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Black Widower 

Sideshow Bob gets out of jail and plots to take his revenge on Bart by marrying his Aunt Selma and killing her.

Director:

David Silverman

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Krusty the Clown / Mr. Teeny / Hans Moleman / Chairman / Man in Audience / Barney Gumble (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier / Selma Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Dino-Son / Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Dino-Dad / Prisoner / Krusty Telethon Announcer / Man Thanking MacGyver / Angus MacGyver / Moe Szyslak / Chief Wiggum (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Prison Guard / Reverend Lovejoy / MacGyver Preview Announcer (voice)
Kelsey Grammer ... Sideshow Bob (voice)
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Storyline

Marge's sister Selma has been writing to Sideshow Bob whilst he was in prison, and, on his release announces their intention to marry. Bart is appalled. Unlike everybody else he is unconvinced that Bob has changed and believes that, as Selma has come into money, he will attempt to murder her on their honeymoon. And he is right. Putting two and two together Bart works out how Bob plans to blow Selma up and manages to thwart him in time. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1992 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Marge's line "There was one boy one boy who never lost his mistrust." Mirrors of what Krusty: the clown had said in the episode "The Simpsons: Krusty Gets Busted (1990)". After his name was cleared. "There was one boy who trusted me all along". See more »

Goofs

When Bob is laughing in the car while Selma is asleep, you can see the outline of Bob's right eye show through his hair for a couple of seconds. See more »

Quotes

Bart: Chief Wiggum, think you have room in your jail for a two-time loser?
Chief Wiggum: Well, no, frankly, but taht never stopped us before.
[then laughs]
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Connections

References Black Widow (1987) See more »

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Wedding March
(uncredited)
Composed by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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Sideshow Bob Returns!
21 August 2014 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

This is the twenty-first episode of the third season of the Simpsons and it's a highlight of the season, thanks to the return of the villain Sideshow Bob who last time we saw him, tried to frame Krusty. But this time the unthinkable happens as he begins a harmless romance with Selma.....or is he?

In this episode, "Black Widower," Selma and Bob began to write to each other while Bob was in prison. When Bob was released, he plans to marry Selma. While everyone is convinced that Bob has changed, Bart is not too sure. Eventually, Bart undercovers a dastardly plan in which Bob will try to murder Selma, so he steps in to try to save the day.

Overall, another excellent episode and it's pretty tense at times, actually. It's still funny, and the romance between Selma and Bob is well-developed and the best part of the episode. I also loved the references to The Elephant Man and Psycho. I rate this episode 9/10.


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