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Commentary for "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily", in, "Indiana Man says no to the White Sox T-shirt cannons", "David Byrne, B-52's for Simpsons compilation", "The Simpsons Flashback: 'Alone Again Natura-Diddly' Review", "The Simpsons: The Complete Eleventh Season (1999)", "Some say 'The Simpsons' speedway episode goes too far", "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily episode capsule", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Alone_Again,_Natura-Diddily&oldid=1000078820, Short description is different from Wikidata, Television episode articles with short description for single episodes, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. We're talking about S-E-X in front of the C-H-I-L-D-R-E-N.Maude Flanders. I suppose the whole 'Simpsons' thing is kind of like a hick town. "[33] Roswell's announced departure strengthened this suspicion.[32]. Entitled "The Man Who Grew Too Much", the episode focused on the return of villain Sideshow Bob, but the final scene was saved for a touching moment in which Ned Flanders remembers Edna. The poem suggests that, without even realizing it, it may have been Maude Flanders, her now-deceased neighbor . Obwohl sie viel von ihrer Freizeit im Gebet und dem Lesen der Bibel verbrachte, war Maude dafür bekannt, ihre Haare (und ihren Ausschnitt) für die gelegentliche Abendessen-Partys im Haus ihrer Nachbarn, der Simpsons, offen zu lassen. [31], Scully has admitted that another reason for killing off Maude was to increase ratings for The Simpsons during the February sweeps. This caused Maude, who was returning to her seat behind Homer, to be struck instead, and fall off the grandstand to her death, at least a 20-foot drop. It’s a sad time in Springfield, as today marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Maude Flanders. “Simpsons” producers haven’t revealed who will be rubbed out in the show’s Feb. 13 episode, but the show’s title provides a potential clue that Maude will be offed. This kill-off was the result of Roswell leaving The Simpsons in spring 1999 after a pay dispute with the Fox Broadcasting Company, which airs the show. Well, Homer's death is most common, with the character having been killed off a whopping twenty-four times in the Treehouse of Horror episodes (often more than once in one episode, as this rundown can attest). Let's look at The Simpsons' Maude Flanders, Ned's first wife, and how her death left an indelible mark on the series. "[28] The song, called "He's the Man", later appeared on the 2007 soundtrack album The Simpsons: Testify. Maude's death is the most significant on The Simpsons thus far, arguably the series' only major death. Maggie Roswell had been part of the voice cast of The Simpsons since season 1, but in 1994 she moved from Los Angeles to Denver with her family. Ned, Maude, Todd, and Rod Flanders are the Simpsons’ next door neighbors and their complete opposites. [38] WCCB, the then-Fox affiliate in Charlotte, refused to continue showing the commercial for the episode. In the episode, she is killed in an accident while watching an auto race, devastating Ned Flanders and prompting Homer to find a new woman for his grieving friend. Maude was voiced by Marcia Mitzman Gaven after regular voice actor Maggie Roswell had left the show over a pay dispute, and the producers decided to kill off the character to open up for new storylines. Irritated, Maude leaves to buy hot dogs. On the evening of Feb. 13, 2000, The Simpsons aired its Season 9 episode “Alone Again, Natura-Diddily,” which would turn out to be the swan song for the Flanders family matriarch. [27][28] The Wisconsin State Journal reported that during her 2001 concert at Barrymore Theatre, the "loudest audience response came after she sang a ditty that she performed as a character on The Simpsons. Alone Again, Natura-Diddily “In many ways, Maude Flanders was a supporting player in our lives. Maude Flanders stirbt in der Episode Ned Flanders: Wieder allein bei einem Autorennen. All 24 t-shirts hit Maude instead, who was coming back from the hot dog stand, … Maude Flanders died when the Flanders (along with the Simpsons) went to the race car tracks. Faced with really getting rid of Maude’s stuff, Ned finds her sketches for a faith-based amusement park and tries to build it in her honor. All 24 t-shirts hit Maude instead, who was coming back from the hot dog stand, … Everyone offers their condolences to a devastated Ned, and Bart reluctantly plays a Christian video game with Rod and Todd. "[36], Winnipeg Free Press columnist Randall King wrote in his review of the eleventh season of The Simpsons that there is "something undeniably funny about having Maude Flanders die by a barrage of T-shirts fired by air cannons at a speedway. Death hits The Simpsons. On a trip to the bird sanctuary, the Simpson family discovers that an oval racing track built around the sanctuary is opening that day, to Lisa's dismay. Maude Flanders, God-fearing neighbour of The Simpsons, has been killed off in a special episode of the cartoon hit - ending weeks of speculation. Tags: The Simpsons Season 11 Maude death scene Maude Death Funeral Flanders wife Simpsons Maude and Flanders Homer Fault Racing We're talking about S-E-X in front of the C-H-I-L-D-R-E-N.Maude Flanders. She goes on holidays and to Homer Simpson, she is like A Weird Lady. The episode has received mixed reviews from television critics. Maude was killed in the episode “Alone Again, Natura-Diddily” when she was knocked off the grandstand at the Springfield Speedway by a t-shirt cannon when Homer ducked at the last second. