Sideshow Bob is released from prison, runs for mayor as a Republican, and defeats "Diamond" Joe Quimby in the election. But a "Deep-Throat"-type informant tells Bart and Lisa that he was fraudulently elected. It's up to them to find the evidence.
Did You Know?
The episode does not feature a chalkboard or couch gag, cutting straight from the clouds to the TV. The 1994 original airing and some syndication edits have included a couch gag. See more
The plot hinges on a supposed act of voter fraud, and the evidence given is that Bob's campaign used the names of dead people and pets to vote for him. However, the polls showed 99 or 100% support for Bob anyway. So obviously, all the legitimate voters did actually vote for him, which means that the fraudulent votes did not make any difference. Bob really did win the election legitimately. See more
Now even though we're being broadcast on... FOX, there's no need for obnoxious hooting and hollering.
[the entire audience hoots and hollers obnoxiously
References The Flintstones
'Quimby' Campaign Commercial
Written by Alf Clausen
, Bill Oakley
and Josh Weinstein
Performed by Cast See more