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S30.E08: Krusty the Clown

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Homer finds his calling as a TV recapper, but his harsh grading causes a brawl with Krusty. After almost killing Homer, Krusty hides out at a real circus, and finds happiness there.


 

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"I come bearing the thing journalists hate most: News."

So Lisa is forced to become the lowest rung on the journalism ladder: A TV Recapper. Somehow this show was pointing at us/The AV Club. But just saying dumb things about what they saw on TV, it's perfect for Homer! Yeah, Homer starting to livetweet everything (even sex) hits close to home.

"JUST LIKE MY SHOW!"
"Why, is it season four again?"

Ouch. Same with Homer ranking "This is Us" C+. Take THAT.

Yeah, good luck writing down EVERY show that scrolled by (The Simpsons was one of them). There being no USA network makes tons of sense. I was thinking of shows like People of Earth and Final Space...but they're on TBS.

So it took 30 years for Krusty to perform in an actual circus? I figured the second Krusty committed to the circus life, the circus would shut down, and it did. It's all Bart's fault (the whole plot had seams of both Bart The Fink and Guess Who's Coming To Criticize Dinner), but I liked that Krusty turned himself in to save it. And I liked that Krusty got off because the jury was made up of people that hated Homer (and his bad reviews).

EDIT: Billy Eichner wasn't in it enough.

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That was pretty awesome !!  So much to go back and re-watch.

Loved the Google-Disney (a Northrop-Goldman company) plot to produce "popular" shows that no one has actually watched (because they don't actually exist) -- it's all about the subscriptions.

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5 minutes ago, Galileo908 said:

Yeah, good luck writing down EVERY show that scrolled by (The Simpsons was one of them). There being no USA network makes tons of sense. I was thinking of shows like People of Earth and Final Space...but they're on TBS.

Challenge accepted.

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I think they went after AVClub and BuzzFeed. BuzzFeed loves it's click bait. 

FXX seems to be running a Krusty marathon right now, for awhile I didn't think I switched channels. 

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I laughed a ton at the USA network jokes. I've seen Royal Pains! They should have thrown in a Covert Affiars in there though. 

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News stories seen at the Daily Fourth Gradian Editorial meeting:
-- A Long Way Brown: Requiem for a Lunch
-- Steroids and the Whiffle Ball Home Run Surge
-- Glue Sticks: Death in a Tube

Marge: "You're a what ?"
Lisa: "I'm a recapper."
Marge: "Huh ? what ?"
Lisa: "A TV recapper. I watch every episode of a show, then write a summary, followed by snarky comments and a letter grade."
Marge: "Well sometimes I do worry that I have the wrong opinions of what I've just seen."

Homer's first review of the Krusty show, as passed from Sideshow Mel to Krusty on the tablet:
"How do you know when a clown should call it quits ?  Is it when his monologue seems endless ? Is it when he throws a pie that clearly hits the face of a stunt double ? Or maybe it's the day he no longer makes you laugh. Overuse of comedic rule of three. Undoubtedly, this was the best episode of the season. But it still fell short. It is a pale shadow of a show that used to be the gold standard in afternoon clown-based kids TV. But still, at some level, it was a thrilling return to form. But, at another more important level, it was terrible. But still pretty good. But not really good at all.  B- "

Krusty (while driving his Tesla, trailing Homer): "I'll teach you to insult a thin-skinned Hollywood narcissist.  Ah Tesla, your 900 pound-feet of silent instant torque is the perfect killing machine."
That sounds it could be Tesla's new marketing phrase.

Homer (texting while evading Krusty): 
-- "Krusty is trying murder me. It will be the first time he has killed in years."
-- "Running me off the road, clearly a murderer out of ideas."

Krusty (when Bart wakes him up while he is laying on the gurney): "Don't look in my trunk. But if you do, uh, Chinese doctor says I need it."

Krusty: "Kid, I'm a TV clown, not like these trapeze-sucking tent fluffers.  Circus clowns don't talk, while I perform to camera with finely honed subtlety.  Hey hey !!"

List of clowns introduced to Soggy (Krusty):
-- Skitters ( I thought it was Skinners, but on 2nd viewing I think it's Skitters)
-- Bugbo
-- Wiggles
-- Clammy
-- Dr. Pickles
-- Mr. Bindle
-- Barrels
-- Drooly
-- Trembles
-- Blitzy
-- Handsy
-- Boobsy
-- Mr. Boobsy
-- Baby Boobsy
-- The Boobsy Twins
-- Ding-a-ling
-- Big Bong
-- Ring-a-ling
-- Zib zub
-- Fiddle-faddle
-- Flapjack
-- Sceneblow

Female dork: "How would like to come recap for us -- full-time -- at Culturesmash ?"
Homer: "You'll pay me to watch TV ?  God Bless You content-addicted click-baiters."

