Episode 6 – Dead Putting Society
Couch Gag – This time we get the whole family including Snowball II and Santa’s Little Helper
Plot Synopsis – In an attempt to show up Ned Flanders, Homer pits Bart against Ned’s son, Todd, in a miniature golf competition.
What is going on really – We start with Homer doing yard work with an old lawnmower only for the start of the rivalry between Homer and Ned as Homer gets shown up by Flanders and his life.
Homer snaps leading to him getting kicked out of Flanders house as he questions why his perfect isn’t as perfect as his, while Ned is dealing with how he treated Homer wrong.
This gives us a chance to see how Reverend Lovejoy has to deal with Ned’s religious issues at all hours of the day which is going to be an ongoing event through the series.
Continuing the rivalry, we get Bart and Todd having to face each other in a mini gold (crazy golf in England) tournament so Homer can get one over Flanders for once.
Final Thoughts – I feel this episode is very important because we get good adult jokes going on throughout the show that children wouldn’t understand. I also liked the inclusion of the beginning of the rivalry between Homer and Ned in what is the second episode where Homer doesn’t think his family is good enough compared to another.