Episode - 7F08\\
First Aired - 11/15/1990

After feeling Ned Flanders is better than him in every way, Homer decides to prove his family's worth by forcing Bart to compete in a mini-golf tournament with Todd Flanders.

To date, this is the last ''Simpsons'' episode with music composed by somebody ''other'' than Alf Clausen. This episode was composed by Ray Colcord[[labelnote:*]]music composer for Embassy Television sitcoms like ''Series/TheFactsOfLife''[[/labelnote]].
!!This episode contains examples of:
* AbsurdlyHighStakesGame
* ADayInTheLimelight: For Todd, though most of the plot focused on Bart.
** This is the first episode to prominently feature the Flanders family, rather than just being a one-shot gag.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Flanders ''drinking''?
** Also the mention of him being in a fraternity- where he apparently wore a dress as a gag/hazing ritual.
* EEqualsMCHammer: The geometry Lisa used when preparing Bart for his match donít really make a lot of sense.
* ExactWords: Because of how the bet between Homer and Ned was worded (the father of the kid who "doesn't win" instead of "the loser", because Ned found the wording too cruel for his sensibilities), Homer insisted that both of them mow each other's lawn in their own wives' Sunday dresses.
* GoshDangItToHeck:
--> '''Ned''': You have yourself a bet, you... jackaninny!
* GreenEyedMonster: Homer's envy of Ned is the driving force in this episode.
* HehHehYouSaidX: Ned's apology letter is supposed to be taken seriously, but Homer and Bart just giggle that the letter contains the word "bosom".
* ICallItVera: Homer tells Bart to give his putter a name. Bart says "Mr. Putter," so he specifies it should be a girl's name. Bart selects "Mom," to which Homer snaps [[FullMetaljacket "Your putter's name is Charlene!"]]
* IHaveNoSon:
--> '''Homer''': Remember what Vince Lombardi said: "If you lose, you're out of the family!".
* ItsAllAboutMe: Homer is basically a black hole in this episode, drawing in everyone he can in his crusade against Ned Flanders whether they want to or not. Even Ned himself has to be dragged into it kicking and screaming.
* {{Jerkass}}: With his petty antagonism towards Ned and the undeserved pressure he puts on Bart, this episode marked a really low point for Homer in the show's early years.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Marge scolds Homer and Bart for laughing at Ned's melodramatic apology letter, but she privately finds it amusing as well.
* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: Lisa asks Bart, "What is the sound of one hand clapping?" Bart demonstrates by swatting his fingers into his palm.
* SeriousBusiness: The championship match between Bart and Todd is broadcast in its entirety on KBBL Radio, complete with IAmVeryBritish announcers.
* TakeAThirdOption: Bart and Todd decide to forfeit and declare a tie.
* {{Unishment}}: Ned is actually amused at mowing the lawn in a Sunday dress (as it reminds him of his fraternity days), much to Homer's frustration.
* WorthIt: Homer doesn't mind facing the losing penalty if that's what it takes to make Ned face it as well. He changes his mind once he sees Ned enjoying it.
* XMustNotWin: Homer is willing to accept both Ned and him facing the losing penalty so long at it means Ned suffers. Unfortunately for Homer, Ned enjoys it due to being reminded of his fraternity days.