Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others
Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others
Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier
Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others
Milhouse Van Houten, Rod Flanders, Jimbo Jones, and others
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.
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!
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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 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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