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Encyclopedia > Ned Flanders
The Simpsons character
Ned Flanders
Gender Male
Hair color Brown
Job Owner of the Leftorium
Relatives Sons: Rod and Todd
Wife: Maude (deceased)
Parents: Mona Flanders[1] and Unnamed Flanders
Voice actor Harry Shearer
First appearance
The Simpsons "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"

Nedward "Ned" Flanders is a recurring character in the animated television series The Simpsons. He is voiced by Harry Shearer, and first appeared in the series premiere "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire". He is the next door neighbor to the Simpson family and is generally loathed by Homer Simpson. A devout Christian, he is amongst the most friendly and compassionate Springfieldians and is generally considered a pillar of the Springfield community. Simpsons redirects here. ... Ned Flanders. ... This article is about the Male sex. ... Brunette redirects here. ... The following is a list of characters featured in the American animated television series The Simpsons. ... The following is a list of characters featured in the American animated television series The Simpsons. ... The following is a list of characters featured in the American animated television series The Simpsons. ... Harry Julius Shearer (born December 23, 1943) is an American comedic actor and writer. ... Season 2episode list header}} {{Template:Infobox Simpsons season 1 Season 2episode list}} Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire, also known as The Simpsons Christmas Special,[2] is the first episode of The Simpsons to air. ... An animated cartoon is a short, hand-drawn (or made with computers to look similar to something hand-drawn) film for the cinema, television or computer screen, featuring some kind of story or plot (even if it is a very short one). ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Harry Julius Shearer (born December 23, 1943) is an American comedic actor and writer. ... Season 2episode list header}} {{Template:Infobox Simpsons season 1 Season 2episode list}} Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire, also known as The Simpsons Christmas Special,[2] is the first episode of The Simpsons to air. ... The Simpson Family The Simpson family is the family featured in the United States animated sitcom The Simpsons. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... Springfield is the fictional city in which the animated American sitcom The Simpsons is set. ...


He was one of the first characters outside of the immediate Simpson family to appear on the show, and he has since been central to several episodes, the first being season two's "Dead Putting Society". The Simpsons second season originally aired between October 1990 and July 1991, beginning on October 11, 1990. ... Dead Putting Society is the sixth episode of The Simpsons second season. ...

Contents

Role in The Simpsons

A young Ned seen with his beatnik parents.
A young Ned seen with his beatnik parents.

Ned Flanders, full name Nedward,[2] is a genuinely well-meaning good-natured person and is one of the few in Springfield who can make that claim. Though firmly religious, he can be timid and something of a pushover. He is a devout Christian and strictly follows the Bible as literally as possible and is easily shocked when challenged on any point of dogma. This has led to his frequent calls to Reverend Lovejoy, who has become increasingly frustrated with and uninterested in Flanders.[3] Flanders grew up in Springfield and was the son of "freaky beatniks" who did not discipline Ned and let him run wild. Eventually they took him to Dr. Foster, a psychiatrist, who put the young Ned through the University of Minnesota Spankalogical Protocol, which involved eight months of continuous spanking. 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.[1] Flanders worked as a salesperson in the pharmaceuticals industry for the bulk of his adult life. 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.[4] Despite a meek outward appearance, Ned hides an exceptionally well-built physique.[5] He is in his early 60s and claims his deceptively youthful appearance is due to his conformity to the "clean living, chewing thoroughly, and a daily dose of vitamin church!"[6] Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      A denomination... For other uses, see Bible (disambiguation). ... This article contains a list of recurring characters from The Simpsons with descriptions. ... Pharmacology (in Greek: pharmacon is drug, and logos is science) is the study of how chemical substances interfere with living systems. ... For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see pedestrian street or promenade. ... People who are left-handed are more dextrous with their left hand than with their right hand: they will probably also use their left hand for tasks such as personal care, cooking, and so on. ...


Ned is extremely honest and sincere in carrying out the Christian doctrines of charity, kindness and compassion. He is frequently shown doing volunteer work, and is rigorously honest and upright, even going so far as to spend an entire day tracking down a Leftorium customer in order to give him the extra change that he had forgotten to hand over. He also is a good neighbor to the Simpsons, regularly offering his assistance.[7] Ned’s dogged friendship inspires the loyalty of others; when his Leftorium appeared on the verge of bankruptcy shortly after it opened, Homer arranged a George Bailey-esque bailout with the help of many people in Springfield.[4] Despite his usual kindness, he has shown occasional antipathy toward Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism;[8] has participated in "the walk for the cure for homosexuality";[9] and on one occasion he discovered that Bart and Lisa Simpson were not baptized and immediately took it upon himself to baptize them.[10] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Buddhism is a variety of teachings described as a religion[1] or way of life that attempts to identify the causes of human suffering and offer various ways that are claimed to end, or ease suffering. ... This article discusses the adherents of Hinduism. ...

Flanders as the devil in "Treehouse of Horror IV", portrayed as such due to being "the one you least suspect".
Flanders as the devil in "Treehouse of Horror IV", portrayed as such due to being "the one you least suspect".

