Obviously what might appear funny in L.A. or New York isn't funny here in Charlotte. 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. Ned Flanders is probably one of the most nicest characters on The Simpsons. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Her funeral was held in Springfield and attended by the Simpsons. The idea for the episode was pitched by Jean, who wanted to make a follow-up to the season 10 episode "Viva Ned Flanders". 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 (season 11) among them. [32] As The Post-Standard's William LaRue writes, "diddly" is the "familiar greeting of Maude's husband, Ned Flanders. 5 When He Married His Vegas Wife Homer’s intention in ‘Viva Ned Flanders’ was to give Ned the good night out that he had never had. In the episode, Ned Flanders invites Homer to a football game and the two become good friends. [38] WCCB, the then-Fox affiliate in Charlotte, refused to continue showing the commercial for the episode. 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 … 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’s very honest, kind, caring and compassionate to everyone and barely evergets mad. However, Fox only offered her a $150 raise, which did not cover the travel costs, so she decided to quit. 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. Perhaps the writers made this one super-sincere to counteract the inherent cynicism behind its origins, but the show just seems sappy and lame. In the season ten episode “Viva Ned Flanders," Ned turns to Homer to help him be more impulsive and the pair eventually end up in Vegas. Homer and Ned enjoy a bender in Las Vegas, but when they awake the next morning, they are shocked to find they have two new wives. Homer: Watch this, Ned. But Maude was such a vulnerable character. 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. Ned gets to date several women thanks to the tape, including Lindsey Naegle and Edna Krabappel, but none of them are successful. [13] Executive producer Mike Scully said it "was a chance for one of our regular characters [Ned Flanders] to face a challenge and grow in a new direction. Everyone offers their condolences to a devastated Ned, and Bart reluctantly plays a Christian video game with Rod and Todd. 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 … We wanted it to have consequences for surviving characters to deal with in future episodes. But Homer's plans to put the spice back into … [1] When the writing staff conceived the idea for the speedway parts, they were thinking that it would be a great opportunity for them to get several NASCAR drivers to make guest appearances in the episode. He has been shown doing things like volinteer work, giving money to charity and doing everything a good person would do. In it, Homer takes Ned to Las Vegas to teach him how to have fun. However, Ned soon grows weary of Homer's overbearing friendship and stupid antics, and begins to hate him. Over the years, we’ve learned there’s a lot more to Ned Flanders than his devout Christian ways. 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. She is not as promiscuous as Amber. "Homer Loves Flanders" is the sixteenth episode of The Simpsons ' fifth season. ; 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. However, when Flanders discovers that the epiphanies are the result of a gas leak, he has to choose between letting people breathe in gas to feel close to God and reporting the leak, which would tank his new business venture. [39], Antonia Coffman, a spokeswoman for The Simpsons, told The Charlotte Observer that "the Lowe's incident didn't inspire the scene" and that the episode was not meant to offend anyone. ; Back for the Dead: The Monty Burns Casino, last seen in season 5, is destroyed in this episode, prompting Homer and Ned to go to Vegas instead. With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. The next morning, Ned is still angry and tells his sons he will not be going to church, scaring them. ... Homer takes him to Vegas. 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. 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. They don't call me "Springfield Fats" just because I'm morbidly obese! Episode Viewers and Ratings Season 10 Episode 10 of The Simpsons resulted in a 0.00 rating in the 18-49 demographic. