Rock on, neighborino! ‘Simpsons’ character inspires Arizona band

Aug 17, 2015, 5:22 PM
Okilly Dokilly, the Arizona band inspired by "Simpsons" character Ned Flanders, is taking the Inter...
Okilly Dokilly, the Arizona band inspired by "Simpsons" character Ned Flanders, is taking the Internet by storm, in the politest and most neighborly way possible. (Facebook Photo)
(Facebook Photo)

An Arizona band has turned to the nicest neighbor on TV, better known as Ned Flanders from the “Simpsons,” to inspire their music.

Yahoo! Music reports the band, Okilly Dokilly, is a heavy metal band that riffs on all things Flanders, from his name to some of his most popular catch phrases. Of course, if you ask band leader Head Ned, their style of music is known as “Nedal.”

Head Ned told Australian magazine Rip It Up the band was invented when he and drummer Bled Ned were thinking of funny names for bands while out shopping.

“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,” he told the magazine.

The band started picking up a lot of love last week from “Simpsons” fans online. Okilly Dokilly already had more than 26,000 likes on its Facebook page as of Monday evening despite never playing a show and only releasing a few demos on their website.

But fear not, fanorinos. The band has announced it will play its first ever live show on Sept. 5 at The Trunk Space, near Grand and 15th Avenues.

There is no word if any other “Simpsons” characters will be in attendance, but we caught a glimpse of how one Springfield resident reacted when he read this:

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Rock on, neighborino! ‘Simpsons’ character inspires Arizona band