History Recap / TheSimpsonsS7E15BartTheFink

1st Nov '17 3:03:26 PM thatother1dude
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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: 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: Bart's exposure of Krusty's tax evasion is treated as a bad thing, and thing: Bart feels terrible about it while Krusty wallows in self-pity throughout the episode, but tax episode. Tax evasion is a serious crime that Krusty should never have committed, thus he has no right to [[NeverMyFault feel sorry for himself]].
20th Oct '17 11:38:23 AM fruitstripegum
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* EpicFail: When Lisa and Bart find Rory B. Bellows and confront him with the knowledge that they know he is Krusty The Clown, he at first insisted he was Bellows, before trying to escape by boat. Only to find the boat was still docked and tied.

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* EpicFail: When Lisa and Bart find Rory B. Bellows and confront him with the knowledge that they know he is Krusty The Clown, he at first insisted insists he was is Bellows, before trying to escape by boat. Only to find the boat was still docked and tied.
20th Oct '17 11:37:51 AM fruitstripegum
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* ConvenientlyTimedDistraction: Superintendant Chalmers is returning Agnes Skinner from a date when they are greeted by Seymour in his pajamas. Skinner wishes for a distraction to take attention away from his embarrasing situation, and at that moment Krusty flies by on his airplane, wailing loudly. "That'll do nicely," says Seymour.

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* ConvenientlyTimedDistraction: Superintendant Chalmers is returning Agnes Skinner from a date when they are greeted by Seymour in his pajamas. Skinner wishes for a distraction to take attention away from his embarrasing embarrassing situation, and at that moment Krusty flies by on his airplane, wailing loudly. "That'll do nicely," says Seymour.
21st Sep '17 7:49:15 AM fruitstripegum
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-->'''Bart:''' I'm sorry for all the trouble I've caused you, Krusty, but you know, my mom says God never closes a door without opening a window.\\

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-->'''Bart:''' I'm sorry for all the trouble I've caused you, Krusty, but you know, my mom says God never closes a door without opening a window.\\
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").
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