Type
Scripted
Premiered
Dec. 17, 1989
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
FOX TV Network
Genre
The Simpsons » Season 6
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

Krusty the Clown voiced by Dan Castellaneta
Prisoner #2 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
Chinese Principal #2 voiced by Dan Castellaneta
Man in Library voiced by Dan Castellaneta

Episode Quotes

Lisa: Bart, we can't let Bob steal the spotlight like this. We're gonna have to stoop to the lowest common denominator.
Bart: I can do that.
Birchibald T. Barlow: You know, there are three things we are never going to get rid of here in Springfield. One; the bats in the public library. Two; Mrs. McFierly's compost heap. And three; our six-term mayor. The illiterate, tax-cheating, wife-swapping, pot-smoking spendocrat, Diamond Joe Quimby.
Mayor Quimby: [listening to the radio, while watering his marijuana plants] Hey! I am no longer illiterate.
Sideshow Bob: Because you need me, Springfield. Your guilty conscience may move you to vote Democratic, but deep down you long for a cold-hearted Republican to lower taxes, brutalize criminals, and rule you like a king. That's why I did this, to save you from yourselves. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a city to run.

Mistakes/Goofs

  • Goof (factual errors): The plot of the episode hinges on a supposed act of voter fraud, and the evidence given is that Bob's campaign used the names of dead people and pets to vote for him. However, the polls showed 99 or 100% support for Bob anyway. So obviously, all the legitimate voters did actually vote for him, which means that the fraudulent votes did not make any difference. Bob really did win the election legitimately.

Trivia

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