Episode 3 – When Flanders Failed
Couch Gag – This time we get a dance before finishing on the sofa.
Plot Synopsis – Ned Flanders opens a mall store catering to lefties. Homer, however, wishes Flanders would fail.
What is going on really – We start with Homer getting invited along with his family to Flanders’ barbeque but Homer is in the mood of not liking how Ned seems to be better off than his family doesn’t want to go.
Refusing to go he gets tempted by the smell of the barbeque and heads to the barbeque. The barbeque has an alternative motive to announce Ned is leaving his job to open a Left-Handed Shop.
Marge also becomes concerned the Bart is watching too much television but ends up seeing an advert to learn karate, this gives Homer an excuse to go to the mall to check on the store which isn’t going well.
When Homer sees his friends and people around Springfield struggling with lack of left handed equipment he doesn’t help but when he sees the shop fail Homer goes out his way to save Ned, while Bart learns his lesson about faking taking karate lessons.
Final Thoughts – This is a strong episode because we get to see how Ned and Homer are friends even though Homer acts like he hates him. It shows how the town can come together to help each other too.