Sideshow Bob's really milking the Ellerslie Garden Show for all the self publicity he can get - he's everywhere!
Here he is looking daft on the cover on Avenue magazine which is published by the Christchurch Press. But he's also been on radio and on television, including a ridiculous piece of puffery on TV1's Close Up.
Tickets aren't exactly cheap.
After Parker forked out some $2 million of their money for this show, the Christchurch ratepayer still has to pay $35 for a one day ticket with the family price being a big $75.
In these tough economic times many people don't have this kind of disposable cash. Of course they are also mostly the same people who would never vote for Sideshow Bob...