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Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming 

Sideshow Bob again escapes from prison and takes control of a TV screen at an air show, demanding all television stations immediately go off the air.

Director:

Dominic Polcino

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Krusty the Clown / Sideshow Mel / Homer Simpson / Rupert Murdoch / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Sergeant / Grampa / Search Detail #1 / Mayor Quimby / Aide (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Prisoner #1 / Chief Wiggum / Prisoner #4 / Lou / Tour Guide / Hangar Guard / Moe Szyslak / Gate Guard / Bumblebee Man / Emergency Broadcast Announcer / Search Detail #2 / Interceptor Pilot / Tank Driver (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Prisoner #2 / Prisoner #5 / Dr. Hibbert / Kent Brockman (voice)
R. Lee Ermey ... Colonel Leslie Hapablap (voice)
Kelsey Grammer ... Sideshow Bob (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Vanessa Redgrave (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Craig's Girlfriend / Martin Prince (voice)
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Storyline

While on work duty at a local airfield, Sideshow Bob escapes from prison and breaks into a hangar. There, he gains control of the airwaves and demands that all television stations immediately go off the air permanently ... or else he'll detonate an atomic bomb. When the authorities are unable to find Bob, they decide to err on the side of safety and give into his demands. However, Krusty the Clown uses an emergency transmitter to begin broadcasting from a civil defense shed. Bob is angered and detonates the bomb, which turns out to be a dud. With both moves having failed, Bob kidnaps Bart and steals a Wright Brothers-era plane to crash into the civil defense shed where Krusty is holed up inside. However, the antique plane is mechanically unable to carry out its intended suicide mission, and once the plane stalls, Bob is easily arrested. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Animation | Comedy

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1995 (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

The first draft of the episode was written by Spike Feresten, a freelance writer who later became known for his work on Seinfeld (1989). Although he received credit for the episode, the writing staff completely rewrote the episode and very little of Feresten's original script was left in the episode. Bill Oakley describes the episode as "one of the most arduous rewrites in the history of the show" because much of the dialogue had to be re-written. See more »

Goofs

Colonel Hapablab is identified as a Colonel but is clearly seen wearing the one-star insignia of a Brigadier General. See more »

Quotes

Sideshow Bob: Well, if it isn't my arch-nemesis, Bart Simpson. And his sister, Lisa, to whom I'm fairly indifferent.
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Soundtracks

Rock You Like a Hurricane
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Performed by Scorpions
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My Second Favorite Simpsons Episode Ever!
9 August 2010 | by tequila101See all my reviews

After Cape Feare, this would have to be my next favorite episode in the entire Simpsons episodes. Once again with Sideshow Bob.

The Story plots out again as Side Show Bob escapes prison. Side show Bob is then sick of television and he thinks that everyone's lives would be much richer without T.V. The town of Springfield think he's crazy and he is as he threatens the town of Springfield that he will detonate a Bomb from 1959. The town then must cooperate so they aren't killed. Later on Lisa & Bart foil Bob's plan and he is sent back to jail once again.

I think this is another excellent Sideshow Bob episode. 9/10


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