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on December 29, 1996. Reviews of "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily" from television critics have been mixed. To Homer, this is Ned showing off how well he has it, which sets him off. "[28] The song, called "He's the Man", later appeared on the 2007 soundtrack album The Simpsons: Testify. Homer embraces his wife but drops her on the ground when Lily calls his cell phone. [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. Homer and Flanders went to Las Vegas for the weekend and got drunk, and met Amber and Ginger. He wrote: "First Maude dies, then Ned dates and now Ned questions his faith. Gregory Hardy of the Orlando Sentinel placed it at number eleven on his list of the show's fifteen best episodes that target the world of sports. In the episode, Homer goes to therapy and tells Paul Rudd's Dr. Zander that he regularly strangles his kid. [37], Before "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily" was broadcast, a promotional commercial aired on television that featured, among other things, the announcement that "one of Springfield's most beloved will die"[38] and a snippet of a scene from the episode with the character Lenny, sitting in the speedway spectator stand, being hit by a car tire,[39] giving the impression that he would be the one who would die. He cheats on his own diet and he won't listen to Marge. So they [the staff] discovered that arc was lost, and now there are a lot of flashbacks with Maude. 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. The prankster prince is back! SS is dedicated to The Simpsons and host to thousands of free TV show episode scripts and screencaps, cartoon framegrabs and movie scripts. Homer sets up some police tape to make Ned believe his family is dead. With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. A commercial for "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily" that aired before the episode was broadcast was criticized by many viewers because it appeared the episode would be parodying an incident at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina that left three spectators dead. 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. Ned asks Homer to leave, and then feels so bad about it that he writes a letter of apology, which Homer mocks. Anonymous. Inspired by the song, Ned later assists Rachel in loading some equipment onto her truck and confides in her of his loss, with which she sympathizes. Waitress Lily tells him to meet her at Lover’s Lane. To Homer, this is Ned showing off how well he has it, which sets him off. 1 decade ago. Homer attempted to ann… Discouraged by sixty years of minding his P's and Q's, Ned Flanders asks Homer to reveal the secret of his intoxicating lust for life. Homer shows Flanders how to enjoy life by taking him to Las Vegas. Viva Ned Flanders S10 E10 9 Jan 1999. 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 … Homer: Watch this, Ned. 17+ Homer shows Flanders how to enjoy life by taking him to Las Vegas. Originally, Ned was just a "better Christian" than Homer, being affable, polite, intellectual, friendly, and sincerely religious. "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. "Viva Ned Flanders" It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on March 17, 1994. [40] Many viewers of the commercial, including Speedway Motorsports, Inc. owned Lowe's Motor Speedway president and public address announcer Jerry Gappens, expressed their concern as it appeared the episode was parodying an actual incident that happened during a speedway race at Lowe's Motor Speedway in May 1999, in Charlotte, North Carolina, when flying debris in a crash killed three spectators. Homer shows Flanders how to enjoy life by taking him to Las Vegas. Alias(es) He kills Maude in Season 11, Episode 14 "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily" 0 0. On a Saturday night, Ned prays to God, but becomes angry when he feels he is not getting any response. Accidental Marriage: Homer and Ned's drunken marriages to Amber and Ginger. Ned: [uneasy] Uh, be careful there, Homer, that is sort of a new table, heh heh, heh. The Simpsons: Viva Ned Flanders (1999) (TV Episode) Amber and Ginger return from Vegas to be with Homer … [6][7] She eventually grew tired of this, and the price of plane tickets was constantly increasing. Watchlist. 2 Answers. I suppose the whole 'Simpsons' thing is kind of like a hick town. [74] Homer says that Gabriel is "an angel, like Denzel Washington in 'The Preacher's Wife.'" Ned Flanders has been an important part of the Springfield community since the show first began in 1989. However, when Flanders discovers that the epiphanies are the result of a gas leak, he has to choose between letting people breathe in gas to feel close to God and reporting the leak, which would tank his new business venture. [23] In that episode, she stays at the Flanders' house with Ned, and leaves briefly after he attempted to mold her in the image of his deceased wife. Watchlist. "[20] Scully has commented that it was a "very sweet scene" but it was too difficult to "get out of it comedically to the next scene. -- Slow reaction time, "Homer Loves Flanders" Homer lines up a shot without using the rake, leaning hard on the table in the process. 