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The Simpsons: The Last Temptation of Krusty

Krusty bombs out at a comedy festival with hopelessly out-of-date material. After a hard drinking binge, Krusty's friends, Bart and Jay Leno, help re-invent the clown as a cynical, Bill Hicks-meets-Dennis Miller-meets-George Carlin-style comedian who isn't afraid to tell it like it is.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 9x15
Production Number: 5F10
Airdate: Sunday February 22nd, 1998

Director: Mike B. Anderson
Writer: Donick Cary

Special Guest Stars
Hank Williams, Jr.Hank Williams, Jr.
voiced Himself
Janeane GarofaloJaneane Garofalo
voiced Herself
Marcia WallaceMarcia Wallace
voiced Reporter
Bobcat GoldthwaitBobcat Goldthwait
voiced Himself
Bruce BaumBruce Baum
voiced Himself
Jay LenoJay Leno
voiced Himself
Steven WrightSteven Wright
voiced Himself
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: Pain is not the cleanser

Couch: Repeat of the couch gag from "The Cartridge Family" where the couch is a trough of water and The Simpsons hurry in to extinguish the flames on their butts by sitting in the water.

Episode Quotes
Hank Williams Jr: (Singing the country song entitled, “Canyonero”) Can you name the truck with four wheel drive,
Smells like a steak and seats thirty-five?
Canyonero! Canyonero!
Well it goes real-slow with a hammer down,
It’s a country-fried truck endorsed by a clown.
Canyonero! Canyonero!
Back-up singers: Canyonero
Hank Williams Jr: Twelve yards long, two lanes wide,
Sixty-five tons of American pride.
Canyonero! Canyonero!
Top of the line in utility sports,
Unexplained fires are a matter for the courts.
Canyonero! Canyonero!
She blinds everybody with her super high beams,
She’s a squirrel squashing, dear smacking driving machine.
Canyonero! Canyonero!

Comedian: I finally got around to reading the dictionary...turns out the Zebra did it!
(The crowd laughs)
Homer: I don't get it.
Lisa: Dad, the Zebra didn't do it, its just a word at the end of the dictionary.
Homer: I still don't get it.
Lisa: It's just a joke.
Homer: Oooh! I get it! I get jokes. (Laughs)

Krusty: Have you ever noticed how there are two phone books? A white one and a yellow one? What's the deal with that?
Lisa: One's residential, the other is business.
Krusty: Well, that...makes sense. What'll they think of next? Blue pages?
Marge: They have those. They're Government listings.
Krusty: I see.

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