We start the episode out with the Krusty Show as he and Teeny are shooting each other with flaming arrows at their crotches (weird). One of the arrows sets Mel's hair on fire to which Krusty then beats him with a fire extinguisher. We see that Homer and Bart find it funny while Marge is knitting and Lisa is doing her homework. OK this needs to be addressed, in order for this to work, the writers have to have Lisa not interested in the Krusty show, which is out of character and just plain stupid. After the show ends we find out that Krusty is losing ratings with young girls (no adequately explained reason; he just is) and either he needs to hire a female co-star or the studio will replace him with a cheaper alternative.
|Mmmm... donuts.Wait, wrong cast member. Cut!|
|Hey Lisa, when you decide to have a normal body, give me a call.|
|Behold the NEW & IMPROVED Krusty the Clown Show... (Transformers is on channel 5 kids).|
|OK writers, you are making this too easy|
|You can either have a nice enriching life. Or you can have the mystery box.|
Final Judgment: While there were stupid moments and multiple times with padding, this was a very decent episode. It seems that the writer put time into both the main and sub plots as both are very entertaining.However the character derailment of Lisa is proof again that this staff has no idea how to write for her and it's really sad. The biggest rift I have against this is that the relationship between Krusty and Penelope is never explained later, they even took Krusty out of the show for a while which to me indicated that he was still in Paris. But to say the best is yet to come was the biggest insult of all, I can't believe they put that line in with serious intentions.
Final grade: 5.4/10 Not terrible but really not worth it