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Like Father, Like Clown 

Bart and Lisa try to reunite Krusty the Clown with his father.

Directors:

Brad Bird, Jeffrey Lynch

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Krusty The Klown / Homer Simpson / Man on PartyLine / Hyman's Friend / Academy Award Playhouse Announcer / Itchy / Itchy Jr. / Monsignor Daly / Barney Gumble (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Mother (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Chief Wiggum / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Martian / Caller / Moe Szyslak (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Man Seeking Advice #1 / Man Seeking Advice #2 / Rowdy Rabbi / Scratchy / Scratchy Jr. / Reverend Lovejoy / KBBL Host / Yiddle's Clerk / Rabbi / Stage Manager (voice)
Doris Grau Doris Grau ... Waitress (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Lois Pennycandy / Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... PartyLine Voice (voice)
Jackie Mason ... Rabbi Hyman Krustofski (voice)
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Storyline

Krusty the Clown has dinner with the Simpsons, and reveals that he is Jewish, his real name is Herschel Krustofsky, and he is estranged from his rabbi father. They parted ways over Krusty's becoming a clown instead of following his father and becoming a rabbi. Bart and Lisa see Krusty becoming depressed, and they take it upon themselves to reunite him with his father.

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

24 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Chalkboard gag: "I will finish what I sta" See more »

Goofs

Krusty is illiterate; how is he writing down an address? See more »

Quotes

Krusty the Clown: [Krusty is telling the Simpsons the story of how he became estranged from his father, Rabbi Krustofski when he was the entertainer at a rabbi's convention] My father would have never suspected a thing if it were not for one rowdy Rabbi.
Rowdy Rabbi: [a Rabbi in the audience stands up with a bottle full of Seltzer] Hey, funny man!
Krusty the Clown: No, no, no!
[the Rabbi sprays Krusty washing off his clown makeup unmasking him to the audience]
Rabbi Hyman Krustofski: [recognising his son] Herschel? Herschel! Oy, vei is mir! You have brought shame on our...
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Connections

Spoofs Crocodile Dundee (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

La Marseillaise
(uncredited)
Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
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