History Recap / TheSimpsonsS3E21BlackWidower

13th Mar '18 1:43:57 PM PeruAlonso
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-->'''Sideshow Bob''': That was a well-plotted piece of non-claptrap that never made me want to wretch!

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-->'''Sideshow Bob''': That was a well-plotted piece of non-claptrap that never made me want to wretch!wretch.
27th Jan '18 12:15:14 AM jormis29
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* AppointmentTelevision: Selma and ''Series/MacGyver''.

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* AppointmentTelevision: Selma and ''Series/MacGyver''.''Series/{{MacGyver|1985}}''.
4th Jan '18 4:14:48 PM Asue
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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 ''Series/MacGyver'', unknowingly helping Bob out with his plot, as then he can be out of the room when the blows Selma up.

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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 ''Series/MacGyver'', unknowingly helping Bob out with his plot, as then he can be out of the room when the match blows Selma up.
3rd Dec '17 7:32:00 PM Mdumas43073
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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.

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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=], ''Series/MacGyver'', unknowingly helping Bob out with his plot, as then he can be out of the room when the blows Selma up.
24th Sep '17 10:59:13 AM JM1982
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** It's also heavily implied throughout the episode that Bob wants to murder Bart for exposing his original crime. Bob would act on this two seasons later in ''Cape Feare''.



-->Bart, if I'd wanted to kill you, I'd have [[AccidentalInnuendo choked you like]] [[ADateWithRosiePalms a chicken]] the moment I walked through that door... ''[everyone gasps]'' [[VictoryIsBoring but then, what kind of guest would I have been?]] ''[laughs]''

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-->Bart, if I'd wanted to kill you, I'd have [[AccidentalInnuendo choked you like]] [[ADateWithRosiePalms a chicken]] the moment I walked through that door... ''[everyone gasps]'' [[VictoryIsBoring [[JustJokingJustification but then, what kind of guest would I have been?]] ''[laughs]''


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* SarcasmMode: Bob giving his opinion on ''MacGyver'':
-->'''Sideshow Bob''': That was a well-plotted piece of non-claptrap that never made me want to wretch!


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* SpannerInTheWorks: Patty arguably serves as one when she visits the Simpsons and they change the channel to MacGyver for her. Hearing the title character's name helps Bart finally figure out Bob's plot.
20th Sep '17 11:38:24 AM nighttrainfm
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* 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.

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* BrutalHonesty: Played with. Sideshow Bob is unable to hide his hated hatred 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.
13th Sep '17 10:00:43 AM ClintEastwood
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* FalselyReformedVillain: Bob pretends to go straight and marries Selma with the intention of murdering her.



* IfIWantedYouDead: Bob offers one to Bart while at the Simpson household (combined with GettingCrapPastTheRadar):
-->Bart, if I'd wanted to kill you, I'd have [[AccidentalInnuendo choked you like]] [[ADateWithRosiePalms a chicken]] the moment I walked through that door... ''[everyone gasps]'' [[VictoryIsBoring but then, what kind of guest would I have been?]] ''[laughs]''



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



** Bob working on a chain gang is reminiscent of ''Film/CoolHandLuke''.
** When Sideshow Bob goes into the room to see Selma's corpse, he turns around the chair, only to see Bart sitting in it. Sideshow Bob turns around and sees Selma in the doorway. These shots, from Bob turning the chair to Selma in the doorway, are a reference to the ending of ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', right down to the music.



** 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'' 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 UsefulNotes/BillClinton became president.
19th Jun '17 4:57:36 PM BobSaget9
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* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Played with: Bart wastes several minutes trying to explain Bob's plan to Homer before giving up and explaining it to Marge. By the time everyone is caught up and they make it to the hotel Selma is at, Bart only ''barely'' manages to prevent Selma from striking her match.
19th Jun '17 4:50:11 PM BobSaget9
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* EurekaMoment: "Tonight On [=MacGyver=]! ''(Echos)'' [=MacGyver=]! [=MacGyver=]! [=MacGyver=]!"

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