Trivia / The Simpsons S 6 E 5 Sideshow Bob Roberts

  • Actor-Shared Background: Sideshow Bob is a Republican, like his voice actor Kelsey Grammer.
  • Edited for Syndication: The scene where Sideshow Bob is at the Retirement Castle, promising not only to build the Matlock Expressway, but also to spend the rest of the afternoon listening to the old folks rambling.
    • The couch gag has also been altered after its first appearance. See Title-Only Opening on the main page.
  • Expy Allusion: Rainier Wolfcastle is revealed to be a Republican just like his real-life counterpart Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  • First Appearance: This episode is the first appearance of the Springfield Republican Party Headquarters, which is a creepy castle out of an old horror movie.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: The episode lampoons the popularity of conservative talk radio in the mid-90s. Conservatism's battles with the cultural liberalism of the time led to it slipping out of the mainstream for almost two decades.