The antagonism between Krusty and the new female co-star forced upon him soon turns to romance, while a headhunter encourages Homer, Lenny and Carl to take a job at another nuclear power plant.

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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Gate Guard #2 / Carl Carlson / Moe Szyslak / Gator McCall / Studio Store Clerk (voice)
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In order to appeal to a fan-base of young girls,Krusty's show is forced to take on board the saccharin Princess Penelope but,after initially hating her,Krusty falls in love with her and they plan to get married. Seeing an end to Krusty's shows as he knows and loves them,Bart conspires with Milhouse to ruin the couple's marriage but, when this fails,Krusty comes out with a surprising admission. Homer,Carl and Lenny are lured away to work at the Capital City power station with its superior fringe benefits but Mr. Burnms knows how to get them back. Written by don @ minifie-1

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10 January 2010 (USA)  »

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Trivia

When Princess Penelope first appears on screen Lisa is reading Angelica Button and the Infinite Armoire by T.R Francis. The Harry Potter parody first appeared in The Simpsons: The Haw-Hawed Couple (2006) See more »

Goofs

At the end of the episode, Penelope is playing Moon River and you can see that the Eiffel Tower is on her side of the Seine. She walks away and goes onto the bridge and looks out, and the Eiffel Tower appears on the other side. Later, the tower disappears, and Notre Dame stands in its place while the other buildings on both sides of the Seine remain as they were. See more »

Quotes

Montgomery Burns: We have to cut costs.
Lenny Leonard: But we have way more expensive unnecessaries than donuts.
Carl Carlson: Yeah, like the ceiling furniture.
Lenny Leonard: And all the joke ID badges we ordered.
Montgomery Burns: No donuts!
Lenny Leonard: No!
Homer Simpson: D'oh!
Carl Carlson: Nuts!
Montgomery Burns: Exactly!
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Moon River
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Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Anne Hathaway
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Touching stuff!
28 March 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Simpsons have gone back to their roots for the 21st season. It's great to see characters being developed again as more than just comedy roles, and people can now connect and feel for the characters (not just the primary cast).

"Once Upon a Time in Springfield" brings depth to Krusty the Clown, as he becomes more than just a self loathing, depressed children's entertainer, and the character opposite him in this episode "Princess Penelope" is a likable addition to the secondary characters.

While this particular episode didn't have much in terms of comedy, it was still one of the most memorable episodes of the season.

7/10


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