Thursday, December 8, 2011

Simpsons: Krusty Really is a Dud

by Amy K. Bredemeyer

This episode was worse than most, folks. It wasn't interesting, barely had any jokes, and just ran without needing me to pause and laugh or think or write or anything. The plot was pretty cut-and-dried: Krusty gets fired, gets a new (old) agent, and starts a new career. Maybe the graphic "Itchy & Scratchy" cartoon in the beginning got to me too much. Maybe the end scene being so sexual left a bad taste in my mouth. Regardless, I don't ever want to see this episode again. Not that I watch The Simpsons in reruns, but still...

The Simpsons "The Ten-Per-Cent Solution" (S23E08): [The Itchy & Scratchy skit was a bit graphic for me.] The family goes to a television museum that is about to be torn down, as nobody needs to go to a specific place to see old television clips and relics anymore. [LoL at the King of the Hill break down.] Meanwhile, Krusty is told that his references are too outdated for the youth, and he gets fired. He runs into the Simpsons at the local Krusty Burger, and Bart and Lisa try to cheer him up.
The family brings him to see the agent they met at the museum.... turns out, she was his first agent, back in the 60s. [whoa. I know that Springfield is anything and everything, but geez that's a small world...] She turned him into a clown from a stand-up guy and launched him. They were also intimate for a while, but he left her. As much as she doesn't want to, she ends up taking him back as a client, and soon he's doing live theater for adults, basing the show on nostalgic references. [works for me!] The reviews are okay, so Krusty ends up with an offer from HBOtime, and wants his agent to become his producer. [LoL on the "what's said at a network pitch meeting..." joke.] The agent is a tyrant at the studio, and it only gets worse as time goes on. In the end, Krusty stays with the producer and the show becomes focused on sex rather than old-time comedy.

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