The Simpsons

Season 1 Episode 12

Krusty Gets Busted

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 29, 1990 on FOX

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  • 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.

    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.