History Recap / TheSimpsonsS6E5SideshowBobRoberts

2nd Jan '18 3:24:35 PM trumpetmarietta
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** Also, disappointment was expressed in the DVD Commentary of the episode that Lisa would listen to "St. Elmo's Fire".

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** Also, disappointment was expressed in the DVD Commentary of the episode that Lisa would listen to "St. Elmo's Fire".Fire (Man In Motion)".



* YouCantHandleTheParody: "...No truth handler, you! Bah, I deride your truth-handling abilities!"

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* YouCantHandleTheParody: "...No "…No truth handler, you! Bah, I deride your truth-handling abilities!"
2nd Jan '18 3:22:08 PM trumpetmarietta
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* GilliganCut: Lisa asks Homer if they can listen to something else. He replies that, as the driver, he chooses the radio station. When ''she'' drives, then she can choose the station. Cut to Lisa driving and listening to "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)."

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* GilliganCut: Lisa asks Homer if they can listen to something else. He replies that, as the driver, he chooses the radio station. When ''she'' drives, then she can choose the station. Cut to Lisa driving and listening to "St. "[[Film/StElmosFire St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)."Motion)]]".



* {{Homage}}: The entire second act, including the bird eye shot of Lisa studying in the library, is an homage to Film/AllThePresidentsMen.

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* {{Homage}}: The entire second act, including the bird eye shot of Lisa studying in the library, is an homage to Film/AllThePresidentsMen.''Film/AllThePresidentsMen''.



-->'''Birch Barlow:''' There are three things we are never going to get rid of in this town. One, the bats in the public library; two, Mrs. [=McFuly=]'s compost heap; and three, our six-term mayor - the illiterate, tax-cheating, wife-swapping, pot-smoking spendocrat, Diamond Joe Quimby.

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-->'''Birch Barlow:''' There are three things we are never going to get rid of in this town. One, the bats in the public library; two, Mrs. [=McFuly=]'s compost heap; and three, our six-term mayor - the illiterate, tax-cheating, wife-swapping, pot-smoking spendocrat, Diamond "Diamond" Joe Quimby.



-->'''Bart:''' Um...he ''did'' try to kill me!

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-->'''Bart:''' Um...Um… he ''did'' try to kill me!
2nd Jan '18 3:19:28 PM trumpetmarietta
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* GilliganCut: Lisa asks Homer if they can listen to something else. He replies that, as the driver, he chooses the radio station. When ''she'' drives, then she can choose the station. Cut to Lisa driving and listening to "St. Elmo's Fire."

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* GilliganCut: Lisa asks Homer if they can listen to something else. He replies that, as the driver, he chooses the radio station. When ''she'' drives, then she can choose the station. Cut to Lisa driving and listening to "St. Elmo's Fire.Fire (Man In Motion)."
1st Jan '18 6:20:44 AM outlander2012
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** Mrs McFuly has got a pretty deranged cackle as well.
16th Sep '17 11:37:45 AM Nadim
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* AccuseTheWitness: Bart and Lisa get Bob to confess by accusing him of being Barlow's front man. He immediately produces several binders and floppy disks detailing his "masterpiece of electoral fraud".

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* AccuseTheWitness: AccidentalPublicConfession[=/=]AccuseTheWitness: Bart and Lisa get Bob to confess by accusing him of being Barlow's front man. He immediately produces several binders and floppy disks detailing his "masterpiece of electoral fraud".
16th Sep '17 11:25:50 AM Nadim
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* FalselyReformedVillain: Sideshow Bob pretends to go straight so he can get paroled out of prison and rig the election campaign for mayor.
29th Aug '17 8:07:18 AM MBG
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* BlackAndGreyMorality: The race between Quimby and Bob is basically this, parallelling common appraisals of Democrats and Republicans. Quimby is incompetent, stupid, and controlled by his vices, but he's not out to hurt anyone; he just wants to keep Springfield running. Bob, on the other hand, is a psychotic megalomaniac who wants to rule like a king and kill anyone he has a grudge on.



* DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: Bob goes for ballot-stuffing in an election where Quimby may have actually had a ZeroPercentApprovalRating. Justified as he didn't know how guaranteed the race was and his rant at the end shows he didn't expect Springfield to vote Republican even if they secretly wanted to.

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* DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: Bob goes for ballot-stuffing in an election where Quimby may have actually had a ZeroPercentApprovalRating. Justified Justified, as he didn't know how guaranteed the race was was, and his rant at the end shows he didn't expect Springfield to vote Republican even if they secretly wanted to.


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* MayorPain: The whole episode is a battle between the evil variety and the incompetent variety.
28th Aug '17 8:02:23 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* TakeThat: This is the first time the show really takes stabs at the Republican Party, which garnered a lot of complaints from viewers ([[http://snpp.com/episodes/2F02.html particularly the ones on snpp.com]] who were used to seeing the show skewer both political parties (or only focus on local politics and not national stuff). Of course, considering that Mayor Quimby is the episode's representative of the Democratic Party, it does even out somewhat.

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* TakeThat: This is the first time the show really takes stabs at the Republican Party, which garnered a lot of complaints from viewers ([[http://snpp.([[http://simpsonsarchive.com/episodes/2F02.html particularly the ones on snpp.com]] who were used to seeing the show skewer both political parties (or only focus on local politics and not national stuff). Of course, considering that Mayor Quimby is the episode's representative of the Democratic Party, it does even out somewhat.
31st Jul '17 4:59:02 PM luiz4200
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* FairWeatherFriend: Except for the Simpsons, everyone with Quimby at his campaign headquarters leaves as soon as Sideshow Bob is announced as the new Mayor.
25th Jul '17 11:39:40 AM MBG
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* RiggedContest: The mayoral debates have Barlow giving Bob easy questions from a nonexistent "Les Wynan", and Quimby a rambling, disturbing question about his family being kidnapped and murdered by thugs that's somehow about the budget.


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** The "It's about the budget, sir" question appears to be a reference to the 1988 presidential debate, where Bernard Shaw asked Michael Dukakis if he would support the death penalty for a criminal that had murdered and raped his wife.
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