The Simpsons

Season 6 Episode 15

Homie the Clown

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 12, 1995 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

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.

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  • Kind of Weak

    Homer goes to Krusty's Klown college. Krusty is on the run from Fat Tony and his henchmen, because he ows them money. They capture Homer who is dressed in make-up, and looks like Krusty. Will Homer be dead?

    An OK Episode, I think this is season 6's weakest. It is funny, but it's not as funny as other episodes and the plot bores me a lot. I also dislike the ending, I think it tried to hard to be funny but it failed. My overall grade is a "C" or so, so I think it was an average episode of the showmoreless
  • this was a good ep of the simpsons

    in this ep of the simpsons krusty makes a clown college and homer enrolls in it he is not a good clown but he looks lot like krusty .thing is gets msitaken to be krusty by the mob and they take him in and then another krusty shows up and homer and krusty must do a act for the mobs boss to make him laugh to get out of it alive. and they kidnapped them both because krusty owed money to the mob. this was a good ep i thought and it had alot of funny scenes in it .and that iswhy i gave it a 8.5moreless
  • Homer goes to clown college and becomes a clown.

    This was truly an episode that was defined by its amazing humor that could appeal to a wide variety of audiences. So many funny jokes were included in this episode like the baggy pants gag, the mafia taking over the clown college, and Homer trying to convince the mafia he is not krusty. Whenever I think about the Simpsons, I look to an episode like this because it shows us how brilliant the Simpsons writers can be when they want to be. This has always been one of my favortie episodes, and this would probably be the episode that I would show people who are expirencing the show for the first time.moreless
  • The funniest episode in the series from seasons 1-6. Homer goes to clown college after seeing a billboard for it.

    Krusty opens a clown college which Homer sees a billboard for. Obsessed by it, he enrolls to learn how to become a clown. Upon graduating, Homer appears as Krusty at various Springfield events. Homer starts to hate the job but sees its advantages when people think he is the real Krusty. This is all fine until Fat Tony and his gang want to get in touch with Krusty to collect his gambling debts. They find and capture Homer, who tries to tell them he is not Krusty. Ignoring him, they plan to kill him until Don Vittorio, their boss tells him that his life will be spared if he can perform a trick on a tiny bike. Homer fails the stunt and just in time the real Krusty arrives. Vittorio says they must now kill both unless they can both perform the trick together. They succeed and their lives are spared. This is episode is without a doubt a series classic. My favorite part is when Homer is riding the bike trying to go through the loop and his pants get caught in the wheel and get ripped off! LOLmoreless
  • Homer goes to College, Clown College.

    Another attempt at Homer to get an education. Homer tries to be like Krusty the Clown, and goes through the fantasy of everyone being a clown. I wasn't surprised that Homer passed narrowly, but now he gets to be like Krusty, the glamour parts and the terrible parts. Meanwhile, Krusty is in debt with the mob, and he runs away, and the mob thinks Homer is Krusty. They were smart for making this episode.moreless
Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

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

Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others

Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer

Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others

Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright

Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others

Yeardley Smith

Yeardley Smith

Lisa Simpson

Dick Cavett

Dick Cavett


Guest Star

Johnny Unitas

Johnny Unitas


Guest Star

Joe Mantegna

Joe Mantegna

Fat Tony

Recurring Role

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

Milhouse Van Houten, Rod Flanders, Jimbo Jones, and others

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

  • 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!

    • Krusty: (about Harlem Globetrotters) He's spinning the ball on his finger! Just take it!

    • Homer: Who am I clowning? I have no business being a clown! I'm leaving the clowning business to all the other clowns in the clowning business.

    • (telling where they are from)
      Man #1: Texas.
      Man #2: Brookland.
      Man #3: New Hampshire.
      Homer: Homer.

    • Lenny: Hey, Homer! The section you're supposed to be monitoring is on fire!

    • Homer: Krusty! Oh thanks, thanks a lot! You came here to save me!
      Krusty: Yeah… that's what I did.

    • Homer: Hey, what are all these holes? (points at bullet holes in car hood)
      Car Salesmen: These are speed holes. They make the car go faster.
      Homer: (impressed) Oh yeah, speed holes.

    • Krusty's Accountant: Let me get this straight. You took all the money you made franchising your name and bet it against the Harlem Globetrotters?

    • Luigi: You come-a with me, come-a with Luigi. You don't want to sit with the rest of these scum.
      (people in restaurant grumble)
      Luigi: I only consider you scum compared to Krusty.
      (people in restaurant approve)
      Luigi: Yeah, you see how you scum.

    • Homer: Clown college? You can't eat that.

    • Homer: That's it, you people have stood in my way long enough! I'm going to clown college!
      Bart: I don't think any of us expected him to say that.

    • Homer as Krusty: You can't kill me for being Krusty! I'm not him! I'm Homer Simpson!
      First Man: The same Homer Simpson who crashed his car through our club?
      Homer: Uh, actually, my name is Barney. Yeah. Barney Grumble.
      Second Man: The same Barney Grumble who keeps taking pictures of my sister?
      Homer: Actually, my real name is...uh, think, Krusty, think! Joe Bulanchi!
      Third Man: The same Joe Balanchi who's squared to the center committee of our organized crime?
      Homer: Benedict Arnold!
      First Man: The same Benedict Arnold who plotted to surrender the West Point to the hated British?
      Homer: D'oh!

    • Krusty: Hire Kenny G to play for me in the elevator. My house is dirty, buy me a clean one.

    • Homer: Aw, being a clown sucks! You get kicked by kids, bit by dogs, and admired by the elderly!

    • Homer: I want a free car because I'm Krusty. Krusty the Clown! Get it!? (honking) KRUS-TY!

    • Lisa: If there has to be a bastardized version of Krusty, I'm glad it's you.

    • Krusty: Come and get your catskins...I mean sheepskins!

    • Homer: Hehehe. Clowns are funny.

    • Legs: I'm seeing double! Four Krustys!

    • Homer: When I see the smiles on their little faces, I just know they're getting ready to jab me with something!

    • Chief Wiggum: (thinks Homer is Krusty) Remember the time we got loaded and set those beavers loose in the pine furniture store?

    • Homer: (To Dick Cavett) Look, you're gonna be havin' dinner with Groucho tonight if you don't beat it!

  • NOTES (2)


    • 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.