Episode - 8F20\\
First Aired - 4/9/1992

The Simpsons are getting ready to have dinner with Patty, Selma, and Selma's new boyfriend. Of course, one can imagine their surprise when he turns out to be none other than Sideshow Bob, freshly released from his stay in prison after the events in "Krusty Gets Busted." While everyone is impressed at how much Bob has changed due to ThePowerOfLove, Bart still fears that Bob is planning to kill him -- or someone close to him.

!!This episode contains examples of:
* AppointmentTelevision: Selma and ''Series/MacGyver''.
* BaitAndSwitch: The hotel room exploding ''wasn't'' caused by Selma smoking, it was caused by Chief Wiggum having a cigar outside the room... and then tossing the lit match.
* BigNo: Bart gives one.
* TheBluebeard: Sideshow Bob.
* BrainBleach: Sideshow Bob's reaction to sex with Selma is to ''thoroughly'' scrub himself ("Even murder has its ugly side").
** Bart imagining Homer (or a Homer clone) as Selma's new boyfriend.
* ChairReveal: Bob, thinking his plan to kill Selma with a gas-explosion has succeeded, goes to his now-wrecked room, only to find Bart sitting in Selma's chair.
-->'''Bart:''' Sideshow Bob, the only victims here are the good people at Best Western Hotels!
* DarkReprise: Bob, thinking Selma to be dead, playfully sings a rather twisted version of "Somethin' Stupid", the song he and Selma sang earlier in the episode.
* DevilInPlainSight: Sideshow Bob
* DyingAlone: Patty claimed fear of this as the reason Selma entered a prison pen pal program.
* EurekaMoment: "Tonight On [=MacGyver=]! ''(Echos)'' [=MacGyver=]! [=MacGyver=]! [=MacGyver=]!"
-->'''Bart:''' Aunt Selma has one hour to live!\\
'''Homer:''' Hey, down in front!
* FallingInLoveMontage: Set to Sideshow Bob and Selma singing Music/FrankSinatra and NancySinatra's "Somethin' Stupid"
* FelonyMisdemeanor: Bob considers having his Daytime Emmy taken away by the prison guards to be his lowest point. This compared to being thrown in prison in the first place for armed robbery.
** 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.
** There's also Selma mentioning that she lost her sense of smell (and taste) after a bottle rocket incident when she was younger.
* 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.
** Bob plays a violin while conjugal visit trailers rock back and forth.
* GuessWhoImMarrying: Non-parental variation.
* 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)
* KidHasAPoint: Gotta listen to Bart.
* 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.
* MacGyvering: Discussed at the end of the episode Patty, Selma, and an annoyed Bob watched.
-->'''Man:''' Thank you, Seņor [=MacGyver=]. You saved our village.\\
'''[=MacGyver=]:''' Don't thank me. Thank the moon's gravitational pull.
* 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.
* 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!"
* PowerOfTrust: Spoofed; Marge congratulates Bart for not losing his ''mis''trust in Sideshow Bob.
* 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.
* 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
* 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):
-->'''Bart:''' It's like they saw our lives and put it right there on screen!
** 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.
* ToiletSeatDivorce: Selma and Sideshow Bob's near-breakup over ''Series/MacGyver''.
* 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]].
* 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.