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Encyclopedia > Today I Am a Clown
The Simpsons episode
"Today I Am a Clown"
Episode no. 319
Prod. code FABF01
Orig. Airdate December 7, 2003
Writer(s) Joel H. Cohen
Director(s) Nancy Kruse
Chalkboard "Over forty and single is not funny."
Couch gag Homer is Batman, Bart is Robin, and Marge, Lisa, and Maggie are all Batgirl, as they slide from a pole to a couch, a la the original Batman series.
Guest star(s) Jackie Mason as Rabbi Hyman Krustofsky and Mr. T as himself
SNPP capsule
Season 15
November 2, 2003May 23, 2004
  1. Treehouse of Horror XIV
  2. My Mother the Carjacker
  3. The President Wore Pearls
  4. The Regina Monologues
  5. The Fat and the Furriest
  6. Today I Am a Clown
  7. 'Tis the Fifteenth Season
  8. Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens, and Gays
  9. I, D'oh-Bot
  10. Diatribe of a Mad Housewife
  11. Margical History Tour
  12. Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  13. Smart and Smarter
  14. The Ziff Who Came to Dinner
  15. Co-Dependent's Day
  16. The Wandering Juvie
  17. My Big Fat Geek Wedding
  18. Catch 'Em If You Can
  19. Simple Simpson
  20. The Way We Weren't
  21. Bart-Mangled Banner
  22. Fraudcast News
List of all Simpsons episodes...

"Today I Am a Clown" is the sixth episode of The Simpsons' fifteenth season. The episode aired on December 7, 2003. Simpsons redirects here. ... Image File history File links FABF01. ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Simpsons writing staff in season 13, including current show runner Al Jean (fourth from left in middle row) and previous show runners Mike Scully (first from left in back row), David Mirkin (sixth from left in back row), and Mike Reiss (fourth from left in back row). ... Joel H. Cohen is a writer for The Simpsons. ... Nancy Kruse is an animation director on The Simpsons. ... Bart writes The Pledge of Allegiance does not end with Hail Satan The chalkboard gag is a running visual joke that occurs during the opening credits of many episodes of The Simpsons. ... The couch gag is a running visual joke in the opening credits of the animated television series The Simpsons. ... Homer Jay Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Bartholomew Jo-Jo Bart Simpson is a main character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Nancy Cartwright. ... Marjorie Marge Simpson (née Bouvier, approximately age 38), is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons and is voiced by Julie Kavner. ... Lisa Marie Simpson is a fictional character on the animated television series The Simpsons, and is voiced by Yeardley Smith. ... Margaret Maggie Simpson is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons. ... (left to right) Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, Keith Richards, Homer, Mick Jagger, Lenny Kravitz and Brian Setzer guest starred in the heavily promoted season 14 episode How I Spent My Strummer Vacation. This is a list of guest stars who appeared on The Simpsons. ... Jackie Mason (born Yacov Moshe Maza on June 9, 1931, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin) is an American stand-up comedian. ... For recurring characters who are associated with the Mafia, see Springfield Mafia. ... For the animated series, see Mister T (TV series). ... The Simpsons 15th season (November 2003 - May 2004) began on Sunday, November 2, 2003 with Treehouse of Horror XIV. The season contains five hold-over episodes from the season 14 (EABF) production line. ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 23 is the 143rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (144th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Treehouse of Horror XIV is the first episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season, as well as the fourteenth Halloween episode. ... My Mother the Carjacker is the second episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... The President Wore Pearls is an episode of The Simpsons first broadcast on November 16, 2003 as the third episode of the shows fifteenth season. ... The Regina Monologues is the fourth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... The Fat and the Furriest is an episode from The Simpsons that aired in the fifteenth season on November 30, 2003. ... Tis the Fifteenth Season is the seventh Christmas episode of The Simpsons. ... Marge vs. ... I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot, best known as I, Doh-Bot, is the ninth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season, first airing on January 11, 2004. ... Diatribe of a Mad Housewife is the tenth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season, first aired on January 25, 2004. ... Margical History Tour is the eleventh episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... Milhouse Doesnt Live Here Anymore is the twelfth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season, airing on February 15, 2004. ... Smart and Smarter is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... The Ziff Who Came to Dinner is the fourteenth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... Co-Dependents Day is the fifteenth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... The Wandering Juvie is the sixteenth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... My Big Fat Geek Wedding is the 17th episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season, first aired on April 18, 2004. ... Catch em If You Can is the 18th episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season, first aired on April 25, 2004. ... Simple Simpson is the nineteenth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... The Way We Werent is the twentieth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... Bart-Mangled Banner is an episode from The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... Fraudcast News is the 22nd and last episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season, first aired on May 23, 2004. ... The following is an episode list for the Fox animated television series The Simpsons. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... The following is an episode list for the Fox animated television series The Simpsons. ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Synopsis

