The Simpsons

Season 8 Episode 16

Brother from Another Series

2
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 23, 1997 on FOX

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  • Trivia

    • During Sideshow Bob's and Edna Krabappel's date in the restaurant, one can see several portraits behind the booth where they are sitting; one of those portraits is of Birch Barlow, the radio talk show host who helps get Bob released from prison and later elected mayor, in episode 6x05 (#108) "Sideshow Bob Roberts."

    • A few scenes later, Bob & Cecil's wine glasses changed shape.

  • Quotes

    • Bob: You again! Well, that's it. I'm going to do what I should have done a long time ago. (at the Simpson home, there is a knock at the door. Marge opens it and its Bob) Madam, your children are no more… (pause) … than a pair of ill-bred troublemakers.
      Homer: Lisa too?
      Bob: Especially Lisa. But, especially Bart.

    • Cecil: Hello, brother. All's well, I trust?
      Bob: It most certainly is not. The workmen you've given me don't know their asses from the hole in the ground they blew up yesterday.
      Cecil: Come now, you speak as if they were nothing but a gaggle of slack-jawed yokels.
      Cletus: Mister Terwillidjer, come quick. There's trouble down to the See-Ment mixer, sir!

    • Bob: That was Edna Krabappel. You only get one chance with Edna Krabappel, I hope you're happy.
      Bart: I won't be happy until I find out what you're up to. Wherever you go and whatever you do, I'll be there watching and waiting.
      Wiggum: He says that, but I bet he gives up pretty quickly.

    • Cecil: There it is, the future site of the Springfield hydroelectric dam.
      Sideshow Bob: Just the thought of all that raw power makes me wonder why the hell I should care.
      Cecil: Because you'll be supervising the construction crew.
      Sideshow Bob: Oh, great. I suppose that when a woman passes by, it will be my job to lead in the hooting. "Oh, yeah! Shake it, madam. Capital knockers!"

    • Krusty: (about Sideshow Bob) That guy's a genius! He's gonna change the way we think about getting hit by pies.

    • Lovejoy: Oh, that was lovely, Robert. You other cons could benefit from his example. (Inmates mutter angrily.)
      Bob: Really, Reverend, your praise is going to get me beaten up.

    • Marge: Oh, you have nothing to worry about, honey.
      Homer: Your mother's right, Bart. Sure, you're the one who ruined all of Sideshow Bob's criminal schemes…
      Marge: We're very proud of you, by the way.
      Homer: …and sure, he's probably so insane with rage that he'd butcher you horribly if he could.
      Marge: But, he's safely locked away.
      Homer: In a medium-security prison.
      Marge: For life!
      Homer: Unless he gets out somehow.
      Marge: Which is impossible.
      Homer: Or so you'd think! Except he's done it so many times before.

    • Sideshow Bob: Whenever I could find a spare moment I've tried to murder Bart Simpson.
      (Bart shrieks in terror and runs away.)
      Homer: He said "tried!"
      Marge: Hmm, somebody should really go up there and talk to him!
      (Lisa sighs and gets up)
      Homer: Phew!

    • Bart: Don't you see what you've done? Sideshow Bob hasn't reformed, he's pure evil. Oh, if only you knew what he was thinking!
      Sideshow Bob's Brain: I hope they still make that shampoo I like ...

    • Krusty: (singing) I slugged some jerk in Tahoe,
      they gave me one to three,
      my high-priced lawyer sprung me,
      on a technicality,
      I'm just visiting Springfield Prison.
      I get to sleep at home tonight.
      (The prisoners are unimpressed)
      Hey I kid! … I kid cause I love!

    • Cecil: At last, I get to do what Bob never could - kill Bart Simpson!
      Bart: By throwing me off a cliff? Isn't that a little crude for a genius like you?
      Cecil: Oh, I suppose it is. Heh. If anyone asks, I'll lie.

    • Sideshow Bob: You, saved my life, Bart.
      Bart: Yeah, I guess this means you can't ever try to kill me again, huh?
      Sideshow Bob: Oh, I don't know about that. Joking! Joking!

    • Sideshow Bob: I'm telling you Cecil, I can't take much more of this! Rustic workmen who've turned the saniJohn into a smokehouse! Coveralls that don't quite cover all! And a psychotic little boy who won't stop hounding me!

    • Bart: He's planning something evil, I know it. It must have something to do with the town's water supply.
      Milhouse: Maybe he's gonna pee in the river!
      Bart: Mmm, nah, that's not his style.

    • Sideshow Bob: You'll never get away with this!
      Cecil: Who will the police believe did it? Me or the murderous, criminal mastermind?
      Sideshow Bob: Now, I know Cousin Merle has a few problems, but he is not a--Oh. You were talking about me.

    • Lisa: Um, do you know what you're doing?
      Sideshow Bob: Lisa, you don't spend ten years as a homicidal maniac without learning a few things about dynamite.

    • Sideshow Bob: Oh, come now! You wanted to be Krusty's sidekick since you were five! What about the buffoon lessons? The four years at Clown College?
      Cecil: I'll thank you not to refer to Princeton that way.

    • Bart: And God bless Mom and Dad and Lisa and Maggie. And please, God, kill Sideshow Bob.
      Marge: Bart, no!
      Bart: It's him or me, O Lord.
      Marge: You can't ask God to kill someone!
      Homer: Yeah! You do your own dirty work!

    • Sideshow Bob: You do know I used to have a..."problem" with trying to kill people?
      Cecil: (Sarcastically) Goodness, I had no idea. For, you see, I have been on Mars for the last decade. In a cave. With my eyes shut and my fingers in my ears.
      Sideshow Bob: (Rolling eyes) Touchë.

    • Bart: Man, those cons love Krusty. Inside every hardened criminal beats the heart of a ten-year-old boy.
      Lisa: And vice versa.

  • Notes

    • This episode was nominated for the 1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy Series or a Special.

    • Both Pierce and Grammer play brothers Niles and Frasier Crane on the NBC series Frasier. The unseen character of Maris (Niles' wife) from that series is mentioned during this episode.

    • In addition to both characters appearing on Frasier and the refrence to Maris, the home of Cecil is almost identical to Frasier's on the show. There is a Frasier-style title card, and the banter between the two characters is exactly like the brothers on Frasier.

    • Blackboard Joke: None.
      Couch Gag: The room is upside-down. The family runs in on the ceiling and sit down on the couch, until they fall to the "real" ground.

  • Allusions

    • Another riff on John Sayles "The Brother from Another Planet" similar to "The Brother from the Same Planet," four seasons prior.

    • :
      In the Krusty Prison Special Krusty's sings and dresses exactly like country music singer Johnny Cash, who is also known for performing in prison benefits.

    • Title Card: 'FRASIER' IS A HIT SHOW ON THE NBC TELEVISION NETWORK
      The black title card with white text and jazzy music is a feature of the television series Frasier.

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