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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Lisa 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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Trivia

Sofa Gag: The family sit down and are joined by Santa's Little Helper and Snowball II. 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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[preparing for the big miniature golf tournament]
Lisa: Eighth hole.
Bart: Aim for the octopus's third tentacle.
Lisa: Twelfth hole.
Bart: Bank it off the pink tombstone.
Lisa: Nirvana.
Bart: A state of bliss attained through the extinction of the self.
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Featured in Six Feet Under: Coming and Going (2004) See more »

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Funny early episode
28 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just got through the first disc of The Simpsons, Season 2, and in my opinion this is the best one yet. Homer becomes jealous of Flanders, because him and his family seem so perfect. This leads to both of their sons competing in a putt putt tournament, that Homer takes very seriously, because he wants nothing more than his family to beat Flanders' family at something. I find the episodes involving Homer and Flanders tend to be some of the better episodes, and this is no exception.

It's a great story, and has a lot of moments with great laughs. It may not quite be up to the standards of a lot of the 4th and 5th seasons, but it's a definite improvement over the earlier episodes. I highly recommend it.


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