An anonymous letter writer makes ominous threats to Bart. The Simpsons discover they were sent by Sideshow Bob who, when released from prison, harasses the Simpsons and then attempts to kill Bart with a machete. But Bob's vanity foils him yet again.
Did You Know?
Additions to the end musical number, including visual gags such as Bob appearing in uniform, were added after the animatics. The crew felt that watching the character singing would not be interesting enough and they had to include these gags to make it work. Matt Groening
was surprised when he saw the additions, because he originally thought they were silly and would not appear in the final cut, but he has grown to like them. See more
In the final scene, when the Simpsons arrive back at their house they drive straight past it and Grampa Simpson is not in the garden. In the next shot they are stopping outside their house and Grampa Simpson is standing in the garden. See more
[after writing a death threat to Bart in blood, Bob starts writing another letter with his bleeding finger
"Dear 'Life in These United States,' a funny thing happened to me...?
[as his finger bleeds freely, he sways, woozy, and collapses onto the desk
Use a pen, Sideshow Bob.
The episode "Cape Feare" has been banned from broadcast in Germany because it shows McBain's announcer in full Nazi regalia. See more
Three Little Maids From School Are We
Lyrics by W.S. Gilbert
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
, Julie Kavner
, Nancy Cartwright
, and Yeardley Smith See more