Peak TV -- That's pretty close to PTV or Previously.TV.  Just saying.

Homer: "Ok Walking Dead.  Too much walking, not enough dead. C+"

That elephant that Krusty/Soggy was hosing down looked a lot like Stampy.

Bart: "If they close this place down, where do I run away to -- college ?"
Krusty: "It's all over. I'm losing the only happiness that I didn't have to chug, snort, shoot, bet on or get enlarged. For the first time, I was a real clown. And now I've lost that."

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2 hours ago, ottoDbusdriver said:

Challenge accepted.

Whew !  That is a long list.

List of TV shows scrolling by in the Google-Disney CEO office:
-- Bob's Burgers
-- Insecure
-- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
-- Empire
-- 9-1-1
-- Black-ish
-- F is for Family
-- Star
-- Lethal Weapon
-- Westworld
-- Station 19
-- The Haunting of Hill House
-- Bojack Horseman
-- The Handmaid's Tale
-- Black Mirror
-- The Simpsons
-- Bodyguard
-- Succession
-- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
-- The Romanoffs
-- The Gifted
-- G.L.O.W.
-- Barry
-- I Love You, America
-- Narcos
-- American Vandal
-- The Bold Type
-- Big Mouth
-- The Good Place
-- Atlanta
-- Baskets
-- Better Things
-- Apollo Gauntlet
-- Decker: Unclassified
-- Mike Tyson Mysteries
-- Neon Joe: Werewolf Hunter
-- Rick & Morty
-- Robot Chicken
-- Samurai Jack
-- Squidbillies
-- Tender Touches
-- The Jellies !
-- Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories
-- Your Pretty Face is going to Hell
-- Bosch
-- Catastrophe
-- Comrade Detective
-- Fortitude
-- Patriot
-- Sneaky Pete
-- The Collection
-- The Last Post
-- The Last Tycoon
-- Switched at Birth
-- The Tick
-- Tin Star
-- Transparent
-- Z: The Beginning of Everything
-- Better Call Saul
-- Fear the Walking Dead
-- Halt and Catch Fire
-- Humans
-- Into the Badlands
-- Preacher
-- The Son
-- The Walking Dead
-- Turn: Washington's Spies
-- Hit the Road
-- Ice
-- Kingdom
-- Loudermilk
-- Mr. Mercedes
-- You, Me, Her
-- Broadchurch
-- Orphan Black
-- Being Mary Jane
-- The New Edition Story
-- Rebel
-- Tales
-- The Quad
-- Family Time
-- Grown Folks
-- In The Cut
-- Mann & Wife
-- Saints & Sinners
-- Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
-- Imposters
-- 2 Broke Girls
-- Blue Bloods
-- Bull
-- Code Black
-- Criminal Minds
-- Criminal Minds: Beyuond Borders
-- Doubt
-- Elementary
-- Hawaii Five-O
-- Kevin Can Wait
-- Life in Pieces
-- MacGyver
-- Madam Secretary
-- Man With A Plan
-- Me, Myself, and I
-- Mom
-- NCIS
-- NCIS: Los Angeles
-- NCIS: New Orleans
-- Pure Genius
-- Ransom
-- S.W.A.T.
-- Salvation
-- Scorpion
-- Seal Team
-- Superor Donuts
-- The Big Bang Theory
-- The Great Indoors
-- The Odd Couple
-- Training Day
-- Wisdom of the Crowd
-- Young Sheldon
-- Zoo
-- No Activity
-- Star Trek: Discovery
-- The Good Fight
-- Nashville
-- Still the King
-- Sun Records
-- Broad City
-- Detroiters
-- Idiotsitter
-- Jeff & Some Aliens
-- Big Little Lies
-- Crashing
-- Curb Your Enthusiasm
-- Game of Thrones
-- Girls
-- Gunpowder
-- Bones
-- Room 104
-- Silicon Valley
-- The Deuce
-- The Leftovers
-- The Young Pope
-- Tracey Ullman's Show
-- Veep
-- Vice Principals
-- Knightfall
-- Six
-- Vikings
-- Casual
-- Chance
-- Difficult People
-- Freakish
-- Future Man
-- Harlots
-- Marvel's Runaways
-- National Treasure
-- Shut Eye

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26 minutes ago, ottoDbusdriver said:

Whew !  That is a long list.

