Posts Tagged ‘Sideshow Bob’s Last Gleaming

26
Nov
19

Quote of the Day

“I want to meet the first female stealth bomber pilot. During the Gulf War she destroyed seventy mosques and her name is Lisa too!” – Lisa Simpson
“I want to see some birds get sucked into the engines . . . rare ones.” – Bart Simpson

15
Jul
19

Quote of the Day

“And as my final newscast draws to a close, I’m reminded of a few of the events that brought me closer to you: the collapse of the Soviet Union, premium ice cream price wars, dogs that were mistakenly issued major credit cards and others who weren’t so lucky.” – Kent Brockman

27
Nov
18

Makeup Quote of the Day

“How ironic, my crusade against television has come to an end so formulaic it could’ve spewed from the Powerbook of the laziest Hollywood hack!” – Sideshow Bob

04
Jun
18

Quote of the Day

“Best before November, 1959. Damn it, Bob, there were plenty of brand new bombs, but you had to go for that retro 50s charm!” – Sideshow Bob

26
Nov
17

Quote of the Day

“Way to guard the parking lot, Top Gun!” – Bart Simpson
“I have three medals for this!” – Squeaky Voiced Air Force Guy

20
Jun
17

Quote of the Day

“This elevator only goes to the basement. And someone made an awful mess down there.” – Abe “Grampa” Simpson

26
Nov
16

Quote of the Day

buzzcutalabamians

“Air show? Buzz cut Alabamians spewing colored smoke from their whiz jets to the strains of ‘Rock You Like a Hurricane’? What kind of country fried rube is still impressed by that?” – Sideshow Bob

26
Nov
15

Quote of the Day

Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming11

“Look at that hunk of junk.” – Bart Simpson
“You’re ignorant!  That’s the Wright Brothers’ plane!  At Kitty Hawk in 1903, Charles Lindbergh flew it fifteen miles on a thimbleful of corn oil!  Single handedly won us the Civil War, it did.” – Abe “Grampa” Simpson
“So, how do you know so much about American history?” – Bart Simpson
“I pieced it together, mostly from sugar packets.” – Abe “Grampa” Simpson

Happy 20th Anniversary to “Sideshow Bob’s Last Gleaming”!  Original airdate 26 November 1995.

03
Jul
15

Quote of the Day

Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming10

“Mom!  I found Sideshow Bob’s hideout and I got a secret message to the police and I had a blimp fall on me and I was in an atomic blast but I’m okay now!” – Lisa Simpson
“Well, I wrecked the gate but you don’t hear me bragging.” – Homer Simpson

Happy birthday Yeardley Smith!

31
May
15

Quote of the Day

Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming9

“At this point in time, I would like to direct your attention to the particular air vehicle next to which I am currently standing, the Harrier jet is one of our more dollar intensive ordinance delivery vectors.” – Air Force Guy

28
Nov
14

Quote of the Day

Raleigh-Durham

“Ah, for the days when aviation was a gentlemen’s pursuit.  Back before every Joe Sweatsock could wedge himself behind a lunch tray and jet off to Raleigh-Durham.” – Sideshow Bob
“Are you getting lots of bugs in your mouth too?” – Bart Simpson
“Yes.” – Sideshow Bob

20
Aug
13

Quote of the Day

Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming8

“Oh, must you bray night and day at that infernal television?” – Sideshow Bob
“Oh, look who’s talking.” – Minimum Security Inmate #1
“Yeah, Bob, you used to be on this show.” – Minimum Security Inmate #2
“Don’t remind me.  My foolish capering destroyed more young minds than syphilis and pinball combined.” – Sideshow Bob

[Apologies for lateness on this.  Moving sucks and I still have no internet at my new home.]

15
Dec
12

Quote of the Day

Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming7

“To slip the surly bonds of Earth and touch the face of God . . . to fly!  The dream of man and flightless bird alike.” – Col. Leslie “Hap” Hapablap

12
May
12

Quote of the Day

Dogfight

“Prepare to engage enemy . . . bogey’s airspeed not sufficient for intercept.  Suggest we get out and walk.” – Air Force Pilot

06
Nov
11

Quote of the Day

Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming6

“Bob is not here.  We have searched every square inch of this base and all we have found is porno, porno, porno!” – Col. Hapablap

27
Jun
11

Quote of the Day

Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming5

“Then where’s Sideshow Bob?” – Chief Wiggum
“He ran off.” – Minimum Security Convict
“Oh, great.  Well, if anyone asks, uh, I beat him to death.  Okay?” – Chief Wiggum
“Right.” – Lou

03
Feb
11

Animating on Eggshells

“Look here, that’s enough now, I own sixty percent of that network!” – Rupert Murdoch 

A couple of weeks ago, Banksy posted his original storyboard (via) for the Zombie Simpsons opening that ran back in October.  It makes for interesting viewing, and most of the ideas contained therein made it into the finished product.  There are a couple of minor touch ups, mostly sanitizing some of the gorier sketches Banksy did, but on the whole it is pretty faithful to the original concepts . . . with one telling exception. 

