The Simpsons

Season 7 Episode 9

Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 26, 1995 on FOX



  • Allusions

    • Lyndon Johnson Campaign
      The sequence where Maggie is picking at daisies spoofs the infamous "Daisy" political ad. Aired once during the 1964 presidential election campaign in support of incumbent Lyndon Johnson, the ad showed a little girl innocently plucking a daisy and counting to 10, upon which military countdown leads up to a nuclear explosion. The commercial was meant to portray LBJ's Republican opponent, Barry Goldwater, as someone who would use nuclear weapons to attack enemies without a second thought as to the consequences, even if it meant the end of mankind.