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Nedward Flanders, Sr.

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Nedward Flanders, Sr.
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Character Information
Male ♂
Hair: Gray (formerly brown)
Relatives: Father: Neduchadnezzar Flanders
Mother: Winifred Trout
Wife: Mona Flanders
Son: Ned Flanders
Daughter: Nediana Flanders
First Appearance: "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song"
Voiced by: Harry Shearer

Nedsel "Daddio" Flanders[1], also known as Nedward Flanders, Sr.[2][3][4] is the beatnik father of Ned Flanders and Nediana Flanders, the husband of Mona Flanders and the paternal grandfather of Rod and Todd Flanders


Nedward at Ned and Edna Krabappel's wedding.

He and his wife brought Ned to Dr. Foster when they found that he was difficult to control.[5]

He possibly served during World War II, since Abraham Simpson once referred to a "Commander Flanders", when scolding Private Charles Montgomery Burns.[6]

Flanders once said "Homer, you met my parents" (to which Homer replied, "Not naked I haven't", as he was naked at the time).[7] Nedward and his wife were later seen attending Ned Flanders and Edna Krabappel's wedding as the only guests aside from Rod and Todd.[8] They also appeared visiting their son at his house, where they seemed to favor Homer's presence over Ned's.[9]



  1. Flanders' Book of Faith
  2. "I'm Goin' to Praiseland"
  3. "Ned 'N Edna's Blend"
  4. "Black-Eyed, Please"
  5. "Hurricane Neddy"
  6. "Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish""
    Arnie Gumble: Hey! Burnsie got himself some paintings!
    Iggy Wiggum: Wait a minute, we're not supposed to steal from Civilians.
    Abraham Simpson: You want me to report you to Commander Flanders?! Just leave them behind, Burnsie!
  7. "Marge Gamer"
  8. "Ned 'N' Edna's Blend"
  9. "Black-Eyed, Please"