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"Hey hey, kids!"
―Krusty's catchphrase
―Krusty's laugh / catchphrase
"Why you little!"
―Krusty to Bart in The Krusty the Clown Show
"I'm Krusty The Clown! And I Love you!"
―Krusty as a toy

Sir[10] Herschel Shmoikel Pinchas Yerucham Krustofsky,[11] also once known under the alias of Rory B. Bellows,[12] better known by his stage name Krusty the Clown (sometines spelled as: Krusty the Klown), is the cynical, burnt-out, addiction-riddled smoking clown host of Bart, Lisa, and Maggie's favorite TV show The Krusty the Clown Show. He is a recurring character in The Simpsons and has a supporting role in The Simpsons Movie.


Krusty has Jewish parents and lived with his father in the Jewish community on Springfield's Lower East Side. As a rabbi, his father heavily criticized his son's career choice as a comedian. Keeping his entertainment lifestyle a secret, Krusty continued his role as a comedian until the day when his father came to one of his shows and a rowdy rabbi sprayed the makeup off his face in the Catskills. After this event, his father stopped talking to him, and they didn't make contact until many years later with Bart and Lisa Simpson.[13] Although ethnically Jewish, he generally doesn't want to stress this heritage, to the extent that he prohibited any references to his Jewish background on his show[14] up until his bar mitzvah.[11]

Krusty, without his makeup, bears an uncanny physical resemblance to Homer Simpson. However, there are also differences such as his cow-skull birthmark and small feet. Krusty had a near-fatal heart attack in 1986, requiring the installation of a pacemaker.[15]

He also seems to be disturbed at even the mere mention of someone having an affair, as when Homer tells Krusty the Clown that Apu was cheating on Manjula (due to his thinking he would joke about it), he reacted quite differently from how Homer expected by saying in a remorseful tone that it was sad and feeling sorry for all of their kids.[16] Krusty lives in his mansion in the upscale residential area of Springfield Heights, which is also home to mob don Fat Tony and actor Troy McClure.



Young Krusty as an entertainer

When he was young, Krusty was similar to what Homer was like when he enrolled into clown school, showing an intense desire to become a showman and a stage performer when he grew up, estranging the relationship between his father to follow this dream. Like Homer, the decades of repeated humiliation, embarrassment, and dejection from the audience he entertained, jades Krusty's enthusiasm over his career until it turned him into a complete charlatan. Off-stage, Krusty has shown to be a skirt-chasing, manic-depressive, alcoholic, chain-smoking gambler which he states he became to deal with the stress of his job. He inhales moon rocks just to get him to "normal" and once became addicted to Percadon (ironically the sponsor of his show at the time). Krusty's cynicism has shown him to be a good comedian at times due to his way of seeing things as they are and most of his adult-orientated humor is uncouth for his role as a kids television presenter but his sellout tendencies, difficulty in taking matters seriously and enjoyment of his fame keeps him in a job he really hates. Once, he attempted standup, and even succeeded when he gave his cynical impressions, but his success ended up ruined when he tried to market the Canyonero.

Despite his image as a children's role model, Krusty is very inappropriate when it comes to women. In "Like Father, Like Clown", his favorite hotline is called "Sex Chat". He also faced a sexual harassment lawsuit which landed him a court-order sidekick Ms. No Means No, wrote a book called Sex and is also had a history of being addicted to pornography.


Krusty using a hundred dollar bill to light a cigarette

Krusty, throughout his career as a comedian, sold out and totally over-merchandised his name from his own fast food restaurant chain to toys, clocks, swabs, eye-dabbers, a clown school, Canyanero and Vodka rather than work on his own act. It is implied that his over-merchandising was in a failed attempt at curbing his gambling addiction. Because of his tendency to sell-out, he often steals from other comedians, once having to pay a settlement of $10,000 out of court for George Carlin for stealing his "Seven Words You Can't Say On TV" skit, and also to Steve Martin due to his use of "Well, EXCUUUUUUUSE me!", ironically during his phone call to George Carlin seconds earlier. His gambling issues have got him into trouble with the mafia and close to bankruptcy and he has literally burnt money to light a cigarette (and also implied while doing the act that such was even better than lighting the cigarette itself), once with a hundred dollar bill, a rare comic book and diamond pearls. Once, he left a live show and his audience waiting so he and Mel could see if their lottery tickets were winners and regularly gambles on sporting events.

