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Encyclopedia > Krusty the Clown
The Simpsons character
Krusty The Clown
Gender Male
Hair color Green and tufty, often teal
Job Television clown, entertainer and congressman
Relatives Father: Rabbi Krustofski
Children: Sophie (last name unknown),
Nephew: Josh,
Siblings: Luke Perry, half-brother (fictional)
Voice actor Dan Castellaneta
First appearance
Ullman shorts "The Krusty the Clown Show"
The Simpsons "The Telltale Head"

Herschel Pinkus Yerucham Shmoikel Krustofsky (Hebrew: הרשל פינחס ירוחם קרוסטופסקי‎, born c.1935), more commonly known as Krusty the Clown, is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Dan Castellaneta. He is a world professional clown who is currently signed to Krustylu Studios clowning on its enterprise brand. Krusty is the long-time clown host of Bart and Lisa's favorite TV show, a combination of kiddie variety-television hijinks with a sidekick, and cartoons (including the Tom and Jerry parody Itchy and Scratchy). One of Krusty's trademarks is changing the spelling of many words that begin with C to instead begin with K, as evidenced by the occasional spelling of his name, Krusty the Klown, and with such events as the unfortunately-named Krusty's Komedy Klassic show (KKK), performed at the Apollo Theater. Krusty may refer to: Krusty the Clown, a fictional character in the cartoon The Simpsons Krusty (music group), a female Hong Kong music group formed in 2005 Krusty Krab, the restaurant in the cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants Krusty Demons, a touring group of daredevil motorcyclists Krusty (band), a New Zealand indie... Simpsons redirects here. ... Image File history File links Krustytheclown. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... The following are a list of fictional recurring characters in the animated television show, The Simpsons. ... Luke Perry (born Coy Luther Perry III on October 11, 1966)[1] is an American actor best known for his role as Dylan Michael McKay in the TV series Beverly Hills, 90210. ... Daniel Louis Dan Castellaneta (born October 29, 1957) is an Emmy award winning American voice actor, actor and comedian best known for providing the voice of Homer Simpson and other characters on the long-running Fox animated series The Simpsons. ... The Simpsons made their TV debut on The Tracey Ullman Show in 1987 The Simpsons shorts is a series of one-minute shorts that ran on the variety show The Tracey Ullman Show for three seasons, before the characters spun off into their own half-hour prime time show called... The Telltale Head was the eighth episode of The Simpsons. ... Notable people or families with the surname Herschel include: Sir William Herschel (1738-1822), astronomer and composer, discoverer of Uranus Carolyn Lucretia Herschel (1750-1848), astronomer and singer, sister of Sir William Herschel John Frederick William Herschel (1792-1871), mathematician and astronomer, son of Sir William Herschel Alexander Stewart Herschel... Hebrew redirects here. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Daniel Louis Dan Castellaneta (born October 29, 1957) is an Emmy award winning American voice actor, actor and comedian best known for providing the voice of Homer Simpson and other characters on the long-running Fox animated series The Simpsons. ... Clowning redirects here. ... For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ... Lisa Marie Simpson is a character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Yeardley Smith; Lisa is the only character Smith voices on a regular basis. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Itchy & Scratchy Show is a show-within-a-show of The Simpsons which usually appears as a segment of the fictional Krusty the Klown TV show, watched regularly by Bart and Lisa Simpson and other characters on the animated series. ... Members of the second Ku Klux Klan at a rally during the 1920s. ... Apollo Theater marquee, c. ...