Here is one of the panels from Banksy’s original:

Banksy Storyboard

And here is the corresponding scene from the finished product:

Something's Missing

Of all the bleak images in Banksy’s original, the suffering children, the dead cats, the emaciated unicorn, only the giant poster of Kim Il-Murdoch was deemed too hot for teevee. 

I’m sure I’m not the first person to have pointed this out, and I don’t want to make too much of what is a relatively minor omission, but does this strike anyone else as just a tad revealing?  I don’t think Murdoch personally vetoed it or anything, I doubt they would even bother to ask him.  After all, he’s a billionaire who’s turning eighty next month, the time it would take to explain it is far more precious to him than a piddling throwaway second of television on one of his many networks.  But Zombie Simpsons clearly didn’t want to cross him, and I think that’s funny.

11
Dec
10

Quote of the Day

Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming4

“Our city will not negotiate with terrorists.  Is there a city nearby that will?” – Mayor Quimby

24
Jun
10

Quote of the Day

“The common box kite was originally used as a means of drying wet string.” – Martin Prince

29
Mar
10

Tourism Brochures Are Funnier Than This

Chalkboard - The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed

“Oh, not my Paris backdrop!  How am I gonna make fun of the Frogs?” – Krusty the Klown

At some point the “destination” episodes of Zombie Simpsons became little more than excuses to have Homer and Bart act out in front of famous landmarks or generic “travel” backdrops.  Why yes, Bart brought his skateboard to the Wailing Wall (and got into a pointless chase/fight sequence); why yes, Homer took a nap in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre; and they both goofed around in David’s Tomb.  Did they make it to the Dead Sea and the Dome of the Rock?  You know they did! 

It was nice of them to bring along the Hibberts and the Lovejoys and various other stock characters to do little more than listen to a disjointed, hyperactive Sacha Baron Cohen stand up routine.  And, as per usual, individual scenes make little to no sense.  Homer’s video camera vanishes from one shot to another; the church security guards don’t stop a guy from taking a nap on the alter, but appear the instant the show wants to push Flanders over the edge.  Need a camel?  Why it’s right there!  They might as well have had a giant pencil draw it in for Homer, a la Loony Tunes. 

I was slightly worried there might be a decent number this week, Cohen is a big star and anything with the word “Jerusalem” near it gets people buzzing a little, but nope.  The numbers on this creaking hack job are in, and they’re almost identical to last week’s: 5.70 million people waited this one out.  That number is good for fifth worst all time, narrowly keeping “Stealing First Base” in fourth place with 5.69 million. 

Every episode to ever score under six million viewers has come in either Season 20 or 21.  Just two years ago, at the same point in Season 19, Zombie Simpsons was routinely scoring over 7 million viewers.  Thanks to the 20th anniversary hoopla and Spurlock’s thing, Season 21 probably won’t be the least watched season ever.  But the numbers are clearly down, and they show no signs of long term recovery or even of being able to maintain these low levels.  L’Chaim!




E-Mail

deadhomersociety (at) gmail

Run a Simpsons site or Twitter account? Let us know!

The Mob Has Spoken

Anonymous on Homeronymus Bosch
Ah Hee Hee Hee on Homeronymus Bosch
Anonymous on Homeronymus Bosch
Ezra Estephan on Homeronymus Bosch
Anonymous on Homeronymus Bosch
Anonymous on Homeronymus Bosch
Anonymous on Homeronymus Bosch
Anonymous on Homeronymus Bosch
Anonymous on Homeronymus Bosch
Anonymous on Homeronymus Bosch

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Reruns

Useful Legal Tidbit

Even though it’s obvious to anyone with a functional frontal lobe and a shred of morality, we feel the need to include this disclaimer. This website (which openly advocates for the cancellation of a beloved television series) is in no way, shape or form affiliated with the FOX Network, the News Corporation, subsidiaries thereof, or any of Rupert Murdoch’s wives or children. “The Simpsons” is (unfortunately) the intellectual property of FOX. We and our crack team of one (1) lawyer believe that everything on this site falls under the definition of Fair Use and is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. No revenue is generated from this endeavor; we’re here because we love “The Simpsons”. And besides, you can’t like, own a potato, man, it’s one of Mother Earth’s creatures.