Dec. 17, 1989
Returning Series
30 min.
FOX TV Network

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The Simpsons - 06x05 Sideshow Bob Roberts

6x05 Sideshow Bob Roberts

4.33/5 (3 votes)
First Aired: Oct. 09, 1994 on FOX

Summary: After getting released from prison yet again, Sideshow Bob attempts to land the only job suited for a two-time felon: Mayor of Springfield. Backed by a cabal of Republicans led by Mr. Burns and the corpulent talk radio blow-hard Birch Barlow, Bob takes on Mayor Quimby in a dirty fight for…
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Main Characters in this Episode


Guest Stars

Prisoner #2 voiced by Dan Castellaneta
Moose Mason voiced by Dan Castellaneta
Reggie Mantle voiced by Dan Castellaneta
Rich Texan voiced by Dan Castellaneta
Vampire voiced by Dan Castellaneta
Grampa voiced by Dan Castellaneta
Man in Library voiced by Dan Castellaneta
Chinese Principal #2 voiced by Dan Castellaneta

Episode Quotes

Birchibald T. Barlow: [on the radio] I want all of you out there to do everything in your power to see that Bob is set free!
Moe Szyslak: All right, you heard the man.

Moe Szyslak: Everybody, one grenade each.
Barney Gumble: Moe, I think he meant through non-violent, grassroots, poltical action.
Moe Szyslak: Really? You think? Okay, hand 'em back. Come on, everybody.

Moe Szyslak: Hey, hey! Who pulled the pin on this one?
Larry King: Now even though we're being broadcast on... FOX, there's no need for obnoxious hooting and hollering.
Sideshow Bob: [Bob calls Birch Barlow's show during a prison riot] I am presently incarcerated, imprisoned for a crime I did not even commit. "Attempted murder," now honestly, did they ever give anyone a Nobel prize for "attempted chemistry?" [ducks a flying sink] Oh really now, this is a personal call!


  • Goof (revealing mistake): When Bart throws his radio out the window, there is still sound coming from the speaker, even though it's clearly unplugged.
  • Goof (factual errors): In the United States, mayors don't have the authority to pardon state level crimes like attempted murder - only governors do.


  • The famous snake's name "Humphrey Boa-Gart" is an obvious pun on the name of Humphrey Bogart.
  • This episode features the first appearance of Right-wing-radio-talk-show host Birch Barlow, who is obviously modeled after Rush Limbaugh.
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