While shopping at the Kwik-E Mart, Homer is caught in the middle of an armed robbery. The suspect is dressed like Krusty the Clown, Bart's television idol. Homer confirms the identity and is arrested, tried and convicted (under the pretense that he was trying to recoup gambling losses). Bart is convinced that he is innocent, with Lisa's help, eventually deduces that someone was trying to frame him. Tying information together from news reports, their own knowledge and logical reasoning, Bart and Lisa expose Krusty's sidekick, Sideshow Bob as the culprit. Bob, it seems, had grown weary of being the butt of Krusty's physical gags and being part of an inane show, and with Krusty out of the way he could reshape the show into his more scholastic vision. Bob is arrested and swears revenge, while Krusty is freed. Written by
Brian Rathjen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
The number on Krusty's uniform (A113) is a joke from Brad Bird
. He tried to put it in every episode he directs. It's the number of a classroom at his old film college. As he quotes in the Season One DVD Commentary, "It's a geek thing." See also Toy Story
(1995). See more
When Lou the Policeman appears each time in this episode, he is white instead of black. See more
From his humble beginnings as a street mime in Tupelo, Mississippi, Krusty climbed to the top of a personal mini-empire, with dozens of endorsements, including his own line of pork products. This may have led to one of television's best-loved bloopers: Krusty's near-fatal on-air heart attack in 1986.
Krusty the Clown
Wasn't that a great Itchy and Scratchy cartoon, kids? Well, we've got another one coming right up. But first! I've got a hankerin' for some pork products! Mmmm... Look! Plump, succulent...
References A Little Night Music
Itchy & Scratchy Theme
Written by Sam Simon See more