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Krusty Gets Busted 

Homer witnesses a robbery at the Kwik-E-Mart, where the culprit is a man dressed like Bart's hero, Krusty the Clown. But there's more than meets the eye?

Director:

Brad Bird

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Krusty the Klown / Homer Simpson / Scott Christian / Judge Snyder (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier / Selma Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Juror (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Scratchy / Sketch Artist / TV Announcer / Kent Brockman / Rev. Lovejoy / Attorney / Krusty Souvenirs Salesman / Merchandiser #2 / Security Guard / Eddie (voice)
Kelsey Grammer ... Sideshow Bob (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Apu / Chief Wiggum / Krusty's Attorney / Director / Merchandiser #3 / Lou (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Brittany / Merchandiser #1 (voice)
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Storyline

While shopping at the Kwik-E Mart, Homer is caught in the middle of an armed robbery. The suspect is dressed like Krusty the Clown, Bart's television idol. Homer confirms the identity and is arrested, tried and convicted (under the pretense that he was trying to recoup gambling losses). Bart is convinced that he is innocent, with Lisa's help, eventually deduces that someone was trying to frame him. Tying information together from news reports, their own knowledge and logical reasoning, Bart and Lisa expose Krusty's sidekick, Sideshow Bob as the culprit. Bob, it seems, had grown weary of being the butt of Krusty's physical gags and being part of an inane show, and with Krusty out of the way he could reshape the show into his more scholastic vision. Bob is arrested and swears revenge, while Krusty is freed. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Krusty va a la carcel See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Krusty had shoes that made squeeking sounds when he walked, an effect that hasn't been used since. See more »

Goofs

When Bart is holding that pull-string Krusty The Clown doll, its mouth is open in a few scenes and closed in others. See more »

Quotes

Krusty the Clown: Hand over all your money in a paper bag!
Apu: Yes, yes, I know the procedure for armed robbery. I do work in a convenience store, you know.
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXVI (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

The Battle Hymn of the Republic
(uncredited)
Music by William Steffe and lyrics by Julia Ward Howe
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Best of Season 1!
26 November 2013 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

This episode marks the best episode of Season 1 in my opinion. The animation is very crisp and clear compared to others and the sound seems to be more fresh. Plus, this film has some really funny jokes and this is the first time we really get to see Krusty the Klown in action and we see Sideshow Bob for the first time. Homer really made me laugh in this episode whether he was in court or hiding within bags of chips.

This episode, "Krusty Gets Busted" has Homer identifying Bart's idol, Krusty the Klown as the robber at the Kwik-E-Mart. Krusty gets arrested and thrown in jail. But Bart and Lisa discover that Krusty made be innocent after all.

Overall, this episode is sharp, clear, and funny. This brings a whole new side to the Simpsons and this episode is proof of a fantastic, long-running series. This is where they began to make things right. I rate this episode 9/10.


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