In the last scene of this gif Ned throws a body out. The end of it is seen here:

Ned tossing body

What's going on? The rest of the gif shows that he's doing regular stuff, as seen in the full video:

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    It's from a non-canon (treehouse) episode, but I don't think this is on topic here? Maybe better on Films&TV,
    – Mac Cooper
    Commented Mar 22, 2016 at 14:21
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    I disagree. I don't see this as an ID question. Without the GIF, it'd still be a valid question.
    – Catija
    Commented Mar 22, 2016 at 15:21
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    @Catija Without the gif, there is no question... And the gif is in an external site.
    – Walt
    Commented Mar 22, 2016 at 16:04
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    @Walt You don't think that the question "Has Ned Flanders ever killed anyone?" is a question? It's sort of an odd question without the context of the gif, but it's certainly not any more odd than some of the other questions we get.
    – Catija
    Commented Mar 22, 2016 at 16:08
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    This may be somewhat non-sequitur but this video is exactly the kind of humor that I love in the Simpsons
    – galois
    Commented Mar 23, 2016 at 15:24

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The gif you refer to is from Treehouse of Horror XXII, and in particular the section Dial D for Diddily. To quote from the wiki:

In a parody of Dexter, after hearing who he thinks is God tell him to murder people, Ned Flanders becomes a serial killing vigilante, targeting characters who are Homer's enemies.

Specifically, the gif is a parody of Dexter's opening sequence, which shows Dexter's morning routine in grotesque close-up that alludes to the show's more gory aspects. Dexter cuts himself shaving, we see the blood fill the screen. Dexter cuts ham, we think of his plastic-wrapped victims. Dexter squeezes a blood orange, etc. The Flanders gif flips it. We see a close-up that appears really sinister, then turns out to be totally harmless. That's humorously subverted again in the final clip, which is just gory through and through.

To quote from the wiki on The Simpsons Treehouse Horror:

These segments usually involve the family in some horror, science fiction, or supernatural setting and always take place outside the normal continuity of the show and are therefore considered to be non-canon.

This is quite obvious given how many non-canon things happen in each of the various Treehouse Horror episodes.

So Flanders murdered someone in a non-canon, supernatural episode, not in the "normal" continuity of the series.

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    For the record, the body appears to be that of Barney, who to my knowledge is still very much alive (if most likely heavily inebriated). Commented Mar 23, 2016 at 13:42
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    looked like Mayor Quimby to me.
    – Glurth
    Commented Mar 23, 2016 at 21:02
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    @Glurth - Maybe? The messed up hair and googly eyes still makes me think Barney, but I suppose that could be the result of being brutally murdered and stuffed into a garbage bag in several pieces. Also: necktie, you may be right. On another note, one thing that doesn't read well in the gif is that Ned appears to be praying in the first frame - a typical Nedly-thing to do - before it zooms out and you realize they're not his hands. It really should pause on that first frame for a bit longer to convey that effect... Commented Mar 23, 2016 at 21:32
  • The corpse is wearing a suit and tie, so can't be Barney. I thought Quimby at first, too, but the corpse doesn't have Quimby's distinctive large bulbous nose. I think it's just a generic Springfield resident. Commented Mar 24, 2016 at 12:46

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