In an attempt to show up Ned Flanders, Homer pits Bart against Ned's son, Todd, in a miniature golf competition.

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Homer Simpson / Ralph / Commentator (voice)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Maude Flanders / Helen Lovejoy / Mrs. Norton (voice)
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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 crouchbk

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Maggie Roswell became a regular castmember with this episode. See more »

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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 »

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[browsing the card catalog]
Lisa: Let's see, Golf... Anecdotes... Eisenhower and... Fashion... Humor... Japanese Obsession With... Ah, here it is: Putting.
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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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Homer Vs. Flanders!
10 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The sixth episode of the second season of the Simpsons is a funny early episode and one of the earliest episodes that will define the relationship between Homer Simpson and Ned Flanders. Despite golf being a key element here, this episode is more about rivalry than the sport itself. There are several great pop culture references here especially the Karate Kid one.

This episode, "Dead Putting Society," has Homer becoming jealous of Ned Flanders because of his affluent lifestyle. Homer decides to enter Bart into a mini-golf tournament against Ned's kid, Todd to see who is the best family of them all.

Overall, a very strong episode and quite funny. Not the greatest episode, but we are well along our way there. The best part of the episode is the rivalry between Ned and Homer. Never gets old. I rate this episode 9/10.


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