The Flanders family consists of Ned, his two sons Rod and Todd and their dog Baz. They live at 744 Evergreen Terrace and are neighbors to the Simpson family. During his life, Ned was married to Maude, Ginger and later to Edna.
The home phone number is 636-555-8904.
The house is a two-story detached house with a connected garage. The house itself is pink-purple in color, with red window frames and a blue-orange canopy above the front-door.
Inside the house, most if not all the rooms include religious imagery and photographs of the late Maude Flanders. The house is well furnished with expensive-looking furniture, which Ned claims he buys cheaply because it used to be "evidence from a murder trial".
The layout of the house appears to be similar to that of 742 Evergreen Terrace, with two front rooms and two back rooms. The basement of the house has been converted to a 'rumpus room', with a bar and snooker table (oddly since Ned later confesses to being a teetotaler). The house also has a panic room and a secret room stashed full of Beatles merchandise. The Flanders' residence once had a bomb shelter in the backyard, but this was destroyed by a small meteorite.
The Flanderses have a satellite dish but locked out 230 of the channels it offers. It is implied the only channel not locked out is one which airs Christian programming for children.
The Flanderses also have air conditioning, which Homer steals in one episode, in order to gain relief from the heat.
Ned, Rod and Todd sleep upstairs. Rod and Todd share bedrooms, and there is also at least one spare bedroom where Bart Simpson slept when he was younger, which Ned later rents out. The garden of the house includes a patio and a barbecue and is often used for Ned's barbecue and birthday parties.
(Note: Although the house is generally labelled 740, in one episode it is at number 744 Evergreen Terrace, and in another episode 738 Evergreen Terrace, and since very early episodes of The Simpsons had 742.
Evergreen Terrace at different numbers, it is reasonable that 740 Evergreen Terrace used to be different as well).
Ned's parents: his mother is Agnes "Grandma" Flanders, and his father is Nedward Sr.. Maude had unnamed parents that were mentioned in Trash of the Titans and an unnamed maternal grandmother. Ned has relatives from all over the globe. Several are seen in Lisa the Vegetarian. They include José Flanders, Lord Thistlewick Flanders and many others that all look like Ned, Maude, Rod, or Todd. In addition, one of his relatives, his cousin Ted Flanders and his daughters Bonnie and Connie, moved to 740 Evergreen Terrace shortly after its former occupant was arrested for attempted murder at Five Corners, just two houses down from Ned, much to Homer's anguish due to being caught between the two houses and having to deal with two Flanders.
The Greenbelt Christian arts festival sometimes runs a Ned Flanders lookalike contest in tribute to one of TV's best-known Christians. In Groening's hometown of Portland, Oregon, Simpsons fans vandalize the signs that say NE Flanders Street to say NED Flanders Street.
Relationship with the Simpsons
The Flanders live next door to the Simpsons, and these two families could not be more different. The Flanders are well-kept, pious individuals. Constantly being harassed by the Simpsons, they have surprisingly gone through a lot. Homer was in one episode good friends with Ned, but became obsessed with spending time with him. At the end of the episode, everything was back to normal. When Bart and Lisa were taken into protective custody by child services from their 'unfit' parents, the Flanders were their foster parents, and almost went through with baptizing them, if Homer hadn't stopped them. Bart tied with Todd in an ego-boosting golf tournament. Ned and Homer took a wild trip to Las Vegas, where, in their inebriation, married some waitresses. Even with all the crazy things that happen to them, the Flanders and the Simpsons families have managed to live together for all these years.
Matt Groening has indicated that the Flanders family is named after NW Flanders Street in Portland, Oregon.
|Ned Flanders ● Maude Flanders ● Rod Flanders ● Todd Flanders ● Agnes Flanders ● Nedsel Flanders ● Grandma Flanders ● Lord Thistlewick Flanders ● José Flanders ● Ginger Flanders ● Commander Flanders ● Ted Flanders ● Bonnie Flanders ● Connie Flanders ● Edna Krabappel ● Maude Flanders' grandmother ● Neduchadnezzar Flanders ● Sir Nederick Flanders ● Augusta Flanders ● Bart Simpson ● Commander Flanders|
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