The Simpsons: Cape Feare
January 9, 2021 11:00 AM - Season 5, Episode 2 - Subscribe

After being released from prison on parole, Sideshow Bob plots to murder Bart.

[steps on rake]
[mutters]
posted by Huffy Puffy (23 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
*mutters* ATTEMPTED coup
posted by saturday_morning at 11:05 AM on January 9 [2 favorites]


This episode is widely recognized as one of the best episodes they ever did, and for good reason:
“Die Bart Die”
Trying to train Homer to be Mr. Thompson
Sideshow Bob under the car
The parade
The rakes
They whole musical number at the end

I’m probably forgetting some other great stuff.
posted by Huffy Puffy at 11:08 AM on January 9 [5 favorites]


I’m probably forgetting some other great stuff.

BARTYOUWANTSOMEBROWNIESBEFOREYOUGOTOBED?
Bake him away, toys!
posted by J.K. Seazer at 2:59 PM on January 9 [7 favorites]


Another quotable - on the boat, Bart runs to one end, sees alligators, runs to the other end, sees something else dangerous (I forget exactly what), runs back to the first end, sees the alligators again and says "Oh yeah", as if he'd forgotten there were alligators there before. So many times in the course of a year, I'll run into some major problem and say "Oh yeah" in that exact same tone of whimsical discovery.
posted by Mogur at 3:16 PM on January 9 [13 favorites]


“Hi-delly hi!”
“Doodly-doo!”
posted by rosary at 5:30 PM on January 9


“Die Bart Die”
No one who speaks German could be an evil man!
posted by Nerd of the North at 5:59 PM on January 9 [4 favorites]


whoa. watched this on streaming and the 16:9 is a suuuuuper weird decision!
posted by sixswitch at 9:24 PM on January 9


Oh, I'll stay away. Stay away .... forever!
posted by obscure simpsons reference at 10:11 PM on January 9 [3 favorites]


watched this on streaming and the 16:9 is a suuuuuper weird decision!
How to watch The Simpsons in its original aspect ratio on Disney Plus
posted by ShooBoo at 11:21 PM on January 9 [1 favorite]


sees something else dangerous (I forget exactly what)

Electric eels.
posted by Strutter Cane - United Planets Stilt Patrol at 4:13 AM on January 10


The musical at the end. Priceless.
posted by kathrynm at 6:08 AM on January 10 [1 favorite]


This episode is also notable for being the basis of Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, which is about the story mutating over time as it is told and retold after an apocalypse.
posted by Pope Guilty at 11:26 AM on January 10 [8 favorites]


Oh! And it's also the source of the Simpsons shitpost of which I am proudest.
posted by Pope Guilty at 11:32 AM on January 10 [7 favorites]


Oh, yeah, the whole Grandpa Simpson sub-plot. Steve & Eydie tickets!
posted by mikelieman at 7:17 PM on January 10


Lisa gets a letter from her pen pal:

“Dear Lisa,

As I write this, I am very sad. Our President has been overthrown, and...
[man’s voice]
“...replaced by the benevolent General Krull. All hail Krull and his glorious new regime.

Sincerely,
Little Girl”
posted by Huffy Puffy at 7:28 PM on January 10 [8 favorites]


Rewatching now...

It opens with a Rainier Wolfcastle talk show in which he makes homophobic jokes, prompting Lisa to say "The Fox Network has sunk to a new low"
posted by wabbittwax at 7:33 PM on January 10 [2 favorites]


The Bart, The
posted by Going To Maine at 10:22 PM on January 10 [1 favorite]


TERROR LAKE





SALUTES





HANNIBAL





CROSSING





THE





ALPS
posted by Servo5678 at 6:41 AM on January 11 [5 favorites]


@Pope Guilty I came to mention that play as well. They put on a production here in Charlotte a year and half or so ago and it was as amazingly weird as it sounds.
posted by Captain_Science at 8:47 AM on January 11


Seeing it is definitely on my bucket list.
posted by Pope Guilty at 2:18 PM on January 11


Remember now. Your name. Is Homer Thompson.
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 7:34 AM on January 12 [3 favorites]


(whispering) I think he's talking to you
posted by wabbittwax at 3:46 PM on January 12 [3 favorites]


There's at least one complete high school production of "Mr Burns, A Post Electric Play" watchable on (US) YouTube. It's FASCINATING.
posted by hanov3r at 11:53 AM on January 13 [1 favorite]


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