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- "When Ned Flanders' beatnik parents arrive for an unexpected visit, he and Homer buddy up and discover they have more in common than they ever thought. Prepare yourself for the granddaddy of all "daddy issues" issue!"
Homer and Bart are pulling a prank on Flanders, but they are caught and yelled at by Nedsel. Ned tries to calm his father down, but then he starts complaining about his son, so Nedsel and Agnes decide to go home but Marge stops them and lets them stay with them for a few days. Nedsel and Agnes soon become interested in Lisa and her saxophone, and they start jamming together, making Marge feeling bad for herself. Homer and Nedsel become friends after Homer finds out that Nedsel knew Mona. Agnes goes to see a movie with Rod and Todd but the movie scares them, so they go to the park instead. Marge tries to act like Agnes for Lisa, but she just thinks she is behaving strangely.
Homer and Ned have a conversation about why he's going so well with his father, which makes him realize how to improve their relationship. Agnes and Nedsel visit Mrs. Krabappel at Springfield Elementary School, where she tells them why she put the children in public school. After school, Bart tells Edna that they need to get the Flanders family to be friends again over something they all care about. Bart thinks they should let the family rescue Ned from a volcano. Edna thanks Bart for his idea but says she must find a better idea. Nedsel and Grampa converse in the living room, and they both understand that they don't take care of their sons. Lisa tries to get Marge to become normal again and gets her to read a book with swear words in it, which makes her stop acting like Agnes. Edna comes to the Simpson house to pick up Nedsel and Agnes, who are already on their way to Ned. Edna makes them check the photos and they realize that they all have a family history to talk about, and they invite Edna to tell her stories because she belongs to the family, which she accepts. Marge and Homer look at Edna and Ned kissing each other, and then they go in and snuggle.