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
- Ink-Suit Actor: Princess Penelope looks quite a bit like Anne Hathaway, who voiced her.
- 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.