List of TV shows scrolling by in the Google-Disney CEO office:
-- Bob's Burgers
-- Insecure
-- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
-- Empire
-- 9-1-1
-- Black-ish
-- F is for Family
-- Star
-- Lethal Weapon
-- Westworld
-- Station 19
-- The Haunting of Hill House
-- Bojack Horseman
-- The Handmaid's Tale
-- Black Mirror
-- The Simpsons
-- Bodyguard
-- Succession
-- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
-- The Romanoffs
-- The Gifted
-- G.L.O.W.
-- Barry
-- I Love You, America
-- Narcos
-- American Vandal
-- The Bold Type
-- Big Mouth
-- The Good Place
-- Atlanta
-- Baskets
-- Better Things
-- Apollo Gauntlet
-- Decker: Unclassified
-- Mike Tyson Mysteries
-- Neon Joe: Werewolf Hunter
-- Rick & Morty
-- Robot Chicken
-- Samurai Jack
-- Squidbillies
-- Tender Touches
-- The Jellies !
-- Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories
-- Your Pretty Face is going to Hell
-- Bosch
-- Catastrophe
-- Comrade Detective
-- Fortitude
-- Patriot
-- Sneaky Pete
-- The Collection
-- The Last Post
-- The Last Tycoon
-- Switched at Birth
-- The Tick
-- Tin Star
-- Transparent
-- Z: The Beginning of Everything
-- Better Call Saul
-- Fear the Walking Dead
-- Halt and Catch Fire
-- Humans
-- Into the Badlands
-- Preacher
-- The Son
-- The Walking Dead
-- Turn: Washington's Spies
-- Hit the Road
-- Ice
-- Kingdom
-- Loudermilk
-- Mr. Mercedes
-- You, Me, Her
-- Broadchurch
-- Orphan Black
-- Being Mary Jane
-- The New Edition Story
-- Rebel
-- Tales
-- The Quad
-- Family Time
-- Grown Folks
-- In The Cut
-- Mann & Wife
-- Saints & Sinners
-- Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
-- Imposters
-- 2 Broke Girls
-- Blue Bloods
-- Bull
-- Code Black
-- Criminal Minds
-- Criminal Minds: Beyuond Borders
-- Doubt
-- Elementary
-- Hawaii Five-O
-- Kevin Can Wait
-- Life in Pieces
-- MacGyver
-- Madam Secretary
-- Man With A Plan
-- Me, Myself, and I
-- Mom
-- NCIS
-- NCIS: Los Angeles
-- NCIS: New Orleans
-- Pure Genius
-- Ransom
-- S.W.A.T.
-- Salvation
-- Scorpion
-- Seal Team
-- Superor Donuts
-- The Big Bang Theory
-- The Great Indoors
-- The Odd Couple
-- Training Day
-- Wisdom of the Crowd
-- Young Sheldon
-- Zoo
-- No Activity
-- Star Trek: Discovery
-- The Good Fight
-- Nashville
-- Still the King
-- Sun Records
-- Broad City
-- Detroiters
-- Idiotsitter
-- Jeff & Some Aliens
-- Big Little Lies
-- Crashing
-- Curb Your Enthusiasm
-- Game of Thrones
-- Girls
-- Gunpowder
-- Bones
-- Room 104
-- Silicon Valley
-- The Deuce
-- The Leftovers
-- The Young Pope
-- Tracey Ullman's Show
-- Veep
-- Vice Principals
-- Knightfall
-- Six
-- Vikings
-- Casual
-- Chance
-- Difficult People
-- Freakish
-- Future Man
-- Harlots
-- Marvel's Runaways
-- National Treasure
-- Shut Eye

I think you missed one.

Kidding :)

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And just because the wall of TV shows was a slightly different list, here we go.  Boy, I hope I spelled everything right. :)

Wall of shows in the Google-Disney CEO's office:

Large Block of Shows
1st Row: Life in Pieces, Madam Scecretary, Kevin Can Wait, Law and Order: True Crime, This is Use, The Simpsons, The Orville, Better Things, Fargo, 13 Reasons Why, American Vandal, Big Mouth, The Missing, Poldark, Claws, What Woudl Diplo Do ?
2nd Row: MacGyver, Victoria, Hot Date, Lethal Weapon, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, You're the Worst, Snowfall, Black Mirror, Bojack Horseman, Ozark, The White Princess, I'm Dying Up Here, The Last Ship, Good Behavior
3rd Row: American Horror Story, The Durrells, Schitt's Creek, Bones, Family Guy, Shameless, White Gold, Crashing, The Punisher, Iron Fist, G.L.O.W., F is for Family, Cleverman, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, At Home with Amy Sedaris, Animaniacs
4th Row: Man with a Plan, Billions, Ray Donovan, American Dad, Wanted, Superstore, The Defenders, Silcon Valley, Future Man, Room 104, Mindhunter, Friends from College, The A Word, Peopl Just Do Nothing, Teachers, Green Eggs and Ham
5th Row: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Bob's Burgers, Queen Sugar, The Crown, Homeland, Legion, Arrow, Chicago Med, Slasher, Stranger Things, The Affair, SMILF, Angie Tribeca, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (spin-off), Younger, Sherlock
6th Row: Empire, The Last Kingdom, NCIS: New Orleans, Ransom, The Haves and Have Nots, Jane the Virgin, Chicago PD, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Flash, Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, Twin Peaks: The Return, The Detour, Veronica Mars Revival, Do You Want to See a Dead Body, Animals
7th Row: Return of the Mac, Liar, If Loving You Is Wrong, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Good Fight, DC's The Legends of Tomorrow, Star Trek: Discovery, Santa Clarita Diet, Power, Chicago Fire, American Gods, Wrecked, Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television, Foursome
8th Row: Salvation, Swedish Dicks, Endeavour, My Mother and Other Strangers, Animal Kingdom, Broad City, Young Sheldon, Game of Thrones Prequel, Riverdale, The Girlfriend Experience, Search Party, Outlander, The Guest Book, Rhett & Link's Buddy System, Me and my Grandma

