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.

!! Tropes:
* 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.
* EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses
* ShoutOut: During Princess Penelope's musical performance in Paris we see ComicBook/{{Tintin}} and Captain Haddock hug each other. This despite the fact that ''Tintin'' is a Belgian comic strip, not French.
* SickeningSweethearts: What Krusty and Penelope become.