Krusty Gets Busted

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    By noman, Jan 20, 2015

    A Krusty Episode. By the way this shows Hersal Krusty without his makeup! Too bad they didnt keep THE gag OF kRUSTTY WITHOUT HIS MAKEUP OR THAT sideShow Bob on as a sidekick!

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  • 10

    Best season 1 episode ever

    By fsaenz0125, Sep 23, 2014

    I thought this was another perfect episode. It officially introduces Bart's enemy, Sideshow Bob, voiced by Kelsey Grammer. Good thing I had been watching the show from the beginning now thanks to purchasing the first three seasons on iTunes. Now I can know which episode features the debut appearance of a particular character. The amusing moments in this episode are "we'll kill ourselves" (if Krusty went off the air), the Itchy and Scratchy segment, Homer saying Doh, and Bart doing the same thing (when Patty and Selma come), Homer scared that Krusty (which is Sideshow Bob in disguise) holding a gun hides in a row of chips, "send in the clowns," Homer thinks that all the clowns are criminals, Krusty pretending to have a heart attack, Bob pretending to cry, but then does an evil laugh, Bart hitting Bob's big shoe, and a few more. Other great moments in the episode were the very first scene in every act starting off very similar, the Krusty the Clown scene at the beginning, Sideshow Bob's song, and Bart finding proof that Sideshow Bob framed Krusty. So, we get ourselves another happy ending. So, it's official, this is my favorite episode of the first season. I like it better than Life on the Fast Lane, and The Crepes of Wrath. Also, on another note, Kent Brockman and Scott Christian made their debut appearance in this episode as well.

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  • 9.0

    Probably Best of the Season!

    By AndrewOchwat, Jun 24, 2013

    This Simpson episode, unlike most, achieves a great blend of both story and comedy. Many episodes in the first Simpsons season are story-based, and while funny, aren't really always laugh-out-loud or gut-busting. The drama is good, we can tell how conflicted Bart is about Krusty, and the mystery element is extremely well done. Many episodes in the later seasons, however, are hilarious, but the story is often just a set-up to get them into that hilarious situation.

    This episode easily conveys both, which is its greatest strength, and makes it probably the best episode of the first season.moreless

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  • 10


    By jmbsonic555, Oct 17, 2011

    The episode begins with Bart, Lisa and Maggie watching Krusty the Clown on TV. During the show a reluctant and unhappy Sideshow Bob is launched from a cannon, also an episode of Itchy and Scratchy is aired (titled: Burning Love). Marge calls Homer at work and asks him to stop on his way home to pick up some ice cream. Homer asks what the occasion is, and shudders when he learns that Patty and Selma are coming over later to show slides of their vacation. Homer stops at the Kwik-E-Mart for ice cream on the way home, and while there he witnesses Krusty rob Apu at gunpoint. Cut quickly to the Simpson house, as the rest of the family watches Patty and Selma's slides. Cut back to Homer, who gives a description of Krusty to the police. Meanwhile at Krusty's apartment Krusty is relaxing with a drink when a SWAT team busts down his door and take him into custody. At the police station Homer identifies Krusty as the armed robber. Homer finally makes it home just as the news report about Krusty's arrest comes on the air. Bart is devastated that his idol Krusty could have done such a thing.

    Overall, a perfect episode, and the best of Season 1.

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  • 8.5

    First Bob Episode

    By futuramarama, Apr 16, 2011

    This episode is a pretty strong offering for season 1 quality. It is Bob's first episode, and the episode that made me a Bob fan. It is really good on humor {The gruesome twosome!} and the mystery aspect is interesting. The only real thing I don't like is the mystery was easy, for me and my best friend. This had to have been one of the first episodes I ever saw, and my friend probably doesn't watch this show much, but before act 2 ended, we both knew exactly who it had to have been. And this was obviously the first Bob episode I saw. So I knew who did it. But this is still a funny episode, one of season 1's bests.moreless

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  • 9.0

    Bart is heartbroken when his idol Krusty the Clown is convicted for armed robbery. Everybody turns against Krusty except Bart who is convinced Krusty is innocent and enlists Lisa's help to clear the name of his beloved hero.

