The Simpsons

Bart the Fink

Season 7, Ep 15, Aired 2/11/96
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  • Episode Description
  • The Simpsons each inherit $100 after a recent death in the family. Bart and Lisa use their new fortune to open a bank account. With checkbook in hand, Bart has the idea of writing Krusty a check, so that when Krusty endorses the check, Bart will then have his autograph. Once the check is endorsed by Krusty's offshore holding corporation, it is discovered that Krusty is guilty of massive tax evasion. Devastated because his career is ruined, Krusty fakes his own death. It is now up to Bart and Lisa to bring him back to the top.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bob Kushell

  • Jim Reardon

  • John Swartzwelder

  • Bob Newhart


  • Dan Castellaneta

    Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, May 21, 2010

  • Bart the Fink

    By futuramarama, Jan 20, 2010

  • Krusty returns from the dead, agian.

    By twilightboy, Apr 10, 2008

  • Great surprise ending

    By Iverson82094, Jan 28, 2008

  • For a Hundred dollars more

    By GeorgeJobson, Nov 30, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (17)

    • Bart: Dr. Hibbert, who was that man? Dr. Hibbert: Why, Bart, telling you that would violate the patient-doctor privilege, just as if I were to tell you that Jasper here has five seconds to live. Jasper: What did he say? Mrs. Glick: He said I'm next!

    • Bart: Mom, I just saw Krusty! Marge: Yes, dear, in your mind. Bart: No, on the street. Marge: On the street in your mind. Bart: Why won't you believe me? Marge: Sweetheart, sometimes when people die, you just want them to be alive so badly you see them everywhere. I went through the same thing when Lyndon Johnson died.

    • Krusty: But I love that plane! I used to fly to Vegas in it with Dean Martin. One time we were flyin' in it, and the moon hit his eye like a big pizza pie! We wrote a song about it! But it ended up infringing on one he recorded years before.

    • Krusty: Oh, my beloved pornography! I can't watch this anymore. I'm going to bed. Auctioneer: How much for Krusty's bed? Moe: Half a buck. Auctioneer: Sold! Moe: Good night everybody! Crowd: Good night Moe!

    • Bart: Krusty's my hero. How could I do this to him? Lisa: It's a tragedy for all us kids, but Bart, you can't beat yourself up. Bart: Yeah. There'll be plenty of people to do that for me at recess tomorrow.

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    Notes (1)

    • Blackboard Joke: None. Couch Gag: A life-size fax of the family comes out of the cushions, is ripped off, and floats to the ground.

    Trivia (4)

    • The episode reveals that Jimbo Jones's real name is "Corky" and that Principal Skinner's mother's first name is Agnes.

    • There has been more than one Aunt Hortense in the Simpson and Bouvier families. In the Season 2 episode "Bart Gets Hit By A Car," Bart is on an escalator to Heaven and he sees an old lady on a cloud and says, "Aunt Hortense!"

    • People sitting on the stage, at Krusty's funeral include: Sideshow Raheem, Tina Ballerina, Mr. Teeny, Luke Perry, and Corporal Punishment.

    • At Krusty's funeral, one of the people attending is writer John Swartzwelder with a Kermit the Frog puppet on his hand.

    Allusions (3)

    • Enola Gay Krusty's plane, the "I'm-On-A-Roll-A-Gay", is a crack at the "Enola Gay" which was the name for the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

    • Captain McAllister: Arr, I've got some customers. Call me back, Ishmael. "Call me Ishmael" is the opening line of Herman Melville's classic novel, Moby Dick.

    • Barton Fink This title of this episode is a reference to the 1991 Coen Brother's film, Barton Fink.

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