One of his most notable traits would be his deep dislike for his fans. For him, speaking to the audience at his live show is "death" and he almost never signs his own autographs, once having Bart, who was his assistant at the time, sign his own name for a crowd of fans, another time being Cletus' children and the one time he did sign an autograph himself, signed it "K the C" (which he justified by saying the pen he was using needed to last him all day). Ironically, the one fan who interacts with Krusty the most, Bart Simpson, who also saved him from jail, reunited him with his estranged father and helped him when his career was going nowhere, Krusty shows as much apathy for him as he does the rest of his fans, initially refusing to join Bart's family for dinner and even forgetting who he is without a reminder. He also has an unbridled hatred for his supervisors, Fox Television and interns. However, he has a notably closer relationship with Sideshow Bob and Sideshow Mel.


Together again

Krusty with his father.

Krusty's father is Rabbi Hyman Krustofsky (who passed away in the first episode of Season 26 called Clown In The Dumps), and his grandfather was Rabbi Zev Krustofsky. He also has an unnamed sister and a nephew named Josh. Through his mother, Rachel, Krusty is supposedly an older half-brother to the actor Luke Perry. He has several illegitimate children, which includes a son whose name is not mentioned and a daughter named Sophie.


Krusty is known to be best friends with Sideshow Mel, but Mel is really just Krusty's sidekick. Krusty's real best friend is known to be Mr. Teeny, his helper monkey. He is also often shown to be friends with Sideshow Bob when he is out of jail even if Bob is merely trying to assassinate him. He also shares a relationship like this with Bart, who is his biggest fan and calls him his hero. While Krusty is fond of Bart and will often help him when he can, he often forgets about Bart and requires his memory to be coaxed, despite Bart saving him on several occasions. Often, Krusty just calls him "kid" rather than his real name.


Krust and soph

Krusty and his daughter Sophie

Krusty has been married a total of fifteen times. He usually gets married to his sideshows. He rejected Princess Penelope at their wedding believing that she deserved to marry someone better than him, but he eventually got back together with her. Krusty also had a child with a housemaid that said she was infertile. Krusty had a child named Sophie from a one-night stand with a female soldier named Erin.


Despite his wealth, Krusty is frequently depressed when offstage. The contrast between these two personae is often used as a source of comedy by the writers. Krusty also exhibits laziness, irresponsibility, and promiscuity, among other negative traits. He smokes heavily and appears to have a low standard of health. He also has a laughing problem; he can randomly laugh at moments.

Krusty is shown to be completely illiterate in "Krusty Gets Busted", and seems to be learning how to read in "Like Father, Like Clown"; it seems Krusty is completely literate by the events of episodes such as Lisa's First Word and "I Love Lisa", as he reads things in these episodes.

Krusty revealed that he was illiterate during a court case after being framed for armed robbery by Sideshow Bob.[15] It is also revealed in "Pulpit Friction" he has vodka in his squirt flower and uses a monkey taser to train Mr. Teeny. He once committed tax fraud by placing some of his money in a secret account on the Cayman Islands. When he was accidentally exposed for it by Bart, he nearly lost everything. He deeply considered hitting Bart at the latter's request when he attempted to apologize, but chose against it, simply telling him to go home instead.

