History Recap / TheSimpsonsS3E21BlackWidower

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.
12th May '16 2:14:18 PM Demetrios
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* PowerOfTrust: Spoofed; Marge congratulates Bart for not losing his ''mis''trust in Sideshow Bob.



* VillainLoveSong: "Somethin' Stupid" may count in this context, as it is a duet between Sideshow Bob and his current {{Love Interest|s}}, Selma. It's not really needed to seduce her, as they're already engaged.

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* VillainLoveSong: "Somethin' Stupid" may count in this context, as it is a duet between Sideshow Bob and his current {{Love Interest|s}}, Selma. It's not really needed to seduce her, as they're already engaged.
25th Jan '16 7:27:35 PM Angeldeb82
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* 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.
25th Jan '16 6:33:47 PM Angeldeb82
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* ToTheBatnoun[=/=]{{Thememobile}}: Once the Simpson family learn of Bob's plan to kill Selma, Homer shouts out, [[Series/{{Batman}} "To the Simpsonmobile!"]]... [[MundaneMadeAwesome which is actually their car]].
25th Jan '16 6:21:14 PM Angeldeb82
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* FallingInLoveMontage: Set to Sideshow Bob and Selma singing FrankSinatra and NancySinatra's "Somethin' Stupid"

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* FallingInLoveMontage: Set to Sideshow Bob and Selma singing FrankSinatra Music/FrankSinatra and NancySinatra's "Somethin' Stupid"
25th Jan '16 6:20:24 PM Angeldeb82
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* EurekaMoment: "Tonight On Mac Guyver! ''(Echos)'' Mac Guyver! Mac Guyver! Mac Guyver!"

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* EurekaMoment: "Tonight On Mac Guyver! [=MacGyver=]! ''(Echos)'' Mac Guyver! Mac Guyver! Mac Guyver!"[=MacGyver=]! [=MacGyver=]! [=MacGyver=]!"



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: This episode has a goodly amount of innuendo: Sideshow Bob's line to Bart, "I should 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: This episode has a goodly amount of innuendo: Sideshow Bob's line to Bart, "I should "[[IfIWantedYouDead If I'd wanted to murder you, I would have choked you like a chicken," 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.



--> '''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 MONKEY! (realizes Selma is capturing him on camera) Oh 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)



* SeriousBusiness: ''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.
* ShoutOut: An {{Expy}} of FrankSinatra reuniting Bob and Krusty parodies when the real Sinatra reunited JerryLewis and DeanMartin.
** Bob is prisoner [[{{Franchise/Les Miserables}} 24601]]
* SpecialGuest: KelseyGrammer as Sideshow Bob
* TakeThat: To ''{{Series/Dinosaurs}}'' (which also took a dig at ''TheSimpsons'' for being the reason why every family sitcom in the 1990s has a BumblingDad):

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* SeriousBusiness: ''MacGyver'', ''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.
* ShoutOut: An {{Expy}} of FrankSinatra Music/FrankSinatra reuniting Bob and Krusty parodies when the real Sinatra reunited JerryLewis and DeanMartin.
** Bob is prisoner [[{{Franchise/Les Miserables}} [[Franchise/LesMiserables 24601]]
* SpecialGuest: KelseyGrammer Creator/KelseyGrammer as Sideshow Bob
* TakeThat: To ''{{Series/Dinosaurs}}'' (which also took a dig at ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' for being the reason why every family sitcom in the 1990s has a BumblingDad):



* ToiletSeatDivorce: Selma and Sideshow Bob's near-breakup over ''MacGyver''
* VillainLoveSong: "Somethin' Stupid" may count in this context, as it is a duet between Sideshow Bob and his current LoveInterest, Selma. It's not really needed to seduce her, as they're already engaged.

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* ToiletSeatDivorce: Selma and Sideshow Bob's near-breakup over ''MacGyver''
''Series/MacGyver''.
* VillainLoveSong: "Somethin' Stupid" may count in this context, as it is a duet between Sideshow Bob and his current LoveInterest, {{Love Interest|s}}, Selma. It's not really needed to seduce her, as they're already engaged.
14th Dec '15 4:39:55 PM windyshadow32
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2nd Aug '15 2:00:56 PM SingingRain
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* AppointmentTelevision: Selma and ''Series/MacGyver''.



* BlackWidow... [[CaptainObvious er]]

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* BlackWidow... [[CaptainObvious er]]BigNo: Bart gives one.
* TheBluebeard: Sideshow Bob.


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* HowAboutASmile: A variant occurs when Sideshow Bob is chewing out a hotel bellboy:
--> '''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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* NoodleIncident: Sideshow Bob appears on Krusty's telethon and apologizes for sending him to jail, to which Krusty replied, "Hell, if they ever open the books on this telethon, I'm right back in there!"
23rd Jun '15 11:01:34 PM SarcasmKid
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* SeriousBusiness: ''Mac Guyver'', 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: ''Mac Guyver'', ''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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