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. Alone Again, Natura-Diddily. -- Slow reaction time, "Homer Loves Flanders" Homer lines up a shot without using the rake, leaning hard on the table in the process. The game, however, goes awry when the ball flies into several people's mouths, causing mayhem. She is so distraught over being Mrs. Abraham Simpson that she and Ned's vegas wife … 17+ Homer shows Flanders how to enjoy life by taking him to Las Vegas. Homer have been a Cheating Liar(what some people call him). ... One year after the death of his wife Maude Flanders, ... Homer takes him to Las Vegas but gets … He just murdered Maude flanders. Nedward "Ned" Flanders is a character from The Simpsons series. As with many of the important moments in The Simpsons , we assumed that, after the episode, this would fizzle out into nothing. However, according to Maxtone-Graham, the writing staff decided to cut it because "it just never played anything but sad." [4], Amber can be seen as a ghost inside Bart's dream. "[35] Canning added that he felt "the episode made a poor choice by rushing through the mourning period and moving right into Ned dating," but that "the dating stuff, while, again, feeling hurried, was quite funny, especially Ned's date with Edna Krabappel. “I have to tell you, nothing’s going to happen,” says Homer. (2008). Season 10, Episode 10: “Viva Ned Flanders” Homer marries another woman in Vegas, and fantasises about his life of bigamy where Marge is forced to endlessly chop a log in front of him, forever, for no reason at all. "[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. "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). Husband: Abraham SimpsonFather-in-Law: Orville SimpsonMother-in-Law: Yuma HickmanBrothers-in-Law: Bill Simpson, Cyrus Simpson, Chet Simpson, Tyrone Simpson, Fester Simpson and Hubert SimpsonSister-in-Law: Hortense SimpsonStepsons: Herbert PowellStepdaughter: Abbie SimpsonStepdaughter-in-law: Marge BouvierStepgrandson & Step Son: Bart SimpsonStepgranddaughters & Step Daughters : Lisa Simpson and Maggie SimpsonCo-Sisters-in-Law: Cyrus's 15 wives. [17] Since returning, she has voiced Maude in flashbacks and as a ghost. 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 … [2], The episode features the death of the character Maude Flanders,[3] who had previously been voiced by cast member Maggie Roswell. ; 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. 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. As always, he does the right thing. [40] WCCB told the Associated Press that their interpretation of the scene was that someone threw the tire to Lenny because he was raising his hand, and that the tire did not actually come from a car crash on the track. Homer Simpson is the one of the Main Characters(MC) of The Simpsons. Homer is a Drunk Fat Man who loves Candy and is craving for food. Here is a ranked list of the 15 best 'Simpsons' episodes featuring Flanders. The T-shirts hit Maude and she falls over the bleachers to the ground, where Dr. Hibbert declares her dead. While there, the two get intoxicated and wake up the next morning to find that they have married two cocktail waitresses, Amber and Ginger. Ned deals with his grief after Maude's untimely death. Let's look at The Simpsons' Maude Flanders, Ned's first wife, and how her death left an indelible mark on the series. Homer gets her drunk and marries her to Abe. The episode was written by Ian Maxtone-Graham and directed by Jim Reardon. 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. Here are the best Flanders episodes of The Simpsons. whats the name of the Simpson's episode where homer kills ned flanders wife? "[2], American musician Shawn Colvin guest starred in the episode as Rachel Jordan,[21][22] a character that she would later return to voice in the episode "I'm Goin' to Praiseland" (2001) from season twelve. Ex-husband and Stepson: Homer Simpson Husband: Abraham SimpsonFather-in-Law: Orville SimpsonMother-in-Law: Yuma HickmanBrothers-in-Law: Bill Simpson, Cyrus Simpson, Chet Simpson, Tyrone Simpson, Fester Simpson and Hubert SimpsonSister-in-Law: Hortense SimpsonStepsons: Herbert PowellStepdaughter: Abbie SimpsonStepdaughter-in-law: Marge BouvierStepgrandson & Step Son: Bart SimpsonStepgranddaughters & Step Daughters : Lisa Simpson and Maggie SimpsonCo-Sisters-in-Law: Cyrus's 15 wives Which episodes would've been much different or not even made? Share. Directed by Neil Affleck. [29], The episode originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on February 13, 2000. 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. Nedward "Ned" Flanders is one of the major characters in The Simpsons. The family watches the stock car race from the stand and sees Ned Flanders and his family, who claims to enjoy the high levels of safety the drivers use. He is attracted to the singer, Rachel Jordan, who sings about not losing faith in God because He is always there for people. Ned Flanders is best known as The Simpson's lovable religious neighbor, but in this episode, he cuts loose for once and joins Homer on a gambling trip to Las Vegas. However, Ned soon grows weary of Homer's overbearing friendship and stupid antics, and begins to hate him. Fox that week, and gold triangular-shaped earrings caring and compassionate to everyone and barely evergets mad Lily him... 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