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Maggie is locked in the bathroom and she is eventually freed, thanks to Lisa trying their rescue solution a second time. The family hears the doorbell, finding Dr. Hibbert, who says that Santa's Little Helper had impregnated his poodle, Rosa Barks, and he turns over the puppies to the Simpson family and making them their problem. Although Lisa reads a Simpsons episode guide that says that Homer was taking Santa's Little Helper to have him neutered, Homer was never able to complete the deed. Bart and Lisa give out puppies to people, including Krusty, who takes him for a walk to his old neighborhood. This article contains a list of recurring characters from The Simpsons with descriptions. ... Santas Little Helper or once known as Santos L Halper (voiced by Frank Welker or Dan Castelanetta) is the Simpson familys pet dog. ... The Poodle is a breed of dog. ... Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African American seamstress and civil rights activist whom the U.S. Congress dubbed the Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement. Parks is famous for her refusal on December 1, 1955 to obey bus driver James Blake... Krusty the Clown, or Herschel Schmoikel Krustofski (full name: Herschel Pinkes Remochel Krustofski), is a fictional character in the cartoon The Simpsons, voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ...


However, when Krusty returns to his old neighborhood, and finds that his star is not on the Jewish Walk of Fame, he goes to complain and finds out he did not have a bar mitzvah, which means he is not a Jewish man. Bart and Lisa take Krusty to see his father, who agrees to help Krusty achieve his goal. But with this happening, Krusty cannot do shows on Saturday (the Sabbath); therefore, he must seek a replacement, and gets Homer to replace him for the day. Homer's replacement show is a talk show, featuring Moe, Lenny (later replaced by Barney and Disco Stu), and Carl as panelists. The show becomes a success in its own right; meanwhile, Krusty continues to learn his Jewish traditions. 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... This article concerns the Sabbath in Christianity. ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... Morris Moe Lester Szyslak (pronounced //) is a fictional character on the animated series The Simpsons, voiced by Hank Azaria. ... Lenford Lenny Leonard is a fictional character in The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. ... Barnard Barney Gumble (born April 20[1]) is a character on The Simpsons, voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ... For recurring characters who are associated with the Mafia, see Springfield Mafia. ... Carl Carlson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons. ...


Homer's show is a surprising success, so much that Krusty's show is eventually cancelled by Channel 6. Lisa suggests that Homer put his power to good use after listening to Lisa's advice, but ironically, ratings decline and Homer's show is also cancelled. Krusty, after being fired by Channel 6, pitches his bar mitzvah to the Fox network (knowing that they'll "take chances on crap"). When his bar mitzvah ("Krusty the Klown's Wet 'n' Wild Bar Mitzvah"), featuring Mr. T as a guest, airs, it becomes a ratings smash, drawing "Raymond rerun good" ratings, but the spectacle disappoints his father. To impress him, Krusty arranges to have a true and almost serious bar mitzvah in a synagogue. For the animal, see Fox. ... For the animated series, see Mister T (TV series). ... Everybody Loves Raymond, sometimes referred to as Raymond, is a long-running American sitcom broadcast on CBS from 1996 to 2005. ... A synagogue (Hebrew: ‎ beit knesset, house of assembly; Yiddish: , shul; Ladino: , esnoga) is a Jewish place of religious worship. ...


Trivia

  • The premise for this episode is technically false; bar mitzvahs ceremonies are largely arbitrary, and not having one has no bearing on a Jewish male's standing as a "real" Jew.
  • The book that Lisa reads to discover that they got S.L.H neutered because of the last time he had puppies is 'The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family', where she must be reading the 'Two Dozen and One Greyhounds' page.
  • The dog neutering clinic which Santa's Little Helper is taken to is called Nuts Landing, a reference to Knots Landing.
  • Its is implied in this episode that Krusty has a Cocaine problem: He is shown putting a finger on his nostril and inhaling, to then claim to Bart and Lisa, who he realizes are staring at him, "You know, (nervous laugh) sniffing flowers. (Depressed) Such expensive flowers. Filled with remorse."
  • A racial joke is made when the black Dr. Hibbert shows the Simpsons a picture of Rosa Barks, who turns out to be a "purebred" white poodle.
  • Comedian Jon Stewart is mentioned.
  • The popular Johnny Cash song Ring of Fire is played at the episodes beginning.
  • Lisa has an imaginary friend named Rachel Cohen who goes to Brandeis University.

Two Dozen and One Greyhounds is the 20th episode of The Simpsons sixth season. ... Knots Landing was a primetime television soap opera that aired for 14 seasons, from December 27th, 1979 to May 13th, 1993 on CBS, as a midseason replacement, just one week before replacing the long-running crime drama, Barnaby Jones in its timeslot, and was at that time the second longest... Cocaine (or crack in its impure freebase form) is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. ... Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African American seamstress and civil rights activist whom the U.S. Congress dubbed the Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement. Parks is famous for her refusal on December 1, 1955 to obey bus driver James Blake... Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz on November 28, 1962) is a nine-time Emmy-winning American comedian, satirist, actor, author, and producer. ... Johnny Cash (born J. R. Cash, February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was a multi Grammy Award-winning influential American country and rock and roll singer and songwriter. ... Ring of Fire can refer to: // Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash, an album by Johnny Cash which, despite its name, was not strictly a best of album as it featured the first ever recording of the famous song of the same name Ring of Fire (song), a... Brandeis University is a private university in Waltham, Massachusetts, United States. ...

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