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Recap / The Simpsons S 22 E 1 Elementary School Musical

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In this episode written by Tim Long, Lisa gets in touch with her inner hipster after going to a music camp. Krusty is nominated for a Nobel Prize but it's actually a way to get him on the International Court of Justice.

  • Added Alliterative Appeal: While looking for evidence that Krusty made a cultural contribution, Homer and Bart find a video of The Electric Company with a blackboard. The blackboard has the phrase "Gus got gas and the guy got gum".
  • Adolf Hitlarious: A Dutch clock tower has two dolls hitting a Hitler-shaped doll with hammers.
  • Guest Star: Glee performers Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Amber Riley appear as themselves. Also Bret and Jemaine as the counselors.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Right after telling Krusty that Europeans don't use the prefix "Euro" in everything, the judge orders Euro-guards to use Euro-cuffs on him. Furthermore, the Euro-cuffs do look like the symbol for the Eurpcurrency.
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  • Plagiarism in Fiction: Krusty is lured into the Netherlands where he can be prosecuted for stealing jokes from a Dutch clown.
  • Reality Ensues: Being an artist might seem like a glamorous career, but it is not an easy one. Nor is it one where your always going to succeed. Kurt and Ethan are forced to work a low paying job to make ends meet.
  • Shout-Out: The title is obviously referencing High School Musical.
  • Too Dumb to Live: While in jail, Krusty sings about having to become a prison snitch to get out and the fellow inmates who hear him beat him up.


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