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A massive advertising blitz announces the arrival of something named "Gabbo". Eventually, Gabbo is revealed to be a Howdy Doody-esque dummy, whose sensational success causes Krusty the Clown's show to be canceled.

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Homer Simpson / Springfield Squares Announcer / Wally Cox / Charlie Weaver / Gabbo Announcer / Krusty the Clown / Mayor Quimby / Worker / Sideshow Mel / Casting Director / Television Announcer / Litterer / Barney Gumble / Elizabeth Taylor's Agent / Scott Christian / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Krusty Komeback Special Announcer / Grampa (voice)
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Marge Simpson (credit only)
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Bart Simpson / Jaqueline / Krusty's Assistant / Nelson Muntz / Auditioning Actress (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Coastguard / Gabbo / Arthur Crandall / Bumblebee Man / Cameraman / Old Jewish Man / Snake / Tour Guide / Moe Szyslak / Mr. Johannson / Krusty Komeback Special Director / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Krusty Komeback Special Assistant / Chief Wiggum (voice)
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Kent Brockman / Rainer Wolfcastle / Mr. Burns / Smithers / Reverand Lovejoy / Jasper / Gabbo's Vin Scully Impression / Krusty the Clown Show Disclaimer / Parasite / Dr. Hibbert (voice)
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Johnny Carson (voice)
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Hugh Hefner (voice) (as Hugh Hefner)
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Bette Midler (voice)
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Luke Perry (voice)
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Anthony Kiedis (voice)
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Flea (voice)
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Chad Smith (voice)
Arik Marshall ...
Arik Marshall (voice)
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A massive week-long advertising blitz declaring "Gabbo" to be coming. Gabbo turns out to be a ventriloquist dummy whose show airs directly opposite the Krusty the Clown show. Having beaten off hordes of competition before, Krusty laughs off the threat, but while Gabbo's star rises, Krusty's falls. His show is unceremoniously canceled. Broke, obese, and desperate for work, he turns to Bart and Lisa for help. Eventually they persuade many of Krusty's celebrity friends (Johnny Carson, Bette Midler, Hugh Hefner, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and his half-brother Luke Perry) to join him in a TV comeback special. Written by Attmay

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13 May 1993 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Gabbo's name was undoubtedly inspired by The Great Gabbo (1929) which also dealt with a ventriloquist and his dummy, although in that film, the ventriloquist (played by Erich von Stroheim) was named Gabbo, not the dummy, who was called Otto. See more »

Goofs

When Bart and Lisa are helping Bette Midler pick up trash on the highway, Bette picks up an empty can which says Buzz Cola on it. Just as she yells, "You pigs!" the label on the can switches to Duff Beer. See more »

Quotes

[Krusty is trying to talk Sideshow Mel into quitting his job a fast-food joint]
Krusty the Clown: But you gotta come back, Mel! We're a team!
Sideshow Mel: No, Krusty, you always treated me rather shabbily. On our last show, you poured liquid nitrogen down my pants, and cracked my buttocks with a hammer!
Krusty the Clown: Ah, come on. You wanna spend your life hanging out with a bunch of dorky teenagers?
Squeaky Voiced Teen: Here's your taco, Mister. Whoops. It fell in the fryer. I'll get it out. Ow! Ow! Ow-w-w! Ow-w-w!
Sideshow Mel: Sorry Krusty, I like it here. Mr. Johansen ...
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References The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956) See more »

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Johnny's Theme
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by Paul Anka
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A Star-Laden Finale!
11 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the final episode of the fourth season of the Simpsons and it's a very good episode, despite being an episode based off Krusty the Klown, a character who is only good when done in small bits. But what helps is not only the comedy, but the stars present in the episode. We have cameos by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bette Midler, Johnny Carson, Hugh Hefner, Barry White, Luke Perry, and Elizabeth Taylor. So there are quite a few stars here to enjoy.

In this episode, "Krusty Gets Kancelled," after a week of mass advertising, a ventriloquist named Gabbo becomes a direct competitor of Krusty the Klown, forcing the producers to cancel Krusty's show. With the help of Bart and Lisa, they organize a comeback show for Krusty with a lot of talent involved.

Overall, this is a very good final episode and I must say I was happy with the fourth season as there was hardly a disappointing episode. I am excited for the adventures of the Simpsons to continue for a fifth season. I rate this episode 9/10.


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