Talk:Krusty the Clown
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- 1 Moved the page
- 2 Rusty Nails
- 3 Pork products
- 4 Sex Couldrin
- 5 Jewish atheist?
- 6 Krusty-Brand
- 7 His name
- 8 His name is spelled "Krusty the Clown" on the show
- 9 Article Title
- 10 Is Krustilu a pun?
- 11 Shouldn't be Sir Krusty
- 12 Self-hating Jew
- 13 Requested move
- 14 Full name
- 15 Mirai no Krusty
- 16 GA review
- 17 Wife
- 18 It's KrustofskY, not KrustofskI
- 19 Original idea behind Krusty the Klown and reference to Homer Simpson
- 20 Inspiration for Krusty's show?
- 21 Krusty's family
- 22 Krusty in Congress
Moved the page
- I'm not certain, but I think that the name of the Tracy Ullman short (which was his first appearance) was spelled "Klown". I'm not sure how much it's been used since then, though. --Nick R 22:53, 7 Jun 2005 (UTC)
- In the shorts it was "Clown" but that doesn't count because he's been Krusty the Klown since the early sixties http://www.homerize.com/framegrabs.php?img=1F22/fg_228.jpg 22.214.171.124 01:52, 13 November 2005 (UTC)
- Originally, it was "Krusty the Klown", then the writers changed it to "Krusty the Clown" in the later seasons.
I'm going to throw my voice steadily behind "Krusty the Clown," rather than "Klown." I really can't find a source for Klown, and the link above is quite dead. At the very least, I'm going to change references to "Krusty's Klown Kollege" to "Krusty's Clown College," as that is clearly the spelling used in the episode, which I am watching as I type this.
In "Today, I am a Clown", Krusty says his full name is Herschel Pinkes Remochel Krustofski. Check the spelling on that.- B-101 23:06, 13 Oct 2004 (UTC)
126.96.36.199 03:47, 27 Oct 2004 (UTC): The commentary track for Krusty Gets Busted mentions only Rusty Nails as the inspiration for Krusty. There's an online newspaper article confirming this (http://www.portlandtribune.com/archview.cgi?id=22896) as well as numerous other fan sites.
Assuming Krusty keeps kosher, isn't it unlikely that his brand of pork products caused his heart attack?
- It's implied that Krusty doesn't keep kosher.
Waitress: And for you, sir? Rabbi K: Ah, let's see. I want a nice sandwich. But the Joey Bishop, eh, too fatty. the Jackie Mason? I dunno, sauerkraut makes me gas. Bruce Willis? I don't even like his work! What is this? Krusty the Klown? Waitress: That's ham, sausage, and bacon, with a smidge of mayo. Rabbi K: What!? Waitress: On white bread. --8f05, "Like Father, Like Clown" RE-DIRECT
--Wasabe3543 05:20, 8 September 2005 (UTC) maybe they should be a re-direct to herschel penkus yeruchan krustofski.
- That's not implied. It is possible though. TJ Spyke 03:50, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
No it wasnt whoever you are.Davie4264 21:50, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
This article is listed both in "Jewish comedy" and "Fictional atheists". Myself I've always believed that being a Jew was about religion, and, although born by Jewish parents, an atheist person should not be labelled by that religion. Just like I, being the grandchild of a member of some charismatic congregation, am an atheist.--188.8.131.52 22:58, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
- The beginning of the Jew article states that it is an "ethno-religious" group. I'm honestly quite surprised that you find being a Jew and an atheist as a contradiction. Considering oneself Jewish solely as a cultural or ethnic identity is very common in the U.S. and the Western world in general, and this extends to atheists. Woody Allen would be a good example. Here's a whole article: Atheist Jew.
- In addition to that, it's The Simpsons. I wouldn't make a fuss over any apparent contradiction you see. --Palpatine 03:26, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
- I agree we shouldn't make a lot of fuss over an apparent contradiction - which makes me wonder if we should include such a categorization. That he's not Jewish, I think no one could make a case for. That he's not an atheist, I think some could. --Othersider 09:21, 23 July 2006 (UTC)
What about Krusty-Brand Duck sausage pizza?
all these idiots call him Krustofksy, but it's spelt Krustofski. We need to change that name everywhere we can.
