The Simpsons: Season 8, Episode 16

Brother from Another Series (23 Feb. 1997)

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Sideshow Bob is released from prison into the custody of his younger brother Cecil (voiced by David Hyde Pierce), Springfield's Chief Hydrological Engineer. He works as the foreman on a new... See full summary »

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Sideshow Bob is released from prison into the custody of his younger brother Cecil (voiced by David Hyde Pierce), Springfield's Chief Hydrological Engineer. He works as the foreman on a new hydroelectric dam. Bart is convinced that Bob is up to something shady again, and follows him everywhere. Written by crouchbk

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When Bart jumps on Cecil's shoulders covering his eyes with his hands and says guess who, Cecil replies "Maris?" - David Hyde Pierce (who does the voice of Cecil) played Niles on the hit show _"Frasier"_. His wife on the show was called Maris. See more »

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Sideshow Bob: Wait a minute. This is all because I got to be Krusty's sidekick instead of you, isn't it?
Cecil Terwilliger: Off the record, yes. But officially, I did it for the money!
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References The Brother from Another Planet (1984) See more »

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Frasier is a popular show on NBC
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This is easily my favourite Sideshow Bob episode and is the best one made. It features Kelsey Grammar as Sideshow Bob and has David Hyde Pierce playing Cecil, Bob's brother.

The plot of the episode is Bob became a model prisoner and is recommended for early release. His brother Cecil offers him a job to supervise the construction of the new Springfield dam. However, Bart does not true Bob's intentions and tries to investigation.

A lot of the humour is based on Frasier, and this episode combines the best of the Simpsons and Frasier. Grammar and Pierce pretty much play the same characters on that show in this show. As well as the sibling bickering, there are moments of comedy genius ranging from great lines like 'You'll live to regret this', and psychical gags like when Bart and Bob are falling down the dam. Frasier is obviously referenced a lot in this episode. The episode also ways as a good thriller. This episode is a great example of the Simpsons at their best. This is the last good Sideshow Bob episode. Italian Bob was okay, but still not as good the previous Sideshow Bob episodes.

This episode is easily a classic.


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