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 <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
Matt Groening reveals that Krusty the Clown is modeled after a famous performer, Rusty Nails, a children's Christian radio and television clown. See more
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Attention, fellow children! Krusty didn't commit that robbery! Sideshow Bob framed him! And I have proof!
[He grabs a comedy mallet and brings it down hard on the end of Bob's clown shoe
OW, MY FOOT, YOU LOUSY, STUPID, CLUMSY...!
[He hops around, clutching his foot. The children recognize the voice and words of the armed robber from the surveillance video, and gasp
Krusty wore big, floppy shoes, but he's got little feet like all good-hearted people.
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