Angry Krusty

Krusty about to hit Bart

His illegitimate daughter, Sophie, was the result of Krusty sleeping with a female soldier during the Gulf War. Now estranged, her mother has developed a bitter hatred of clowns and displays it with her choice of artwork (depicting violence being performed against clowns), this being because his actions caused her to fail in her mission. Krusty also implied when meeting Sophie and learning that she was the byproduct of a one-night stand during the Iraq War that, besides Sophie's mother, he also slept with an Israeli flight attendant as well as Cokie Roberts during the Iraq War. Krusty is said to have married fifteen different wives, with each wife leaving him.[17] He also was implied to have received fellatio from Susan Anton, as when asking for "the animal that bites on [his] groin" so he could compete with Angry Dad in terms of comedy, his secretary mistakes the request as being for Susan Anton before he specifies he meant a lemur when he said "animal". At one point he tried to pick up a girl at some point until he discovered that the chick was actually male, in which the morning after, he tries to get a friend to get him out of the relationship.[18] At one point, he also proceeded to visit people who were undergoing medical surgeries and comfort them for reasons strongly implied to be due being sentenced in court to do so (his movements and sounds imply he had been sentenced due to a drunken hit and run ).[19]

Outside of personal problems, he has also shown himself to have medical problems. As noted above, he once suffered a heart attack on the air. He was also implied to have had heart surgery from another relapse during the time New Springfield was being blacked out by Old Springfield.[20] He also mentioned that he was diabetic once to his daughter.[21] He also has several organ problems, causing him to get worried when everyone decided to remove their organ donor stickers upon Bart's point after getting a driver's license at an early age due to saving Springfield from a fire.[22] He also has a serious smoking addiction, to the extent that he had one nicotine patch on his arm, and eventually tried to lick it off, resulting in him having to cover himself.[23] One time, he also ended up while trying to do a wind up collar gag in a park sketch involving Sideshow Mel, or rather, Sideshow Melanie, only for it to horribly backfire where the wind up collar ended up tying up his collar so much that it started to suffocate him due to it prematurely getting to 100 rpm (as he intended to start off at 60 rpm and reach 100 with the skirt blow) and eventually forced him to yank it off to avoid suffocating to death, and then proceeded to throttle the technician responsible for the device upon telling him off as well as the technician's poor choice of words when explaining why he had it at 100 rpm, and then (according to Lisa) firing the associate producer.[24]

Physical Appearance[]

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Krusty (left) and Homer (right). The mob can't recognize Who is Krusty because of the similarity

Krusty the Clown has aqua-green hair in three tufts on the sides and top of his head, as well as a white face (which was once revealed without makeup in "Krusty Gets Busted"). He also wears a light purple, short-sleeved shirt and lime green clown pants with red clown shoes, a light blue bow-tie, and white gloves.

He has the same face, and body and shape as Homer, which was frequently made light of in earlier episodes. When he was in court, he had his clown clothes removed to wear a prison uniform, his makeup was cleaned off, and his fake red nose was off, which reveals that he has the same face as Homer, except for his teal haircut. In later episodes, however, it is heavily implied that his "makeup" was actually pale skin that was created as a result of his heart attack.


Career in Media[]

While Krusty said he was in the entertainment business for 50 years,[25] he also claimed to have been estranged from his father for 25 years.[13] Krusty's "humble beginnings" in his show-biz career was as a street-mime in Tupelo, Mississippi.[15] According to one episode, he was banned for 10 years after saying the word "pants" in his TV debut in a 1957 episode of The Milk of Magnesia Summer Cavalcade, and returned in a Laugh-In episode where his shutters failed to open, which set him back "another 22 years".[26] However, depending on various contradicting sources, he was a serious talk show host in 1961,[27] a childish TV entertainer in 1963,[28] or a cynical stand up act who moved to cheaper more physical gags in the mid-'60s after Annie Dubinsky became his agent.[25] In 2011 Krusty also mentioned doing shows for kids before the 1970s.[25] In any case, for much of his career, he had his own show, The Krusty the Clown Show.[25]


Krusty doing an act during the Gulf War

In 1973, he performed a song of The Doors live on TV ("Break on Through (To the Other Side)"). He briefly took up stand-up comedy, and during the Gulf War, he tried to entertain the soldiers by making an off-color pun off of Saddam Hussein's name ("Saddam Hussein?! They should call him "So Damn Insane!!" Hahahaha!" "Hey, you're just fanning the flames of hatred!"), as well as having the Cincinnati Bengal Cheerleaders entertain the soldiers, which was controversial at best ("Hey, I can't watch this! I have a girlfriend at home!" "This is an insult to our Muslim hosts!"). However, the show was unexpectedly shut down due to a sandstorm, so he was forced to take refuge in a tent which coincidentally had a female soldier whom he later slept with. However, the night of passion quickly turned sour after he ruined her chance at assassinating Saddam Hussein (as well as destroying an entire shipment of Duff beer to the camp, due to his jumping on her and her bazooka's aim going awry as a result). As a result of the one-night stand, he became the father of Sophie.

