April 12, 2024

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Simpsons Did It!: “The Ten-Per-Cent Solution”

In which Krusty gets his original agent back and finds a new career on premium cable.

Oh joy.  Another episode written by Dan Castellaneta and his wife.

So, where to begin?  Krusty is finding himself getting less and less face time on his own show, and when he complains, he’s fired.  Then he loses his agent, but as luck would have it, the Simpsons just met an agent named Annie Dubinski (guest star Joan Rivers) and she seems like the right type for aging actors.

But Krusty was her client and lover at one time until he dumped her for a better agent.  That caused her to hit him with a flowerpot.  He shouted back he was only doing what the clown thing after his brief stint as a beatnik comic to get back at his father.  Cue Rabbi Krustofski from another building shouting that Krusty had a heavenly childhood and hitting his son with another flower pot.

Look, this was a lackluster episode, but it gave us a Jackie Mason cameo, so I won’t complain.

At any rater, Annie eventually agrees to take Krusty back but only as a client, and to pedal his schtick to nostalgic adults.  He doesn’t even have to change his act.  That leads Krusty to get a new show on HBOwtime.  How subtle.  Krusty wants Annie as his producer, she goes nuts, and even though the cast of Entourage are now Krusty’s gofers (cue cameo from Kevin Dillon), Annie is out of control, not letting any guests on that are funnier than Krusty, such as final guest star Janeane Garofalo.  I thought Garofalo wasn’t a fan of Krusty’s?

Point is, Krusty is told Annie goes or he does, so he keeps Annie this time, and they make a new show together called “Sex over Sixty”.

How old is Krusty anyway?

Yeah, that’s enough of that.