A rule for the early episodes that featured Bob was that there had to be a recap of his evil deeds in case the viewers did not remember them. Sideshow Bob's theme, which is used whenever Bob gets out of prison, was first used in the season three episode "Black Widower", Bob's second episode.It is based on the score of the movie Cape Fear, which was composed by Elmer Bernstein.Mike Bruno of Entertainment Weekly called Kelsey Grammer one of "fourteen guest stars whose standout performances on TV make us wish they'd turn up in a Simpsons Movie 2". Ben Rayner of the Toronto Star listed "Cape Feare", "Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming" and "Brother From Another Series" as being among the best episodes of the series, saying "Forget Frasier, these are Kelsey Grammer's best roles." The production staff on The Simpsons are usually excited about "Sideshow Bob episodes" as the writers consider them a treat to write, and the directors think they are always crazy and fun for them to animate.Many episodes featuring Bob have been well received by fans and critics.In a 2006 article, ranked Bob in second position on their list of the "Top 25 Simpsons Peripheral Characters", citing that he is "a man of contradictions; his goofy appearance, complete with palm tree like hair, doesn't seem to match up to the well spoken and even musically talented maniac." Wizard Magazine rated Bob as the 66th greatest villain of all time.
She was getting bullied by Jackington and another two bullies when Bart saved her and they started to go out.Grammer usually comes in for table readings, although when he cannot, Greg Berger stands in for him.Former Executive producer David Mirkin found Grammer a joy to direct as he was very funny, but noted that he hates doing the evil Sideshow Bob laughs."Cape Feare", the third episode to feature Sideshow Bob, is generally regarded as one of the best episodes of The Simpsons, and according to Matt Groening, people often include it among their top 10 favorites.In Entertainment Weekly's top 25 The Simpsons episodes ever, it was placed third. Pinafore was later included on the album Go Simpsonic with The Simpsons.