After a hurricane hits Springfield and destroys Ned Flanders' house, he suffers a breakdown and is forced to confront problems from his childhood.



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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Grampa / Krusty / Barney / Patient (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Apu / Kirk / Convict / Chief Wiggum / Lenny / Moe Szyslak / Dr. Foster / Happiest Man in Springfield (voice)
Jay Sherman (voice)
Mrs. Glick / Nurse (voice)


After a hurricane hits Springfield and destroys Ned Flanders' house, he suffers a breakdown and is forced to confront problems from his childhood.

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Animation | Comedy

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29 December 1996 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie arrive at the mental hospital. Dr. Foster warns Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie that one of the mental patients is a cannibal. An obvious nod to "Silence of the Lambs", which Hannibal Lector, an cannibalistic killer is a patient in an asylum. See more »


The position and amount of Homer's pink papers during the therapy session changes throughout the scene. See more »


Maude Flanders: Neddy doesn't believe in insurance. He considers it a form of gambling.
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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »


Aloha 'Oe
Written by Queen Liliuokalani (as 'Lili'uokalani')
Hummed by Harry Shearer
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Ned Flander's Meltdown Begins
10 August 2014 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

This episode follows Ned Flanders having his house destroyed by a hurricane and the others house being completely fine, then when he meets Dr Foster for his mental breakdown, then Foster shows Flanders in his earlier years that he has been bullying everyone in his path, then 8 months in his early age of getting spanked, he learns that he shouldn't do it again. On a test, Homer comes to prove that Ned Flanders is scared for anything like mosquito bites or spiders, he stopped his meltdown and returned in his happy days.

This episode i think is probably the most memorable episode of The Simpsons compared to the other episodes, the story is clearly the greatest and the voice acting is the correct stuff for this episode. Not so many laughs but still very charming and memorable for some reason


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