Sideshow Bob is released from prison, runs for mayor as a Republican, and defeats "Diamond" Joe Quimby in the election. But a "Deep-Throat"-type informant tells Bart and Lisa that he was fraudulently elected. It's up to them to find the evidence. Written by
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This episode features the first appearance of Right-wing-radio-talk-show host Birch Barlow, who is obviously modeled after Rush Limbaugh. See more
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. See more
[walking around the cemetary, Lisa and Bart realize that Sideshoe Bob has falsified voting returns with the names of deceased persons
[sees Snowball I's gravestone
Oh, my poor dead kitty, not you too!
[she looks at the voting list: "SNOWBALL I."
All right, Bob! NOW it's personal!
Hey! Uh, he did try to kill me.
St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)
Written by David Foster
and John Parr
Performed by John Parr See more