This one claims The Simpsons not only knew knew about 9/11 but have now predicted a nuclear attack that will hit mainland U.S.A. on the 6th November 2010. The Simpsons are satirical cartoons, and in a few years the very same episodes will be funny again. "Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming" is the ninth episode of The Simpsons' seventh season. The Simpsons’ nemesis, Sideshow Bob, returns to threaten Springfield with a nuclear bomb. ", Screen Rant called it the best episode of the 18th season.. The episode is a spoof of the Fox television drama 24, and sees Principal Skinner's new Counter Truancy Unit, led by Lisa Simpson, attempting to prevent a stink bomb being released at Springfield Elementary School. An original idea saw Edgar Stiles from 24 appearing in the episode and being killed, but the concept was dropped. Welcome to The Simpsons Archive's episode guide. To begin, I have always been interested in movies about nuclear war – from the 1950s until today. Initially grieving for his loved ones, Homer perks up, realizing that being the last person allows him to do everything he always wanted to. ", "The Simpsons: The Best Episode In Every Season, Ranked", The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer, Ice Cream of Margie (with the Light Blue Hair), Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Three Times, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=24_Minutes&oldid=999075010, Short description is different from Wikidata, Television episode articles with short description for single episodes, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 8 January 2021, at 10:39. , CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (, "Beyond "D'oh! Retrieved from " https://simpsons.fandom.com/wiki/Nuclear_bomb?oldid=295971 " After Mayor Quimby makes an offensive joke about France, the French president launches a nuclear missile directly into Springfield, apparently killing everyone except Homer, who had been inspecting a bomb shelter he was considering buying from Herman. Nuclear power plants are well-maintained. The other most common nuclear cruiser was the California Class with three ships. Known to be one of the best episodes of The Simpsons ever, let alone the best Sideshow Bob episode, is ‘Cape Feare’. Directed by Raymond S. Persi.  Originally, the TV-rating was supposed to stab Censor with a dagger, but Fox objected because it was too gruesome and was changed to a cutlass.  Alf Clausen received an Emmy Award nomination for "Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)" for this episode, which he ultimately lost. Season: 2 Episode: 3 Total Episode Count: 10 Prod. The scene was reanimated so that Homer was dancing naked in the front row.  Although Kang and Kodos make brief appearances in every Treehouse of Horror episode, their brief appearance in this one was nearly cut. It was written by Mike Scully, David X. Cohen and Ned Goldreyer, and was directed by Mark Kirkland.. The sisters watch Ned and Maude Flanders talking about how the witches eat children, which gives them the notion to do just that. He wrote: "One reason why The Simpsons has remained so watchable is that its parodies are getting sharper – The Departed in Debarted, The Da Vinci Code in Gone Maggie Gone. It was the highest-rated show on the Fox network that week, beating King of the Hill. A… Bart tries to stop the fighting, but is eaten by the fly. , "Treehouse of Horror VIII" won a Golden Reel Award in 1998 for "Best Sound Editing – Television Animated Specials" for Robert Mackston, Travis Powers, Norm MacLeod and Terry Greene. 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