The Simpsons Halloween Special: Sideshow Bob Kills Bart In ‘Treehouse Of Horror’
The Simpsons‘ annual Halloween special “Treehouse of Horror” finally had Sideshow Bob kill Bart Simpson – over and over again.
Sideshow Bob Kills Bart
As Simpsons executive producer Al Jean teased, Bart finally met his end in this year’s “Treehouse of Horror” episode. Bart’s first death of the special happened just give minutes into the episode when Sideshow Bob kills him with a spear gun in the Springfield Elementary music room.
Instead of burying Bart’s body, Sideshow Bob keeps his rotting corpse at home while he works as a professor at Springfield University. Missing his old gig as a villain, Sideshow Bob eventually decides to leave academia and reanimate Bart so that he can kill him again and again in myriad ways.
Throughout “Treehouse of Horror” Sunday night, Sideshow Bob bludgeoned Bart with a sledgehammer twice. He shot his head off. He had him mauled by a lion, and chopped him up with an axe. He liquefied him and induced a heart attack.
Perhaps the most creative way that Sideshow Bob brought about Bart’s demise was flattening him with a steamroller, folding him into a paper airplane and then sending said paper plane into a fan, shredding Bart into pieces, which he then cremated.
Bart and Sideshow Bob have been each other’s nemesis since 1990 episode “Krusty Gets Busted,” in which Bart pins a Kwik-E-Mart robbery on Krusty the Clown’s sidekick. However, the first time the feud turned murderous was in the 1993 episode “Cape Feare.”