Once again, Krusty cancels this show (this time, because of Executive Meddling
and the growing popularity of big-money game shows) and hosts a farewell special. And once again, Sideshow Bob returns to kill Bart and Krusty by brainwashing Bart into being an Action Bomb
- Callback: "Rakes, my arch enemy."
- Foreshadowing/Hilarious in Hindsight: In one scene, Rainer Wolfcastle is shown to be out of work and bankrupt. He desperately pleads with movie producers to be offered any acting roles available, proclaiming "I do nude scene, I play nerd!" Both of these statements would come to fruition in later episodes (he stars in the film Undercover Nerd in "The Bart Wants What It Wants" and alludes to performing a full-frontal nude scene in "The Great Louse Detective").
- Kangaroo Court: Sideshow Bob will be lucky if he has at least that considering Chief Wiggum was up to executing him without holding the "customary" trial before.
- Manchurian Agent