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. But the episode Alone Again Natura-Diddily was proof that the dependably brilliant series could – and did – go seriously wrong when it turned 11. "[2], American musician Shawn Colvin guest starred in the episode as Rachel Jordan,[21][22] a character that she would later return to voice in the episode "I'm Goin' to Praiseland" (2001) from season twelve. (2008). [4][8][9] As a result, she asked Fox for a pay raise from $2,000 per episode to $6,000 per episode. Maude flanders death episode Alone Again, Natura-Diddily - Wikipedi . So they [the staff] discovered that arc was lost, and now there are a lot of flashbacks with Maude. The episode was viewed in 10.8 million households during its original broadcast on February 13, 2000, and was the highest-rated show on the Fox network the week it aired. The next morning, Ned is still angry and tells his sons he will not be going to church, scaring them. [31] The episode was the highest-rated show on Fox that week, and was viewed in approximately 10.8 million households. RELATED: The Simpsons Only TV-MA Episode Is Censored on Disney+ Introduced in the Season 2 episode, "Dead Putting Society," Maude shared many of her husband's devout Christian beliefs. [37], Before "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily" was broadcast, a promotional commercial aired on television that featured, among other things, the announcement that "one of Springfield's most beloved will die"[38] and a snippet of a scene from the episode with the character Lenny, sitting in the speedway spectator stand, being hit by a car tire,[39] giving the impression that he would be the one who would die. The Simpsons: The cult series is now 10 years old . Sie sitzt ganz oben in der letzten Reihe auf einer Tribüne. Ned Flanders: Maude Flanders was killed when she was struck by T-shirts and fell of a grand stand. This episode touched on the events of "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily" and the death of Maude Flanders (even reusing some archival footage in the process). Unable to sleep, Marge steps outside for fresh air, feeling alone in the universe. Episode: "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily" Cause of death: Falling. But Maude was such a vulnerable character. The most-famous death of the bunch, though, has to be Maude Flanders’s. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. Perhaps the writers made this one super-sincere to counteract the inherent cynicism behind its origins, but the show just seems sappy and lame. The ghost of Maude … It’s that time again, we’re almost at the halfway point of the season so it’s time to flip open the Bongo Comics for another inspection of Maude’s inky adventures. "[30] The revelation of the episode's title, "Alone Again, Natura-Diddly", was one of the reasons that the media and many people suspected Maude. [32] As The Post-Standard's William LaRue writes, "diddly" is the "familiar greeting of Maude's husband, Ned Flanders. Maude Flanders died when the Flanders (along with the Simpsons) went to the race car tracks. Death hits The Simpsons. The most-famous death of the bunch, though, has to be Maude Flanders’s. Bart comes in a distant second, with a comparatively meager thirteen deaths. The T-shirts hit Maude and she falls over the bleachers to the ground, where Dr. Hibbert declares her dead. Maude Flanders. Signs of Disrepair: At Maude's funeral, Marge made a tombstone-shaped cake that said "REST IN PEACE", until Bart took away the A and the C. Single Tear: Homer sheds one after he's told he has to start being nicer to Ned due to Maude's death. Maggie will not go to sleep, so Homer tells her a bedtime story about when the Simpsons and the Flanders went to the Grand Canyon together. Maude Flanders' voice actor Maggie Roswell was on the show since the first season and voiced fan-favorite recurring characters such as Luann Van Houten, Miss Hoover, and of course Ned Flanders' beloved, equally pious wife. It’s mentioned in season 23’s episode “Holidays of Future Passed” that Edna’s death was Homer’s fault, as was Maude’s, but given that episodes set in the future are usually non-canon, a proper cause of death has not been determined nor revealed. Se casó el 17 de Febrero de 1978 con Ned Flanders Jr. Tuvieron primero a Rod Flanders, el 15 de Marzo de 1979, y luego el 27 de Diciembre de 1981 tuvieron a Todd Flanders. Lovejoy comforts Ned at Maude's funeral. The Flanders were on the highest seat of the grandstand, about 10 stories high! Or at least top ten! A scene from Ned's dating video. Although the series’ primary focus are the members of the Simpsons family, it has introduced a lot of colorful characters from Springfield, such as their neighbors, the Flanders. Maude Flanders Played by: Maggie Roswell and Marcia Mitzman Gaven Years active: 1990-2000 (although she’s posthumously featured in a number of episodes since) Maude Flanders Played by: Maggie Roswell and Marcia Mitzman Gaven Years active: 1990-2000 (although she’s posthumously featured in a number of episodes since) However, he is hit by a car tire instead. We didn't want to kill a character for the sake of killing. A scene from Ned's dating video. The shirts had been meant to hit Homer, who wanted one of them. [16][18] When asked by The Denver Post on how she thought Ned was doing without Maude, she replied: "OK. Maude Susan Flanders Maude Flanders was a Beautiful Lady living with Ned Flanders. [17] Since returning, she has voiced Maude in flashbacks and as a