In this, the 450th episode, ''The Krusty the Klown Show'' is retooled to include a princess character in order to get girls to watch, which Krusty initially objects to — until he learns that the actress who plays Princess Penelope was (and still is) his biggest fan. Meanwhile, Homer, Lenny, and Carl meet a corporate recruiter who wants them to work at Capital City's nuclear plant after Mr. Burns' latest budget cuts affects their favorite break room snack: doughnuts.
* ADayInTheLimelight: For Krusty the Clown in the A-story; for Homer, Lenny, and Carl in the B-story
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Penelope included a country album in the list of Krusty's faults.
* ExecutiveMeddling: The reason Princess Penelope was included in Krusty's show. If Krusty refused, his show would have been replaced by a reality show that would pick the new Krusty.
* LifeImitatesArt: Just as Peneleope is a fan of Krusty, AnneHathaway (who voices Penelope) is a fan of TheSimpsons since the Simpsons debuted on ''The Tracey Ullman Show''.