History Recap / TheSimpsonsS7E9SideshowBobsLastGleaming

31st Jan '18 7:23:38 PM MarshalGrover
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** The two jets attempting to intercept Bob on the Wright Brother's plane, only to zoom right past it due to their difference in speed.
21st Jan '18 11:20:01 AM Demetrios
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* NotHelpingYourCase: Bart attempting to talk Sideshow Bob out of his murderous revenge.
-->'''Bart:''' You can't kill Krusty; he made you who you are. Without him, you wouldn't even be called "Sideshow."\\
''(Bob just gets angrier)''
3rd Jan '18 12:40:07 AM UraRenge
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* TruthInTelevision: Even ignoring that the bomb had clearly been disarmed long ago, an atomic weapon built in the 1950s would have basically gone inert and incapable of an atomic explosion by now, as nuclear warheads have a specific half-life. Not too long after this episode aired, the US military raised concerns to congress that eventually we're going to have to start building new nuclear warheads or the ones we have won't work anymore.
8th Oct '17 2:46:43 PM DeCarta
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* AffablyEvil: The guy who "eats people and takes their faces" politely waves and smiles at Chief Wiggum as he boards the bus.



* AxCrazy: Krusty managing to get around Bob's threats to stay on the air sends Bob into a homicidal fury and leads him on an attempted kamikaze run on the shack where Krusty is broadcasting, screaming for Krusty to die. [[RealityEnsues The small and ridiculously underpowered aircraft he tries to use for said kamikaze run ends up bouncing harmlessly off the shack's wall]].



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: A guard at the Air Force base misunderstands Marge's words when Bart and Lisa are accidentally left behind in the evacuation.
-->'''Marge''': My children are in there!\\
'''Airman''': You must be very proud, ma'am.



* FailedAttemptAtDrama:
** Bob's attempt at EvilGloating has its effect ruined by the presence of helium, which turns his otherwise BadassBaritone into a high-pitched squeak.
---> '''Bob''': [[HeliumSpeech All Springfield]] ''[[HeliumSpeech trembles]]'' [[HeliumSpeech before the might of Sideshow Bob!]] Blasted helium! Shoo, shoo! ''(voice deepens)'' Aha! That's better.
** Bob's attempted kamikaze run is rendered laughably harmless when the Wright Brothers' plan bounces off the shack, knocking Bob to the ground.
---> '''Bob''': '''''DIE, KRUSTY! DIE--''''' ''(plane hits shack and immediately falls to the ground)'' Oh.



* ImAHumanitarian: One of the prisoners eats people's faces.

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* ImAHumanitarian: One of the prisoners eats people's people, then steals their faces.



--> '''Bob''': ''(reading the inside of the dud bomb)'' "Best before November 1959." Damn it, Bob! There were plenty of newer, fresher bombs you could have used, but oh no. You had to go for that retro '50s charm!

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--> '''Bob''': ''(reading the inside of the dud bomb)'' "Best before November 1959." Damn it, Bob! There were plenty of newer, fresher bombs you could have used, brand new bombs, but oh no. You had to go for that retro '50s charm!



* OhCrap: Bob when his wheelbarrow hits a pothole as he's carting around a nuclear bomb, everyone at the air show when Bob reveals the nuke, and Bart when Bob announces his intent to kill himself, Bart, and Krusty in a kamikaze run.



* RealityEnsues: Although you can chalk it up to SanitySlippage, you really have to question Bob's decision to use the ''Wright Brother's plane'' to try and kamikaze Krusty since it winds up ''bouncing'' off of the shack Krusty was broadcasting from.
** Similarly, once Krusty sees the incoming plane, he jumps to the ground in defense... only to realize that it's moving ''very slowly''.
--->'''Krusty''': ''(gets up, lights a cigarette)'' ... ''(annoyed)'' What is the freakin' hold up?!

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* RealityEnsues: PoliceAreUseless: Chief Wiggum decides to completely ignore and cover up Sideshow Bob's disappearance out of sheer laziness.
* RealityEnsues:
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Although you can chalk it up to SanitySlippage, you really have to question Bob's decision to use the ''Wright Brother's plane'' to try and kamikaze Krusty since it winds up ''bouncing'' off of the shack Krusty was broadcasting from.
** *** Similarly, once Krusty sees the incoming plane, he jumps to the ground in defense... only to realize that it's moving ''very slowly''.
--->'''Krusty''': ---->'''Krusty''': ''(gets up, lights a cigarette)'' ... ''(annoyed)'' What is the freakin' hold up?!