Flanders is a widower, having been married to the equally religious Maude. They had two children together; the sheltered and naïve Rod and Todd. In the eleventh season, Maude dies an untimely death in a freak accident involving a t-shirt cannon, leaving Ned alone and grieving.[11] While still married to Maude, Ned married Ginger, while on a drunken bender in Las Vegas.[6] 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.[12] Flanders has also been connected romantically with a beautiful Christian-rock singer, Rachel Jordan,[11] and Sara Sloane, a movie star.[13] Treehouse of Horror IV is the fifth episode of The Simpsons fifth season, first aired on October 28, 1993. ... The subject of this article may not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... The Simpsons 11th season (September 1999 - May 2000) began on Sunday, September 26, 1999 with Beyond Blunderdome. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... The following are a list of fictional celebrities in the animated television show, The Simpsons. ...


In the early years of the The Simpsons, Homer Simpson generally loathed Ned, because of Ned's family, job, health and self-discipline are of higher quality than he could ever hope to attain himself.[14] Homer has since come to have a love-hate relationship with Flanders, sometimes being his best friend, and other times treating Flanders with complete disregard.[15] Homer seems to genuinely care for Ned, despite still expressing and often acting on feelings of loathing.[11] Nowadays Homer seems to regard Ned as more of a nuisance. An early running joke was that Marge considers Flanders to be a perfect neighbor[4] and usually sides with him instead of her husband, which always enrages Homer.[16] Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... Marjorie Marge Simpson (née Bouvier) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons and is voiced by Julie Kavner. ...


Flanders has been shown to call Reverend Lovejoy for advice quite often, even over minuscule things, to the point that Lovejoy has stopped caring and has even suggested that Flanders try a different religion.[10] This was a running joke in the early seasons, but has been used less in the later episodes.[16] In the eighth season, the episode "In Marge We Trust" would examine the relationship between Lovejoy and Flanders, and shows the history of their relationship and how Lovejoy became increasingly uninterested in Flanders' problems.[3] Flanders is shown to have a room in his house filled with memorabilia of the Beatles. He claims that this is because they were "bigger than Jesus".[17] The Reverend Timothy Tim Lovejoy (more commonly known as Reverend Lovejoy) is a fictional character and the local Reverend in the long-running animated TV show The Simpsons and is voiced by Harry Shearer. ... The Simpsons Season 8 DVD Digipak. ... In Marge We Trust is the twenty-second episode of The Simpsons eighth season, which originally aired April 27, 1997. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ...


Character

Creation

The writers found Harry Shearer's voice for Flanders so sweet that they decided to make the character a Christian.
The writers found Harry Shearer's voice for Flanders so sweet that they decided to make the character a Christian.

Ned Flanders, as well as his son Todd first appeared in the season one episode "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", which was the series premiere. 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.[18] Flanders was named after Flanders St. in Portland, Oregon, the hometown of Simpsons creator Matt Groening.[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 was not until after the first few episodes that it was decided Flanders would be a faithful Christian.[20] Mike Scully noted that Flanders is "everything Homer would love to be, although he'll never admit it".[20] Flanders had been meant to be just a neighbor that Homer was jealous of, but Harry Shearer used "such a sweet voice" and Flanders was broadened to become a Christian and a sweet guy that someone would prefer to live next to over Homer.[21] Flanders is known for his nonsensical jabbering, and his first use of the word "doodly" was in "The Call of the Simpsons".[22] Harry Julius Shearer (born December 23, 1943) is an American comedic actor and writer. ... The Simpsons Season 1 DVD Digipak. ... Season 2episode list header}} {{Template:Infobox Simpsons season 1 Season 2episode list}} Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire, also known as The Simpsons Christmas Special,[2] is the first episode of The Simpsons to air. ... The Simpsons second season originally aired between October 1990 and July 1991, beginning on October 11, 1990. ... Dead Putting Society is the sixth episode of The Simpsons second season. ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Type Commission  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - City 376. ... Matthew Abram Groening is an American cartoonist (Life in Hell) and the Emmy Award-winning creator of the animated series, The Simpsons and Futurama. ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... Mike Scully (born October 2, 1956 in West Springfield, Massachusetts) is an Emmy Award-winning American television writer best known for his work as show runner of the Fox series The Simpsons from 1997 - 2001 (Seasons 9-12). ... The Call of the Simpsons is the seventh episode of The Simpsons. ...


Development

Ned Flanders wasn't religious in his first few appearances and even 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".[23] There has been a consistent effort among the shows writers to make him not just "goody good and an unsympathetic person".[18] In the later seasons, Flanders has become more of a caricature of the Christian right, and his role as an irritating "perfect neighbor" has been lessened.[23] Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      The Christian...

Homer and Bart visiting The Leftorium.
Homer and Bart visiting The Leftorium.

