The Simpsons: Season 5, Episode 16

Homer Loves Flanders (17 Mar. 1994)

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After Ned Flanders invites Homer to a major football game, the pair become friends. However, Homer's possessiveness and loutish behavior slowly turn Ned against him.

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Homer Simpson / Marty / Chicken / Mayor Quimby / Man in Church #1 (voice)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Man on Street / Carl / Stan Taylor / Moe Szyslak / Priest / Chief Wiggum / Man in Church #2 (voice)
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Kent Brockman / TV Warning / Man Buying Tickets / Bill / Ned Flanders / Lenny / Mr. Burns / Old Sheep / Reporter / Ronald Reagan / Dr. Hibbert / Reverand Lovejoy / Man in Church #3 (voice)
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Milhouse Van Houten / Jeremiah / Rod Flanders / Woman in Church (voice)
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Ticket Booth Lady / Maude Flanders / Helen Lovejoy (voice)
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After Ned Flanders invites Homer to a major football game, the pair become friends. However, Homer's possessiveness and loutish behavior slowly turn Ned against him.

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This is the only episode where you see Homer play pool. See more »

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During Ned's dream sequence, for a single frame, a blank cell with a cross through it can be seen. This is a misplaced blank animation cell. See more »

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Kent Brockman: Springfield has come down with a fever: football fever. If you have the fever, there's only one cure. Take 2 tickets, and see the game Sunday morning.
TV Service Announcer: Warning. Tickets should NOT be taken internally.
Homer: See? Because of me, now they have a warning.
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Spoofs Vertigo (1958) See more »

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Two Tickets to Paradise
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Written and Performed by Eddie Money
Sung by Dan Castellaneta
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"This Is Ned Flanders, My Friend!"
14 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this episode. In fact I will come out and say that this is my favorite episode of the entire series.

When Ned wins tickets to a football game he asks Homer to go with him. Desperate, Homer decides to go with him. Won over by Ned's kindness and generosity, Homer becomes friends with Ned and spends a lot of time with him. After spending a lot of time with Homer, Ned begins to hate his new friend.

I think the entire plot involving Homer becoming friends with Homer is awesome. For the entire series Homer always hated Flanders so it is cool how he becomes friends with him for this episode. I always like the episodes where something that would never happen usually happens for one episode. This is a really funny episode. Whether it be Homer mistaking a waffle for God, Bart getting Rod and Todd hyper off a pixie stick, or Moe reading to the homeless this episode has got it all. I do not want to give too much away but there is even a heart touching scene towards the end which seems to be missing from newer Simpson Episodes.

Great episode. The best of the series and you must see it.


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