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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
While loading the bomb onto the plane Sideshow Bob whistles "We'll Meet Again", the same song that plays while Maj. Kong rides a falling atomic bomb in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). See more
Colonel Hapablab is identified as a Colonel but is clearly seen wearing the one-star insignia of a Brigadier General. See more
[appearing on the stadium television
Hello, Springfield. Sorry to divert your attention from all the big noises and shiny things. But something's been troubling me lately: television! Wouldn't our lives be so much richer if television were done away with?
Surely he's not talking about VH-1.
Why, we could revive the lost arts of conversation and scrimshaw. Therefore I submit to you, we abolish television, permanently!
Go back to Massachusetts, pinko!
Oh, and one more thing: I've stolen a ...
Up, Up, and Away
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