Cecil is voiced by David Hyde Pierce, who portrayed Frasier Crane's brother Niles. , Bob's intelligence serves him in many ways.  Sideshow Bob plays a lead role in The Simpsons Ride, which opened at Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood in May 2008. Bob is a self-proclaimed genius who is a graduate of Yale University, a member of the Republican Party, and a champion of high culture.  The producers modeled the song after "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah", but were forced to remove the song from the episode when they were unable to obtain the rights to it. Francesca Terwilliger with Sideshow Bob and the top of Gino's head. , Sideshow Bob's full name is Robert Underdunk Terwilliger.  In 2008, Grammer was included in Entertainment Weekly's list of the sixteen best Simpsons guest stars; Hyde Pierce was also included in that list.  Yet another theory is that he was named after Sergeant Terwilliger and Mrs. Underdunk in the pilot episode of the TV show Hunter. Commentary for "Black Widower", in, Michels, Pete.  Despite these challenges, however, creators of The Simpsons usually look forward to "Sideshow Bob episodes"; the writers consider them enjoyable to write, and former director Dominic Polcino describes them as "a treat" to work on. Sideshow Bob endured much as it was to be expected from being clown sidekicks, suc… Robert Terwilliger (aka Sideshow Bob) began his career as \"Sideshow Bob\", a non-speaking sidekick on Krusty the Clown's television show. In a later update to the game, Sideshow Bob also has a stand in Krusty Land, where players get to pop balloons for a chance to win donuts and Krusty tickets. Kelsey Grammer initially expected Sideshow Bob to be a one-time role, and calls him "the most popular character I've ever played". (2005). He noted that only "The Italian Bob" and the ninth ranked "Funeral for a Fiend" were "the only ones I'd consider clunkers. Bob fakes his own death and locks Bart in the coffin, which he attempts to cremate at the otherwise empty funeral home as all the Terwilligers laugh maniacally. Sideshow Bob shares some personality traits of Grammer's character Frasier Crane from the sitcoms Cheers and Frasier, and has been described as "Frasier pickled in arsenic". In "Krusty Gets Busted" (season one, 1990) Bob disguised himself as Krusty and framed him for armed robbery of the Kwik-E-Mart. Bob reappears again in the episode "The Bob Next Door" (season 21, 2010), where he switches faces with his prison cellmate Walt Warren.  In December 2009, Robert Canning of IGN ranked the ten episodes to feature Bob that had aired at the time. Grammer, who based Bob's voice on that of actor Ellis Rabb, has been praised for his portrayals of the character. At first, she knew nothing of her husband's multiple murder attempts. In 2006, he won an Emmy for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for his work in the episode "The Italian Bob". Bob abusively went through an act that involved being shot out of a cannon by Krusty himself, all the while being deemed hilarious to the child audience.Finally having enough, Sideshow Bob disguised himself as Krusty and robbed the Kwik-E-Mart and framed him, resultng in the clown being arrested and Bob being made the new host of his show. Commentary for "Black Widower", in, Weinstein, Josh. At first she knew nothing of her husband's multiple murder attempts. Commentary for "Krusty Gets Busted", in, Bird, Brad. He is thwarted when he finds out that the bomb itself is a dud, then kidnaps Bart and flies the Wright Brothers' plane in an attempt to kill himself, Bart, and Krusty (who is hiding inside a shack, improvising a performance on the Emergency Broadcast System). Hair Itchy For Fun?  Another rule established by the show's writers mandated Bob's return to prison at the end of each episode, although this pattern was abandoned in later episodes like "The Great Louse Detective" and "The Italian Bob".. Sex ", The episode "Brother from Another Series" introduces Bob's brother Cecil. He allows a final request, however, and Bart asks to hear Bob sing the entire score of H.M.S. This game event was split in 3 acts and ended June 4, 2015. Springfield just wouldn't be the same without him. He and Lisa bond over their interest in Walt Whitman, but Bob soon reveals that he has also genetically modified himself to give himself various superhuman abilities, intending to acquire DNA from the relics of various historical figures stored in the Springfield Museum to make himself a superhuman dictator. Pierce commented, "Normally, I would not do something like this. (2005).  The episode "Brother from Another Series" (season eight, 1997) reveals that Bob only received the job after his younger brother Cecil failed an audition, because Krusty considered Bob to be a perfect comic foil. Bob follows them to their hideout, a houseboat on Terror Lake, and, after subduing the family, prepares to kill Bart. Bob replies that it is German for "The, Bart, The"; members of the board are impressed by his reasoning. (2003). Bob welcomes them with hospitality on the condition that they not reveal his felonious past; however, a drunken Lisa jokes about Bob's criminal deeds, alienating Bob from his citizens. " "The Italian Bob" and its writer John Frink won a Writers Guild of America Award in 2007 in the animation category. Voiced by  Competing theories as to the origin of his name exist; some sources say he was named after the character Dr. Terwilliker, a megalomaniac outwitted by a boy named Bart in the film The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T by Dr. Seuss, but others say he was named after Terwilliger Boulevard in Portland, Oregon. , In Planet Simpson, author Chris Turner writes that Bob is built into a highbrow snob and conservative Republican so that the writers can continually use him as a strawman and pincushion. Francesca Terwilliger (née Vendetto) is Sideshow Bob's second wife. Bob was also included as a level boss in the 1991 video game Bart vs. the Space Mutants.  His wife, Bob's mother, is Dame Judith Underdunk, "the finest classical actress of her generation." Commentary for "Brother From Another Series", in, Groening, Matt.  Believing that "nobody who speaks German could be an evil man", they release him. Sideshow Bob appears in the 31st season in Bobby, It's Cold Outside in where he plays Santa Claus at a theme park. Episodes in which he is a central character typically involve Sideshow Bob being released from prison and executing an elaborate revenge plan, usually foiled by Bart and Lisa. Commentary for "Cape Feare", in, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, "The Simpsons scoop: Sideshow Bob to finally kill Bart this fall", "Comic-Con 2015: The Simpsons Panel Teases New "Treehouse of Horror, "Simpsons' 'Treehouse of Horror XXVI': First Look and details on Sideshow Bob killing Bart and more", "Primetime Listings (March 21 – March 28)", "Dozens Of 'Simpsons' Songs Bundled For 'Testify, "The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants", "Simpsons ride features 29 characters, original voices", "Woo Hoo! Black  His first major appearance was in season one's twelfth episode "Krusty Gets Busted", written by Jay Kogen and Wallace Wolodarsky.