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. Written by
Did You Know?
Originally, Sideshow Bob was only supposed to step on one rake after he stepped out from the underside of the Simpson family's car, but this was changed to nine rakes in a row. According to Al Jean
, the idea was to make the scene funny, then drag the joke out so that it is no longer funny, and then drag it out even longer to make it funny again. See more
Bart tells Homer and Marge, "I saw Sideshow Bob, and he threatened to kill me!" But Bob didn't threaten to kill Bart during the encounter in question. See more
What do you want?
Surely there's no harm in laying in the middle of a public street.
[Bob is subsequently trampled by an oncoming parade, which includes several elephants
Not the elephants!
Spoofs I Love Lucy
He Is An Englishman
Lyrics by W.S. Gilbert
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Performed by Kelsey Grammer See more