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

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

Episode Quotes

Jimbo Jones: [after wrapping up Milhouse in "VOTE QUIMBY" bumper stickers and placing him in a shopping cart] All right! The mummy is ready for his mystical journey! [pushes the shopping cart down a hill]
Milhouse Van Houten: Aaaaah! What's happening?
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.
Lisa: Congratulations, Bart! You get to go back to the fourth grade!
Bart: [disappointed] Oh... tomorrow we were gonna find out who the dish ran away with.
Lisa: The spoon, Bart.
Bart: [gasps] Of course!

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 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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