He has been the subject of controversy a few times. As has been mentioned, his act during the Gulf War was considered to be in bad taste. He has also been known to utilize other outdated, insensitive stereotypes. For instance, during a charity stand-up routine in the Springfield Amphitheater, he imitated a stereotypical Asian to the shock of the audience, and his television show featured a skit with stereotypical portrayals of the French, Jamaicans, and gay men (which he associated with San Francisco).


The Simpsons - Krusty The Clown Theme Tune


Krusty drink

Krusty quickly became a multimillionaire – mostly by mass-marketing his name and image to a variety of suspect products and services. In the Simpsons' world, there is everything from Krusty alarm clocks, to Krusty dolls, Krusty eyewash, and Krusty's Clown College (which Homer attended), many of which are owned by Bart. The more dangerous ones include the Krusty home pregnancy test, which "may cause birth defects", Krusty's brand of bubble gum, which contains spider eggs (which they knew about) and hantavirus (which they didn't know about), and Krusty's brand of cereal, which in one episode has a boast on the box first for a jagged metal Krusty-O in each box, and then flesh-eating bacteria in each box. Krusty seems also to be involved with the chemical industry; in one scene a railway tank car of Krusty brand sulfuric acid is shown. In addition, he also had a brand of Mayonnaise that ultimately ended up recalled for presumably health concerns, shortly after Krusty claimed it was safe, an event that Krusty apparently was still sore about as he called it "out of bounds" and immediately ended the "interview" with a swarm of news reporters after a similarly disastrous incident involving a massively overweight man getting trapped in the H-2-Whoa slide at Mt. Splashmore.

There is only one known lawsuit to date regarding these products- the time that Bart ate a jagged metal Krusty-O and had to have his appendix removed. However, it was suggested at the end of the episode that he would sue Krusty again after he ingested the flesh-eating bacteria that was put into the cereal (mostly to get back the $500 he spent to make Lisa feel better). At one time, he had his own brand of Pork Products. This might have led to his almost fatal on-the-air heart attack. He also has Kamp Krusty, which was a living hell for anybody who went there (it was later revealed that the only reason he signed off on the camp was that he had been bribed with "a dump truck full of money", and eventually regretted the decision). Krusty also operates his own television production company, Krustylu Productions (a pun on Lucille Ball and her husband Desi Arnaz's Desilu Productions). (A list of Krusty-related products is attached at the end of this page.)

Each Krusty product comes with his own seal of approval which he is 'supposed' to give after testing the product himself. Unfortunately for everyone who dares to buy any of his merchandise, Krusty endorses absolutely anything suggested to him immediately, and quality stamps shoddy products without even looking at them half the time. It's gotten to the point Krusty had to open the Klown Kollege because there was nothing else left for him to endorse.

His fame was also such that he was almost knighted by the Queen of England (the ceremony was interrupted with an urgent phone call that presumably notified him of the riot occurring at Kamp Krusty).

Framed by Sideshow Bob[]

In "Krusty Gets Busted", Sideshow Bob frames Krusty for armed robbery of the Kwik E Mart in retribution of abusing him and his brother Cecil on his show. Homer serves as a witness to this robbery and sees the robber and describes him. Krusty is later arrested and put on trial while Sideshow Bob steals his show. Lisa and Bart go to the scene of the crime, and go over the evidence clearing Krusty of any wrongdoing - First, Krusty has a pacemaker, which prohibits him from using the microwave because the magnetron will short it out, which didn't happen because Bob used it to cook a burrito. Second, Krusty is illiterate, and Bob stole the Springfield Review of Books during the robbery and he was reading it before he held up Apu. Finally, Krusty does not wear clown shoes on his day off and would not have felt it, and Homer stepped on Bob's foot in the security footage causing him to exclaim in pain. With the new evidence Sideshow Bob is imprisoned for robbery and he vows to kill Bart and Krusty when he gets out, Krusty is released on bail, while Bart and Lisa get all the Krusty products back.

