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
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[the Red Hot Chili Peppers are performing at Moe's bar
Hey, Red Hot Chili Peppers, do you want to appear on a Krusty comeback special?
Sure, if you can get us outta this gig.
[Bart points to the wall behind Moe
Hey Moe, look over there.
What? What am I looking at?
[Bart and the Red Hot Chili Peppers walk out the door
I'm gonna stop looking here in a second. What, is *that* it?
[Homer walks into the bar
Spoofs Hollywood Squares
Send in the Clowns
Written by Stephen Sondheim
Parody lyrics by John Swartzwelder
Performed by Dan Castellaneta See more