The Simpsons: Season 6, Episode 5

Sideshow Bob Roberts (9 Oct. 1994)

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Sideshow Bob is released from prison and runs for Mayor of Springfield. When he wins the election, Bart and Lisa suspect foul play and are determined to expose Bob's corruption.

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
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Homer Simpson / Man in Library / Mayor Quimby / Chinese Principal #2 / Grampa / Barney Gumble / Vampire / Rich Texan / Reggie Mantle / Krusty the Clown / Prisoner #2 / Moose Mason (voice)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Radio Announcer / Carl / Chinese Principal #1 / Old Jewish Man / Moe Szyslak / Prison Guard / Librarian / Smithers / Prisoner #1 (voice)
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Barry Hansen ...
Barry Hansen (voice) (as Dr. Demento)
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Sideshow Bob (voice)
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Lionel Hutz (voice)
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Larry King (voice)
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Mrs. Krabappel (voice)
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Fred Flintstone (voice)
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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 jgp3553@yahoo.com

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Trivia

This episode features the first appearance of Right-wing-radio-talk-show host Birch Barlow, who is obviously modeled after Rush Limbaugh. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Sideshow Bob: [Bob calls Birch Barlow's show during a prison riot] I am presently incarcerated, imprisoned for a crime I did not even commit. "Attempted murder," now honestly, did they ever give anyone a Nobel prize for "attempted chemistry?"
[ducks a flying sink]
Sideshow Bob: Oh really now, this is a personal call!
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References Matlock (1986) See more »

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St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)
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Written by David Foster and John Parr
Performed by John Parr
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