The Simpsons

Season 7 Episode 15

Bart the Fink

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 11, 1996 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

    • 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.

    • Milhouse: A million dollars? Gee, thanks Bart, I owe you one.
      Bart: That's a postdated check, remember. Don't cash it 'till the year 10,000.
      Milhouse: Okay! (looks at his watch)

    • Man: …and your future is far more thrilling than any roller coaster.
      Bart: Really? Wow, I should have started a long time ago!
      Man: Mm-hmm. Now sign these forms. I'm sure you'll find them more interesting than a weekend with Batman.

    • Marge: You'll feel better knowing your money's in the hands of professionals.
      Clerk: (wearing an ape mask) Uk, uk, are you folks ready to go ape?
      Lisa: Mom…
      Marge: A professional in an ape mask is still a professional.

    • Marge: What are you gonna spend your money on, kids?
      Bart: There's a special down at the Tacomat… a hundred tacos for a hundred dollars. I'm gonna get that.
      Lisa: I'm going to contribute my money to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
      Marge: Tacos? Public broadcasting?

    • Krusty: I can't go to jail! I got a swanky lifestyle. I'm used to the best.
      IRS Guy: Krusty, this is America. We don't send our celebrities to jail. We're just going to garnish your salary.
      Krusty: Garnish my celery?!
      IRS Guy: Please, Krusty, no jokes!
      Krusty: Who's Joking?! Oh, I don't understand what you're saying, it all sounds so crazy to me.

    • (Bart stands at the bank teller's window at closing time.)
      Bank Teller: Sorry, the bank is--Oh, kid! Gosh, I meant to tell ya. Turns out Krusty is one of the biggest tax cheats in the history and they nailed him, all thanks to you.
      (Bart gasps)
      Bank Teller: Some might say you're a hero, kid. Not me, however. I love Krusty.

    • Chief Wiggum: Okay, folks. Show's over. Nothing to see here. Show's… (sees plane crash) OH, MY GOD!!! A horrible plane crash! Hey, everybody! Get a load of this flaming wreckage! Come on! Crowd around, crowd around! Don't be shy; crowd around!

    • Troy McClure: I'm Troy McClure. You may remember me from such celebrity funerals as "Andre the Giant, We Hardly Knew Ye," and "Shemp Howard, Today We Mourn a Stooge."

    • Homer: Don't let Krusty's death get you down, boy. People die all the time. Just like that. Why, you could wake up dead tomorrow. Well, good night.

    • Homer: Don't worry, son. I'm sure he's up in heaven right now, laughing it up with all the other celebrities...John Dillinger, Ty Cobb, Joseph Stalin...I wish I were dead.

    • (At IRS Burger, formerly Krusty Burger)
      Homer: Um, I'll have four tax burgers, one IRS-wich, withhold the lettuce, three defendant-sized sodas, and a FICA-cino.

    • Krusty's Cayman Islands Associate: Oh, I'm sorry. I can't divulge information about that customer's secret illegal account. (hangs up the phone) Oh, crap. I shouldn't have said he was a customer. Oh, crap. I shouldn't have said it was a secret. Oh, crap. I certainly shouldn't have said it was illegal. Ah, it's too hot today.

  • Notes

    • 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.

  • Allusions

    • 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.