History Recap / TheSimpsonsS3E21BlackWidower

6th Apr '17 6:25:17 AM N8han11
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* BrainBleach: Sideshow Bob's reaction to sex with Selma is to ''thoroughly'' scrub himself ("Even murder has its ugly side").

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* BrainBleach: BrainBleach:
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Sideshow Bob's reaction to sex with Selma is to ''thoroughly'' scrub himself ("Even murder has its ugly side").



** Had Bob not been in prison when he received his Emmy, it'd not have been taken from him. Therefore, Bob sees it as additional punishment.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: To Bob's plan: Selma's honeymoon footage not only shows him assaulting a bellhop due to their room not having a gas fireplace (which was in the brochure), but ''also'' shows him fiddling with it near the end.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** Had Bob not been in prison when he received his Emmy, it'd not have been taken from him. Therefore, Bob sees it as additional punishment.
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
To Bob's plan: Selma's honeymoon footage not only shows him assaulting a bellhop due to their room not having a gas fireplace (which was in the brochure), but ''also'' shows him fiddling with it near the end.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: This episode has a goodly amount of innuendo: Sideshow Bob's line to Bart, "[[IfIWantedYouDead If I'd wanted to murder you, I would have choked you like a chicken]]," Krusty's reference to PrisonRape when Bob wins an Emmy ("Just don't drop that thing in the shower, Bob!"), and Krusty trying to tell the joke about the 12-inch pianist.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
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This episode has a goodly amount of innuendo: Sideshow Bob's line to Bart, "[[IfIWantedYouDead If I'd wanted to murder you, I would have choked you like a chicken]]," Krusty's reference to PrisonRape when Bob wins an Emmy ("Just don't drop that thing in the shower, Bob!"), and Krusty trying to tell the joke about the 12-inch pianist.



* ShoutOut: An {{Expy}} of Music/FrankSinatra reuniting Bob and Krusty parodies when the real Sinatra reunited JerryLewis and DeanMartin on one of the former's MDA telethons.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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An {{Expy}} of Music/FrankSinatra reuniting Bob and Krusty parodies when the real Sinatra reunited JerryLewis and DeanMartin on one of the former's MDA telethons.



* TakeThat: To ''{{Series/Dinosaurs}}'' (which also took a dig at ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' for being the reason why every family sitcom in the 1990s has a BumblingDad):

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
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To ''{{Series/Dinosaurs}}'' (which also took a dig at ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' for being the reason why every family sitcom in the 1990s has a BumblingDad):
22nd Jan '17 8:58:39 PM BobSaget9
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** While being taken away, Bob says they can't keep Democrats out of the White House forever and, once they get in, he'll be back on the streets with his fellow convicts. According to Groening, this wasn't a knock on Democrats (who are perceived to be weak on crime) but a knock on the Republican allegation that Democrats are weak on crime. Of course, this ended up backfiring on the writers, as Bob was released from prison less than a year after Bill Clinton became president.

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** While being taken away, Bob says they can't keep Democrats out of the White House forever and, once they get in, he'll be back on the streets with his fellow convicts. According to Groening, this wasn't a knock on Democrats (who are perceived to be weak on crime) but a knock on the Republican allegation ''Republican allegation'' that Democrats are weak on crime. Of course, this ended up backfiring on the writers, as Bob was released from prison less than a year after Bill Clinton became president.
11th Jan '17 7:07:39 AM Mdumas43073
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-->'''Sideshow Bob:''' Oh, Krusty, I can't tell you how *kick* ''MUCH!'' I miss this.

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-->'''Sideshow Bob:''' Oh, Krusty, I can't tell you how *kick* [*kick*] ''MUCH!'' I miss this.
11th Jan '17 7:07:06 AM Mdumas43073
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* LiteralAssKicking: Within moments of their reunion on the telethon, Krusty has Bob drop his pants and gives him a couple of these.
-->'''Sideshow Bob:''' Oh, Krusty, I can't tell you how *kick* ''MUCH!'' I miss this.



* ShoutOut: An {{Expy}} of Music/FrankSinatra reuniting Bob and Krusty parodies when the real Sinatra reunited JerryLewis and DeanMartin.
** Bob is prisoner [[Franchise/LesMiserables 24601]]
* SpecialGuest: Creator/KelseyGrammer as Sideshow Bob

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* ShoutOut: An {{Expy}} of Music/FrankSinatra reuniting Bob and Krusty parodies when the real Sinatra reunited JerryLewis and DeanMartin.
DeanMartin on one of the former's MDA telethons.
** Bob is prisoner [[Franchise/LesMiserables 24601]]
24601]].
* SpecialGuest: Creator/KelseyGrammer as Sideshow BobBob.
30th Dec '16 9:23:33 PM Mdumas43073
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* ReplacementScrappy: In-universe. While reuniting with Sideshow Bob on the telethon, Krusty tells him, "That jerk I got to replace you, he isn't fit to hold your slide whistle." Cut to a morose Sideshow Mel watching at home: "All I can be is myself."
2nd Dec '16 3:03:04 AM axle-k89
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* RefugeInAudacity: Crosses over with LameRhymeDodge above. As Bob rubs Selma's feet at the hotel, he quietly mutters about how he plans to kill her, three times, within her earshot. She hears his voice, but not what he was saying, so he covers himself with a LameRhymeDodge. The third time, he says it's time for [=MacGyver=] to cover himself.
2nd Dec '16 3:00:42 AM axle-k89
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* BigNo: Bart gives one.