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Creation

The character was inspired by TV clown "Rusty Nails" whom The Simpsons creator Matt Groening watched as a child while growing up in Portland, Oregon.[1] Dan Castellaneta based his voice characterization on Chicago television's Bob Bell who portrayed WGN-TV's Bozo the Clown from 1960-1984.[2] Krusty's appearance and design is just that of Homer Simpson with clown make-up, and one dropped concept saw Krusty being revealed as Homer's secret identity.[3] Groening said that "The satirical conceit that I was going for at the time was that The Simpsons was about a kid who had no respect for his father, but worshiped a clown who looked exactly like his father," a theme which became less important as the show developed.[1] Krusty was originally just a normal man wearing clown makeup, but David Silverman noted that "at some point, we decided he looked [like a clown] all the time."[2] Jim Allen (b. ... Matthew Abram Groening is an American cartoonist (Life in Hell) and the Emmy Award-winning creator of the animated series, The Simpsons and Futurama. ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - Total 376. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Daniel Louis Dan Castellaneta (born October 29, 1957) is an Emmy award winning American voice actor, actor and comedian best known for providing the voice of Homer Simpson and other characters on the long-running Fox animated series The Simpsons. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... Bob Bell (January 18, 1922 – December 8, 1997) was famous for his alter-ego, Bozo the Clown. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Pinto Colvig, the original Bozo the Clown (circa 1948) Bozo the Clown (also known as Bozo), is the name of a clown whose widespread franchising in early television made him the best-known clown character in the United States. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... Look up conceit in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... David Silverman (born on 15 March 1957 in New York City, New York) is an animator best known for directing numerous episodes of the animated TV series The Simpsons, where he would go on to be the supervising director of animation for several years, as well as animating on all...


Biography

There are inconsistencies in Simpsons episodes regarding the many references to Krusty's age, but in the episode "Day of the Jackanapes", Krusty announces the end of his entertainment career (again), which he says has lasted 61 years. He also revealed in one episode that he got where he was "by naming names in the [19]50's" (most likely a reference to McCarthyism). These years added to the approximate age at which he would have started would lead people to believe he is in his late seventies. This is one of several jokes throughout the long run of the series about the changing timeline. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Day of the Jackanapes is the thirteenth episode of the twelfth season of The Simpsons. ... A 1947 comic book published by the Catechetical Guild Educational Society warning of the dangers of a Communist takeover. ...


The episode "Like Father, Like Clown" (based on the film The Jazz Singer), first released on October 24, 1991, expanded on his origin. According to it, he was born Herschel Schmoeckel Krustofski and is of Jewish heritage (an idea by Jay Kogen and Wallace Wolodarsky which had not been part of the original concept[1]). Like Father, Like Clown is the sixth episode of The Simpsons third season. ... The Jazz Singer (1927) is a U.S. movie musical and the first feature-length motion picture with talking sequences. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 1991 in television involved some significant events. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... Jay Kogen is an American comedy writer. ... Wallace Wolodarsky was a writer for the Simpsons during the first four seasons, all of his episodes were co-written with former writing partner Jay Kogen. ...


His name Herschel Schmoikel Krustofski (הרשל שמויקל קרוסטופסקי) has changed since the episode "Today I Am a Clown". It is possible his full name is Herschel Schmoekel Pinkus Yerucham Krustofski.[citation needed] The spelling of the first and last name has been confirmed in "Bart the Fink". Today I Am a Clown is the sixth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... Bart the Fink is the fifteenth episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ...


Krusty is a third generation American. In 1902, Krusty's grandfather Zev Krustofski left Imperial Russia for the United States and gained entry through Ellis Island.[4] As seen in Bart the Fink, Krusty retained Zev's suitcase as a family heirloom. Year 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Imperial Russia is the term used to cover the period of history from the expansion of Russia under Peter the Great, through the expansion of the Russian Empire from the Baltic Sea to the Pacific Ocean, to the deposal of Nicholas II of Russia, the last tsar, at the start... Ellis Island, at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor, was at one time the main entry facility for immigrants entering the United States from January 1, 1892 until November 12, 1954. ... Bart the Fink is the fifteenth episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ...


