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Diversity Pumpkin 04:02 AM 08-07-2011
I've wanted to make this thread for a long time now. It's going to focus on the true nature of Ned's late wife Maude. I'm quite suprised nobody has noticed this before; obviously they've seen the signs, but nothing has been put together. When you've finished reading this post, I promise you, everything will be wrapped up in a neat little package and you'll never look at Maude Flanders the same way again.



Ah yes, Maude Flanders. Have you ever noticed how she doesn't... fit in with the rest of the Flanderses? On the outside, she resembles a goody-goody, visiting church and keeping up appearances, but whenever she's given some dialogue away from the family, her true self is risen to the surface.

Let's take a look at the beginning of The Twisted World of Marge Simpson, where the ladies are thinking of new franchise ventures.



Without hesitation, she's agreeing to kick Marge Simpson out of their group. Just look at that expression. Even Marge realizes something is askew. But we're all aware of mob mentality, so let's give her the benefit of the doubt. For now.

What I'd prefer to direct you towards is Maude's opinion of her husband, Ned. She loathes him. She wants him finished, deceased, and sleeping with the fishes. Have you ever seen this sociopath show any sign of affection towards him? After she passed on (which I'll get to later), it became clear she didn't want to be with the poor guy at all.



Why does her imprint show she was facing away? Keep in mind that this was an imprint. Every single time she faced away from Ned, to the point where her body actually made a lasting impression in the matress.

Maude: That is it, Ned! If you don't unplug that phone right now, you're sleeping on the lawn.



Could you imagine Ned saying that to Maude? Hell, could you imagine Marge saying that to Homer? Quite odd, considering Ned and Maude are supposed to be the perfect couple, in the perfect family.

Remember the time Ned was about to be attacked by a bear?







What was the excuse that Maude used on why she wouldn't unlock the door? "I can't work the knob"?

...Yeeeeah... Well, she got it eventually, right?



Naw.

She wanted Ned dead, and probably the rest of her family too. Those family tombstones she bought needed to be put to good use.



"Neddy? Where have you been? Whenever you go on one of your late-night fog walks I get so worried."

LOL, yeah, let's just look at her expression right before she discovered Ned was safe.



Does that look like worry to you? Or the pleasant feeling of content knowing that her husband could possibly be dead?

Anybody remember the other time Ned went missing? She showed up at Marge's door and was like, "Hey, did your husband come home last night? Because mine didn't." and then left it up to The Simpsons and Lovejoy to go find him. Hell, she didn't even ask. Marge thought it was her fault and went to retrieve him herself.



Take a look at the disapointment in her face the next time she appears. She's the only one without her mouth open. She doesn't care about Lovejoy's story. She's... dead inside, knowing her husband survived the baboon attack.



We all remember the time Ned was forced to leave the bomb shelter, when Bart's comet was heading towards the town.



Maude: Oh, I'm coming with you, Neddy.
Ned: No, sweetheart, you...you stay here because --
Maude: [quickly] OK.

Those really are the words of a loving wife!

Fortunately, all that God worshipping payed off for old Ned, when he struck Maude down before she delved deeper into sociopathy and had a chance to kill him.



And if anybody's looking for more proof that she was evil, then explain to me how the hell she came back as this...



Oh yeah, and she was really the one who shot Mr Burns.

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qwerasdf 04:35 AM 08-07-2011
nice

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Nebuchanezzar 04:39 AM 08-07-2011
yes, yes i can buy this. i wish to subscribe to your newsletter to prevent further psychopathy catching me off guard. how much money ought i send to you?

and quite frankly, i've always had my suspicions about that weird kid out there
you mean bart?
yeah. ""BART""
O_o

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Comicshow MolemanBob 05:32 AM 08-07-2011
I knew it!

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Financial Panther 06:28 AM 08-07-2011
Wow. That's really... interesting. You've given me a lot to think about.

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Diversity Pumpkin 06:44 AM 08-07-2011
Oops, I forgot to add the example I came up with first, Bart's Comet. It's in there now. If you can think of any others, go for it.

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Nebuchanezzar 08:06 AM 08-07-2011
"no sugar!"

seriously, who gets that angry over sugar?

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Cash Kerouac 08:23 AM 08-07-2011
"Just wash your hands and get out."

