Weather causes Ned a dark night of the soul.
Written by Steve Young
Directed by Bob Anderson
Also starring: Pamela Hayden, Maggie Roswell, Tress MacNeille
Special guest voice: Jon Lovitz (as Jay Sherman)
Premise: The terrible Hurricane Barbara destroys the Flanders' home and the Leftorium. Ned's neighbours try to help him out by building him a new one. When he sees what they've done, he finally flips - and after an astonishing outburst, admits himself into the Calmwood Mental Hospital. What dark secrets might therapy reveal?
Features: Kent Brockman, Apu, Android's Dungeon Guy, Rev. Lovejoy, Groundskeeper Willie, Jasper, Helen Lovejoy, Patty, Selma, Ms Krabappel, Maude Flanders, Kirk van Houten, Dr Nick Riviera, Chalmers, Principal Skinner, Jimbo Jones, Krusty, Moe, Cletus, Lionel Hutz, Kearney, Troy McClure, Lenny, Luanne van Houten, Dr Frink, Snake, Miss Hoover, Mayor Quimby, Ralph, Grampa, the Flanderses, Dr Hibbert, Barney, Captain McCalhister, Lou, Eddie, Otto, Carl, Hans Moleman, Milhouse, Richard.
Couch: There is no sofa - just a big sign pointing to a couch vending machine.
- The original Hall of Records in Springfield was mysteriously blown away in 1978.
- Lisa is reading The How, Why and Huh? Book of the Weather.
Homage: Twister and The Wizard of Oz provide much of the hurricane imagery.
Look out for: The arrival of Hurricane Barbara in a clever version of the series' titles.
Notes: An explanation for why Ned Flanders speaks like he does, and some amusing set pieces involving Homer and the psychotherapist assigned to Ned Flanders' case.