Episode - 9F22\\
First Aired - 10/7/1993

Bart is plagued with threatening letters written in blood (except for one written in black by Homer that reads, "I KILL YOU SCUM") and by the recently-paroled Sideshow Bob. To keep Bart from getting killed, The Simpsons go into witness protection and move away to Terror Lake.
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!!This episode contains examples of (YMMV items can be found [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/YMMV/TheSimpsonsS5E2CapeFeare here]]):
* BannedInChina: Airing of the episode in Germany was delayed for six years, because the "Up Late with [=McBain=]" sequence featured the show announcer dressed in S.S. gear, complete with a swastika armband (display of Nazi symbols is illegal regardless of context in Germany). It was finally broadcast in 1999 in a dubbed and edited version.
* BitingTheHandHumor: Lisa's line, "The FOX network has sunk to a new low" after watching ''Up Late With [=McBain=]''.
* BrickJoke: Grampa is left behind without his pills while the Simpsons leave town. When they return home, [[spoiler: [[GenderBender he has apparently turned into a woman without his pills]]]].
** When Sideshow Bob finally climbs aboard the Simpsons' house-boat, the first thing he does is step on another rake. [[FridgeLogic Makes you wonder what it's even doing there.]]
* TheCastShowoff: This episode takes advantage of Kelsey Grammer's singing voice.
* TheChewToy: Bob takes a hell of a lot of slapstick abuse in this episode from losing blood, hitting speedbumps, driving through cacti, stepping on rakes, getting crushed by an entire parade including elephants...and it is ''hilarious''.
* ChekhovsGun: Bart's strategy for distracting Bob is foreshadowed by the family listening to the entire works of Creator/GilbertAndSullivan on the way to Terror Lake.
* CouldntFindAPen: Sideshow Bob writes letters to Bart, to-do lists, letters to Reader's Digest, ''everything'' in blood while he's in prison. Lampshaded by Snake when Bob gets woozy from the blood loss:
-->'''Snake:''' Use a ''pen'', Sideshow Bob!
* GilliganCut: The Simpsons tried to hire someone to drive Bob away from town. The guy sounded like he'd be tough enough for the job. Cut to him whining to Bob while pathetically asking him to leave town.
* GoshdarnItToHeck
-->'''Sideshow Bob:''' Bart Simpson? Ha! The spirited little scamp who twice foiled my evil schemes and sent me to this ''dank, urine soaked hellhole?''
-->'''Parole officer:''' Uh, we object to the term "urine-soaked hellhole" when you could have said "pee-pee-soaked heckhole".
-->'''Sideshow Bob:''' Cheerfully withdrawn.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: A woman on Sideshow Bob's parole board who declares, "No one who speaks German can be an evil man!"
* HumiliationConga: Sideshow Bob goes through a lot of pain before he can get to Bart.
* HypocriticalHumor: Homer's opinion of the guy (Sideshow Bob) smoking a cigar in front of his Family at the movies while ''his'' cigar was larger.
* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: The only options the Witness Relocation Program offers for the Simpsons to move to are Terror Lake, New Horrorfield, and Screamville.
-->'''Homer:''' Oooh, Ice Creamville!\\
'''Agent:''' No, ''Scream''ville.\\
''(Homer screams)''
* {{Leitmotif}}: Sideshow Bob gains one in this episode.
* LogoJoke: Midway through the episode, when the Simpsons get new identities, the opening plays again, this time introducing "The Thompsons" and gradually zooming in on their houseboat.
* NoodleIncident and RiddleForTheAges: Just how, when, and why ''did'' Bart put the "Wide Load" tattoo on Homer's butt?
** Also, why is Dr. Demento one of Bart's mortal enemies?
** And what did Linda Lavin do to deserve getting prank-called by Bart?
* OverlyLongGag: Bob vs. rakes, Round 1! It had to be shortened in syndication because of how long it was (which, according to commentary, was very long, as the episode was running short and they needed padding)
* RakeTake: The first of ''many'' for Sideshow Bob.
* ShoutOut: Obviously, to the movie ''CapeFear''.
** Bob stays at the [[{{Psycho}} Bates Motel]].
** In addition to Bob's take on ''Theatre/HMSPinafore'', the Simpsons also listen to ''Theatre/TheMikado'' on their way to Terror Lake.
** '''''[[Franchise/FridayThe13th "BARTYOUWANNASEEMYNEWCHAINSAWANDHOCKEYMASK?!"]]'''''
* SpecialGuest: KelseyGrammer as Sideshow Bob
* StabTheSalad: Happens to Bart several times as he worries about who might be out to get him. Homer even pulls this twice when they're in Terror Lake.
-->'''''"BARTYOUWANNASEEMYNEWCHAINSAWANDHOCKEYMASK?!"'''''
* TemptingFate: "Surely there is no harm in laying in the middle of a public street." Cue a parade... with elephants.
* UndersideRide: How Sideshow Bob follows the family.
** "Hey kids, who wants to drive through that cactus patch?"
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