Zev's son Hyman Krustofski became an Orthodox rabbi and a leader of his community, whose wise counsel (such as if it is right to buy a Chrysler) is continually sought. Rabbi Krustofski, voiced by Jackie Mason, hoped that his son would follow in his footsteps (he brags that Herschel is at top of his yeshiva class). However, Herschel wanted to become a clown because he wanted to make people laugh. Consequently, the Rabbi disowned him. Decades later, Krusty memorably reconciled with his father with the assistance of Bart and Lisa. Orthodox Judaism is the formulation of Judaism that adheres to a relatively strict interpretation and application of the laws and ethics first canonised in the Talmudic texts (Oral Torah) and as subsequently developed and applied by the later authorities known as the Gaonim, Rishonim, and Acharonim. ... For the town in Italy, see Rabbi, Italy. ... For other uses, including the Chrysler Brand, see Chrysler (disambiguation). ... Jackie Mason (born Yacov Moshe Maza on June 9, 1931, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin) is an American stand-up comedian. ... This article is about the Jewish male educational system. ...


It was later revealed Krusty did not have a Bar Mitzvah service, because Hyman feared he would violate the sanctity of the rites by "acting up." Krusty had two adult Bar Mitzvah ceremonies: a Hollywood gala, then a simple ceremony intended to reconnect with his father. When a Jewish child reaches the age of maturity (12 years and one day for girls, 13 years and one day for boys) that child becomes responsible for him/herself under Jewish law; at this point a boy is said to become Bar Mitzvah (בר מצו&#1493... ...


After leaving the Lower East Side of Springfield (a reference to New York City's Lower East Side, a famously Jewish neighborhood in the early 20th century), Krusty started his 50-year show biz career as a street mime in Tupelo, Mississippi. He then appeared on a variety of Laugh-In style variety shows, but in the 1950s was banned from television for 10 years after saying "pants" on the air, which was not allowed at the time. In the 1960s he finally got his own television show, The Krusty the Klown Show, which featured Krusty discussing current events with serious guests (an episode of the show dated February 6, 1961 featured AFL-CIO president George Meany and a discussion of the "labor crisis in America"). The interview format began to increase in wackiness from that point on — while interviewing Robert Frost, he dumped a load of snow on the poet. Much of this loss of prestige may have been due to Krusty's substance abuse problems: he was clearly stoned when Ravi Shankar played on the show less than a decade after Meany's appearance, and he once exclaimed "what was I on?" while watching a clip of himself howling a drugged-out version of The Doors' "Break on Through (to the Other Side)." By the 1980s the show had devolved into a children's entertainment show. Springfield is the fictional city in which the animated American sitcom The Simpsons is set. ... Categories: Manhattan neighborhoods | Stub ... Look up mime in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Tupelo (IPA: [tu:pÉ™lo]) is the largest city and county seat within Lee County, Mississippi. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Rowan & Martins Laugh-In was a United States comedy television show broadcast from January 22, 1968 through 1973 over the NBC Network. ... A variety show is a show with a variety of acts, often including music and comedy skits, especially on television. ... The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, commonly AFL-CIO, is a national trade union center, the largest federation of unions in the United States, made up of 54 national and international unions (including Canadian), together representing more than 10 million workers. ... George Meany (August 16, 1894 – January 10, 1980) was an American labor leader, who served as President of the American Federation of Labor from 1952 to 1955, and then, following its merger with the Congress of Industrial Organizations in the latter year, as president of the united AFL-CIO from... Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. ... For other persons named Ravi Shankar, see Ravi Shankar (disambiguation). ... The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles by vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore, and guitarist Robby Krieger. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ...


