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The Best Ned Flanders Episodes of 'The Simpsons'

Updated June 14, 2019 344 votes 60 voters 3.1k views30 items

Ned Flanders has always been a constant pain in Homer Simpson's side. On the surface, he has everything Homer wishes he had. He has well-behaved children, a lot of money to pay for expensive Christmas lights, and good standing at the church. However, over the years, audiences have gotten to see different sides of Ned Flanders apart from the always chipper one that will greet you with a fine "Hi-diddily-ho!" For this list, you can vote for what you think are the best Ned Flanders episodes of The Simpsons of all time. From well-known, classic episodes to more obscure cuts from the series, this list has been voted on by Simpsons fans all over the world. 

Do you like Ned when he's trying to convince Homer to be more godly like in "Homer the Heretic?" Or do you prefer it when Ned struggles with his own faith like in "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily?" Ned Flanders is a lot more complex than a lot of casual fans give him credit for. He's been the source of some of the most profound and hilarious moments in Simpsons history. It's time to give him his due as one of the great Simpsons characters by voting for the best Simpsons episodes about Ned Flanders.

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    Homer stops going to church. It's up to Ned, Krusty, and Apu to teach him to have faith once again.

    • Original Airing: Oct 08 1992
    • Season: 4
    • Episode Number: 3
    • Series: The Simpsons
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    Ned's house is the only one in Springfield destroyed by a hurricane. He slowly begins to lose his faith in God and suffers from a mental breakdown. 

    • Original Airing: Dec 29 1996
    • Season: 8
    • Episode Number: 8
    • Series: The Simpsons
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    Maude is accidentally killed by a t-shirt cannon. The Simpsons try to help Ned cope. 

    • Original Airing: Feb 13 2000
    • Season: The Simpsons season 11
    • Episode Number: 14
    • Series: The Simpsons
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    Marge and Ned are cast as the leads in A Streetcar Named Desire. She uses her anger toward Homer as motivation against Ned. 

    • Original Airing: Oct 01 1992
    • Season: 4
    • Episode Number: 2
    • Series: The Simpsons
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