Episode - 4F14
First Aired - 2/23/1997
Sideshow Bob is released from prison again for good behavior and put into the custody of his brother, Cecil, but Bart and Lisa still think Bob is out to kill them — until they learn that Cecil is just as evil as Bob.
This episode contains examples of:
- Actor Allusion: The entire episode could be called an extended Frasier reference, but the scene when the brothers arrive at Cecil's apartment even borrows the title cards. In fact, the actors who voice Bob and Cecil portrayed another set of Brothers in Frasier, hence the title.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Krabappel has dinner with Bob for the excitement of dating a killer, and is visibly disappointed when he admits he's never successfully killed anyone.
"I did once try to kill the world's greatest lover - but then I realized there are laws against suicide."
- Briefcase Full of Money
- Construction Cat Calls: Discussed when Bob asks if his job will be leading the hooting. "Oh yeah, shake it, madam! Capital knockers."
- Description Cut: "Sideshow Bob is an unstoppable killing machine!" Cut to Bob singing Amazing Grace at the prison chapel.
- Enemy Mine
- Especially Lisa: "But especially Bart."
- Long-Lost Uncle Aesop
- Military Moonshiner: After prison, Bob will be happy with any wine that doesn't taste like orange drink fermented under a radiator. "That would be the Latour, then..."
- No Longer with Us: "Madam, your children are no more - than a pair of ill-bred troublemakers."
Homer: Lisa too?
Bob: Especially Lisa! But especially Bart.
- Non-Ironic Clown: "Sideshow Cecil", who bombs his audition.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: Throwing someone off a dam is a little crude for a genius like Cecil...Eh. If anyone asks, he'll lie.
- Not Me This Time: Sideshow Bob isn't the villain this time, Cecil is and he's trying to frame Bob.
- Off on a Technicality: The reason Krusty is only playing at Springfield Prison.
- Pie in the Face
- Prayer of Malice: Bart asks God to kill Sideshow Bob. "It's him or me, O Lord!"
Marge: You can't ask God to kill someone!
Homer: Yeah, you do your own dirty work!
- Reformed, but Rejected
- Sibling Rivalry
- Villain-by-Proxy Fallacy: Wiggum throws Bob in prison on general principle (despite two kids he's repeatedly tried to kill vouching for his innocence).
- Villains Out Shopping: Bob's first thought on being released: "I hope they still make that shampoo I like."
- Wicked Cultured
- Wimp Fight: Over who gets the top bunk in prison.