The Simpsons

Ned Flanders as Dexter? Okily-dokily!

July 28, 2011 at 10:02 AM ET

Get ready, “Simpsons” fans! Straitlaced and strictly by the (good) book Ned Flanders is about to get an extreme personality makeover when the long running toon returns for its annual Halloween treat, “Treehouse of Horror XXII.”

According to a clip that was screened during Fox’s recent Comic-Con panel, Homer’s always optimistic neighborino will soon find a darker and more dismemberment-prone mission when he channels another distinctive TV character — Dexter Morgan.

Those who can’t wait for the episode to air in the fall can catch an early glimpse of “The Simpsons”-“Dexter” mash-up on Entertainment Weekly.

And for those who’d rather reminisce over Ned’s last Halloween-themed trip to the dark side, just check out the following Zombie Flanders clip from the “Treehouse of Horror III”:

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