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The Thingama-Bob from Outer Space

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The Thingama-Bob from Outer Space
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Comic Story information
Released: May 2011
Comic series: Simpsons Comics
First issue: Simpsons Comics #178
Pages: 25
Written by: Eric Rogers

The Thingama-Bob from Outer Space is a Simpsons Comics story first printed in Simpsons Comics #178.


After a crash landing Sideshow Bob suffers from amnesia and thinks he is an alien from outer space.


Amongst other criminals, Sideshow Bob is chosen to be sent to a new top secret penal colony on the moon. But during the flight, the space shuttle is hit by a remote-controlled helicopter, which has been purchased by Homer and Bart. The criminals are shot out of the rocket with parachutes, but Bob's is torn apart by the Simpsons' toy helicopter and lands right in front of Cletus and his children, who think he is an alien from outer space. Bob, who cannot remember anything except the fact, that he has to kill Bart Simpson, decides just to play along. Meanwhile, Homer, Barney, Lenny and Carl decide to become alien hunters, as they see the crashed space shuttle on the news.

Back at the Spucklers' household, Bob blackmails Cletus and his family to get him Bart Simpson or he would kill him and his family. So Cletus tells his son Rest Stop to become friends with Bart, so they can easily lure him into a trap. The plan works perfectly and they invite Bart over for dinner, where Sideshow Bob is already waiting for him. Just as he is trying to grab Bart, Homer and his fellows rush in and are able to stop Bob and turn him to the police.


Comic issue Release date Country
Simpsons Comics #202 August 30, 2012 800px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg.png
Simpsons Comics #38 May 13, 2021 800px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg.png

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