Show Cancellation[]

His show was canceled once after the debut of Gabbo, the ventriloquist dummy, who was so popular, Krusty was driven out of business. Bart managed to get the Gabbo show canceled in two ways: when he snuck into the studio and switched on the camera during what was supposed to be a commercial break, revealing ventriloquist Arthur Crandall saying "All the children in Springfield are S.O.B.s" through Gabbo, and helping Krusty with creating a comeback special for Krusty was ultimately held (Parody of the Elvis comeback special), in which Krusty's many Hollywood friends bailed him out.


Krusty often retires from and then returns to showbiz throughout his career. One of his attempts was almost a permanent one because of recently paroled Sideshow Bob's latest scheme – wiring plastic explosives to a hypnotized Bart and sending him up on stage to kill Krusty. However, a last-minute change of heart at Krusty's touching mention of him in a speech waylaid Bob's plan (as well as a last-minute rescue by Krusty's chain-smoking chimp, Mr. Teeny).

Krusty even faked his own death to avoid the IRS. Taking the name Rory B. Bellows, he became a salvager of sunken ships.

Non-Canon Appearances[]

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In "Lisa's Wedding", he attends Lisa Simpson's wedding and Julius Hibbert tells him that Maggie Simpson has an incredible voice.

In "Future-Drama", at age 60, he meets Marge Simpson after she and Homer separate. He beats up Homer after the latter challenges him to a fight. After the fight, Marge dumps Krusty and finally gets back together with Homer originally.

In "Holidays of Future Passed", Krusty is seen on a grown-up category saying boring things about his life at age 82, which Bart Simpson finds out when attempting to entertain his loveable (and sometimes disrespectful) kids.

Treehouse of Horror[]

Krusty appears as the Headless Horseman in the opening of "Treehouse of Horror VI", throwing his head at the camera and making his trademark groan.

In the "Treehouse of Horror XIX" segment "How to Get Ahead in Dead-vertising," Krusty is the first celebrity harmed by Homer (albeit unintentionally) for a group of amoral ad men's purpose of using his likeness in commercials without having to pay royalties. Enraged, Krusty leads an army of celebrities from Heaven to take revenge on Homer and other Springfieldians, killing Homer with a shotgun blast to the head. When returning to heaven, they were locked out by Homer as revenge.

In the "Treehouse of Horror XX" segment "Don't Have a Cow, Mankind," Krusty was present at Krusty Burger for the unveiling of their new Burger², and explains the process of how it's made to Kent. Immediately after Kent becomes a "muncher", he bites Krusty in the arm, and while berating him for doing so, Krusty also transforms and confronts the cameraman.

In "Treehouse of Horror XXIV", Krusty has Lisa Simpson's head on him after her head gets sawed off her own body.

The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World[]

He helmed the art contest and announced the winners. He expressed shock that Bart won when announcing it despite the blatantly low-quality artwork. It is unclear whether he was aware that Mr. Burns rigged the contest to have Bart win in an attempted assassination against the Simpsons family or not. Aside from this, he also appears in the ending of each mission, where he congratulates the player with a phrase originating from each part of the world Bart went through (China, Antarctica, Egypt, and California). In the ending, he announces Mr. Burns and Smithers' arrival on the show to personally congratulate Bart, prompting Bart to hurl pies in their faces.

Virtual Bart (1994 video game)[]

Krusty makes a cameo in two missions:

  • In the Pig level, Krusty acted as the implied owner of the pork factory that acted as the setting of the level. As such, images in his likeness were seen throughout, especially in the Executive office.
  • In the Post-Apocalypse level, if the player wins the challenge, the ending has Bart shoving his charred family aside to watch the Krusty the Clown show, with his saying "Welcome, surviving kids!" in reference to how Springfield was nearly annihilated by a nuclear meltdown.

