Type
Scripted
Premiered
Dec. 17, 1989
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
FOX TV Network
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The Simpsons - 06x05 Sideshow Bob Roberts

6x05 Sideshow Bob Roberts

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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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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

Mayor Quimby: Ah-chu! I shouldn't have shaken hands with those old people.
Homer Simpson: Huuummm. I don't agree with his Bart killing policy, but I do approve of his Selma killing policy. [in the voting booth deciding to vote for Bob or not]
Kent Brockman: Alright, let's go live to Bob headquarters now, for Mayor Terwilliger's victory speech.
Sideshow Bob: [approaches podium] Ahem. Heh, heh, heh. Hah, hah hah, hah hah! [laughter grows progressively more maniacal] HA! HA HA HA HA HA! HAAA! HAAA! HAAA! HAAAA!
Kent Brockman: And just look how happy he is.

Mistakes/Goofs

  • Goof (factual errors): In the United States, mayors don't have the authority to pardon state level crimes like attempted murder - only governors do.
  • 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.

Trivia

  • This episode features the first appearance of Right-wing-radio-talk-show host Birch Barlow, who is obviously modeled in appearance and voice after Rush Limbaugh.
  • The famous snake's name "Humphrey Boa-Gart" is an obvious pun on the name of Humphrey Bogart.
  • In this episode we learn real life radio show host Dr. Demento is Bart's mortal enemy, and other sideshow Bob is his other mortal enemy.
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