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Krusty Gets Busted

Krusty Gets Busted

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Homer stops by at the Kwik-E-Mart on the way home from work one night and witnesses a robbery, committed by Krusty the Clown. Krusty is arrested and Sideshow Bob takes over his show. Outside the courthouse, Krusty tells Bart that he didn't commit the crime, and so Bart vows to find out who framed him. He asks Lisa for help, and they go to the Kwik-E-Mart to find clues. They discover that Krusty wouldn't have been able to use the microwave because he has a pacemaker, and that the robber was also reading - Krusty is illiterate. The kids go to see Sideshow Bob to find out more information about Krusty and his enemies. But, live on TV, Bart realizes that Sideshow Bob is the imposter who framed Krusty. He has large feet, whereas Krusty has tiny feet - that's why the robber yelled when Homer stepped on his clown shoe. The case is solved and Krusty thanks Bart for always believing in him.

Memorable quotes

Krusty: How much do you love me?
Kids: With all of our hearts!
Krusty: What would you do if I went of the air?
Kids: We'd kill ourselves!

Homer: Mmm... chocolate. Ooh, double chocolate. Ooh, new flavor - triple chocolate!

Apu: What's the matter, sir? Never have I seen you look so unhappy while purchasing such a large quantity of ice cream.
Homer: The reason I look unhappy is that tonight I have to see a slide show starring my wife's sisters... or as I call them, "The Gruesome Twosome".

Krusty: Hand over all you money in a paper bag.
Apu: Yes, yes, I know the procedure for armed robbery. I do work in a convenience store, you know.

Chief Wiggum: Krusty the Clown, you are under arrest for armed robbery. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say blah blah blah blah blah blah.

Patty: ...and this is all the mail that awaited us upon our return... and this is Selma dropping off our vacation film to be developed. Thus concludes our Mexican Odyssey.

Bart: I've based my whole life on Krusty's teachings.

Marge: Maybe it will turn out he was innocent all along.
Homer: Earth to Marge, Earth to Marge. I was there: the clown's G-I-L-L-T-Y.

Judge Snyder: Krusty the Clown, how do you plead?
Krusty: I plead guilty, your honor. (realizing) Uh, I mean not guilty. Opening night jitters, your honor.

Reverend Lovejoy: Because these are children's toys, the fire will spread quickly, so stand back and try not to inhale the toxic fumes.

Bart: Krusty wore big floppy shoes but he's got little feet like all good-hearted people.

Sideshow Bob: And I would've gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for these meddling kids.


  • The magazine headings include: "Krook of the Year" and "Rhymes With Dastard".
  • Krusty stirs his food with a spanner.
  • Sideshow Bob managed to hide all of his large hair when disguisd as Krusty.


  • Sideshow Bob's line, "And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for these meddling kids" is from Scooby Doo.