History Recap / TheSimpsonsS7E15BartTheFink

2nd Sep '16 11:43:59 AM Premonition45
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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."

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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."
16th Jul '16 3:38:46 PM Cheapsunglasses
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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.


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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]].
11th Jul '16 2:44:33 PM Premonition45
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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."
19th May '16 7:06:26 PM TitoMosquito
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Which convinced Krusty to come back.
-->'''Bart:''' What about being an illiterate clown who's still more respected than all the educators in the country put together?\\
'''Krusty:''' Yeah! I'm not gonna let those guys hog all the respect while I'm out here in this stinking tub. ''(dives into the water and swims to shore)'' That's just what those eggheads want! Well, forget it poindexter, 'cause Krusty's back in town!



* DudeWheresMyRespect:
-->'''Bart:''' It doesn't matter what you did wrong, though, as long as you're on TV people will respect you.\\
'''Krusty:''' ''(spits)'' Bah! What good is respect without the moolah to back it up? Everywhere I go I see teachers driving Ferraris, research scientists drinking champagne. I tried to drink a Coke on the bus, and they took away my pass! ''(breaks a bottle of scotch)'' That's no life for a famous clown.



* ItsAllMyFault: Bart feels this way after Krusty apparently committed suicide.
-->'''Lisa:''' Would it help if I told you you're not responsible for Krusty's death.\\
'''Bart:''' Yes. Yes, it would.\\
'''Lisa:''' Well, I can't. You'll just have to learn to live with your mental problem.



* 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: 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]].
* YouHaveToBelieveMe: Bart saw a man who resembles Krusty.
-->'''Bart:''' Mom, I just saw Krusty!\\
'''Marge:''' Yes, dear, in your mind.\\
'''Bart:''' No, on the street.\\
'''Marge:''' On the street in your mind.\\
'''Bart:''' Why won't you believe me?\\
'''Marge:''' Sweetheart, sometimes when people die, you just want them to be alive so badly you see them everywhere. I went through the same thing when UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson died.
18th May '16 8:02:54 PM TitoMosquito
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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 Bart to go home]].

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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]].
11th Mar '16 5:27:56 AM Mdumas43073
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* TheFunInFuneral
28th Feb '16 2:05:12 PM Demetrios
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* WouldHurtAChild: Krusty nearly takes Bart up on his offer of a free punch.

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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 Bart to go home]].
23rd Feb '16 11:04:07 AM Mdumas43073
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* AsHimself: Creator/BobNewhart is pressed into eulogizing at Krusty's funeral, despite having never met him or watched his show.

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* AsHimself: Creator/BobNewhart is pressed into eulogizing Krusty at Krusty's his funeral, despite having never met him or watched his show.
22nd Feb '16 6:35:34 PM Mdumas43073
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While doling out checks to everyone he knows after opening a bank account, Bart accidentally reveals that Krusty the Klown has been hiding his earnings in an illegal offshore account in The Cayman Islands, resulting in his hero's financial ruin [[note]](though not prison time because, unlike what happened in [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E12KrustyGetsBusted "Krusty Gets Busted"]], celebrities aren't sent to prison [at least not for tax fraud])[[/note]] and apparent suicide.

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While doling out checks to everyone he knows after opening a bank account, Bart accidentally reveals that Krusty the Klown has been hiding his earnings in an illegal offshore account in The Cayman Islands, resulting in his hero's financial ruin [[note]](though ruin[[note]](though not prison time because, unlike what happened in [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E12KrustyGetsBusted "Krusty Gets Busted"]], celebrities aren't sent to prison [at least not for tax fraud])[[/note]] and apparent suicide.



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22nd Feb '16 6:33:46 PM Mdumas43073
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