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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Episode cast overview:
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)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Radio Announcer / Carl / Chinese Principal #1 / Old Jewish Man / Moe Szyslak / Prison Guard / Librarian / Smithers / Prisoner #1 (voice)
Barry Hansen ...
Barry Hansen (voice) (as Dr. Demento)
Sideshow Bob (voice)
Lionel Hutz (voice)
Larry King (voice)
Mrs. Krabappel (voice)
Fred Flintstone (voice)


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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9 October 1994 (USA)  »

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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 »


Larry King: Now even though we're being broadcast on... FOX, there's no need for obnoxious hooting and hollering.
[the entire audience hoots and hollers obnoxiously]
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