The Simpsons Bowling[]

Krusty acts as one of the playable characters in the game. Occasionally, if the player fails to time the ball throwing right, it will have Krusty accidentally throw his ball up in the air and then land on the tip of his clown shoe, causing him noticeable pain. This indirectly alluded to Sideshow Bob's framing of him. His ending has him pick up a trophy only for a jack in the box to emerge from the cup, irritating him enough to kick it away only to have an implied heart attack afterward.

The Simpsons Road Rage[]

Krusty is involved as one of the townspeople who is attempting to do a taxi service among members of the community in an attempt to buy back the public transit system from Mr. Burns after the latter converted it into a nuclear-powered bus system. He also announces the player's current rating system after the player completes the level or loses the level (although the voice who says the title itself was actually Harry Shearer, in a monotonous voice, dubbing over the obviously pre-recorded message.) He is also an unlockable character with his clown car. In one of the game's missions, he tries to get tourists away from his house by knocking over the signs leading to it.

The Simpsons: Hit & Run[]

Krusty the Clown advertised and endorsed Buzz Cola shortly after it hit the market. However, most other times, he was frequently depressed, and also had some disbelief in regards to Bart attempting to warn the townsfolk about an impeding Alien conspiracy.

The Simpsons Game[]

Rather ironically, Krusty appears in the level Mob Rules as one of the people Marge can use to protest the sales of the Grand Theft Scratchy videogame to minors. Mini-Krusties appear in Shadow of the Colossal Donut to attack Homer and Bart, spouting out various (and sometimes twisted) Krusty the Clown sound bites. Throughout the game Bart can collect Krusty coupons that he can use to win various Krusty-based trophies. The Mini-Krusties make a final appearance in the Game Over level as one of the icons God uses to defeat the Simpsons as the family destroy his ''Hii''.

"The Wettest Stories Ever Told"[]

Krusty appears in the very last segment of this as one of the passengers on the maiden voyage of the S.S Neptune. He is among those killed when a tsunami capsizes the ship. He sits up with a pair of legs across him and exclaims angrily "Hey you schmuck, get off of me!", only to realize that it is his lower body as he has been cut in half. He laments going out "with a side gag" before dying.

The Simpsons Guy[]

In the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover, Krusty can be seen at the trial next to Mort due to the fact they're both Jewish. He is later at the Krusty The Clown Show, blasting Peter out of a cannon while Peter and Homer are in combat.

The Simpsons Ride[]

In The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood, Krusty is at his theme park where he announces his new "Thrilltacular, Upsy-downsy, Spins-aroundsy, Teen-operated Thrill Ride." and decides on which family will be the first to try it out. Eventually, he chooses Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie, and Grampa for the ride, unaware that it is part of a sinister plot by Sideshow Bob who is not only seeking revenge on the clown, but the Simpson family as well.

Behind the Laughter[]

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Krusty's first appearance in the Simpsons short "The Krusty the Clown Show"

The character of Krusty was partially inspired by real-life clown "Rusty Nails" whom Simpsons creator Matt Groening watched as a child while growing up in Portland, Oregon. Some of his biographical details echo those of comedian Jackie Mason, who voices Krusty's father, including being the son of an orthodox rabbi, and being temporarily banned from television due to a controversial performance.

Krusty's appearance and design is basically just that of Homer Simpson with clown make-up. Groening said that "The satirical concept that I was going for at the time was that The Simpsons was about a kid who had no respect for his father, but worshiped a clown who looked exactly like his father," a theme which became less important as the show developed. One concept initially saw Krusty being revealed as Homer's secret identity but the idea was dropped for being too complex and because the writers were too busy developing the series. The idea of Homer as Krusty, however, was revisited in Homie the Clown, where Homer takes a job as a Krusty double, only to get abducted by Fat Tony, who mistakes Homer for Krusty partly due to the resemblance.