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biffwestwood 09:48 AM 08-07-2011
Due to these observance regarding Maude, I always wonder to myself that if Maude was still alive in the episode "Brawl in the Family" how would she react over Ned's Vegas wife since Ned had originally kept this a secret from his family. My guess is that she would threaten to divorce Ned and take custody over both Rod and Todd. While Ned is kicked out of his home, he would have to find a way to break up with this other woman, then find a way to get Maude to forgive him and take him back in which Ned would somehow succeed at this and everything goes back to normal. Personally, this "alternate subplot ending" could've been really bizarre.

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tones 10:09 AM 08-07-2011
I would like to note I haven't really participated in simpsons related discussion in nearly a decade

kudos for making a thread title that grabs my attention in ''NHC's Newest Threads.''

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walid 10:14 AM 08-07-2011
like the OP said, i'm never going to be able to look at Maude the same way again

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Financial Panther 10:20 AM 08-07-2011
To be honest, when I saw the title of this thread, I thought "oh boy, Diversity Pumpkin's gonna get murdered by everyone for this." But it seems that everybody, me included, find this a legitimate and very interesting topic.

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DotheBartman 11:42 AM 08-07-2011
Interestingly, most (or all?) of these examples are post-"Bart of Darkness," at the end of which she came back from an extended trip where she purportedly learned to be more judgmental.

What exactly did she learn on that retreat? Could it have made her....evil?!

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HRH Sir Prince Charles 01:09 PM 08-07-2011
actually, I just watched Viva Ned Flanders on TV (I like the Moody Blues, sue me) and it's made abundantly obvious that she's nowhere near as pious as Ned. Given what he says about resisting urges, combined with how attractive he's shown to be... one could make an argument that Maude was forced into abstinence and was extremely resentful, but bound by her faith not to actually act on her feelings in more than a passive way.

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Patches O'houlihan 01:26 PM 08-07-2011
Maude's the judgmental Christan, bitch wife, so this thread comes as no shock to me.

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The Sovereign 05:03 PM 08-07-2011
haha holy shit

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Ray Jay Jonah 09:13 PM 08-07-2011
Isn't that Helen Lovejoy though?

Of course, there could be a cult...

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leprechaun_dan 09:19 PM 08-07-2011
This thread deserves an award. I will never look at her the same way again.

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HMS pinafore 04:49 AM 08-08-2011
what about when maude gets kidnapped(in my sister my sitter)-Just what was she doing?

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Simpsonfan 06:19 AM 08-08-2011
i never says this about Dead People but she is pure evil

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Blobulle 07:51 AM 08-08-2011
I can't look at her as before now.

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reebty 09:01 AM 08-08-2011
I never liked that bitch and now I know why. I'm glad she died and I hope it hurt.

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Haoie 10:46 PM 08-09-2011
Plus she had 3 pairs of shoes. Someone had a fetish!

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Blobulle 01:03 AM 08-10-2011

She wanted to kill Todd ? (A star is Burns)

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leprechaun_dan 01:26 AM 08-10-2011
Look at the evil glare in her eyes, staring directly at Ned as if she's planning something evil.

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Dylan 02:16 AM 08-10-2011
Good work

Also this:

Originally Posted by Diversity Pumpkin:
Maude: That is it, Ned! If you don't unplug that phone right now, you're sleeping on the lawn.

is one of my all time favourite moments from the show.

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merzitar 05:05 AM 08-10-2011
LMAO! Wow, nice observation. I'm not sure if I agree with all of them, but it's very interesting how her indentation in the bed is facing away from Ned.

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Diversity Pumpkin 12:21 AM 08-11-2011


"It's sure built solid. The kids could scream bloody murder and nobody would hear!"

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Chalmskinn 01:35 AM 08-11-2011
How about hurricane needy? She seems fine there

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ajsmith1234 02:12 AM 08-11-2011
Originally Posted by biffwestwood:
Due to these observance regarding Maude, I always wonder to myself that if Maude was still alive in the episode "Brawl in the Family" how would she react over Ned's Vegas wife since Ned had originally kept this a secret from his family. My guess is that she would threaten to divorce Ned and take custody over both Rod and Todd. While Ned is kicked out of his home, he would have to find a way to break up with this other woman, then find a way to get Maude to forgive him and take him back in which Ned would somehow succeed at this and everything goes back to normal. Personally, this "alternate subplot ending" could've been really bizarre.
Or how about they did that episode in season 11, instead of "Alone Again Naturadiddly", and Maude divorces Ned permanently? Would've been a smoother way to remove her from the series.

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