[15] To bring in even more viewers for the broadcast, the Simpsons producers chose not to reveal beforehand who the character that would be killed off was to create speculation. Norwich Tiger. [39][41], Scully, Mike. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. This page was last edited on 13 January 2021, at 13:23. [31] The episode was the highest-rated show on Fox that week, and was viewed in approximately 10.8 million households. Homer agrees to do so, though he gets Ned to sign over his power of attorney in the process. -- Slow reaction time, "Homer Loves Flanders" Homer lines up a shot without using the rake, leaning hard on the table in the process. As the family's provider, he works at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, where his boss is Mr. Burns. Anonymous. SS is dedicated to The Simpsons and host to thousands of free TV show episode scripts and screencaps, cartoon framegrabs and movie scripts. Ned would've been required to find a way to break up with the Vegas wife instead and afterward try to find a way for Maude to forgive him … He is crude, bald, overweight, incompetent, clumsy, lazy, a low attention spane, a heavy drinker, and ignorant; however, he is essentially a decent man and fiercely devoted to his family. Amber worked as a cocktail waitress in Las Vegas, Nevada. "[18], Scully has noted that "there was a lot of discussion about making sure we [the staff] did deal with some of the emotional ramifications of death [in the episode] and not just make it all joke, joke, joke. [16][18] When asked by The Denver Post on how she thought Ned was doing without Maude, she replied: "OK. 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".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 … Maude was voiced by Marcia Mitzman Gaven after regular voice actor Maggie Roswell had left the show over a pay dispute, and the producers decided to kill off the character to open up for new storylines. Nedward "Ned" Flanders is one of the major characters in The Simpsons. Reviews of "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily" from television critics have been mixed. [24] Colvin told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer that being raised in Carbondale, Illinois meant she did not have to do much research for the guest appearance: "It's just very isolated [in Carbondale]. Menu. Share. To Homer, this is Ned showing off how well he has it, which sets him off. 17+ Homer shows Flanders how to enjoy life by taking him to Las Vegas. Later, a squad of cheerleaders fires free T-shirts from air cannons into the crowd, and Homer rudely demands one. She wears heavy blue eye-shadow and pink lipstick. Accidental Marriage: Homer and Ned's drunken marriages to Amber and Ginger. However, Fox only offered her a $150 raise, which did not cover the travel costs, so she decided to quit. He has been shown doing things like volinteer work, giving money to charity and doing everything a good person would do. RELATED: The Simpsons Only TV-MA Episode Is Censored on Disney+ Introduced in the Season 2 episode, "Dead Putting Society," Maude shared many of her husband's devout Christian beliefs. Feeling bad for his part in Maude's death, Homer secretly makes a videotape of Ned to show to single women across Springfield in order to help him get on with his life. [34], Writing for IGN, Robert Canning gave the episode a 7 out of 10 rating, commenting that he thought the three acts felt disconnected. Homer gets her drunk and marries her to Abe. Ned Flanders is probably one of the most nicest characters on The Simpsons. The Simpsons. "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily" is the fourteenth episode of the eleventh season of The Simpsons, and marks the final regular appearance of the character Maude Flanders. This kill-off was the result of Roswell leaving The Simpsons in spring 1999 after a pay dispute with the Fox Broadcasting Company, which airs the show. ; Anachronism Stew: Most of the resorts depicted in Vegas are parodies of real life ones including several that went defunct years before this episode aired. Accidental Marriage: Homer and Ned's drunken marriages to Amber and Ginger. Maude Flanders was the beautiful late wife of Ned Flanders, and the mother of Rod and Todd from The Simpsons.. Maude was a devout Christian who once attended a Bible camp to learn how to be more judgmental. [3], Amber died of an overdose at a theme park in front of a sign warning guests not to stand up on a roller coaster. Here are the best Flanders episodes of The Simpsons. She is so distraught over being Mrs. Abraham Simpson that she and Ned's vegas wife … The entire episode focuses on them developing an unanticipated friendship for the first time. He just murdered Maude flanders. Homer is then pinned to the wall and slammed repeatedly. Homer's autodialer keeps him and his wife up; Homer yells at them later on: 4F05: Runs into Ned at the cider mill, to his own dismay: 4F07: Homer would make it his business to be a third wheel in the Flanders house Homer doesn't remember Ned's name Homer mocks Ned … Recalling that it was just imploded, Homer takes Ned to Las Vegas instead. Here is a ranked list of the 15 best 'Simpsons' episodes featuring Flanders. Vegas Wife, Britney Beers, Vegas Mom, Malt Liquor Mommy (Bart) Marge begins to feel sorry for Homer, so she devises a plan to get rid of his vegas wife. The Simpsons. Red Homer sets up some police tape to make Ned believe his family is dead. In the episode, a violent hurricane strikes Springfield. [2] Speedway racing is depicted in a negative light in the episode, with an overemphasis on crashes. However, Ned soon grows weary of Homer's overbearing friendship and stupid antics, and begins to hate him. Ned asks Homer to leave, and then feels so bad about it that he writes a letter of apology, which Homer mocks. [30] It tied Dateline NBC for the 17th place (compared the season average of 37) in the ratings for the week of February 7–13, 2000, with a Nielsen rating of 10.7. In an early episode, Flanders reveals at an AA meeting that it’s been 4,000 days since his last drink. While in jail, a social worker helps the family get back on track to being functional, which