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The Simpsons: Like Father Like Clown

When Krusty comes over to the Simpsons’ house for dinner, he reveals to them that he's Jewish, and that his father, Rabbi Krustofski disowned him for pursuing a career in comedy. While Krusty's personal and professional life begin to deteriorate, Bart and Lisa help their hero by locating Rabbi Krustofski and begging the rabbi to reunite with his son.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x6
Production Number: 8F05
Airdate: Thursday October 24th, 1991

Guest Stars
Jackie MasonJackie Mason
voiced Rabbi Krustofski
Main Cast
Dan CastellanetaDan Castellaneta
voiced Homer Simpson, Abraham Simpson, Krusty the Klown, Barney, Willy, Sideshow Mel, Mayor Quimby, Hans Moleman, Gil, Itchy, Various
Julie KavnerJulie Kavner
voiced Marjorie "Marge" Bouvier Simpson, Patty Bouvier, Selma Bouvier, Jacqueline Ingrid Bouvier, Various
Nancy CartwrightNancy Cartwright
voiced Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, Kearney, Various
Yeardley SmithYeardley Smith
voiced Lisa Simpson, Various
Hank AzariaHank Azaria
voiced Apu, Moe, Chief Wiggum, Carl, Comic Book Guy, Dr. Nick Riviera, Prof. Frink, Cletus, Sea Captain, Kirk Van Houten, Various
Harry ShearerHarry Shearer
voiced Mr. Burns, Smithers, Dr. Marvin Monroe, Ned Flanders, Seymour Skinner, Otto, Kent Brockman, Dr. Hibbert, Lenny, Rev. Lovejoy, Various
Episode Notes
Chalkboard Gag:
I will finish what I sta___

Couch Gag:
Homer, Marge Lisa & Maggie sit & then Bart comes running in leaping on their laps.

The Itchy & Scratchy cartoon for this episode

This episode introduces the characters

Krusty's father, Rabbi Hyman Krustofsky

Krusty's personal assistant, Lois Pennycandy

Episode Quotes
Krusty: Ooh! Sex Chat! (dials)
Voice: You've reached the Party Line! In a moment, you'll be connected to a hot party, with some of the world's most beautiful women! Now, let's join the party!
Krusty: Hello?
Man 1: Hello?
Man 2: Hello?
Apu: Are there any women here?
Krusty: Hello!?
Apu: Are you a beautiful woman?
Krusty: Do I sound like a beautiful woman?
Apu: This is not as hot a party as I anticipated.

Lovejoy: I do a radio call-in show with him every Sunday night!
Bart: Really?
Lisa: I didn't know that.
Lovejoy: Gee, uh, I mention it in my sermon every week.
Bart: Oh, oh, that radio show!
Lisa: Oh yeah! It's all the kids talk about on Monday at school.
Lovejoy: Oh, well, why don’t you have a free t-shirt. You'll be the coolest kids in the playground!
Bart: He, he we'll put ‘em on later -- now.

Bart: Hello, my name's Dimitri. I'm a first-time caller, long-time listener. My question is, if a son defies his father and chooses a career that makes millions of children happy; shouldn't the father forgive the son?
Lovejoy: I think so.
Msgr. D: Yes, of course.
Rabbi Krustofsky: No way! Absolutely not! Never, never! Who screens these calls? Who's in charge here? There's nobody in charge? They leave a building without people watching it..

Krusty: (Singing) Oh Mein Papa, to me he was so wonderful, Oh Mein Papa, to me he was so good, no one could be, so gentle and so loveable, Oh Mein Papa he always understood!
Moe: I've got something in my eye.
Barney: Here, take my hanky.
Moe: Euueeh!

Episode Goofs
When Krusty rings his father, there are glasses on the bedside table but in the next shot, they're gone.

When Krusty dials '1-909-SEX-CHAT,' he presses '90190' on the phone.

As Krusty approaches his dressing room door his nose on the door is white, but when he enters it is red.

Homer is wearing a suit at dinner with Krusty but suddenly he's wearing his standard white shirt.

Milhouse's suit changes color when he cries that he wants to go home.

Cultural References
Like Father Like Son

The title is a play on the phrase, "Like Father Like Son."

The Jazz Singer

The entire plot--Krusty's struggles with estrangement from his rabbinical father who disapproved of his career as an entertainer--is based on the 1952 film.

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