History Recap / TheSimpsonsS3E6LikeFatherLikeClown

4th Sep '17 6:45:09 AM ClintEastwood
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** At the end of the first Krusty show, Krusty tugs on his ear similar to the way Creator/CarolBurnett did at the end of her shows to say "Hi" to her grandmother who raised her.


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* ShownTheirWork: The portion of the episode where characters quote the Bible in support or opposition of clowning were carefully researched. Cited passages from the Bible include Exodus 20:12 and Joshua 1:8. The quotations from the Talmud were also researched, and two rabbis, Lavi Meier and Harold M. Schulweis, were credited as "special technical consultants". Schulweis was asked to take a look at a draft of the script. While not a fan of the show, he felt "it was profound" and added some corrections. He later commented, "I thought it had a Jewish resonance to it. I was impressed by the underlying moral seriousness."
3rd Sep '17 4:04:54 PM ClintEastwood
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* RecognitionFailure: Homer finds the idea of a "Jewish entertainer" ludicrous. Lisa then names several entertainers who are Jewish: Creator/LaurenBacall, Dinah Shore, Creator/WilliamShatner and Creator/MelBrooks. Out of all these names its ironically the last one that surprises Homer: "Mel Brooks is Jewish!?!" (in the Portuguese dub, "Mel Brooks" was replaced with "Woody Allen").

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* RecognitionFailure: Homer finds the idea of a "Jewish entertainer" ludicrous. Lisa then names several entertainers who are Jewish: Creator/LaurenBacall, Dinah Shore, Creator/WilliamShatner and Creator/MelBrooks. Out of all these names its ironically the last one that surprises Homer: "Mel Brooks is Jewish!?!" (in the Portuguese dub, "Mel Brooks" was replaced with "Woody Allen")."Creator/WoodyAllen").



** The Springfield-X porno movie marquee shows films like "For Your Thighs Only" (reference to Film/ForYourEyesOnly), "Crocodile Done Me" (Film/CrocodileDundee) and "Doctor Strangepants" (Film/DrStrangelove)

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** The Springfield-X porno movie marquee shows films like "For Your Thighs Only" (reference to Film/ForYourEyesOnly), ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''), "Crocodile Done Me" (Film/CrocodileDundee) (''Film/CrocodileDundee'') and "Doctor Strangepants" (Film/DrStrangelove)(''Film/DrStrangelove'').



* WholePlotReference: To ''TheJazzSinger''. Krustofski even says Krusty being a jazz singer wouldn't have been too bad.

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* WholePlotReference: To ''TheJazzSinger''.''Film/TheJazzSinger''. Krustofski even says Krusty being a jazz singer wouldn't have been too bad.
3rd Sep '17 4:02:46 PM ClintEastwood
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In the second (and last) episode directed by Brad Bird, Krusty the Clown has dinner with the Simpsons as a "thank you" for Bart clearing Krusty's name (as seen in the season one episode "Krusty Gets Busted"), but the laughs turn to tears when Krusty's Hebrew blessing brings back memories of growing up with a rabbi father who disowned him after finding out his son wanted to be in showbiz. And when Krusty's personal life begins affecting his career, it's up to Bart and Lisa to track down Krusty's father and make amends.

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In the second (and last) episode directed by Brad Bird, Creator/BradBird, Krusty the Clown has dinner with the Simpsons as a "thank you" for Bart clearing Krusty's name (as seen in the season one episode "Krusty "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E12KrustyGetsBusted Krusty Gets Busted"), Busted]]"), but the laughs turn to tears when Krusty's Hebrew blessing brings back memories of growing up with a rabbi father who disowned him after finding out his son wanted to be in showbiz. And when Krusty's personal life begins affecting his career, it's up to Bart and Lisa to track down Krusty's father and make amends.
16th Aug '17 10:31:48 AM N8han11
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* ActorAllusion: Rabbi Krustofsky (voiced by Jackie Mason) sees a "Jackie Mason" sandwich on the menu chart, but dismisses it when he finds it's made of mostly treif (un-kosher) ingredients.
4th Apr '17 8:13:28 PM NWolfman
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-->'''Krusty:''' Didn't Itchy Jr. look happy playing with his father? And didn't Scratchy Jr. look happy playing with his dad until they got run over by a thresher?

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-->'''Krusty:''' (as his eyes slowly get redder and redder) Didn't Itchy Jr. look happy playing with his father? And didn't Scratchy Jr. look happy playing with his dad until they got run over by a thresher?
25th Mar '17 10:14:43 AM Demetrios
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* EskimosArentReal: Rabbi Krustofski didn't know about Jewish comedians until Bart told him about them, which inspires him to reconcile with Krusty. A bit [[JustifiedTrope justified]], since [[FantasyForbiddingFather he initially didn't believe that comedy was a worthwhile career choice.

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* EskimosArentReal: Rabbi Krustofski didn't know about Jewish comedians until Bart told him about them, which inspires him to reconcile with Krusty. A bit [[JustifiedTrope justified]], since [[FantasyForbiddingFather he initially didn't believe that comedy was a worthwhile career choice.choice]].
25th Mar '17 10:14:29 AM Demetrios
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* EskimosArentReal: Rabbi Krustofski didn't know about Jewish comedians until Bart told him about them, which inspires him to reconcile with Krusty.