Although he came back to Springfield to live and produce his show, Krusty was still a very prominent celebrity, making friends with stars ranging from Johnny Carson to Hugh Hefner to Bette Midler (with whom he owned a racehorse named "Krudler"), Alfred Hitchcock, the Beatles and Elizabeth Taylor, and being the half-brother of TV star Luke Perry, much to his chagrin. He also had the displeasure of having Ray Jay Johnson as his co-host for a week. For other persons named John Carson, see John Carson (disambiguation). ... Hugh Marston Hefner (born April 9, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois), also referred to colloquially as Hef, is the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine. ... Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, actress and comedienne, also known to her fans as The Divine Miss M. She is named after the actress Bette Davis although Davis pronounced her first name in two syllables, and Midler uses one. ... Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE (August 13, 1899 â€“ April 29, 1980) was an iconic and highly influential British-born film director and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... For other persons named Elizabeth Taylor, see Elizabeth Taylor (disambiguation). ... Luke Perry (born Coy Luther Perry III on October 11, 1966)[1] is an American actor best known for his role as Dylan Michael McKay in the TV series Beverly Hills, 90210. ... Bill Saluga is an American comedian. ...


Krusty quickly became a multi-millionaire, mostly by licensing his name and image to a variety of sub-standard products and services (many of which are owned by Bart). In the Simpsons' world, there are everything from Krusty alarm clocks, to his own brand of legal documents, to Krusty dolls, to Krusty eye wash and Krusty's Clown College, which Homer attended. The more dangerous ones include: the Krusty home pregnancy test, which "may cause birth defects"; Krusty's brand of bubble gum, which contains spider eggs (which they knew about) and hantavirus (which they didn't know about); Krusty Kologne, which may cause "severe chemical burns"; and Krusty's brand of cereal, which in one episode boasted a jagged metal Krusty-O in each box, at first, and then flesh-eating bacteria in each box. One of many lawsuits regarding these products was launched by Bart, who ate a jagged metal Krusty-O and had to have his appendix removed. It was suggested at the end of the episode that he would sue Krusty again after he ingested the flesh-eating bacteria that was put into the cereal. Other lawsuits have resulted from defective products, such as a number of parents suing Krusty for one of his defective balloons exploding and taking out the eyes of "every kid in the room", Krusty's sexual harassment of any number of women, accusations that his theme park is a "death trap", and for illegally selling Tonya Harding's honeymoon video. Krusty avoided further trouble over Kamp Krusty by personally taking the campers to the "happiest place on Earth" - Tijuana. Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... Bubblegum is a type of chewing gum that is especially designed for blowing bubbles. ... Species Andes virus (ANDV) Bayou virus (BAYV) Black Creek Canal virus (BCCV) Cano Delgadito virus (CADV) Choclo virus (CHOV) Dobrava-Belgrade virus (DOBV) Hantaan virus (HTNV) Isla Vista virus (ISLAV) Khabarovsk virus (KHAV) Laguna Negra virus (LANV) Muleshoe virus (MULV) New York virus (NYV) Prospect Hill virus (PHV) Puumala virus... A chemical burn occurs when living tissue is exposed to an extremely reactive chemical substance such as a strong acid or base. ... Necrotizing fasciitis or fasciitis necroticans, commonly known as flesh-eating bacteria, is a rare infection of the deeper layers of skin and subcutaneous tissues, easily spreading across the fascial plane within the subcutaneous tissue. ... In human anatomy, the vermiform appendix (or appendix, pl. ... Sexual harassment is harassment or unwelcome attention of a sexual nature. ... Tonya Harding performs a triple axel jump at the 1991 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. ... Kamp Krusty is the first episode of The Simpsons fourth season. ... Tijuana (Spanish [], English usually []), is the largest city in the Mexican state of Baja California and the seat of the municipality of Tijuana. ...


