6x05 Sideshow Bob Roberts
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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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.
- 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.
- 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.