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* EskimosArentReal: Rabbi Krustofski didn't know about Jewish comedians until Bart told him about them, which inspires him to reconcile with Krusty. A bit [[JustifiedTrope justified]], since [[FantasyForbiddingFather he initially didn't believe that comedy was a worthwhile career choice.
23rd Mar '17 5:50:02 PM Asue
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In the second (and last) episode directed by Brad Bird, Krusty the Clown has dinner with The Simpsons as a "thank you" for Bart clearing Krusty's name (as seen in the season one episode "Krusty Gets Busted"), but the laughs turn to tears when Krusty's Hebrew blessing brings back memories of growing up with a rabbi father who disowned him after finding out his son wanted to be in showbiz. And when Krusty's personal life begins affecting his career, it's up to Bart and Lisa to track down Krusty's father and make amends.

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In the second (and last) episode directed by Brad Bird, Krusty the Clown has dinner with The the Simpsons as a "thank you" for Bart clearing Krusty's name (as seen in the season one episode "Krusty Gets Busted"), but the laughs turn to tears when Krusty's Hebrew blessing brings back memories of growing up with a rabbi father who disowned him after finding out his son wanted to be in showbiz. And when Krusty's personal life begins affecting his career, it's up to Bart and Lisa to track down Krusty's father and make amends.



* BillyElliotPlot: Krusty's father doesn't want his son to be an actor and as a result the two are estranged from each other.

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* BillyElliotPlot: Krusty's father doesn't want his son to be an actor and and, as a result result, the two are estranged from each other.



* CulturalTranslation: In one scene Lisa names several Jewish entertainers and concludes with Creator/MelBrooks, whom Homer ironically never suspected to be Jewish. In the Portugese version Lisa names Creator/WoodyAllen, rather than Brooks.

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* CulturalTranslation: In one scene scene, Lisa names several Jewish entertainers and concludes with Creator/MelBrooks, whom Homer ironically never suspected to be Jewish. In the Portugese version version, Lisa names Creator/WoodyAllen, rather than Brooks.



* InelegantBlubbering: After showing a father-son-themed Itchy and Scratchy short, Krusty breaks down sobbing live on TV and begs the channel to cut to a commercial. Bart and Lisa see this and try to do all they can to reunite Krusty with his father.

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* InelegantBlubbering: After showing a father-son-themed Itchy and Scratchy ''Itchy & Scratchy'' short, Krusty breaks down sobbing live on TV and begs the channel to cut to a commercial. Bart and Lisa see this and try to do all they can to reunite Krusty with his father.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After Bart and Lisa finally convince Rabbi Krustofski to reconcile with Krusty, he has one of these, lamenting all the times of joy that he has lost because of his stubbornness. It's so bad he's practically crying, causing Lisa to console him and tell him that it's not to late to reconcile with Krusty.
* PieInTheFace: Rabbi gives Krusty one in the end.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After Bart and Lisa finally convince Rabbi Krustofski to reconcile with Krusty, he has one of these, lamenting all the times of joy that he has lost because of his stubbornness. It's so bad he's practically crying, causing Lisa to console him and tell him that it's not to too late to reconcile with Krusty.
* PieInTheFace: Rabbi Krustofski gives Krusty one in the end.



* SadClown: Krusty, a very literal example. He's reduced to tears twice over the course of the episode due to thinking about his estranged father, the second time on live TV, and towards the end of the episode he is do depressed he can barely get through his act.

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* SadClown: Krusty, a very literal example. He's reduced to tears twice over the course of the episode due to thinking about his estranged father, the second time on live TV, and towards the end of the episode episode, he is do so depressed he can barely get through his act.



** Krusty plays the "Concert For Bangladesh" record while he's at The Simpsons' home.
** When Krusty arrives at the restaurant thinking he'll be given the Legion of Honor he says: "Fifty million Frenchmen can't be wrong", which is a reference to a 1927 song of that title, written by Willie Raskin, Billy Rose and Fred Fisher.

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** Krusty plays the "Concert For Bangladesh" record while he's at The the Simpsons' home.
** When Krusty arrives at the restaurant restaurant, thinking he'll be given the Legion of Honor Honor, he says: "Fifty million Frenchmen can't be wrong", which is a reference to a 1927 song of that title, written by Willie Raskin, Billy Rose and Fred Fisher.



* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: This episode is one of the more dramatic ones, and is one of many of the early episodes where Bart and Lisa work together to do something that would be more suited for adults/is too dangerous for kids. This is also one of the earliest episodes centric to a character outside the Simpson family, along with 'Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish' and 'Pricipal Charming'.

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: This episode is one of the more dramatic ones, and is one of many of the early episodes where Bart and Lisa work together to do something that would be more suited for adults/is too dangerous for kids. This is also one of the earliest episodes centric to a character outside the Simpson family, along with 'Two "Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish' Fish" and 'Pricipal Charming'."Pricipal Charming".
16th Mar '17 11:17:17 AM Demetrios
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* EskimosArentReal: Rabbi Krustofski didn't know about Jewish comedians until Bart told him about them.

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* EskimosArentReal: Rabbi Krustofski didn't know about Jewish comedians until Bart told him about them.them, which inspires him to reconcile with Krusty.
16th Mar '17 11:08:25 AM Demetrios
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* EskimosArentReal: Rabbi Krustofski didn't know about Jewish comedians until Bart told him about them.
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