The "Krusty Korporation", the company responsible for Krusty's licensing, has also launched a series of disastrous promotions and business ventures: Sponsoring the 1984 Summer Olympics with a rigged promotion that backfired when the Soviet Union boycotted the games, causing Krusty to personally lose $44 million; building a series of Krusty Burger outlets on unmanned oil rigs, leading Krusty himself to observe "I'm taking a bath on this"; and recording "We're Sending Our Love Down the Well", a "We Are the World"-type charity song meant to raise funds for a little boy that was supposedly trapped down a well. When the boy being trapped down a well was exposed as one of Bart Simpson's pranks, the song instantly plunged from #1 down to #97 on the music charts. Given that Krusty mentioned that they would need to pay for "promotion, shipping and distribution", and the limos used to transport the celebrities that contributed to the recording, it stands to reason that Krusty lost a fortune in producing an album that suffered from miserably low sales. Krusty is also known to have recorded at least two albums of his own: Krustophenia (a play on the album Quadrophenia by The Who) and S'Wonderful, S'Marvellous, S'Krusty. The degree of their commercial success is unknown, however he did mention that while Simpsons Christmas Boogie went platinum, "Krustophenia [sat] on the shelf". Music sample: Olympic Fanfare and Theme ( file info) — composed by John Williams for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles Problems listening to the file? See media help. ... Not to be confused with We Are Here To Change The World, a song that was featured in Captain EO. For the album with the same title, see We Are the World (album). ... Alternate cover Original soundtrack version Quadrophenia is a double album released by The Who on October 19, 1973, one of the groups two full-scale rock operas. ... The Who are a British rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ...


At one time, he had his own brand of pork products (somewhat ironic, considering his Jewish heritage); this might have led to his almost-fatal on-the-air heart attack and subsequent pacemaker in 1986. Krusty operates his own television production company, Krustylu Productions (a pun on Lucille Ball and her husband Desi Arnaz' Desilu Productions). For other uses, see Pork (disambiguation). ... The contractions of the heart are controlled by electrical impulses, these fire at a rate which controls the beat of the heart. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an iconic American comedian, actress and star of the landmark sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, and Heres Lucy. ... Desi Arnaz (born Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III) (March 2, 1917 – December 2, 1986) was a Cuban musician, actor, comedian and television producer. ... The Desilu logo, used in the 1960s. ...


His much-abused sidekick Sideshow Bob framed him for armed robbery in 1990, which resulted in Krusty's brief incarceration. In the interim, Bob ran the show, but was fired and arrested when Bart identified him as the real culprit. Bob was then replaced with Sideshow Mel, who has remained faithful to Krusty to date. Robert Underdunk Terwilliger, better known by his stage name Sideshow Bob, is a recurring character in the animated television series The Simpsons. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Sideshow Mel, full name Melvin van Horne (voiced by Dan Castellaneta), is a minor character on the animated TV show The Simpsons. ...


Krusty is a hard-living entertainment veteran who has been down and out several times (always being rescued by the Simpson children) and remains addicted to gambling, cigarettes, alcohol, Pepto, and Xanax (and, in one episode, Percodan). He instantly becomes depressed as soon as the cameras stop rolling. He seems to suffer from bipolar disorder; in a Soupy Sales parody, asked children to send him spare lithium from their parents' medicine cabinets after every employer in town cut off their prescription drug plans. In "The Heartbroke Kid" he says that his tolerance levels are so high from years of excess he has to smoke ground-up moon rocks just to feel normal. Gamble redirects here. ... Unlit filtered cigarettes. ... Alcoholic beverages An alcoholic beverage is a drink containing ethanol, commonly known as alcohol, although in chemistry the definition of alcohol includes many other compounds. ... ... Alprazolam, also known under the trade names Xanax and Niravam, is a short-acting drug in the benzodiazepine class used to treat severe anxiety disorders and as an adjunctive treatment for anxiety associated with clinical depression. ... An episode is a part of a dramatic work such as a serial television or radio program. ... Percodan® is a potent opioid painkiller used to treat moderately severe to severe acute (short-term) pain. ... For other uses, see Bipolar. ... Soupy Sales (born Milton Supman on January 8, 1926) is an American comedian and actor. ... This article is about the chemical element named Lithium. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about Earths moon. ...


