History Recap / TheSimpsonsS7E15BartTheFink

4th Sep '17 12:03:19 PM thatother1dude
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* WouldHurtAChild: Krusty nearly takes Bart up on his offer of a free punch. [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Then he decides against it and just tells a dejected Bart to go home]].

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* WouldHurtAChild: WorkOffTheDebt: Krusty's salary is heavily garnished until he pays his back taxes, which is expected to take the rest of his life. Inexplicably, they also take most of the show's ''budget'' [[ArtisticLicenseLaw which is not legal]] (Krusty doesn't own the station) and is a blatantly stupid idea (the show can't make any money if they can't make anything for people to watch).
* WouldntHurtAChild:
Krusty nearly takes Bart up on his offer of a free punch. [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Then he decides against it and just tells a dejected Bart to go home]].home.]]
4th Sep '17 11:48:14 AM thatother1dude
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* BrokenAesop: Krusty got into trouble because he committed tax fraud, but since the IRS is the DesignatedVillain, his decision to commit insurance fraud at the end of the episode in order to end his tax woes is seen as a good thing. Notably, at no point in the episode does anyone tell him "Well, you should have paid your taxes." The closest Krusty comes to realizing this was when he initially refuses to return, saying "I learned that I don't need money to be happy."
** He ''does'', however, learn not to commit tax fraud, as [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E20TheTroubleWithTrillions a later episode]] shows him filing his tax returns... and expressing frustration that he waited until the last possible moment to do so.



* EntitledBastard: Krusty never shows remorse for his tax fraud, nobody directly calls him out on it (except the IRS, but they're [[DesignatedVillain treated as the bad guys for doing it]]), and he behaves as though he's an innocent victim when the IRS gives him his [[KickTheSonOfABitch just desserts]] for his crimes.

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* EntitledBastard: Krusty never shows remorse for his tax fraud, nobody directly calls him out on it (except the IRS, but they're [[DesignatedVillain treated as the bad guys for doing it]]), and he behaves as though he's an innocent victim when the IRS gives him his [[KickTheSonOfABitch just desserts]] for his crimes.
4th Sep '17 11:45:25 AM thatother1dude
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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: See BrokenAesop and EntitledBastard. Bart's exposure of Krusty's tax evasion is treated as a bad thing, and Bart feels terrible about it while Krusty wallows in self-pity throughout the episode, but tax evasion is a serious crime that Krusty should never have committed, thus he has no right to [[NeverMyFault feel sorry for himself]].

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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: See BrokenAesop and EntitledBastard. Bart's exposure of Krusty's tax evasion is treated as a bad thing, and Bart feels terrible about it while Krusty wallows in self-pity throughout the episode, but tax evasion is a serious crime that Krusty should never have committed, thus he has no right to [[NeverMyFault feel sorry for himself]].
24th Aug '17 5:00:25 PM BookReaderUSA
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'''Krusty:''' No offense, kid, but your mom's a dingbat!

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'''Krusty:''' -->'''Krusty:''' No offense, kid, but your mom's a dingbat!
24th Aug '17 4:59:45 PM BookReaderUSA
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* LowestCommonDenominator: When Krusty attempts to resume his new life as Rory B. Bellows, Bart and Lisa attempt to point out how he would be giving up the fringe benefits of celebrity life. It's not until Bart tells Krusty about he is still more respected than all the doctors, educators and scientists in the U.S. put together (despite being illiterate himself) that Krusty comes to his senses.



* StupidestThingIveEverHeard

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* StupidestThingIveEverHeardSillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: When Bart sees Krusty sitting of the curb, Bart tries to cheer him up with:


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* StupidestThingIveEverHeard: However, Krusty is not phased, so he responds with:
4th Aug '17 1:11:17 AM drumlip
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** Attending Krusty's funeral are Sideshow Raheem (from "I Love Lisa"), Sideshow Luke Perry (from "Krusty Gets Kancelled"), and Corporal Punishment (from "Itchy and Scratchy and Marge").
1st Aug '17 5:29:31 PM Cheapsunglasses
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* AssholeVictim: Krusty commits extensive tax fraud, and the IRS gives him what he deserves when they find out.



* TheFunInFuneral

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* TheFunInFuneralTheFunInFuneral: Bob Newhart's ad-libbed eulogy and the frightening epitaph on Krusty's tombstone make for a [[BlackComedy darkly comedic]] funeral service.


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* KickTheSonOfABitch: Krusty commits extensive tax fraud, and the IRS gives him what he deserves when they find out.
8th Jun '17 4:01:10 PM Mullon
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* PieInTheFace: Krusty tries to do the routine on his show, but since the budget can't afford pies the IRS guy throws his briefcase at Krusty's eye.
-->'''Krusty:''' Oh, the corner!
13th May '17 7:51:40 AM TheFarmboy
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* ScrewTheRulesImFamous: Downplayed. Krusty is arrested for using a Cayman Islands offshore holding company to evade taxes. When Krusty pleads that he can't go to jail because he lives a fancy lifestyle and is used to the best, The IRS agents assure him that "This is America, we don't send our celebrities to jail," but they do take control of 95% of his assets until he can pay off the debt.
1st May '17 5:26:48 PM TitoMosquito
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-->'''Bart:''' What about being an illiterate clown who's still more respected than all the educators in the country put together?\\

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-->'''Bart:''' -->'''Lisa:''' What about the great feeling you get from knowing you're better than regular people?\\
'''Bart:'''
What about being an illiterate clown who's still more respected than all the educators in the country put together?\\
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