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Clown in the Dumps 

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Krusty has a crisis of conscience and retires from show business after his father dies before ever approving of his career. Meanwhile, Lisa becomes worried about Homer's health and life expectancy.

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Krusty the Clown / Sideshow Mel / Mr. Teeny / Reporter (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Chief Wiggum / Grief Counselor (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Rabbi Rudenstein / Kent Brockman / Otto (voice)
Kelsey Grammer ... Sideshow Bob (voice)
Don Hertzfeldt ... Future Bart / Future Lisa / Future Marge / Future Creatures (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Rodney Dangerfield / Clive Meriwether / Neil Simon (voice)
Jackie Mason ... Rabbi Hyman Krustofski (voice)
David Hyde Pierce ... Felix (voice)
Jeffrey Ross ... Jeff Ross (voice) (as Jeff Ross)
Sarah Silverman ... Sarah Silverman (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Helga (voice)
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Storyline

Upset by stinging remarks at a comedy roast Krusty the clown turns for comfort to his father who promptly dies on him but there is little sympathy for him in the cut and thrust world of show biz and, after a dream in which he meets his father in Jewish heaven, he decides to retire and open an animal sanctuary. Fortunately the ever loyal Bart has a way of showing him that his father respected him and loved his jokes whilst Lisa's over-concern for Homer's safety pays off. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

David Hyde Pierce's only Simpsons appearance where he isn't playing Bob's brother. Ironically, Sideshow Bob appears here as well. See more »

Goofs

Since Krusty is Jewish and his father was a rabbi there would have been a graveside service as is customary with almost all Jewish funerals. See more »

Quotes

Marge Simpson: I hear the language on these roasts gets a little... B-L-U-E.
Homer Simpson: Huh?
[Marge points at hair]
Homer Simpson: Oh!
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Connections

References Whale Rider (2002) See more »

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Someone to Watch Over Me
(uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
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The episode is eh.....
22 January 2021 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Where on Earth did that opening sequence come from? That was bonkers, was it funny, or just a bit crazy, you decide?

Is it the end for Krusty The Clown? He seems to be on a career decline, but things take a turn for the worse when he visits his father.

Have I watched too many classic Simpsons episodes in the last few days, or was this just perhaps not a particularly funny episode? Even the cartoon wasn't funny.

I liked the part of it which saw Lisa take a real interest for the health of her father, other than that, I thought this was pretty lame, 5/10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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USA

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Dolby

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16:9 HD
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