episode was the series premiere, but not the first episode produced. You can practically hear him saying “Okely dokely, neighborino.” Chief Wiggum is an incompetent, out-of-shape, donut-eating … He is upset when Todd replies that they are not going, until Todd reminds him it is Saturday, and Ned laughs at his mistake. “Hi everybody!” Grey’s Anatomy psychiatrist Dr. Raj Sen – as played by Anjul Nigam – is a dead ringer for inept Dr. Nick. This poor shmuck looks like a washed-up Krusty the Clown without the makeup and sense of humor. For a song similar to this, see Everybody Hates Ned Flanders Everyone Loves Ned Flanders is a theme song for the "The Adventures of Ned Flanders" segment in the episode The Front. He is the extremely religious, good-natured, cheery next-door neighbor to the Simpson family and is generally loathed by Homer Simpson — though there are numerous instances where the two are portrayed as good friends. [21] It was suggested by George Meyer,[25] who had had a friend who had owned a left-handed specialty store which failed. Okilly Dokilly took the internet by storm in 2015 with the release of their Okilly Demos. homer simpson # episode 5 # season 7 # ned flanders # todd flanders Jul 7, 2015 20th Century Fox Getty Images. The resemblance between generously jawed BYU Cougars offensive line coach Garett Tujague and Springfield’s resident Austrian action star Rainier Wolfcastle will blow you away. [7] Flanders is normally oblivious to Homer's disdain for him. He claims that this is because they were "bigger than Jesus". A metal band inspired by The Simpsons character Ned Flanders have announced their first ever UK tour. "[37], Ned Flanders has been described as "The United States' most well-known evangelical". [2] Despite a meek outward appearance, Ned hides an exceptionally well-toned physique. Nedward Flanders Jr. is a recurring character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer and first appearing in the series premiere episode "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire". [18] Dr. Rowan Williams, a former archbishop of Canterbury, is a confessed Simpsons fan,[34] and likes Flanders. Ned's store the Leftorium first appeared in "When Flanders Failed". You can practically hear him saying “Okely dokely, neighborino.”. This quote is taken from Ned’s adventures with Homer in Vegas (“Viva Ned Flanders”: S10E10) where he decides to cut loose and order alcohol. He is a Republican[8] and a devout Evangelical Christian who strictly follows the Bible literally and is easily shocked when challenged on any point of dogma. The first episode in which Flanders and his family were prominent is season two's "Dead Putting Society", which also contained the first appearance of Maude and Rod Flanders. Okilly Dokilly – the Ned Flanders-themed metal band – have announced their first ever UK tour. Details File Size: 1110KB Duration: 0.900 sec Dimensions: 480x362 Created: 12/17/2018, 11:30:42 AM Monday 22 February 2016 17:46. The band's current members include Head Ned (vocals), Dread Ned (drums), Shred Ned (guitar), Bed Ned (bass) and Zed Ned (synth). Search, discover and share your favorite Ned Flanders GIFs. Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted. [19] Groening described the inspiration for Flanders as "just a guy who was truly nice, that Homer had no justifiable reason to loathe, but then did". It appears at the end of the fourth season episode "The Front"[29] because the episode was too short and the producers had already tried "every trick in the book" to lengthen it. By Matt Patches. In "Bart of Darkness", Flanders's high pitched scream was performed by Tress MacNeille[27] and in "Homer to the Max", Flanders comments about cartoons being easily able to change voice actors and on that occasion he was voiced by Karl Wiedergott.[28]. 0 comments. "[38], Professional ice hockey goaltender Peter Budaj was known for having Ned Flanders painted on his mask during his hockey career. [12] Ginger came to live with Ned and his sons for a brief period following Maude's death in a later episode, but she quickly grew tired of the Flanders' sickly-sweet personalities and fled. [23] There has been a consistent effort among the show's writers to make him not just a "goody good and an unsympathetic person". [40] A second event was held in 2002, with Ned Zeppelin reappearing. Share the best GIFs now >>> I know a kid who uses the word okely dokely. All of them are just a perky reduplicated variants of okay, utilizing that favourite device of two-word phrases - rhyming. It was held in a 500-seat venue that was filled to capacity, and an extra 1500 people were turned away at the door. [16], Ned Flanders, who was designed by Rich Moore, first appeared in the season one episode "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire". Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, a majority of the band's lyrics are direct Ned quotes. The Adventures of Ned Flanders was a putative series of shorts starring Flanders, but only one episode, "Love that God", was produced. [30] Although the episode was scripted by Adam I. Lapidus, "Love That God" was written by Mike Reiss, Al Jean and Sam Simon. They had two children together; the sheltered and naive Rod and Todd Flanders. It means okey dokey, but I'm sure you know how wierd Flanders talks. A live-action version of The Simpsons would be completely ridiculous if Paul Giamatti didn’t sign on to play Homer. [32] The Flanders/Lovejoy segment of that episode was written by David X. Cohen. [citation needed] Though he only ever showed homophobic signs in non-canon episodes, notably "Frinkenstein" where he said "I'm running to find a cure for homosexuality". The treatment worked so well that it rendered Flanders unable to express any anger at all and resulted in his trademark nonsensical jabbering at moments when he was particularly close to losing his temper, causing Ned to unknowingly repress his anger. This most likely derives from an affected version of the phrase "okey dokey", which in turn derives from the phrase OK. the extended version is "I Okily Dokily Schmokily Do!" 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