Ned Flanders is Homer's neighbor and worst friend on The Simpsons. Ned is a devout Christian and more or less a perfect human being. Ned lost his wife to a freak NASCAR-related injury and is forced to raise his sons, Rod and Tod alone. Ned has proven to be quite the eligible bachelor as a successful business owner (of the Leftorium) and in suprisingly good shape.
Dear Neighbor, you are my brother. I love you, and yet I feel a great sadness in my bosom.</i> Ned
Maude: Todd, would you like some mixed vegetables?
Todd: Hell no.
Maude: What did you say?
Todd: I said I don't want any damn vegetables.
Ned: Alright, that is it young man. No bible stories for you tonight.
(Todd runs to his room crying)
Maude: Weren't you a little hard on him?
Ned: Well, you knew I had a temper when you married me.