is put to the test when Homer's and Flanders' Vegas wives from "Viva Ned Flanders" return. As the seasons went on, his "sweetness" and his religiosity grew until he became a byword for fanatical religious faith and … Brawl in the Family would've been different due to Ned's Vegas wife. In its 25 seasons, Fox's longest-running comedy The Simpsons has killed off seven characters -- Homer's Las Vegas wife, Amber (season 16) and Ned's wife Maude Flanders … While there, the two get intoxicated and wake up the next morning to find that they have married two cocktail waitresses, Amber and Ginger. When Homer takes Ned to Las Vegas in an attempt to get him to loosen up, the two end up drunkenly marrying a pair of cocktail waitresses. They don't call me "Springfield Fats" just because I'm morbidly obese! Gappens said that doing a parody of that was "a real insensitive thing to do, pretty irresponsible. "[38] Lowe's Motor Speedway announced to WSOC-TV's Channel 9 Eyewitness News on February 7, 2000 that they were thinking of placing a complaint to the Fox Broadcasting Company. Voiced by With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. Which episodes would've been much different or not even made? Homer attempted to annul his marriage to Amber, but it was upheld under Nevada law. Nedward "Ned" Flanders is a character from The Simpsons series. Answer Save. With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. [39] Unlike what the commercial implied, Lenny is not killed and is soon back in his seat. Despite this, the affiliate announced that they would start the broadcast of the episode with a message warning viewers of the scene anyway. The next morning, Ned is still angry and tells his sons he will not be going to church, scaring them. First appearance [1], After Maude's death, Homer mentions that Amber and Ginger were crazy about them and Marge asks what he is talking about but Homer tells her that they trying to help Ned deal the death of Maude. [38] As a result, Fox distributed a new commercial to the affiliate on February 9 that did not contain the scene with Lenny. To get rid of her, the Simpson family tricked Amber into marrying Grampa and agreeing to forsake her vows to Homer. Ginger has fluffy, light brown hair. Guilt-ridden, he later rushes to church and upon entering, sees a Christian rock band, Kovenant, performing. However, according to Scully, they could not get a single one because "they were all concerned about the way we were portraying NASCAR". "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily" was written by Ian Maxtone-Graham and directed by Jim Reardon as part of the eleventh season of the show (1999–2000). [27][28] The Wisconsin State Journal reported that during her 2001 concert at Barrymore Theatre, the "loudest audience response came after she sang a ditty that she performed as a character on The Simpsons. Homer embraces his wife but drops her on the ground when Lily calls his cell phone. [29], The episode originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on February 13, 2000. Favorite Answer. Ned: [uneasy] Uh, be careful there, Homer, that is sort of a new table, heh heh, heh. "[36], Winnipeg Free Press columnist Randall King wrote in his review of the eleventh season of The Simpsons that there is "something undeniably funny about having Maude Flanders die by a barrage of T-shirts fired by air cannons at a speedway. In a drunken haze, they married the two women but abandoned them the next day, agreeing not to tell their families. "[28] The song, called "He's the Man", later appeared on the 2007 soundtrack album The Simpsons: Testify. Over the years, we’ve learned there’s a lot more to Ned Flanders than his devout Christian ways. [2], The episode features the death of the character Maude Flanders,[3] who had previously been voiced by cast member Maggie Roswell. The game, however, goes awry when the ball flies into several people's mouths, causing mayhem. He is known for being Homer’s religious neighbor who gets on Homer‘s nerves for how nice and good mannered he is. [4], Amber can be seen as a ghost inside Bart's dream. Maude and Lisa and Marge were the only vulnerable characters, really, everybody else has an edge. So they [the staff] discovered that arc was lost, and now there are a lot of flashbacks with Maude. They don't call me "Springfield Fats" just because I'm morbidly obese! Homer accompanies Ned back home after the funeral and talks with him later that night when Ned is unable to sleep due to his loneliness and concern over having to raise his sons alone. Status “Geez, Flanders, you're 60 years old and you haven't lived a day in your life.” ―Homer Simpson “Here comes that vomit again. We didn't want to kill a character for the sake of killing. The idea came up quickly, we all latched on to it, and it just felt right. This story culminates with Homer and Ned betting on their kids, with the loser having to mow the lawn in their wife’s best Sunday dress. 7 His Vegas Wife Lived With Him For A While Arguably the most out of character thing Ned Flanders ever did was go on a Vegas bender with Homer and end up with a fake wife. When Homer takes Ned to Las Vegas in an attempt to get him to loosen up, the two end up drunkenly marrying a pair of cocktail waitresses. It is the first episode since the end of season 4 to feature Al Jean as showrunner; he took over the position from Mike Scully, the showrunner for seasons 9-12. Recalling that gambling is a good way to have fun, Homer tries to take Ned to the Monty Burns Casino. In an early episode, Flanders reveals at an AA meeting that it’s been 4,000 days since his last drink. Amber Simpson On a trip to the bird sanctuary, the Simpson family discovers that an oval racing track built around the sanctuary is opening that day, to Lisa's dismay. In it, Homer takes Ned to Las Vegas to teach him how to have fun. The sanctity of marriage is a foundational part of Ned Flanders’ values, but that didn’t stop him from marrying another woman while in Las Vegas. He is a very funny character. Occupation In the episode, Ned Flanders invites Homer to a football game and the two become good friends. 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