Krusty's vices have affected American foreign policy. In the episode "Insane Clown Poppy", it was revealed that he (accidentally) prevented Saddam Hussein's assassination by US forces during the Gulf War. After meeting a beautiful soldier during his USO tour, he sleeps with her ("Maybe it was the anthrax in the air," he said). Awaking the next morning, she panics because she is late for her mission and pushes off Krusty who wants her to stay. When he finds out she is planning on killing Saddam with a missile launcher, he tackles her and knocks the explosives off course. Saddam was a great source of his comedic material, he claims. Since then she's hated him despite them having a daughter, Sophie (voiced by Drew Barrymore). Her home is filled with a variety of artwork depicting clowns being killed. Insane Clown Poppy is the third episode of the twelfth season of The Simpsons. ... Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (28 April 1937 – 30 December 2006) was the fifth President of Iraq and Chairman of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council from 1979 until his overthrow by US forces in 2003. ... Drew Blyth Barrymore (born February 22, 1975) is an American actress and film producer, the youngest member of the Barrymore family of American actors. ...


His show was briefly canceled after the debut of Gabbo the ventriloquist dummy, who was so popular that Krusty was subsequently driven out of business. Bart tried to get the Gabbo show canceled when he sneaked into the studio and switched on the camera during what was supposed to be a commercial break, revealing the ventriloquist Arthur Crandall saying "That oughtta hold the little S.O.B.s," referring to his audience, through Gabbo, a reference to a famous radio urban legend about Uncle Don. Krusty then returns to the air with an Elvis-style comeback special in which his many celebrity friends appear and reignite his career. For the Batman villain, see Ventriloquist (comics). ... An urban legend or urban myth is similar to a modern folklore consisting of stories often thought to be factual by those circulating them. ... Elvis redirects here. ...


In 1996, after an IRS bust for tax "avoision", (sic), according to Kent Brockman, which resulted in his bankruptcy, Krusty faked his death and lived briefly as sailor Rory B. Bellows. Krusty insured Bellows' life in his own name and then staged an accident to "kill" Bellows, collecting the money to rebuild his life. Krusty otherwise wastes money almost as fast as he earns it: lighting his cigarettes with hundred-dollar bills, pearl necklaces and priceless copies of Action Comics; eating condor-egg omelets; hiring Kenny G to play for him in his elevator; sending a thousand roses to Bea Arthur's grave, even though she is still alive; buying clean houses to replace his dirty ones; settling plagiarism lawsuits with other comedians (see below); spending huge sums on pornographic magazines (which Apu says kept him in business his first year); losing a fortune gambling on everything from horse races to operas to betting against the Harlem Globetrotters ("I thought the Generals were due!"); and buying a ruby-studded clown nose. The year 1996 in television involved some significant events. ... Seal of the Internal Revenue Service Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Part of the Taxation series        IRS redirects here. ... The Simpsons television series has used many interesting words and phrases over the years, the most famous of which is Homers saying: Doh!, which is referred to in scripts, as well as several episode names, as annoyed grunt. Doh is now listed in the Oxford English Dictionary... Kenton Kent Brockman, (nee Brockelstein), is a recurring fictional character from the animated TV series The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, put into administration—see text) in the United Kingdom. ... Bart the Fink is the fifteenth episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... This article is about maritime crew. ... Insurance fraud or false insurance claims are insurance claims filed with the intent to defraud an insurance provider. ... Cover of Action Comics #1, which featured the debut of Superman. ... Genera Vultur Gymnogyps For other uses, see Condor (disambiguation). ... For the WFMU DJ, see Kenneth Goldsmith. ... Beatrice Arthur as Maude Findlay on Maude. ... APU may refer to: Anglia Polytechnic University, now known as Anglia Ruskin University. ... For the animated television series, see Harlem Globetrotters (TV series). ... The Washington Generals were the mainstay opponent of the well-known Harlem Globetrotters for years, but were best known for their spectacular losing streak in fixed exhibition games. ...