Ned's store "the Leftorium" first appeared in "When Flanders Failed".[21] It was suggested by George Meyer,[24] who had had a friend who had owned a left handed specialty store which had failed.[25] The episode "Hurricane Neddy" shows Ned's faith being tested and the writers also used the episode as a chance to examine what makes him tick.[26] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ... When Flanders Failed is the third episode of the The Simpsons third season. ... For other uses, see George Meyer (disambiguation). ... Hurricane Neddy is the eighth episode of The Simpsons eighth season which originally aired December 29, 1996. ...


There have been two occasions where Flanders was not voiced by Harry Shearer. 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] Bart of Darkness is the first episode of The Simpsons sixth season, which originally aired September 4, 1994. ... Tress MacNeille (born June 20, 1951) is an American voice actress best known for providing various voices on the animated television shows The Simpsons, Futurama, and Animaniacs. ... Homer to the Max is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons tenth season. ... Karl Wiedergott has regularly played various voice roles in the television program The Simpsons, beginning in 1998. ...


"The Adventures of Ned Flanders"

The Adventures of Ned Flanders is a short that appears at the end of the episode "The Front". Entitled Love that God, it highlights the Flanders' dedication to religion and perfect family niceness. Ned nearly scolds Rod and Todd after they refuse to get ready for church — only to be told that it is, in fact, a Saturday. Ned laughs at his mistake with a trademark "okely dokely!"[29] The segment was added because the episode was too short and the producers had tried "every trick in the book" to lengthen the episode, so in desperation they added it.[30] Although the episode was scripted by Adam I. Lapidus, the short was written by Mike Reiss, Al Jean and Sam Simon.[31] Generally, fans reacted with confusion as to why the short had been added.[30] Bill Oakley and several other writers loved the short so much that they wanted to do more "Adventures of Ned Flanders" shorts but time limitations have prevented them from producing more. As a result, Oakley and 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".[32] The Flanders/Lovejoy segment of that episode was written by David S. Cohen. "22 Short Films About Springfield" inspired the Futurama episode "Three Hundred Big Boys".[33] Early American actor William Garwood starred in numerous short films, many of which were only 20 minutes in length Short subject is a format description originally coined in the North American film industry in the early period of cinema. ... The Front is the 19th episode of The Simpsons fourth season. ... Mike Reiss is an American TV comedy writer. ... Al Jean is a TV comedy writer most known for his work on The Simpsons. ... Sam Simon is an American television producer and writer, most notable as one of the original developers of The Simpsons, along with Matt Groening and James L. Brooks. ... Bill Oakley (born in 1966) is an American televison writer, best known for his work on The Simpsons. ... The Simpsons seventh season originally aired on the Fox network between September 17, 1995 and May 19, 1996. ... 22 Short Films About Springfield is the twenty-first episode of The Simpsons seventh season, airing on April 21, 1996. ... David X. Cohen (born 1966), born David Samuel Cohen, is an American television writer. ... This article is about the television series. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Reception

Ned's "unbearable piousness" has been described as "The Simpsons' sharpest critique of organized religion. The show's implicit argument seems to be that humorless obsessives like Ned have hijacked religious institutions, removing them from the centre of society to a place where only those who know their brides of Beth Chedruharazzeb from their wells of Zohassadar can seek solace."[23] Although Flanders was meant to be a caricature of the Christian right, he has since become a favorite of many conservative Christian viewers.[18] He has been described as "[The United States]' most well-known evangelical."[34] It has been said that "today 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. Instead, it's a goofy-looking guy named Ned Flanders on the animated sitcom known as The Simpsons. 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".[35] Steve Goddard, of the website Ship of Fools said "Ned is an innocent abroad in a world of cynicism and compromise. 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."[36] Dr. Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is a confessed Simpsons fan,[37] and likes Flanders.[34] Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      The Christian... For other uses, see Pope (disambiguation). ... Mother Teresa (born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu IPA: ) (August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997) was a Roman Catholic nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her humanitarian work. ... For other persons named Billy Graham, see Billy Graham (disambiguation). ... Ship of Fools is the name of a UK-based Christian website, which was first launched as a magazine in 1977. ... For the English boxer, see Rowan Anthony Williams. ... The Archbishop of Canterbury is the spiritual leader and senior clergyman of the Church of England, recognized by convention as the head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ...


If there is ever a live action movie for The Simpsons, Mike Reiss wants William H. Macy to play Flanders.[38] Flanders is one of executive producer Al Jean's favorite characters.[21] Former Simpsons writer David X. Cohen has been compared to Flanders because they both "never criticize anybody".[32] Not to be confused with Bill Macy. ... Al Jean is a TV comedy writer most known for his work on The Simpsons. ... David X. Cohen (born 1966), born David Samuel Cohen, is an American television writer. ...


Cultural influence

In 2001 and 2002, the Greenbelt festival, a British Christian music and arts fest, held a special "Ned Flanders Night". The 2001 event featured a look-alike contest, as well as the tribute band "Ned Zeppelin". It was held in a 500 seat venue that was filled to capacity, and an extra 1500 people were turned away at the door.[39] A second event was held in 2002, with Ned Zeppelin reappearing.[36] The Greenbelt festival is an annual Christian festival in England, of arts, faith and justice. ...


References

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