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* BigNo: Bart gives one.one, warning Selma not to light her match as the room is filled with gas.



* BrutalHonesty: Played with. Sideshow Bob is unable to hide his hated for [=MacGyver=], a show he knows Selma loves. When he voices his disdain after being forced to sit through an episode, it reduces Selma to tears and nearly results in the wedding being called off. Oddly enough, it's Homer who gets the pair back on track.



* DevilInPlainSight: Sideshow Bob

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* DevilInPlainSight: Sideshow BobBob.



* EvilLaugh: Sideshow Bob does one as he drives himself and a sleeping Selma to their honeymoon.
-->'''Sideshow Bob:''' That's right, dear. Enjoy your rest. The wedding was very tough on you. And the honeymoon is going to be... murder. *Cue EvilLaugh*



--> '''Sideshow Bob''': I WANTED A ROOM WITH A FIREPLACE, YOU BLASTED MONKEY! (realizes Selma is capturing him on camera) Oh, Selma dear... I was just chatting with my good friend... (looks at his name tag) Dennis! Now, smile for the camera, there's a good lad! (Dennis struggles to produce a nervous smile)

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--> '''Sideshow Bob''': I WANTED A ROOM WITH A FIREPLACE, YOU BLASTED BRAINLESS LUGGAGE MONKEY! Like the one in your brochure! (realizes Selma is capturing him on camera) Oh, Selma dear... I was just chatting with my good friend... (looks at his name tag) Dennis! Now, smile for the camera, there's a good lad! (Dennis struggles to produce a nervous smile)smile)
* ImagineSpot: Bart has one during the wedding. He sees Sideshow Bob as the Grim Reaper when he says "I do."
* ItsAllAboutMe: Sideshow Bob has a moment of this when he and Selma have to rush back to Patty and Selma's place to watch [=MacGyver=]. Bob says this when they get there: "Selma, I thought I was the only man in your life." Selma simply snaps at him: "Sit down and shut up!"



* LameRhymeDodge: As Sideshow Bob is rubbing Selma's feet at the hotel, he quietly mutters his plans to kill her, before Selma gets confused, and he quickly counters by replacing his plots with foreign languages for how lovely her feet look.

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* LameRhymeDodge: As Sideshow Bob is rubbing Selma's feet at the hotel, [[RefugeInAudacity he quietly mutters his plans to kill her, her]], before Selma gets confused, and he quickly counters by replacing his plots with foreign languages for how lovely her feet look.look.
* LethallyStupid: Chief Wiggum at the wedding reception accidentally leaves his gun next to the wedding cake, within easy reach of where kids could pick it up. Luckily, no one does.


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* RefugeInAudacity: Crosses over with LameRhymeDodge above. As Bob rubs Selma's feet at the hotel, he quietly mutters about how he plans to kill her, three times, within her earshot. She hears his voice, but not what he was saying, so he covers himself with a LameRhymeDodge. The third time, he says it's time for [=MacGyver=] to cover himself.


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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: As mentioned above, when it looks like the wedding will have to be called off, Homer is the one who suggests to Bob going out for a walk when Selma watches [=MacGyver=], unknowingly helping Bob out with his plot, as then he can be out of the room when the blows Selma up.
11th Oct '16 12:45:52 PM luiz4200
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* SeriousBusiness: ''Series/MacGyver'', of course, for Patty and Selma. Selma's love for the character is so strong that Bob proclaiming how much he hates the show drives her to tears and makes her consider calling the marriage off. In a weird way, Selma's faith in the character actually proves to be beneficial to her, as it's what provides Bart with the last piece he needs to figure out Bob's plan.

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* SeriousBusiness: ''Series/MacGyver'', of course, for Patty and Selma. Selma's love for the character is so strong that Bob proclaiming how much he hates the show drives her to tears and makes her consider calling the marriage off. In a weird way, Selma's faith in the character actually proves to be beneficial to her, as it's what provides Bart with the last piece he needs to figure out Bob's plan. Bob's disdain for the character counts as well since he'd rather jeopardize his plans regarding Selma than say he loves [=MacGyver=].
2nd Sep '16 3:35:23 PM SpideyTerry
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* MacGyvering: Discussed at the end of the episode Patty, Selma, and an annoyed Bob watched.
-->'''Man:''' Thank you, Señor [=MacGyver=]. You saved our village.\\
'''[=MacGyver=]:''' Don't thank me. Thank the moon's gravitational pull.



** To the Democrats. Bob said they couldn't be kept outside the White House forever and, once they get in, he and his fellow convicts will be back on the streets.
*** Considering Sideshow Bob is a conservative (as established earlier in the episode), this is his point of view, not that of the show itself.

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** To the Democrats. While being taken away, Bob said says they couldn't be kept outside can't keep Democrats out of the White House forever and, once they get in, he and his fellow convicts will he'll be back on the streets.
*** Considering Sideshow Bob is a conservative (as established earlier in the episode),
streets with his fellow convicts. According to Groening, this is his point of view, not wasn't a knock on Democrats (who are perceived to be weak on crime) but a knock on the Republican allegation that of Democrats are weak on crime. Of course, this ended up backfiring on the show itself.writers, as Bob was released from prison less than a year after Bill Clinton became president.
22nd May '16 12:36:13 PM Demetrios
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* MundaneMadeAwesome: Selma prepares the match she's going to use to light her cigarette with unusual slowness and drama. The way the scene plays out, it looks like she's doing a yoga move.
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