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Bart Gets Famous

Bart Gets Famous

Rating: 3.9 (165 votes)

Plot

On a boring school field trip to a box factory, Bart slips away and sneaks into Channel 6 studios, where the Krusty the Clown show is filmed. He lands himself a job as Krusty's assistant, but it is not as glamorous as he had first hoped. Just as he is about the quit, Krusty asks him to stand in for Sideshow Mel who is sick. When Bart appears on stage, he trips over and wrecks the entire set. He utters his catchphrase, "I didn't do it!" and the audience goes wild. Bart becomes an instant celebrity, with his name on every piece of merchandise under the sun. Fearing that it is just a fad, he tries to act intelligent, but it does not work. Eventually, he decides that he should just accept that he is a one-dimensional act, and goes out to give the best performance of his life. However, it is not funny anymore and his fame is over.


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Notes

  • The tune Bart whistles, which Marge finds annoying, is The Simpsons' theme tune.
  • Lisa's dream house has a saxophone shaped fountain outside.
  • A box calendar hangs on the wall of the tour guide's office.
  • Bart opens the door to Channel Six studios the wrong way - it looks like a fire escape and so should open outwards, not inwards.
  • A Bleeding Gums Murphy album can be seen in the recording studio (where Bart records his rap).
  • ''I didn't do it'' was originally Krusty's catchphrase (see 7G12 Krusty Gets Busted).
  • The taxi that Bart passes at the end of the episode charges $4.50 a mile.

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References

  • Krusty phones Bart in the middle of school to get his fingerprints on a candlestick in the conservatory, referencing the popular board game, Cluedo.
  • Bart raps to Rick James/ Hammer's "You Can't Touch This".

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