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Cultural References

  • The Krusty Klub Theme song sung by Krusty is a parody of the "Mickey Mouse Club March" from The Mickey Mouse Club along with the Krustkateers being a reference to the Mouseketeers.
  • The episode's title and plot as well as certain elements and scenes are references to the film All About Eve.
  • The pig dressed in the suit is Spider Pig from The Simpsons Movie.
  • Nelson's audition is a parody of Marvin Suggs and his Muppaphones from The Muppet Show.
  • The comic book Radioactive Man vs. Muhammad Ali is a parody of the 1978 comic book Superman vs. Muhammad Ali.
  • When Homer and Bart are out collecting coins, the theme from The Andy Griffith Show (titled "The Fishin' Hole") is heard.
  • Last Gasp with Krusty the Clown is a reference to Last Call with Carson Daly.
  • The dance Nelson practices for Krusty's show is a parody of the famous routine from Flashdance.
  • Sideshow Mel's narration breaks the fourth wall just before the advertisement break, saying, "Lisa didn't know it yet, but she had just dipped her first toe, into the business of show! And it is a business, as you will find out in three...two...one..."
  • During Krusty's first comedy act in the show after gaining back airtime, he is dressed as Nana from Disney's Peter Pan.


  • Lurleen Lumpkin can be seen with the group of celebrities wearing a purple dress when Lisa sets Krusty up for laughs.
  • In the scene in Last Gasp with Krusty the Clown, when Krusty says "This is the lowest I've ever sunk and I once made out with a blow up doll.". The closed captioning replaces Blow up doll with Brett Butler.
  • Gabbo, a ventriloquist dummy who has appeared a few times in the series, makes a short appearance.
  • This is the second episode where a Simpson becomes a star after a hard time working for Krusty. The first was Bart Gets Famous.
  • The baby wipes Krusty endorsed in Norway, "Krusty Kloven Baby Visker" is real Norweigian for "Krusty the Clown Baby Wipes".
  • This episode had the second lowest ratings in Simpsons history, with just 6.11 million viewers.
  • Unlike most episodes, this one features narration by Sideshow Mel.
  • Lisa would later wear her orange formal dress again in "Angry Dad: The Movie".


  • In the flashback in the beginning of the episode, when Lisa is about to receive the award, Homer and Lenny are surprised, opening a bottle of champagne, but when this scene comes back at the end of the episode, they are happily applauding her.
  • In the ending, Krusty during his comedy act while dressed as Nana from Peter Pan is implied to be about to mark territory on a hydrant, played by Sideshow Mel. In reality, only male dogs do that method of marking, as female dogs squat when urinating (as Nana's actual gender is female).
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