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Like Father, Like Clown 

Bart and Lisa try to reunite Krusty the Clown with his father.

Directors:

Brad Bird, Jeffrey Lynch

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Krusty The Klown / Homer Simpson / Man on PartyLine / Hyman's Friend / Academy Award Playhouse Announcer / Itchy / Itchy Jr. / Monsignor Daly / Barney Gumble (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Mother (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Chief Wiggum / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Martian / Caller / Moe Szyslak (voice)
Harry Shearer ... 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 Doris Grau ... Waitress (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Lois Pennycandy / Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... PartyLine Voice (voice)
Jackie Mason ... Rabbi Hyman Krustofski (voice)
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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

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

24 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Rabbi Krustofski sees Krusty has become a clown against his wishes he says in Yiddish "oy, vei is mir"; this translates as "oh, woe is me". See more »

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

Lisa: A man who envies our family is a man who needs help.
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Connections

References Saturday Night Live (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

O Mein Papa
(uncredited)
Music by Paul Burkhardt
Lyrics by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons
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A Solid Simpsons Episode!
11 August 2014 | by g-bodylSee 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.


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