The Simpsons: Season 7, Episode 9

Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming (26 Nov. 1995)

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Sideshow Bob again escapes from prison and takes control of a TV screen at an air show, demanding all television stations immediately go off the air.

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Krusty the Clown / Sideshow Mel / Homer Simpson / Rupert Murdoch / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Sergeant / Grampa / Search Detail #1 / Mayor Quimby / Aide (voice)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Prisoner #1 / Chief Wiggum / Prisoner #4 / Lou / Tour Guide / Hangar Guard / Moe Szyslak / Gate Guard / Bumblebee Man / Emergency Broadcast Announcer / Search Detail #2 / Interceptor Pilot / Tank Driver (voice)
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Prisoner #2 / Prisoner #5 / Dr. Hibbert / Kent Brockman (voice)
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Sideshow Bob (voice)
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Vanessa Redgrave (voice)
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Craig's Girlfriend / Martin Prince (voice)
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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 <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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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 »

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Colonel Hapablab is identified as a Colonel but is clearly seen wearing the one-star insignia of a Brigadier General. See more »

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[appearing on the stadium television]
Sideshow Bob: 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?
Moe: What?
Dr. Hibbert: Surely he's not talking about VH-1.
Sideshow Bob: Why, we could revive the lost arts of conversation and scrimshaw. Therefore I submit to you, we abolish television, permanently!
Homer Simpson: Go back to Massachusetts, pinko!
Sideshow Bob: Oh, and one more thing: I've stolen a ...
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Features The Simpsons: Sideshow Bob Roberts (1994) See more »

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Up, Up, and Away
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My Second Favorite Simpsons Episode Ever!
9 August 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

After Cape Feare, this would have to be my next favorite episode in the entire Simpsons episodes. Once again with Sideshow Bob.

The Story plots out again as Side Show Bob escapes prison. Side show Bob is then sick of television and he thinks that everyone's lives would be much richer without T.V. The town of Springfield think he's crazy and he is as he threatens the town of Springfield that he will detonate a Bomb from 1959. The town then must cooperate so they aren't killed. Later on Lisa & Bart foil Bob's plan and he is sent back to jail once again.

I think this is another excellent Sideshow Bob episode. 9/10


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