The Simpsons

Season 23 Episode 8

The Ten-Per-Cent Solution

3
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 04, 2011 on FOX
7.8
out of 10
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Krusty the Clown is stuck in a rut when the television network pulls his show from the air and his talent agency drops him as a client. But when the Simpsons introduce him to seasoned agent Annie, they're surprised to learn that she was Krusty's very first agent. Despite their rocky relationship, Annie is convinced to re-sign Krusty and craft his career comeback. But when Krusty's retro comedy show reboot is deemed a critical success, Krusty must decide to stay with his agent or side with the network executives.

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  • the simpsons the ten percent soloution

    9.0
    i thought this was an okay episode of the simpsons it was better than last weeks episode it did have some funny moments in such as the scene when krusty and joan river's character were making out and then they got each other's makeup on their faces it was just a funny sight and seeing her chasing that guy around in the golf cart overal an okay episode
  • Better than The man in the blue pennal pants

    10
    Krusty the Clown is stuck in a rut when the television network pulls his show from the air and his talent agency drops him as a client. But when the Simpsons introduce him to seasoned agent Annie, they're surprised to learn that she was Krusty's very first agent. Despite their rocky relationship, Annie is convinced to re-sign Krusty and craft his career comeback. But when Krusty's retro comedy show reboot is deemed a critical success, Krusty must decide to stay with his agent or side with the network executives. This episode was way better than its previous episode. I laughed a bunch of times like the kids watching Itchy and Scrathy, Hulu part, King of the Hill reference, Honeymooners parody, Homer lying dead, Krusty getting fired by a cannon, flashback of Annie meeting Krusty, Krusty performing at a theater with adults, and a few more. Overall, this episode was perfect. 10/10moreless
  • The best episode I've seen this season!

    10
    Well, since my old review for this episode mysteriously disappeared, I've decided to rewrite it. I thought this was a hilarious episode, and it's the best I've seen this season so far. The storyline was very original, and there was a lot of great humor, like the Itchy and Scratchy cartoons interrupting Krusty's show, Krusty being shot from cannon to cannon near the beginning, the tap dancing monkey, Krusty and Annie kissing and getting their make-up mixed up, and the flashback with Annie spilling coffee on Krusty. I also thought the King of the Hill reference was very clever. My favorite part, though, was the ending with Annie chasing the guy in the golf cart and he shouts, "I'm just doing this for college credit!" Overall, my grade for this episode is definitely an A+! Marebear2009, out!moreless
  • Oh Hank......

    7.5
    First off, how dare they tear down the "King of the Hill" exhibit"?!



    Second, can I really say anything that hasn't been said about the current run (Seasons 14-24) that hasn't already been said? There's been a few more laughs per capita since Season 19, but for the sake of sanctity, this show needs to wrap. The voice talent just reupped for two more seasons, so let's end it there with a proper send off and call it good. The aforementioned "King of the Hill" was almost cancelled at least six times before it finally ended and they were able to end on a decent note. Please let "The Simpsons" have the same dignity.moreless
  • An excellent Krusty the Clown episode with tons of humor to really make you laugh very hard

    10
    Krusty the Clown is stuck in a rut when the television network pulls his show from the air and his talent agency drops him as a client. But when THE SIMPSONS introduce him to seasoned agent Annie, they are surprised to learn that Annie was Krusty's very first agent. Despite their rocky relationship, Annie is convinced to re-sign Krusty and craft his career comeback. But when Krusty's retro comedy show reboot is deemed a critical success, Krusty must decide to stay with his agent or side with the network executives. This is seriously one the best episodes of "The Simpsons" that I have ever seen this season right next to "Bart Stops To Smell The Roosevelts" and the Season 23 opener (which title I can't remember at this moment). It was WAY more better than last week's episode episode and it a major improvement over it since I wasn't too impressed with last week's episode. It's been a while since we've seen a Krusty the Clown episode but I loved this episode and it's possibly the greatest Krusty the Clown episode I've seen. I laughed at tons of humor such as the "King of the Hill" reference at the TV museum (I love that show by the way :D haha), the tap dancing monkey and it being told that it will cooked into monkey tacos (that part cracked me up, Krusty being launched cannon to cannon near the beginning of the episode, Krusty and Annie making out and getting their make-up mixed up, Marge saying "I think this the part where the kids need to walk out" when Annie was telling the story on why she will never forgive Krusty, Annie chasing after the guy in a golf cart and then the guy shouting "I'm doing this for college credit" and then shouts "Oh, it got my leg", and many more. The Itchy and Scratchy bits were a little too violent for me in the beginning of the episode but I can easily let it slide since I'm a guy and found it to be somewhat funny. No boring moments and it's nothing much non-stop hilarious moments. Overall, this is seriously the funniest and best episode of Season 23 and one of the best Krusty the Clown episodes that I've ever seen... totally worth watching. 10/10moreless
Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

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

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

Janeane Garofalo

Janeane Garofalo

Herself

Special Guest Star

Jackie Mason

Jackie Mason

Unknown

Special Guest Star

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers

Annie

Special Guest Star

Chris Edgerly

Chris Edgerly

Voice of Unknown

Recurring Role

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

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

Recurring Role

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Krusty: They were kids, and we gave them candy if they laughed! And if they didn't, until the 70s, I hit them with a stick! Some jerk tracked down the kids and made a documentary. It's called "Circus of Shame" or something...

    • Annie Dubinsky: (discussing Krusty) I was so mad at him, I didn't have sex with a clown for five months!
      Marge: What about mimes?
      Annie Dubinsky: Come on, I'm not made of stone.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Show Title: Bumblebee Man flying in the air pursued by a swarm of bumblebees, as he yells "Ay, yi, yi!!!"
      Billboard Gag: Duffman is Mark Twain (Springfield Playhouse) with Duffman dressed as a mix of himself in character pictured.
      Chalkboard Gag: "Caucus" is not a dirty word.
      Couch Gag: The Simpsons arrive home to see what seems like the Excalibur sword stuck on their couch. Homer is unable to pull it out. Then Ned Flanders arrives, pulls it out easily to reveal an inscription on the blade stating "Property of Ned Flanders". He triumphently walks out with the sword as the family finally sits on the couch as Homer grunts at his failure.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • The opening scene of this episode has the kids watching Itchy & Scratchycartoons that parody movies from recent years, including The King's Speech (2010), The Social Network (2009), and Black Swan (2010).

    • The title of this episode pays homage to the Sherlock Holmes' novel "The Seven Per-Cent Solution" by Nicholas Meyer.

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