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* MyBelovedSmother: Part of the TropeNamer with his son. She shares an unhealthy relationship with him which often borders on psychosis. When Seymour is out of the house, Agnes phones him regularly demanding to be taken out of the bath, shielded from the glare of car lights on the street, and other such petty requests. Agnes actually plays around with the trope rather darkly when it is revealed Seymour is an impostor, and she actually disowns her real son primarily because [[ControlFreak he isn't subservient to her]]. ([[RetCon Of course, this never happened though.]])

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* MyBelovedSmother: Part of the TropeNamer with his her son. She shares an unhealthy relationship with him which often borders on psychosis. When Seymour is out of the house, Agnes phones him regularly demanding to be taken out of the bath, shielded from the glare of car lights on the street, and other such petty requests. Agnes actually plays around with the trope rather darkly when it is revealed Seymour is an impostor, and she actually disowns her real son primarily because [[ControlFreak he isn't subservient to her]]. ([[RetCon Of course, this never happened though.]])

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* ObliviousToHatred: He is always friendly to Homer, despite all the times he tells him to shut up or go away and borrows his stuff without returning them. However, if Flanders is truly oblivious varies DependingOnTheWriter since there are some episodes that show Ned is fully aware of how much Homer dislikes him, but puts up with it for the sake of being a good Christian.


* NiceGuy: Well before his Christian background was established, Ned was simply the nice guy that lived next door. While his HolierThanThou attitude is played up more and more in later episodes, he is still shown to be a fundamentally good, if misguided, person no matter the circumstances.

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* NiceGuy: Well before his Christian background {{Flanderization}} was established, Ned was simply the nice guy that lived next door. While his HolierThanThou attitude is played up more and more in later episodes, he is still shown to be a fundamentally good, if misguided, person no matter the circumstances.


* AbusiveParents: Not in a violent manner, rather in the over-protective variety; Ned's sons are highly sheltered and overprotected. Rod and Todd are terrified of everything and have poor social skills towards others. With Ned's views on homosexuality and abstinence, he's taught them to be judgemental of other faiths and sexualities. Ned's actions have (seemingly) made them incestual, as evident by their statement of wanting to lose their virginity to each other.

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* AbusiveParents: Not in a violent manner, rather in the over-protective variety; Ned's sons are highly sheltered and overprotected. Rod and Todd are terrified of everything and have poor social skills towards others. With Ned's views on homosexuality and abstinence, he's taught them to be judgemental of other faiths and sexualities. Ned's actions have (seemingly) made them incestual, incestual or confused about sexual matters (i.e incest or homosexuality), as evident by their statement of wanting to lose their virginity to each other.



* AbusiveParents: Luann and Kirk are quite selfish with their treatment of Milhouse. They objectified him in the divorce, are indifferent to Milhouse's suffering and Milhouse seems to be [[KiddieKid emotionally stunted and oversensitive]] because of their actions. Luann can also be quite smothering with Milhouse and in "Bart vs Itchy and Scratchy" she got horny by the realisation that Milhouse had friends.

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* AbusiveParents: Luann and Kirk are quite selfish with their treatment of Milhouse. They objectified him in the divorce, are indifferent to Milhouse's suffering and Milhouse seems to be [[KiddieKid emotionally stunted and oversensitive]] because of their actions. actions as Luann can also be is quite smothering with Milhouse and in Milhouse. In "Bart vs Itchy and Scratchy" she Luann got horny by the realisation that Milhouse had friends.


* KarmaHoudini: In "Duffless", Homer manages to sneak out of work and go to the Duff Brewery with Barney. At the brewery, Homer and Barney both partake in free samples, with Barney consuming more than Homer. Barney is so drunk that Homer becomes the designated driver, and when Chief Wiggum, Lou and Eddie pull the car over, Homer does well on the sobriety test, which consists of touching his nose with his fingers while standing on one foot and reciting the alphabet. Barney, who is more drunken than Homer, tells the cops to use the breathalyzer on Homer, and as a result, Homer's license is suspended and he is ordered to attend traffic school and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, while Barney gets off scot-free with no comeuppance in spite of his blood-alcohol content being noticeably higher than Homer's.