* SelectiveEnforcement: Bob Lampshades his apathy towards getting any revenge on Lisa. Indeed after finding out she exposed him, he angrily takes out his knife.......and cuts through the blimp to escape with Bart and ''only'' Bart.

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** Bob's attempt at hijacking a Harrier jet fails because it wasn't on a runway and falls into a ditch before it can get the necessary thrust for take-off.
* SelectiveEnforcement: Bob Lampshades his apathy towards getting any revenge on Lisa. Indeed after finding out she exposed him, he angrily takes out his knife.......knife... and cuts through the blimp to escape with Bart and ''only'' Bart.


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** The "esteemed representatives of television" include [[Series/DoctorWho the Fourth Doctor]] and [[Series/FamilyMatters Steve Urkel]].


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* TemptingFate: Sideshow Bob's attempt to hijack the Harrier jet.
-->'''Bob''': God bless the idiot-proof air force. ''(hits "fly" button, only for the jet to fall into a nearby ravine as it tries to take off)''


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* VillainousBreakdown: A combination of frustration at television and the failure of his plans drive Bob over the edge near the end of the episode, set off specifically by Krusty managing to stay on the air despite Bob's threats. Bob then tries to nuke Springfield and when that doesn't work, hijacks the Wright Brothers' plane and tries to make a kamikaze run on Krusty.
21st Sep '17 11:34:07 AM fruitstripegum
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** Bob realises to late that the 1950's bomb he stole from the military had long since been disarmed.

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** Bob realises to realizes too late that the 1950's bomb he stole from the military had long since been disarmed.
8th Jun '17 6:46:59 AM RighteousFury
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* HereWeGoAgain: Subverted and parodied. After Bart and Lisa thwart Bob, Grandpa rides up on a motorcycle and says that he's going to "haul ass to Lollapalooza!" (a CallBack to earlier in the episode, where a parody of Roseanne used the exact same dialog). The rest of the Simpsons exclaim "Here we go again!", with Marge lagging a little behind and obviously less than enthusiastic.

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* HereWeGoAgain: Subverted and parodied. After Bart and Lisa thwart Bob, Grandpa rides up on a motorcycle and says that he's going to "haul ass to Lollapalooza!" (a CallBack to earlier in the episode, where a parody of Roseanne used the exact same dialog). The rest of the Simpsons exclaim "Here we go again!", with Marge lagging a little behind and obviously less than enthusiastic.enthusiastic just like she'd been about going to the air show earlier in the episode.
11th Apr '17 1:54:11 PM Psi001
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* WithCatLikeTread: After stealing his bomb, he walks off with it in wheelbarrow, laughing evilly, only for it to almost topple and detonate. Bob begins walking again, laughing much more meekly this time round.
11th Apr '17 1:49:37 PM Psi001
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* DarkerAndEdgier: After his LighterAndSofter [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E5SideshowBobRoberts appearance]], ol' Bob is getting back into the swing of things. And this time, he means business, going to much more extreme measures to get exactly what he wants. The equipment may be faulty, but that doesn't really change much.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: After his LighterAndSofter [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E5SideshowBobRoberts appearance]], ol' Bob is getting back into the swing of things. And this time, he means business, going to much more extreme measures to get exactly what he wants. The equipment may be faulty, but that doesn't really change much.In the climax however, all his resources prove faulty and HilarityEnsues.
11th Apr '17 1:42:59 PM Psi001
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* SelectiveEnforcement: Bob Lampshades his apathy towards getting any revenge on Lisa. Indeed after finding out she exposed him, he angrily takes out his knife.......and cuts through the blimp to escape with Bart and ''only'' Bart.
6th Apr '17 2:49:25 PM N8han11
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* ToilerHumor: As the soldiers search the entire base for Sideshow Bob, they find Grandpa hiding in one of the toilets:

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* ToilerHumor: ToiletHumor: As the soldiers search the entire base for Sideshow Bob, they find Grandpa hiding in one of the toilets:
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