Recap: The Simpsons S 21 E 22 The Bob Next Door

Bart fears his new neighbor might be Sideshow Bob — and his suspicions send The Simpsons into a bizarre case of mistaken identity.


  • Alliterative Name: Walt Warren.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Homer failed to realize tacos are called tacos in both English and Spanish.
  • Jurisdiction Friction: Averted. While Sideshow Bob was at Five Corners (a place where five states meet) by the time Chief Wiggum found him, police officers from the other states showed up to arrest Bob and his only choice was where he'd be arrested.
  • Noodle Incident: The waitress laments that every man she flirts with is either gay or has no face. Now, the "has no face" part was shown, but the gay part wasn't.
  • Off on a Technicality: Bob's plan to kill Bart was shooting from a state while his gun-holding hand was at a second state; having the bullet cross another one; having Bart being hit in a fourth state and falling dead in the fifth. No single action could be prosecuted or so Bob believes.
  • Shout-Out: Bob said his plan to kill Bart would be the greatest murder ever since Snape killed Dumbledore.
  • South of the Border: Falling for Walt's look, a waitress mislead the Simpsons into going to Mexico.