The Simpsons: Season 21, Episode 10

Once Upon a Time in Springfield (10 Jan. 2010)

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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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Herself (voice)
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Gate Guard #1 (voice)
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Himself (voice)
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Network Exec #2 / Holly Hippie (voice)
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Garbage Man (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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This was the 450th episode. See more »

Goofs

When Krusty and Penelope are singing a number for the show, a flaming heart with 'toujour l'amour' lights up behind them. The correct spelling is 'toujours'. See more »

Quotes

Bart Simpson: Krusty has become the lowest form of life: a sidekick.
Milhouse van Houten: Way to sum up the situation, Bart!
Bart Simpson: Take it easy, little buddy.
Milhouse van Houten: That's exactly how I'll take it.
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References Batman (1966) See more »

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Glitter and Sparkle
Music by Alf Clausen
Lyrics by Stephanie Gillis
Performed by Anne Hathaway
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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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