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The Best Krusty Episodes of 'The Simpsons'

Updated June 12, 2019 313 votes 28 voters 1.2k views30 items

Krusty the Clown is one of the most beloved supporting characters on The Simpsons. He's a hero to Bart but a general menace to society at large. He embodies the worst aspects of Hollywood and always seems to find himself in trouble with the wrong crowd. And then, of course, there's his show. When it's not on the brink of cancellation, something always seems to be going wrong that causes Krusty to lose his cool. There's no other clown like him, and that's why this list is counting down the best Krusty episodes of The Simpsons of all time, as voted on by Simpsons lovers like you. 

Throughout the over 30 seasons the show has been on the air, there have been all kinds of Krusty episodes. There have been episodes where Krusty has mingled with actual celebrities like Bette Midler and Johnny Carson. And then there are episodes that show Krusty struggling with his faith. He often fails his conservatively Jewish father who looks down on his profession.

Whether you're laughing with him or at him, you can't help but love Krusty. It is up to you to vote for the best Simpsons episodes about Krusty so that people just getting into the show know where to start. 

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    Bart, Lisa, and Milhouse go to Kamp Krusty only to discover the conditions are deplorable. Bart leads a rebellion after meeting a fake Krusty. 

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      Homer decides to go to clown school. Everyone thinks Homer is actually Krusty, including the mob...

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        Krusty's show gets cancelled. With the help of Bart, Krusty enlists the talents of some of his Hollywood pals to bring the show back. 

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        • Krusty gets framed for robbing the Kwik-E-Mart. Bart and Lisa, believing Krusty to be innocent, set out to solve the crime and determine who the true criminal is. 

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