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Sideshow Bob Roberts

Sideshow Bob Roberts

Rating: 3.8 (154 votes)


Lisa is studying Mayor Quimby's re-election campaign. Listening to a radio show hosted by Birch Barlow, she hears the familiar voice of Sideshow Bob, who is in prison. Bob explains that his sentence is unjust, and Barlow agrees that he should be set free. Mounting support for this cause leads Quimby to release Bob. However, Sideshow Bob promptly runs for mayor of Springfield, and wins in a landslide victory. He quickly moves to demolish the Simpson home in order to make room for the "Matlock Expressway". Bart & Lisa don't believe that Bob could have won fairly, so set out to expose him. Acting on a tip off from Smithers, they discover that most of Bob's voters are dead people (and dead animals). Bob is arrested and sent back to prison.

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  • Headline in the Springfield Shopper: ''Bob Pardon #1 Issue'' with the subheadline, ''Edges Out 'No Fat Chicks' Ordinance''.
  • Sign at the debate: ''Tonight: Mayoral Debate; Tomorrow: Mass Wedding of Cult Members''.
  • Smithers meets Bart & Lisa at the ''Pay & Park & Pay''.
  • Sign at Springfield Hall of Records: ''Not the Good Kind of Records, Historical Ones''.
  • Stampy (Bart's elephant) was one of the voters.
  • After Bob is arrested again, he is sent to Springwood Minimum Security Prison.

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  • This episode's title and parts of the story parody Bob Roberts.

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