1st Small Block of shows
Fargo, Camping, The Rookie, Start Up, Transparent, Charmco, Snatch , iZombie, Supermansion, Bull, All American, Legacies, The Conners, Top of the Lake, Blue Bloods, The Romanoffs, Narcos, The Hundred, The Kids Are Alright, Preacher

2nd Small Block of shows
Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Get Shorty, The Deuce, Last Man Standing, Humans, Blackish, Fresh Off the Boat, Grey's Anatomy, Fuller House, The Son, How to Get Away with Murder, Kidding, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Homecoming, The Jellies, American Housewife, Tell Me A Story, Kominsky Method, She's Gotta Have It, Halt and Catch Fire

3rd Small Block of shows
Squidbillies, Neon Joe: Werewolf Hunter, Modern Family, Tin Star, Marvel's InHumans, Somewhere Between, Robot Chicken, Rick & Morty, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, Detroiters, Still Star-Crossed, Peaky Blinders, Tender Touches, Insecure, The Ranch, Real Rob, Greenleaf, Z: The Beginning of Everything

4th Small Block of shows
Bosch, America to Me, Magnum P.I., Fortitude, Better Call Saul, Maniac, The Tick, rel, Mayans M.C., The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Patriot, The First, Sneaky Pete, The Miniaturist, Fear the Walking Dead, Into the Badlands, Forever, The Purge, Hit the Road, Chicago Fire

5th Small Block of shows
FBI, Manifest, The Neighborhood, Happy Together, Supergirl, A Million Little Things, I Feel Bad, God Friended Me, Single Parents, Criminal Minds, The Cool Kids, New Amsterdam, Murphy Brown, Family Time, Elementary, In the Cut, Mann & Wife, Saints & Sinners, Into the Dark, Hawaii Five-O
 

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1 hour ago, ottoDbusdriver said:

List of clowns introduced to Soggy (Krusty):
-- Skinners
-- Bugbo
-- Wiggles
-- Clammy
-- Dr. Pickles
-- Mr. Bindle
-- Barrels
-- Drooly
-- Trembles
-- Blitzy
-- Handsy
-- Boobsy
-- Mr. Boobsy
-- Baby Boobsy
-- The Boobsy Twins
-- Ding-a-ling
-- Big Bong
-- Ring-a-ling
-- Zib zub
-- Fiddle-faddle
-- Flapjack
-- Sceneblow

Invalid! No JP Patches?

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Anyone else think it was odd that Homer and Marge were not in the courtroom ?  Everyone else in town was there.

The Jury consisted of:
-- Hans Moleman
-- Cletus
-- Patty
-- Selma
-- Cookie Kwan
-- Smithers
-- Disco Stu
-- Miss Hoover
-- The Sea Captain
-- Lunch Lady Doris
-- Superintendent Chalmers
-- Dr. Hibbert

Judge Snyder: "On the count of attempted murder of Homer Simpson, the jury finds Herschel Krustofsky .... not guilty."
<shocked gasps from the gallery>
Cletus: "It was self defense your honor. That recapper gave Krusty's show bad grades."
Patty: "It was justifiable Homercide."
Selma: "He gave Outlander a B minus."
Chalmers: "That show knows what it wants to be. Come on."
Judge Snyder: "Oooo. I've heard that gets really good about 8 episodes in. Krusty, you're free to go."

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12 minutes ago, ottoDbusdriver said:

Anyone else think it was odd that Homer and Marge were not in the courtroom ?  Everyone else in town was there.

Especially since Homer was the defendant?!

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12 hours ago, Galileo908 said:

Yeah, good luck writing down EVERY show that scrolled by (The Simpsons was one of them). There being no USA network makes tons of sense. I was thinking of shows like People of Earth and Final Space...but they're on TBS.

I immediately thought of "Burn Notice".

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13 hours ago, ottoDbusdriver said:

Selma: "He gave Outlander a B minus."
Chalmers: "That show knows what it wants to be. Come on."

I watch Outlander, but it's cheesy. This comment killed me. 

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