Hi Diddly Ho – Ned Flanders-inspired metal band Okilly Dokilly made it onto a ‘Simpsons’ episode

The group's frontman 'Head Ned' has described the recognition as "unreal"

Ned Flanders-inspired metal band Okilly Dokilly have been featured on a recent episode of The Simpsons.

The Arizona five-piece, who pay homage to Homer’s Christian do-gooder neighbour, describe their unique sound as “Nedal” and each dress up in Flanders’ attire. Their music also makes reference to some of the character’s best-known lines.

After recently releasing a full-length record called ‘Howdilly Twodilly’, Okilly Dokilly have now been honoured by the long-running US sitcom.

During Sunday’s episode (April 7), the show’s closing credits contained a clip from the group’s music video for ‘White Wine Spritzer’, which is lifted from their latest album. See the original video above.

“Myself and everyone involved with Okilly Dokilly are so very honoured,” Okilly Dokilly’s frontman ‘Head Ned’ said of the recognition. “The fact that the ‘White Wine Spritzer’ video appeared on an episode of The Simpsons is still unreal to us. We are very excited and beyond humbled to have been a part of the show’s legacy.”

The cartoon’s Executive Producer, Al Jean, added: “We saw the video and knew they had to be on the show. We do not endorse their message of indiscriminate drinking of white wine spritzers.”

Meanwhile, Okilly Dokilly are currently on tour in the US, following last Autumn’s run of UK gigs.

In other Simpsons news, some fans have aired their concerns over the show’s future following Disney’s recent merge with FOX. Yeardley Smith, who voices Lisa, also weighed in on the conversation – stating that she’s not worried about any changes.