He seems to retire from and then get back into show biz repeatedly throughout his career. His last retirement (a parody of Johnny Carson's final show) was almost permanent because of recently-paroled Sideshow Bob's latest scheme – wiring plastique explosives to a hypnotized Bart and sending him up on stage (a parody of The Manchurian Candidate). A last minute change of heart at Krusty's touching mention of him in a speech (as well as a last-minute rescue by Krusty's chain smoking chimp, Mr. Teeny) stopped Bob's plan. Bob and Krusty later reconciled, with Krusty exclaiming that Bob's attempts at Krusty's life make his ratings shoot through the roof. For other persons named John Carson, see John Carson (disambiguation). ... The Manchurian Candidate (1962) is a Cold War political thriller film adapted from the 1959 thriller novel, by Richard Condon, directed by John Frankenheimer, and features Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Angela Lansbury, and Janet Leigh. ...


Krusty – minus his trademark clown-hair, pale "facepaint" and red nose – bears an uncanny physical resemblance to Homer Simpson. There are some differences, such as his cow-skull birthmark, his pacemaker scar, his superfluous third nipple, and his small feet. In addition, in the episode "Bart the Fink", he was seen apparently sans clown makeup, but while he was swimming, yellow face paint washed off to reveal his trademark clown features, indicating that the look is actually permanent. This reference to The Joker from Batman would seem to confirm a remark that Krusty once made to Homer Simpson, in the episode Homer's Triple Bypass, in which he noted the aftereffects of his heart attack and pacemaker implant by pointing to his face and saying, "This ain't make-up!" Krusty's physical similarity to Homer was discussed in an interview with Matt Groening, who explained that he wanted Krusty (who Bart idolizes) to demonstrate a close resemblance to Bart's own father (who he doesn't). A supernumerary nipple (also known as a third nipple, accessory nipple, polythelia or polymastia) is an additional nipple occurring in mammals including humans. ... Bart the Fink is the fifteenth episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... The Joker can mean any of the following: The Joker is a comic strip character, also included in movies and television programs based on the comic strip. ... Batman is an ongoing comic book series featuring the DC Comics action hero of the same name. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... Homers Triple Bypass is the eleventh episode of The Simpsons fourth season, which originally aired on December 17, 1992. ... Heart attack redirects here. ... A pacemaker, scale in centimeters A pacemaker (or artificial pacemaker, so as not to be confused with the hearts natural pacemaker) is a medical device which uses electrical impulses, delivered by electrodes contacting the heart muscles, to regulate the beating of the heart. ...


Krusty shares a number of parallels with certain real-life celebrities. His addiction to Percodan mirrors that of Jerry Lewis. Like Lewis, he also holds children's telethons (raising funds for motion sickness), and easily believed that the French government would award him the Legion of Honor (actually a trick invented by Bart and Lisa in an attempt to reconcile him with his estranged father). Krusty also shares Sean Penn's tendency to punch members of the paparazzi. His third nipple seems to be based off of Francisco Scaramanga, the fictional James Bond villain in The Man with the Golden Gun. For other persons named Jerry Lewis, see Jerry Lewis (disambiguation). ... The 2005 Telethon on Seven Perth. ... Motion sickness or kinetosis is a condition in which a disagreement exists between visually perceived movement and the vestibular systems sense of movement. ... Chiang Kai-sheks Légion dhonneur. ... Sean Penn (born August 17, 1960) is an Academy Award-winning American film actor and director, known for playing intense, often humorless and unsympathetic characters. ... For other uses, see Paparazzi (disambiguation). ... Francisco Scaramanga is a fictional character in the James Bond film and novel The Man with the Golden Gun. ... 007 redirects here. ... The Man with the Golden Gun is the ninth film in the James Bond series and the second to star Roger Moore as MI6 agent James Bond. ...


