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Homer Loves Flanders

Homer Loves Flanders

Rating: 4.2 (166 votes)

Plot

Homer tries to get football tickets to the big game between Springfield and Shelbyville in a radio contest, but Ned gets them instead. Ned invites Homer, and eventually Homer accepts. After the game, Ned gets the winning game ball, and gives it to Homer. Overwhelmed by his generosity, Homer and Ned become friends. Homer invites the two families on a trip together to the lake, but they do not get on, and Ned starts to find Homer annoying. While trying to escape Homer in the car, he is arrested for speeding, just as a bus full of townspeople passes by. In church, he shouts at Homer for breathing loudly, and the townspeople advance on him. Homer sticks up for Ned, pointing out that he is a better man than himself. The townspeople apologize, and Homer and Ned are good friends again... for a few days at least.


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Notes

  • Underneath the main headline in the Springfield Shopper, ''Big Fat Man Has Big Fat Heart'' is a smaller headline, ''Little Thin Man Accused In Robbery''.
  • Flanders Boat is named ''Thanks For The Boat, Lord II''.
  • The sign at Springfield Lake reads: ''No Mercury Dumping Without A Permit'' and features Blinky, the three-eyed fish.
  • Flanders' license plate reads: JHN 143, referring to a passage in the Bible.
  • A ''Last Supper'' painting hangs in Flanders' games room.
  • Otto drives the church bus.
  • The marquee outside church reads, ''Loosest Bongo Cards In Town''.

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References

  • Homer emerging from the hedge, and when he chases the Flanders' with golf clubs parodies Terminator 2.
  • Wiggum says ''Where's you messiah now?'' to Flanders a la The Ten Commandments.

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