    By meathead704, Sep 12, 2010

    Once again "The Simpsons" does a terrific job of introducing not one but two recurring characters. Krusty's backstory is very well done. Note the nod to Elvis Presley when it's reported that Krusty started his career as a street mime in Tupelo, Mississippi. A certain somebody named Sideshow Bob also has a terrific introduction to the series. Robert Terwilliger is probably the best recurring character on the show. He always has terrific jokes and rip roaring hysterical site gags. His confrontations with Bart have always been top notch. "Krusty Gets Busted" is certainly a "Simpsons" all time classic episode. Excellent.moreless

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  • 8.5

    Hey, Hey!

    By oceanic6, Jul 03, 2010

    Bart's hero, Krusty the Klown is accused of armed robbery and is locked up so it's up to his most loyal fan Bart and Lisa to clear his name which is hard seeing as all evidence points to the clown. While this episode is played out like a mystery; i have seen questions on the back of Happy Meal packs that are harder to work out; It's almost as if the writer's want us to figure it out as soon as possible as it adds to the emotion or whatever. Also it's never shown how Bob can look and sound exactly like Krusty when framing him, this logic problem plagues the whole episode. Even though the intrigue part crashes and burns the heart is very evident as it really is just about Bart who wants to prove his idol innocent of a crime he didn't commit and this saves the episode in the end. This is one of the only episodes where Krusty is a sympathetic character or at the very least, this is the most sympathetic he's ever made out to be which is becuase at this point he's pretty much a textbook friendly TV clown while later on he's shown to be arrogant and apathetic. Sideshow Bob lends his pompous vocals in his first appearence as Sideshow Bob and suprisingly, his recognisible voice suits the character very well and even adds some genuine creepiness to him that other voices wouldn't have acheived. Speaking of vocals; Dan Castellaneta is fantastic as Krusty and highlights his suffering without ever making him a depressing character. This episode is directed by Brad Bird but don't expect the stunning visuals and direction of his previous award - winning outing the Incredibles he seems to be on directing auto - pilot as he knows its only a low - key TV animation and doesn't require a great deal of depth and none is really needed. The trend of the first season is followed dutifully here in that the jokes are totally expected and are mostly given such an weak set - up that all we can do is not laugh but this is just part of the subtle mystique of the opening season. Krusty gets Busted is atouching episode of the first season but for people who prefer a stronger half hour of TV; the only touching will be their finger on the remote.moreless

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  • 9.5

    Best of Season 1 and we meet Sideshow Bob for the first time

    By Southparkfa, Jun 24, 2010

    In this episode, Krusty the Clown is accused of committing armed robbery at the Kwike-Mart, and is promptly arrested. Bart and Lisa (or at least Bart) don't believe Krusty really did it, and they set out to prove it on Krusty's assitant's, Sideshow Bob, new show. This episode is Sideshow Bob's first real apperence and Kelsey Grammer plays him well. This episode is miles above the other episodes of season 1, for a great plot, great characterization and writing, as well as many sucessful gags. Overall, watch it if your interested in the start of Sideshow Bob, also if you a great Season 1 episode too. 9.5/10 Amoreless

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  • 5.5

    It was one of those episodes you knew something was up...

    By starfire05mb, Jun 24, 2010

    I remember when i first saw this episode some time ago, i had thought krusty had really stolen from apu, but then i would soon notice the signs that would lead to krusty's sidekick, sideshow bob. thats when they really introduced sideshow bob and his evil deeds . i also enjoyed when they analyzed the video carefully to see that "krusty's" foot was big. haha i enjoyed that part...cuz sideshow bob had huge feet, and that is something he or anyone else could not hide under the small clown shoes. and yes the best part was when bart got krusty out of jail, but then after he forgot who he was.moreless

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