Krusty's show is patterned after the Tonight Shows of Johnny Carson and Steve Allen; it has both the opening monologue and conversations with guests made famous by Carson and the madcap stunts popularized by Allen, even going so far as to directly plagiarize some of Allen's jokes. Krusty has mentioned how, like Carson, many other people have come after him in an attempt to become the number-one children's show in America, but that he buried them all, including "hobos, sea captains, Joey Bishop" (Bishop was one of many would-be usurpers to Carson's throne, all of whom Carson thwarted without difficulty) and "slaughtered" the Special Olympics. Krusty has been threatened with lawsuits by other entertainers, such as George Carlin and Steve Martin, for stealing their material, which Krusty resolves with $10,000 payments to each. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “Steve Allen” redirects here. ... Joey Bishop (February 3, 1918 â€“ October 17, 2007) was perhaps best remembered as being a member of the Rat Pack with Frank Sinatra, Peter Lawford, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. ... The crowd at the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games Opening Ceremonies in Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland. ... George Denis Patrick Carlin[15] (born May 12, 1937) is a Grammy-winning American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. ... For other uses, see Steve Martin (disambiguation). ...


To his credit, after his show was harshly criticized by educators and parents for its "mindless TV mayhem", Krusty responded by supporting child literacy through his show, encouraging children to read books (despite being unable to read himself). Some of Krusty's guests have included biologists who bring wild animals onto the show (including timberwolves and condors), and he even paused during one broadcast when he learned that the Falklands War had begun, stopping to give the viewers a brief overview of the disputed islands-something that Krusty later forgot when he used that particular 1980s episode as a rerun over a decade later. The traditional definition of literacy is considered to be the ability to read and write, or the ability to use language to read, write, listen, and speak. ... The Minnesota Timberwolves are a professional basketball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Species Vultur gryphus Gymnogyps californianus Note that Condor is the NATO reporting name for the Russian/Soviet Antonov An-124 transport aircraft. ... Combatants Argentina United Kingdom Commanders President Leopoldo Galtieri Vice-Admiral Juan Lombardo Brigadier-General Ernesto Crespo Brigade-General Mario Menéndez Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Admiral Sir John Fieldhouse Rear-Admiral John “Sandy” Woodward Major-General Jeremy Moore Casualties 649 killed 1,068 wounded 11,313 taken prisoner 75 fixed...


In the comic books

In Simpsons Comics #113, Krusty is revealed to have four illegitimate sons who are all at the orphanage. These kids have yet to appear in an animated episode. However, in Marge vs. the Monorail, a slight gag is derived from Krusty being confronted by a mother who claims that Krusty fathered an illegitimate child with her. In Simpsons Comics #41, Krusty has a Brand Fun Factory which will introduce the making of Krusty's products and the in-prison plot by Sideshow Bob. In #40, Krusty (like every celebrity in Springfield) owes Fat Tony money he swears he won't pay. Krusty gets the idea of filming at the Simpsons' house after seeing the family as his sidekicks in a hallucination after falling down the stairs. Simpsons Comics #110 Simpsons Comics is a monthly United States comic book series based on the animated TV show The Simpsons, published by Matt Groenings Bongo Comics group. ... Marge vs. ... Robert Underdunk Terwilliger, better known by his stage name Sideshow Bob, is a recurring character in the animated television series The Simpsons. ... This article is about the fictional local Mafia Don in the animated television series The Simpsons. ...


References

  1. ^ a b c Groening, Matt. Interview with Terry Gross. Fresh Air. National Public Radio. WHYY, Philadelphia. 2003-10-23. Retrieved on 2007-06-09.
  2. ^ a b Joe Rhodes. "Flash! 24 Simpsons Stars Reveal Themselves", TV Guide, 2000-10-21. Retrieved on 2007-08-15. 
  3. ^ Larry Carroll. "'Simpsons' Trivia, From Swearing Lisa To 'Burns-Sexual' Smithers", MTV, 2007-07-26. Retrieved on 2007-07-29. 
  4. ^ Episode 3F12, "Bart the Fink"

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