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* KarmaHoudini: In "Duffless", Homer manages to sneak out of work and go to the Duff Brewery with Barney. At the brewery, Homer and Barney both partake in free samples, with Barney consuming more than Homer. Barney is so drunk that Homer becomes the designated driver, and when Chief Wiggum, Lou and Eddie pull the car over, Homer does well on the sobriety test, which consists of touching his nose with his fingers while standing on one foot and reciting the alphabet. Barney, who is more drunken than Homer, tells the cops to use the breathalyzer on Homer, and as a result, Homer's license is suspended and he is ordered to attend traffic school and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, while Barney gets off scot-free with no comeuppance in spite of his blood-alcohol content being noticeably higher than Homer's. To add insult to injury, when the cops arrest Homer and leave Barney to drive home, Barney ''runs his car into Wiggum!''


* AbusiveParents: Luann and Kirk are quite selfish with their treatment of Milhouse. They objectified him in the divorce, are indifferent to Milhouse's suffering and Milhouse seems to be [[KiddieKid emotionally stunted]] because of their actions. Luann can also be quite smothering with Milhouse.

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* AbusiveParents: Luann and Kirk are quite selfish with their treatment of Milhouse. They objectified him in the divorce, are indifferent to Milhouse's suffering and Milhouse seems to be [[KiddieKid emotionally stunted]] stunted and oversensitive]] because of their actions. Luann can also be quite smothering with Milhouse.Milhouse and in "Bart vs Itchy and Scratchy" she got horny by the realisation that Milhouse had friends.



* AbusiveParents: Not in a violent manner, rather in the over-protective variety; Ned's sons are highly sheltered and overprotected. Rod and Todd are terrified of everything and have poor social skills towards others. With Ned's views on homosexuality and abstinence, he's taught them to be judgemental of other faiths and sexualities. Ned's actions have (seemingly) made them incestual, as evident by their statement of wanting to lose their virginity to each other.



* AbusiveParents: Luann and Kirk are quite selfish with their treatment of Milhouse. They objectified him in the divorce, are indifferent to Milhouse's suffering and Milhouse seems to be [[KiddieKid emotionally stunted]] because of their actions. Luann can also be quite smothering with Milhouse.



* LookalikeLovers: Luann and Kirk look so similar to each other, their own son is half-sure they're brother and sister. A later episode however has Milhouse state that they are cousins.

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* LookalikeLovers: Luann and Kirk look so similar to each other, their own son is half-sure they're brother and sister. A later episode however episode, however, has Milhouse state that they are cousins.


* AccidentalMarriage: In her debut episode, because Cletus misinterprets Bart's gift of a pet cow to their family, he sets up an ArrangedMarriage between the two kids. It is, of course, annulled by the episode's end.

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* AccidentalMarriage: ArrangedMarriage: In her debut episode, because Cletus misinterprets Bart's gift of a pet cow to their family, he sets up an ArrangedMarriage a marriage between the two kids.kids. Everybody in the Spuckler family and their hillbilly acquaintances behaves as if the marriage between two kids were absolutely legal. It is, of course, annulled by the episode's end.

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* HiddenDepths: Though just as sheltered as his brother, Todd does seem to be somewhat more outgoing than his brother, since Todd participates in activies like: entering the mini golf competition or playing the violin at a concert.


* FakeHigh: When celebrating his victory over Homer to go to space, he drinks some champagne in celebration, which undoes all his sobriety efforts in under a minute. This confuses the scientist overseeing the tests, as the champagne was non-alcoholic.



* PlaceboEffect: When celebrating his victory over Homer to go to space, he drinks some champagne in celebration, which undoes all his sobriety efforts in under a minute. This is despite the fact the champagne was non-alcoholic.

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* PlaceboEffect: When celebrating his victory over Homer to go to space, he drinks some champagne in celebration, which undoes all his sobriety efforts in under a minute. This is despite the fact the champagne was non-alcoholic.


[[folder:Nedward "Ned" "Stupid" Flanders]]

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* {{Gasshole}}: His signature belch is practically his catch phrase. See a compilation [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zq6PD1OvQo here]]. It even turned into ''the'' belching sound effect on the show.

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* {{Gasshole}}: His signature belch is practically his catch phrase. See a compilation [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zq6PD1OvQo com/watch?v=VI2jeeFPp9M here]]. It even turned into ''the'' belching sound effect on the show.


Voiced by Creator/HankAzaria

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A local redneck. Voiced by Creator/HankAzaria




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Voiced by Creator/TressMacNeille.

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Cletus's wife who is heavily hinted to be his relative as well. Voiced by Creator/TressMacNeille.



Voiced by Creator/TressMacNeille.

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Cletus's obese cousin. Voiced by Creator/TressMacNeille.


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