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.
Did You Know?
The scene where Krusty sings "Send in the Clowns" was very tricky for the animators because it involves two shots of the same scene from different angles. Parts of the scene were animated by Brad Bird
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The opening and end credits title cards for the "Worker & Parasite" cartoon are written in presumably Russian or a similar Cyrillic-based eastern European language, however the words are just random strings of Cyrillic letters (and some non-Cyrillic letters as well as letters that don't exist) and are total gibberish. See more
Krusty the Clown
Hey that dummy can't hurt you! He's not even alive, he's dead!
Spoofs The Man in the Frame
Give it Away
Written by Flea
, John Frusciante
, Anthony Kiedis
and Chad Smith
Performed by Red Hot Chili Peppers See more