His name is spelled "Krusty the Clown" on the show
His name is Krusty the Clown and it should be spelled that way in the article. If they used "Klown" at some point early on in the shorts, that should have no bearing on how we spell Krusty's name now. Otherwise, we would have to accept that the characters are supposed to look like they originally did as well. Does anyone think that this should be the image on the Homer Simpson article? I'm going to make the change. Croctotheface 21:31, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
- It's not "one of two instances", they have used "Klown" many times. Just saying. TJ Spyke 03:49, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
- If you say so. The Simpsons website has "clown" and I can't think of an example from the show where they spelled it with a K. Croctotheface 02:50, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
- What is the Problem? Why can't we just include a line to the effect of: "...also spelled Krusty the Klown in some instances."? It's not like there is one single coherent Simpsons canon. There are numerous episodes which contradict each other. --BjKa (talk) 09:21, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
I think the article title should be changed from "Krusty" to "Krusty the Clown".
Is Krustilu a pun?
Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball named Desilu studios. Krustylu is a reference to this but it's more correct to call this an allusion, than a pun.
Shouldn't be Sir Krusty
In the British honours system, a knighted person is only called Sir Whatever if a citizen of the commonwealth. Not being a subject of the Queen, Krusty is not entitled to use that style. --Riido 07:17, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
- ...and even still, he doesn't use the title in the show, and he was interrupted in the middle of the ceremony. I'm with not including the "sir". Croctotheface 07:20, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
I removed the "citation needed" after the sentence: "even openly self-identified as a "self-hating Jew"" since I don't see why that would need a citation when nothing else has one...? DeanHarding 05:56, 28 March 2007 (UTC)
Do we have a source for the spelling of Krusty's middle names? (For example, is it Shmoikel or Schmoikel? Or something else entirely?) Also, is the Hebrew text in the lead really necessary? Zagalejo^^^ 19:32, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
- I'll start looking for a source on his name. As for the Hebrew text, no it's not necessary, I just forgot to remove it. -- Scorpion0422 21:23, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
Mirai no Krusty
There should be some mention of future-Krusty, and how he looks the same each time he appears... a grotesquely wrinkled guy in a wheelchair with a blanket over his legs (possibly a reference to somebody famous?). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 23:14, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
- Well written: Marginal pass. The prose seems clear and easy to understand. I was never confused in the body text. The lead section, however, still needs a bit of work. For example, nothing is mentioned about reception. You should add that ASAP.
- Factually accurate: Pass. Everything is very well referenced.
- Broad in coverage: Huge pass.
- Neutral: Pass. I couldn't find any serious bias at all.
- Stable: Pass. It's as stable as any other Simpsons article.
- Images: Pass, but I'm a little concerned about the use of two in the "Role in the series" section. That seems a little much - one would be sufficient, so I'll take it down soon.
In The Day the Violence Died He says that Lester and Eliza helped to regoncile with his estranged wife. IS this sufficent to be placed in the info box? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 05:02, 11 July 2008 (UTC)
It's KrustofskY, not KrustofskI
In Like Father, Like Clown, the name on Krusty's father's door is clearly spelled with a "y" at the end. Please make the appropriate changes to this article.
Original idea behind Krusty the Klown and reference to Homer Simpson
In the DVD audio commentary for the Season 6 episode "Homie The Clown", Matt Groening states that "Krusty was meant to be Homer in clown makeup....the idea was that bart worshipped this clown, but had no respect for his father". The statement "But they're basically the same looking person" is then added by another contributor.
The statement "He was designed to look like Homer Simpson with clown make-up, with the original idea being that Bart has no respect for his father, but worships a television clown who looks like him" is a more accurate representation of the stated idea behind the character than the current article statement "He was designed to look like Homer Simpson with clown make-up, with the original idea being that Bart worships a television clown who looks like his own father", as it demonstrates the contrast in the two relationships more clearly. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 12:54, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
Inspiration for Krusty's show?
I was reading about the recently deceased Soupy Sales, and it struck me that his TV kid's show from the '50s and '60s was similar to Krusty's show, i.e., silly, edgy improv skits, pies in the face, etc. I wonder if Krusty's show was partially based on Soupy Sales? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65tosspowertrap (talk • contribs) 18:05, 23 October 2009 (UTC)
There were children's shows around the country at the time, all taking from one another. And Soupy Sales hardly invented the pie throw.
It's a Wikipedia article, not a transcript of every show. Given that it's a cartoon character, the entry is already pretty big, don't you think?
Krusty in Congress
This page mentionned that Krusty as a congressman was never referred in the show past its first episode. I do remember a later episode where the simpsons appear in front of a congress committee and Krusty is shown as sitting in the committee although he did not have any lines. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 10:36, 31 October 2010 (UTC)