Krusty Gets Busted
Studio: Gracie Films Release Date : April 29, 1990 Series: Simpsons

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Associated Studio(s)

Klasky Csupo


Krusty the Clown is framed for robbing the Kwik-E-Mart. While he's in jail, Bart believes that his hero is innocent and sets off to find the real culprit.


Homer Simpson
(Voice: Dan Castellaneta)
Marge Simpson
(Voice: Julie Kavner)
Bartholomew JoJo “Bart” Simpson
(Voice: Nancy Cartwright)
Lisa Simpson
(Voice: Yeardley Smith)
Sideshow Bob
(Voice: Kelsey Grammer)
Maggie Simpson
Krusty the Clown
(Voice: Dan Castellaneta)
Chief Clancy Wiggum
(Voice: Hank Azaria)
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon
(Voice: Hank Azaria)
Kent Brockman
(Voice: Harry Shearer)
Reverend Timothy Lovejoy
(Voice: Harry Shearer)
Patty Bouvier
(Voice: Julie Kavner)
Selma Bouvier
(Voice: Julie Kavner)
Officer Lou
(Voice: Hank Azaria)
Officer Eddie
(Voice: Harry Shearer)
Scott Christian
Judge Snyder

Music Sources

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : "Eine kleine Nachtmusik "


Fox (Original broadcast network)

Clips Used In:

Like Father, Like Clown
Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming
Sideshow Bob Roberts


  • This was the final produced episode of Season 1 and was meant to air as the season finale; however, due to various production issues 'Some Enchanted Evening" instead aired as the season finale.
  • According to the audio commentary, Krusty's near fatal heart attack while selling his line of pork products was animated by Brad Bird.
  • First appearance of Sideshow Bob's finalized and more familiar design and the first time he speaks.
  • First appearances of Kent Brockman, Scott Christian, and Judge Snyder.
  • The script was originally written with James Earl Jones as the voice of Sideshow Bob in mind, but the producers went with Kelsey Grammer instead, a cast member on "Cheers" at the time who executive producer Sam Simon also had worked on years prior.


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Technical Specifications

Running Time: 23:09
Production No.: 7G12
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 4 : 3 (Television)
Color Type: Color
Negative Type: 35mm
Original Country: United States
Original Language: English
Print Type: Video (NTSC)
Sound Type: Stereo

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