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?
Originally before this episode, Sideshow Bob wasn't even supposed to speak. All his conversations would be reduced to his slide-whistle. See more
Chief Wiggum's hair is black in this episode, along with a few other early episodes. It is not until after the first few years that Wiggum's hair becomes blue. See more
Krusty the Clown
Hand over all your money in a paper bag!
Yes, yes, I know the procedure for armed robbery. I do work in a convenience store, you know.
The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Written by Julia Ward Howe See more