Bob Roberts

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Evil folksinging right-wing Senate candidate from Pennsylvania portrayed by Tim Robbins in the 1992 movie Bob Roberts. All his albums were parodies of Bob Dylan album titles: The Freewheelin' Bob Roberts (1987), The Times They Are A-Changin' Back (1988), and Bob on Bob (1990). Personally, I think it's crime there was no soundtrack released for this movie, but apparently Tim Robbins had an ethical problem with the possibility of people singing along to the right-wing songs and forbade it. The songs were written by Robbins and his brother David. When Tim Robbins appeared on Saturday Night Live (3 October 1992), he performed in a sketch as Bob Roberts, which brought it all full circle, since the character originated in a short film Robbins did for SNL in 1986.