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.
* 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 If Krusty refused, his show would have been replaced by a reality show that would pick the new Krusty.
* EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses
* 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''.
* SickeningSweethearts: Krusty and Penelope.