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The Simpsons: Insane Clown Poppy

During an outdoor book fair, Krusty finds out he has a daughter (from a one-night stand with a female soldier who fought in the Gulf War), but loses her trust after gambling away her violin to Fat Tony, prompting Homer and Krusty to retrieve it.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 12x3
Production Number: BABF17
Airdate: Sunday November 12th, 2000

Special Guest Stars
Joe MantegnaJoe Mantegna
voiced Fat Tony
Amy TanAmy Tan
voiced Herself
Drew BarrymoreDrew Barrymore
voiced Sophie
Jay MohrJay Mohr
voiced Christopher Walken
John UpdikeJohn Updike
voiced Himself
Stephen KingStephen King
voiced Himself

Guest Stars
Karl WiedergottKarl Wiedergott
voiced Various
Pamela HaydenPamela Hayden
voiced Milhouse
Tress MacNeilleTress MacNeille
voiced Various
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: I will not surprise the incontinent

Couch: The shot opens on the TV rather than the couch, and the family runs in and freezes in mid-air; the camera pans around them in bullet-time (like in the movie The Matrix and in the Gap Khaki commercials at the time that featured swing dancing), then when the camera is angled on the couch, time resumes normally as they sit.

Episode Quotes
Marge: So Mr. King, what tales of horror and macabre do you have for us today?
Stephen King: Oh, I've stop doing horror for awhile. I'm actually doing a biography on Benjamin Franklin. He was a very fascinating man. Did you know that he discovered electricity? He used it to torture small animals and green mountain men. And that key he tied on the end of the kite, IT OPENED THE GATES OF HELL! (Lightning flashes in background)
Marge: Ok, well tell me when you get back to horror.
Stephen King: Will do.

Krusty: You probably think I'm perfect, don't you?
Sophie: I don't.
Krusty: Well, I lost your violin to a bet in a poker game.
Sophie: What!
Krusty: Don't worry; I got you an even better instrument.
Sophie: Dad, that's a ukulele.
Krusty: It's the thinking man's violin.

Fat Tony: Now some unpleasant news. I have learned that someone in this room is a squealer.
Legs: We've narrowed it down to either Johnny Tightlips or Frankie The Squealer.
Frankie The Squealer: Okay, it's me! I can't help it! I just like squealing! It makes me feel big!

Cultural References
The episode title “Insane Clown Poppy”, is a spoof off of the band Insane Clown Posse. You may read more about the band in the wikipedia article.

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