I’ve learned that life is one crushing defeat after another until you just wish Flanders was dead.— Homer
Name: Ned Flanders
Identity: Homer's "perfect" neighbor, regular church-goer.
Related to: Maude (his wife who died recently), Rod and Todd (children), and parents (beatniks who didn't believe in discipline at any time.) Was also married to a cocktail waitress in Las Vegas.
Occupation: Owner of "The Leftorium" at Springfield Mall.
Catchphrases: "Hidilly-ho!" and "Okilly-dokilly".
Best friends: God, Homer (for a while).
Enemies: Homer (most of the time)
Previous jobs: Pharmacist, Scout leader, Principal at Springfield Elementary.
"Well get out the Crayolas and color me tickled pink!"
Appearances: Most episodes. Has been Homer's best friend [1F14], has been the victim of a hurricane (when he checked himself into a mental institution) [4F07], mowed the lawn in his wife's Sunday dress [7F08], and slept with (and married) a cocktail waitress in Vegas [AABF06].