While on work duty at a local airfield, Sideshow Bob escapes from prison and breaks into a hangar. There, he gains control of the airwaves and demands that all television stations immediately go off the air permanently ... or else he'll detonate an atomic bomb. When the authorities are unable to find Bob, they decide to err on the side of safety and give into his demands. However, Krusty the Clown uses an emergency transmitter to begin broadcasting from a civil defense shed. Bob is angered and detonates the bomb, which turns out to be a dud. With both moves having failed, Bob kidnaps Bart and steals a Wright Brothers-era plane to crash into the civil defense shed where Krusty is holed up inside. However, the antique plane is mechanically unable to carry out its intended suicide mission, and once the plane stalls, Bob is easily arrested. Written by
Brian Rathjen <email@example.com>
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The underground bunker scene is an obvious reference to Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). See more
A U.S. Air Force airman tells a group of people, including Lisa, how easy it is to fly the Harrier Jump Jet at the Air Show in Springfield, indicating that it is so easy to fly that a child could do it. In reality, the Harrier is among the most challenging and least forgiving aircraft to safely operate, especially in its V/STOL mode (vectored flight). See more
[Unbeknownst to Lisa, Bart is not wearing any underwear
Ahhh! Free and easy, Lis'! There's nothing like an unfurnished basement for pure comfort.
Huh? Bart we need to get out of here! Mom and Dad are probably worried sick!
[She hears someone approaching
[Both her and Bart leap into a nearby bush as the Colonel and his aide walk past
Col. Leslie "Hap" Hapablap
You know what really frosts my Kelvinator? That coward is still laughing at us from his damn hidey-hole.
I'd rather take an order from Bill Clinton than ...
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