Everybody knows The Simpsons. It’s been around for twenty-seven years and gets aired on so many networks it’s impossible to avoid. Over the years, the world has gotten to know and love classic characters like Homer Simpson, Milhouse Vanhouten, Chief Wiggum, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, and more. Yet, of all the characters in the series, one in particular stands out to me: The Simpson family’s overly cheery and religious neighbor, Ned Flanders.
Flanders is a friendly puritan soul, not exactly the type of person you’d expect to see in a metal band. Yet now there’s an entire metal band based around him called “Okilly Dokilly” and they just released their first single which is (get this) about the drink Ned orders in a season 10 episode. You can watch it here:
This single comes from their first album, Howdilly Doodilly which is set to release on November 11th. You can preorder it on Bandcamp right now. I might end up ordering one myself, as I’m curious to see what the other songs are about.