Recap: The Simpsons S 21 E 10 Once Upon A Time In Springfield
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.
- A Day in the Limelight: For Krusty the Clown in the A-story; for Homer, Lenny, and Carl in the B-story
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Penelope included a country album in the list of Krusty's faults.
- Everything Is Better With Princesses
- Shout-Out: During Princess Penelope's musical performance in Paris we see Tintin and Captain Haddock hug each other. This despite the fact that Tintin is a Belgian comic strip, not French.
- Sickening Sweethearts: What Krusty and Penelope become.