Flanders dating video
Poor but happy, young Nello and his grandfather live alone, delivering milk as a livelihood, in the outskirts of Antwerp, a city in Flanders (the Flemish or Dutch-speaking part of modern-day Belgium).
They discover a beaten dog (a Bouvier, a large sturdy dog native to Flanders) and adopt it and nurse it back to health, naming it Patrasche, the middle name of Nello's mother Mary, who died when Nello was very young.
When Ned wins tickets to a football game he asks Homer 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.
The episode was written by Ian Maxtone-Graham and directed by Jim Reardon.
Maude was voiced by Marcia Mitzman Gaven while regular voice actor Maggie Roswell had left the show over a pay dispute, but the producers decided to kill off the character to open up for new storylines.
The small crowd of mostly senior citizens at the showing I saw all seemed pleasantly surprised by this slender effort.
It can be a little sappy at times, but on the whole it's a pretty good episode.
Homer's juvenile antics at the speedway track result in Maude Flanders falling to her death.
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.