Oh man! Ned spilt ink over my poems! He is a real flat tyre, I mean a cube man! He's putting us on a trip to Squaresville, Mona!
―Nedward Flanders, Sr.[src]

Nedsel "Daddio" Flanders[2], also known as Nedward Flanders, Sr.[3][4], is the beatnik husband of Agnes Flanders, the father of Nedward Flanders Jr. and Nediana Flanders and the paternal grandfather of Rod and Todd Flanders.


He and his wife brought Ned to Dr. Foster when they found that he was difficult to control.[5] His father was Neduchadnezzar Flanders and his mother was Winifred Trout.

He possibly served during World War II, since Abraham Simpson once referred to a "Commander Flanders" when scolding Private Charles Montgomery Burns.[6]

Nedsel is still alive, as he was shown attending his son's wedding to Edna and was later seen with his son on multiple occasions.

A discrepancy with his name has occured over the years. in the episodes, he is called "Nedward," but in comic issues, as well as the Flanders' Book of Faith's Flanders' family tree, he is called "Nedsel."

According to the Simpsons Comic "Granddaddy-o!" (printed in Simpsons Comics 204), Agnes and Nedward were Bleeding Gums Murphy's godparents.


Nedsel looks a lot like his son except for the goatee and his grey hair. He wears a striped shirt and, like his wife, occasionally wears a black beret.





  1. Flanders' Book of Faith
  2. Flanders' Book of Faith
  3. Ned 'N Edna's Blend
  4. Black-Eyed, Please
  5. Hurricane Neddy
  6. Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish":
    Arnie Gumble: Hey! Burnsie got himself some paintings!
    Iggy Wiggum: Wait a minute, we're not supposed to steal from Civilians.
    Abraham Simpson: You want me to report you to Commander Flanders?! Just leave them behind, Burnsie!