The Simpsons: Season 3, Episode 6

Like Father, Like Clown (24 Oct. 1991)

TV Episode  -   -  Animation | Comedy
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 1,030 users  
Reviews: 1 user

When the Simpsons have Krusty the Clown over for dinner, he says grace in Hebrew, and recalls his difficult relationship with his father, a rabbi. Bart and Lisa try to reunite the two of them.

Directors:

,

Writers:

(created by), (developed by), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 378 titles
created 09 Jun 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 22 Nov 2012
 
list image
a list of 567 titles
created 14 Oct 2013
 
a list of 14 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 24 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Like Father, Like Clown (24 Oct 1991)

Like Father, Like Clown (24 Oct 1991) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Simpsons.
« Previous Episode | 41 of 581 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
Krusty The Klown / Homer Simpson / Man on PartyLine / Hyman's Friend / Academy Award Playhouse Announcer / Itchy / Itchy Jr. / Monsignor Daly / Barney Gumble (voice)
...
Marge Simpson (voice)
...
Bart Simpson / Mother (voice)
...
Lisa Simpson (voice)
...
Chief Wiggum / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Martian / Caller / Moe Szyslak (voice)
...
Man Seeking Advice #1 / Man Seeking Advice #2 / Rowdy Rabbi / Scratchy / Scratchy Jr. / Reverend Lovejoy / KBBL Host / Yiddle's Clerk / Rabbi / Stage Manager (voice)
Doris Grau ...
Waitress (voice)
...
...
PartyLine Voice (voice)
...
Edit

Storyline

Krusty the Klown (finally) fulfills a promise to have dinner with the Simpsons, during which he reveals his Jewish heritage, and his estrangement from his father, who expected him to follow in his footsteps by becoming a Rabbi. Seeing how distraught he is, Bart and Lisa set out to reconcile Krusty with his father. Written by Tfilm78

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

2d animation | priest | See All (2) »

Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

24 October 1991 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Where Krusty re-unites with his father, Homer is wearing a long-sleeved shirt in one frame and then a couple of seconds later he is wearing his usual short white sleeved shirt whilst at the dinner table. See more »

Quotes

Bart: Oy, this guy's tough.
See more »

Connections

References For Your Eyes Only (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

La Marseillaise
(uncredited)
Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Solid Simpsons Episode!
11 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the sixth episode of the third season of the Simpsons and while not as good as the previous two episodes, it is still rather enjoyable. While there may be a few laughs, the episode is not high on jokes. But the drama is there, and that makes for a surprisingly emotional episode. Father-son reunions sure do have a way of getting into my heart.

In this episode, "Like Father, Like Clown," we finally get to learn a little more about Krusty the Klown and his Jewish heritage. Krusty has been separated from his rabbi father for over 2 decades because his father did not approve of him being an comedian. Lisa and Bart decide to work together to reunite father and son.

Overall, this is a rather sentimental episode that is a little low on the laughs. I have come to expect laughter with the Simpsons, but I was moved by the episode and I guess I can call that a good thing, even though I have never been a favorite of Krusty the Klown. I rate this episode 8/10.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How would you feel if the Simpsons robbie_brack
Who's your favorite secondary character? ninetimesfb
What religion are the Simpsons? VanillaLimeCoke
And is this your girlfriend, Ralph? deadpool831
Hands down the funniest show of all time... richie_gribbin
They've done 'Homer fat' episodes before Hoobyloopy
Discuss Like Father, Like Clown (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?