Meet Head Ned, Bled Ned, Red Ned, Thread Ned and Stead Ned – the first and most definitely last heavy metal band based on Springfield’s friendliest neighbour Ned Flanders.
They’re called Okilly Dokilly, they’re from Phoenix and they’re quite clearly mad.
“Myself and our drummer were in line at a grocery store, entertaining ourselves by coming up with really cutesy names for really hardcore, brutal bands,” lead singer Head Ned told Rip It Up.
“The name Okilly Dokilly came up and was very funny to us – we ran with it. I contacted a few friends, and here we are.”
The band have described themselves as being “not as fast as Bartcore, and a little cleaner than Krusty Punk, not as heavy as Homer J.ent – Nedal is a happy medium in the Simpscene.”
If history is anything to go by, we can expect someone to do the exact same thing with a character out of Family Guy in the next few years and try to pass it off as an original idea. That is, if fans of American Dad don’t get there first.