[MG39] The Krusty the Clown Show

The Krusty the Clown Show                              Written by Matt Groening
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> Didja notice...
    Voice credits:
        NANCY CARTWRIGHT as Bart
        YEARDLEY SMITH as Lisa

    Animation producer was Margot Pipkin.
    Animators were Wesley Archer and David Silverman.

    ... The Simpsons have a black-and white television set?

> Freeze Frame Fun
>> Waiting in line

    Channel 25
    Poster: Channel 25 brings you...
        The Krusty the Clown Show
        Krusty's face, surrounded by...
            Itchy and Scratchy
            The Happy Little Elves
            Chunky the Pig
        And bubbles...
            Talent Corner

>> The Simpsons TV room

    Photo of Grampa on the wall.

> Assorted comments and observations
Brian Howard {bh} gives the timing for this short as 1:20, meaning
that three seconds were cut for syndication.

> Quotes and scene summary
% B = Bart, L = Lisa, A = Maggie, H = Homer, K = Krusty
% Bart, Lisa, and Maggie wait in line outside the Channel 25 studios
% to get in for the Krusty the Clown Show.

B: Oh boy!  After all these years of watching Krusty the Clown on TV...
L: ... we finally get to meet Krusty the Clown in person!

% The studio doors open.

B: You know, I base my whole life on Krusty's teachings.

% They go inside.

L: Wow, the glamorous world of TV.
B: Ho, you gotta be kidding.
   How can they expect a genius like Krusty to work in a dump like this?

% The show begins.

K: Hi, boys and girls!  Come on board the Krusty the Clown show! [laughs]

% Pan over to the studio audience, Bart and the girls in attendance.
% Maggie sucks on her pacifier.

L: Krusty sure looks different in person.
B: No way is that Krusty.  Krusty's a <real> clown.
   That's just some lumpy ol' dude in a clown suit.

% Krusty concludes his introduction.

K: ... and Chunky the Pig.

% Cheers from the audience.

K: But first, let's pay a visit to some of Krusty's loyal kiddie cadets!

% Krusty takes his microphone into the peanut gallery.

K: And what's your name, little girl?

% He holds the microphone in front of Maggie.

A: (*suck*) (*suck*) (*suck*) (*suck*) (*suck*) (*suck*)

% The microphone moves to the next audience member.

K: And what's your name, little boy?
B: I'm Bart Simpson.  Who the hell are you?

% Bart points an accusatory finger.

K: Heh.

% Krusty grumbles, trying to contain his anger.

K: [brightly]  Why, I'm your old pal Krusty!
B: Oh yeah?  Then what's Krusty's secret motto?
K: Eh...  [remembers]  Oh.
   ``Instead of feeling sad and blue, keep a Krusty smile on you!''
B: Listen, pal.  I don't know how you found out Krusty's secret motto,
   but you're still an impostor!

% Bart rips off Krusty's fake red nose.  The audience boos.
% Bart yanks the microphone out of Krusty's hands (sending Krusty
% face down onto the floor).

B: Kids in TV land, you're being duped!

% Krusty grabs Bart by the neck and starts strangling him.

K: [in a gruff voice]  Why, you little...
B: Lll-lll-lll-lll...

% At home, Homer and Marge watch the show.  Marge reacts in shock.

H: D'oh.

% Homer slaps his face.
% [End of Act One.  Time: 1:17]
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Conversion by Howard Jones (ha.jones@ic.ac.uk)