Grammer did not know the rake scene was extended because he had made the moan only once and was surprised when he saw the final product. The caller expressed the seriousness of the situation saying, “You need to get a helicopter out here, this guy is going to die.”. Club noted that the episode "turns limitations into strengths by spinning the need to fill out time into some of the series' sharpest, funniest and weirdest gags. This page was last edited on 10 October 2020, at 12:47. Pinafore. "Cape Feare" is the second episode in the fifth season of the American animated television series The Simpsons.

[4] The Simpsons creator Matt Groening was surprised when he saw the additions because he originally thought they were silly and would not appear in the final cut, but he has grown to like them.

Bart flees out the window and tries to escape, but he cannot jump off the boat since the river is filled with alligators and electric eels.

[14] The episode was the highest-rated show on the Fox network that week. September 1, 2020 at 10:18 AM EDT - Updated September 1 at 12:12 PM, they received a report of a red car driving off a pier along the Riverwalk in downtown, Rare white sea turtle found on Kiawah Island, NC Senate race shatters record for money spent on advertising.

The police spokeswoman said the water was too murky for divers to see if anyone is inside the car. [22] In 2006, IGN named "Cape Feare" the best episode of the fifth season. A Gray Media Group, Inc. Station - © 2002-2020 Gray Television, Inc. 911 calls reveal frantic moments after car plunges into Cape Fear River.

[11] Originally, Sideshow Bob was supposed to step on only one rake after he stepped out from the underside of the Simpson family's car, but this was changed to nine rakes in a row.

The next day, Sideshow Bob is paroled because the parole board no longer considers him a threat to society. The production crew found it difficult to stretch "Cape Feare" to the standard duration of half an hour (less time for commercials), and consequently padded several scenes. “Just after midnight Friday, August 28, Wilmington police responded to the area of Front St. and Market St. in reference to a red vehicle seen driving over a pier and sinking into the Cape Fear River,” the Wilmington Police Department stated in a tweet. The Simpsons return home to find Grampa locked out of their house and unable to take his medicine, resulting in him unintentionally becoming feminine. [28][29] Cast member Hank Azaria cited this episode as his favorite in the series. The cause of the crash, and other details, remain under investigation. [13], "Cape Feare" originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 7, 1993. The episode features the return of guest star Kelsey Grammer as Sideshow Bob, who tries to kill Bart Simpson after getting out of jail, spoofing the 1962 film Cape Fear and its 1991 remake.

References to the 1991 remake include Sideshow Bob's tattoos; the shot of his leaving the prison gate; the scene with him smoking in the movie theater; part of his "workout" scene; his hiding under the Simpson family's car; Wiggum's rigging wire around the house to a toy doll as an alarm; his suggestion that Homer can do anything to someone who enters his home; Bob, strapped under a car, pulling up beside Bart for a conversation; and Homer's hiring a private investigator who attempts to persuade Bob to leave town. Wilmington police say just after midnight they received a report of a red car driving off a pier along the Riverwalk in downtown and plunging into the water. [27] Michael Moran of The Times and Emily VanDerWerff of Slant Magazine both ranked "Cape Feare" as the fourth-best in the show's history. Sideshow Bob is a recurring character on The Simpsons.

"[35] The parody of Cape Fear was named the 33rd greatest film reference in the history of the show by Total Film's Nathan Ditum. August 28, 2020 at 8:31 AM EDT - Updated August 29 at 1:30 PM, Morning wreck shuts down traffic on 3rd Street in Wilmington, Husband of Kamala Harris coming to Wilmington for presidential campaign this week.

According to executive producer Al Jean, the idea was to make the scene funny, then drag the joke out so that it is no longer funny, and then drag it out even longer to make it funny again.

Even with all these additions, the episode still ran short of time.

[17] The episode is also featured on the Simpsons season five DVD set, which was released on December 21, 2004. As they drive cross-country to their new home, they are unaware Sideshow Bob is strapped to the underside of the car. [6] In the book Leaving Springfield, David L. G. Arnold comments that Bart is a product of a "mass-culture upbringing" and thus is Bob's enemy. Redacted stated about the middle of the river and it went down approximately 3 minutes before he saw the first officer, a sheriff`s deputy on scene,” according to 911 call logs. The underside of a car can reach up to 1,400 degrees from the heat exhaust, and Cady straps himself in right underneath the catalytic converter, which … After the car was retrieved, investigators discovered the bodies of Je’Mel Sneed, 31, and Frederick Brock, 40, both of Wilmington, inside the vehicle.

[15][16] It was included again in the 2005 DVD release of the Springfield Murder Mysteries. [8], Difficulties were getting this episode up to the minimum length of an episode, and many scenes were added in post-production.

“Just after midnight Friday, August 28, Wilmington police responded to the area of Front St. and Market St. in reference to a red vehicle seen driving over a pier and sinking into the Cape Fear River,” the Wilmington Police Department stated in a tweet. "[8] Although most of the episode was completed by the staff of season four, the end was rewritten by the team of season five.

The Simpsons join the Witness Protection Program and relocate to Terror Lake, changing their surname to "Thompson" and living aboard a houseboat. "Cape Feare" is the second episode in the fifth season of the American animated television series The Simpsons. A Gray Media Group, Inc. Station - © 2002-2020 Gray Television, Inc. 6pm update on car pulled out of Cape Fear River. The crew added an Itchy & Scratchy cartoon, and a few mislead as to who was trying to kill Bart.

A floating crane platform was brought in to hoist the vehicle out of the Cape Fear River and around 5 p.m., crews finally brought the car to the surface. The board members are impressed and release him because "no one who speaks German could be an evil man" (an allusion to Adolf Hitler).

Marge angrily tells him to stay away from her son. [3] The scene in which Bob is stomped on by multiple elephants and bounced right back up is a reference to the Wile E. Coyote character.

The Town of Kure Beach Town Council approved a speed limit change on Fort Fisher Boulevard, from Alabama Avenue to N Avenue, at its meeting on Monday night.

Both lived in Wilmington,” according to police.