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The Simpsons

  • 2014
  • Season 26
  • 22 episodes
  • Comedy
  • Sitcom

Summary

Krusty's confidence takes a beating, Homer and Bart embark on a father-son bonding ocean voyage, and Marge starts her own sandwich shop.

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Episode 1: Clown in the Dumps

Summary

There's a death in Springfield, while Krusty's confidence takes a beating after he appears on a TV comedy roast with Sarah Silverman and Jeff Ross, prompting him to retire from the business. Lisa becomes worried for Homer's safety, so sets out to prevent him getting hurt

Review

Spoiler alert! It’s Rabbi Krustofski, Krusty the Clown’s dad. He dies.

It’s worth getting that out of the way, lest you be disappointed by the tremendous hype that accompanied this season 26 premiere. When producer Al Jean teased that an Emmy-winning character would croak, headlines around the world speculated that it might be Bart or Krusty himself. But it’s not. It’s Rabbi Krustofski (Jackie Mason).

The rest of the episode similarly fails to deliver on its promise. For instance, it’s unforgivable to include both Kelsey Grammer (Sideshow Bob) and David Hyde Pierce and not have them reprise the bickering Terwilliger brothers. But it’s worth tuning in for the hallucinatory, post-apocalyptic couch gag by guest animator Don Hertzfeldt, before turning over to Channel 4. In some neat passive aggressive scheduling, they have a day of classic episodes, plus the movie.

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Details

Released on
2014-11-02
Languages
English
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

rolename
Homer Simpson/Krusty the ClownDan Castellaneta
Marge SimpsonJulie Kavner
Bart SimpsonNancy Cartwright
Lisa SimpsonYeardley Smith
Moe SzyslakHank Azaria
Principal SkinnerHarry Shearer
Sideshow BobKelsey Grammer
HerselfSarah Silverman

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