It has been stated by Groening that the voice of Krusty was based on the long-time Chicago version of Bozo played by Bob Bell.


  • Krusty the Clown was originally intended to be Homer Simpson to create a problem between Bart's love for Krusty, and his dad (who he doesn't look up to at all). This was later scrapped to keep Krusty as a frequent character to the series. This explains why Krusty and Homer bear a strong resemblance to each other.
  • Dan Castellaneta would again use Krusty's voice when he played villain Megavolt on the Disney cartoon series Darkwing Duck.
  • Krusty stated that he weighs almost 200 pounds in "Pranks and Greens," but he also has 30 pounds of makeup on, and carries heavy weapons.
  • In "Colonel Homer", when Krusty was throttling Sideshow Mel, he shouted, "I thought I told you to stay away from my sister!" Whether he was referring to Barbara Van Horne or someone else is never explained.
  • A man who looked extremely like Krusty without makeup appeared in "Dead Putting Society". Although this might be him, the man appeared to be thinner than him; however he have been wearing a girdle.
  • Apparently, Krusty refuses to acknowledge his Jewish heritage on the air, as evidenced when, during one of his episodes, he told off a chef guest star for mentioning that the recipe was his mother's matzoh brie.
  • In "Today, I Am a Clown", Krusty purchases one of Santa's Little Helper's second litters of Greyhound Puppies.
  • In "We Put the Spring in Springfield", Krusty was apparently good friends with Chief Clancy Wiggum, Principal Seymour Skinner, and Mayor Joe Quimby, as they are seen reminiscing about their very first visit to La Maison Derrière and Mayor Quimby commenting on the service.
  • It is shown that Krusty got Mr. Teeny because his previous monkey assistant would often beat him up.
  • Krusty once said that he can't swim, though in "Bart the Fink", he is shown swimming as he jumps from the boat.
  • In "Krusty Gets Busted", it is revealed Krusty has a rival clown called Hobo Hank.
  • In "Once Upon a Time in Springfield", Krusty mentioned that he had the operating table.
  • Krusty is a Republican.
  • In "Clown in the Dumps", the last thing Krusty ever heard his dad say was "eh".
  • In "Mr. Spritz Goes to Washington", he mentions that he owns a dog. However, it has yet to appear in any episode.
  • While he is clearly shown to be a pervert when it comes to women, Krusty may have also been a Pedophile since it was mentioned in "Clown in the Dumps" that he had one appearance on "To Catch a Predator".
  • He is the featured character on the Season 11 DVD box set.
  • Krusty makes a cameo in the Harvest Moon manga as a doll which was given as a gift to Claire by her mother.
  • Krusty has said, "I just want to win something for once," when receiving a fake Grammy showing that he doesn't have any awards.
  • Before opening Krusty Burger, he promoted Worth-a-try Burger.[29]
  • He was the first character in the series, outside the Simpsons family, to have an episode where he was the main character in "Krusty Gets Busted".
  • He was the former owner of, Krusty's Clown College. Untill Fat tony took it over.


Krusty The Clown
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Episode Appearances[]

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Krusty The ClownKrusty the Clown Show Characters, Locations and Key Episodes
Krusty the Clown | Sideshow Bob | Sideshow Mel | Sophie Krustofsky | Mr. Teeny

Krusty Burger | Clown College | Kamp Krusty
Krusty Gets Busted | Itchy & Scratchy & Marge | Like Father, Like Clown | Kamp Krusty | Krusty Gets Kancelled | Bart Gets Famous | Homie the Clown | Bart the Fink | The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show | The Last Temptation of Krust | Insane Clown Poppy | Day of the Jackanapes | Mr. Spritz Goes to Washington | Today, I Am a Clown | Yokel Chords | All About Lisa | Once Upon a Time in Springfield | The Ten-Per-Cent Solution | Clown in the Dumps | The Nightmare After Krustmas | Fears of a Clown | Krusty the Clown (episode) | The Clown Stays in the Picture | Clown V. Board of Education