The Simpsons

Homie the Clown

Season 6, Ep 15, Aired 2/12/95
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  • Episode Description
  • After spotting a billboard for clown college, Homer cannot resist and upon becoming an official Krusty the Clown impersonator Homer runs into some trouble with the mob.

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Swartzwelder

  • David Silverman

  • Dick Cavett


  • Joe Mantegna

    Fat Tony

  • Johnny Unitas


  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • Kind of Weak

    By futuramarama, Jul 02, 2010

  • this was a good ep of the simpsons

    By cube2k8, May 20, 2010

  • Homer goes to clown college and becomes a clown.

    By Hornets3, Jul 29, 2009

  • The funniest episode in the series from seasons 1-6. Homer goes to clown college after seeing a billboard for it.

    By Iverson82094, Sep 02, 2007

  • Homer goes to College, Clown College.

    By GerMan666, Jan 18, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (26)

    • Krusty's Assistant: George Carlin on line. Krusty the Clown: Yeah? Lawsuit? Oh, come on. My "Seven Words You Can't Say on TV" bit was entirely different from your "Seven Words You Can't Say on TV" bit. So I'm a thief, am I? Well, EXCUUUUUUUUSE MEEEEEE! (hangs up) Krusty the Clown: (to Bill, his accountant) Give him ten grand. Krusty's Assistant: Steve Martin on four. Krusty the Clown: Ten grand.

    • (gunshot, Ned is knocked down) Ned: Whew, good thing I always keep a Bible next to my... (second gunshot, Ned is knocked down again) Ned: Whew, luckily I was wearing an extra large piece of the True Cross today. Uh, I'm going home now. (as he runs off, a third gunshot spins the head of Homer's pickaxe) Homer: What keeps doing that? Fat Tony: I told you we should have bought more than three bullets.

    • Krusty: I look exactly the same, you moron! Plastic Surgeon: Nonsense Krusty, you look at least ten years younger, plus I did your breasts. Krusty: Does anyone hear me complaining about the breasts?

    • Krusty: Now, when the wealthy dowager comes in, the party's over, right? Wrong! (throws pie into dowager's face; her head cracks the wall) Homer: (taking notes) Kill wealthy dowager.

    • (Upon watching the Globetrotters win after betting on the Generals.) Krusty: That game was fixed! They were using a freakin' ladder for God-sakes!

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    Notes (2)

    • First Appearance: Don Vittorio DiMaggio

    • Blackboard Joke: Next time it could be me on the scaffolding. Couch Gag: The family sits in midair on an invisible couch when the couch runs in and assembles itself on top of them, making them collapse.

    Trivia (4)

    • A sign at the Kwik-E-Mart reads: "Duff Beer Suitcase"

    • This is the second episode that Milhouse celebrates his birthday. The first was "Homer Defined." (8F04)

    • Krusty lights his cigar with a $100 bill.

    • It is revealed that Kirk Van Houten works at a cracker factory.

    Allusions (5)

    • The Godfather When Homer and Krusty ride together on the tiny bike they ride on the counter and Homer's head bangs against the glasses hanging there playing the famous theme from the movie The Godfather.

    • Batman The scene where Krusty is at the plastic surgeon and viewing his transformation in a hand held mirror bears a strong resemblance to the scene in the 1989 film Batman when Jack Napier is transformed into The Joker.

    • The Hamburglar The Krusty Burgler is a parody of the old McDonalds character "The Hamburglar." A character which McDonalds had ressurected back in 2002.

    • Close Encounters of the Third Kind When Homer sculpts the circus tent out of mashed potatoes, this is a spoof from the 1977 film Close Encounters of the Third Kind where Richard Dreyfuss sculpts "Devil's Tower" out of mashed potatoes.

    • Episode Title: "Homie the Clown" The episode's title is taken from "Homey the Clown," a popular character on the Fox TV show In Living Color. When the show went off the air in 1994, The Simpsons took their Sunday night at 8:00 P.M. EST timeslot.

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