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Krusty announces his retirement due to interference from network executives and the growing popularity of the big-money game show "Me Wantee", but when Krusty reveals to Sideshow Bob that all of the episodes featuring him have been erased, Sideshow Bob uses Krusty's biggest fan (Bart) to murder him during Krusty's farewell show.
Chalkboard: The hamster did not have "a full life"
Couch: Repeat of the couch gag from "Faith Off" where a Sigmund Freud-looking psychiatrist is sitting on the side of the couch and Homer jumps on and sobs, "Oh, Doctor, I'm crazy!"
Bart: Hello family.
Marge: Where have you been young man, it's nearly bed time.
Bart: I was…I was…
(Bob appears in a thought bubble)
Sideshow Bob: If anyone asks…you were at the flower shop.
Bart: I was at the flower shop.
Homer: Oh yeah, uh…I was at the flower shop too. Yep. Getting drunk at the ol' flower shop.
Krusty: Oh no, I wanted to keep this quiet.
Dr. Hibbert: Can I embarrass this guy for a moment? Three years ago, Krusty pledged over a million dollars to start Krusty's care center.
Krusty: Please, stop already.
Dr. Hibbert: To this day, Krusty has not given us a dime, has he, Francis?
Francis: I'm cold all the time.
Krusty: Aw, look, it was all a bookkeeping snafu.
Dr. Hibbert: Could I have the check now?
Krusty: Now!? Eh... aw, sure.
Francis: God bwess you, Kwusty.
Krusty: And if my banker is watching let nothing stop the payment of this check!
Sideshow Bob: You are in my power!
Bart: I am at your command!
Sideshow Bob: I didn't say anything about command. I said "You are in my power." Now, say it!
Bart: I am in your power.
Sideshow Bob: Good. No, go back to command, I like that better.
Krusty: Folks, I've been in showbiz for 61 years. But now these jerks have sucked all the fun out. I don't need twelve suits telling me which way to pee.
Executive 1: For "pee", could you substitute "whiz"?
Executive 2: I dunno, that could upset the Cheese Whiz people.
Executive 1: I was just thinking that.
This episode's title is an adaptation of “The Day of the Jackal”, a 1971 thriller written by Frederick Forsyth. It was later adapted into films in 1973, 1988 & 1997.