Overcome with jealousy at Ned Flanders's affluent lifestyle and affectionate family, Homer paints him as a snobbish jerk to the rest of his family and looks eagerly for an opportunity to show him up. He finds it in an upcoming miniature golf tournament, and enters Bart against Ned's son Todd. Written by
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was an experienced miniature golfer and based much of the golf-related scenes in the script on his own experiences. See more
In this instance, Ned Flanders, owner of Springfield's Leftorium and noted southpaw, writes with his right hand twice: first in writing his conciliatory letter to Homer, and again in signing the terms of the miniature golf championship wager. See more
Hey, Lis, what do you call those guys in chess that don't matter?
Well, a blockaded bishop is of little value, but I think you're referring to a pawn.
Right, I am a pawn.
I know. It's times like this I'm thankful that Dad has little to no interest in almost everything I do.
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