Meyer: (talking about Ned Flanders) I like to think that we're just testing him, like Job. And he's held up quite well. He's buoyantly loving and resilient in a way that's almost Christ-like. No matter how much Homer provokes him, he keeps coming up with another cheek to turn. I think that's an unusual thing to see in television, because TV and movies are obsessed with revenge. It's interesting how that has such appeal for people. And Flanders is really going against the grain. He's not a hypocrite. He's a guy who reads the Bible and practices it. Despite my admitted atheism, he's actually a stirring figure to me.