ghost. The Simpsons: Maude Flanders Death Scene + Funeral Alone Again, Natura-Diddily is the fourteenth episode of Season 11. Now, the episode in which Bleeding Gums dies I’ve seen many times. FOX. We wanted it to have consequences for surviving characters to deal with in future episodes. Many viewers criticized the show for killing Maude, even though she wasn’t exactly the most popular or relevant character. [39], Antonia Coffman, a spokeswoman for The Simpsons, told The Charlotte Observer that "the Lowe's incident didn't inspire the scene" and that the episode was not meant to offend anyone. In the episode where Flanders is attracted to a Christian singer, Flanders says that the left side of the bed is where Maude slept and does not wish for her indentation in the sheets to be disturbed. Speaking of death…before Maude, I know that Bleeding Gums Murphy and Dr. Marvin Monroe kicked the bucket (according to a Simpsons’ clip show). 1. The episode's title is a parody of the song title "Alone Again (Naturally)" by Gilbert O'Sullivan. After a series of unsuccessful dates, Ned begins to question his faith in God. Directed by Jim Reardon. It was great. But the death of this regular character isn't the only disturbing thing about the episode, as soon we see the devout Ned Flanders completely crumble and lose his faith. Every time she manages to commit to a TV show without getting bored, an angel gets its wings. [38] As a result, Fox distributed a new commercial to the affiliate on February 9 that did not contain the scene with Lenny. This page was last edited on 13 January 2021, at 13:23. Commentary for "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily", in, Close-up of the episode in a February 2000 issue of, Maxtone-Graham, Ian. The first episode in which Flanders and his family were prominent is season two's "Dead Putting Society", which also contained the first appearance of Maude and Rod Flanders. Later, a squad of cheerleaders fires free T-shirts from air cannons into the crowd, and Homer rudely demands one. [30] It tied Dateline NBC for the 17th place (compared the season average of 37) in the ratings for the week of February 7–13, 2000, with a Nielsen rating of 10.7. Breakfast food is life and coffee is what makes the world go round. [39] Unlike what the commercial implied, Lenny is not killed and is soon back in his seat. Fox and Roswell’s situation is a rare one in the entertainment world, as they managed to reach a deal that works for both and that ended up boosting another character. MaudeCast - Season 3 Episode 5 :The Bongocast2 : Maudelectric Maudeloo. With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. In 2000, \"Alone Again, Natura-Diddily\", Maude died after being knocked off a grandstand by several t-shirt cannons at the Springfield Speedway. The cheerleaders send a full salvo of T-shirts in Homer's direction, but at the last second he spots a bobby pin and bends over to pick it up, just as Maude returns. Snowball I (1984-1989) - died after being hit by a car, being driven by Clovis Quimby. [32] However, according to an article in the Contra Costa Times that was published on the day the episode aired, "all the advance rumors suggest that Ned Flanders' wife, Maude, should watch her back. Maude flanders death episode Alone Again, Natura-Diddily - Wikipedi . Edna Krabappel-Flanders (also Krabappel) / k r ə ˈ b ɑː p əl / is a fictional character from the animated American sitcom The Simpsons, voiced by Marcia Wallace from 1990 until her death in October 2013. There was church music and that was about it. The world's greatest Maude Flanders based Podcast! In "Puffless", it is revealed that he died of lung cancer. Pixellation: When Flanders is filmed taking a shower. Finally, in a February 2000 episode, Maude was killed off â she fell off a grandstand to her death after being struck by a projectile from a T-shirt cannon. "[20] Scully has commented that it was a "very sweet scene" but it was too difficult to "get out of it comedically to the next scene. The Flanders were on the highest seat of the grandstand, about 10 stories high! "Vänligheten är ett språk som de döva kan höra och de blinda kan se". It’s mentioned in season 23’s episode “Holidays of Future Passed” that Edna’s death was Homer’s fault, as was Maude’s, but given that episodes set in the future are usually non-canon, a proper cause of death has not been determined nor revealed. Gappens said that doing a parody of that was "a real insensitive thing to do, pretty irresponsible. The Flanders family get their own intro onto The Simpsons and Maude Flanders returns as a ghost. Sadly, She died a Cruel Death. One year after the death of his wife Maude Flanders, Ned tries dating again. With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. She isn’t a main character or anything like that, but she has received more attention and stopped being just a background character, and had a presence in The Simpsons Movie. Speedway rac… [2] Speedway racing is depicted in a negative light in the episode, with an overemphasis on crashes. Related: Why The Simpsons Is On Disney+ But Not Futurama. In an interesting turn of events, Roswell and Fox reached an agreement a few years later and she returned to The Simpsons in 2002. Sign Up for free (or Log In if you already have an account) to be able to post messages, change how messages are displayed, and view media in posts. Maude Flanders. However, according to Scully, they could not get a single one because "they were all concerned about the way we were portraying NASCAR". 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