The Simpsons

Season 1 Episode 12

Krusty Gets Busted

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



  • Allusions

    • Bart: Say it ain't so, Krusty!
      Bart's tearful comment references baseball's infamous Black Sox Scandal, where the Chicago White Sox were accused of accepting bribes to throw the 1919 World Series. The specific quote is rewritten from the original, "Say it aint' so, Joe" referring to "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, who supposedly told a child uttering the famous quote that the scandal was for real. The story was later retold in the 1988 film Eight Men Out.