"The Last Temptation of Krust" is the 15th episode of The Simpsons'
ninth season, and first aired on February 22, 1998. Bart convinces
Krusty the Clown to appear at a comedy festival organized by Jay Leno
(pictured), but Krusty's old material does not go over well with the
audience, and he receives bad reviews. After Krusty goes on a drinking
binge, Bart and Jay Leno bathe him in the Simpsons' house, and Krusty
decides to announce his retirement. At Krusty's retirement press
conference, the audience finds his tirade against modern comedy
hysterical, and he returns to comedy with a new style where he complains
about commercialism. He later agrees to a deal with marketing executives
in return for a new "Canyonero" – a spoof on sport utility vehicles,
and markets products during his next comedy appearance. The episode ends
with an extended Canyonero sequence, with a background song sung by Hank
Williams, Jr. The writing staff initially had trouble getting Krusty's
offensive bad jokes through network censors, but convinced them this was
simply a way to emphasize his old and dated comedic material. The
episode was highlighted by USA Today in a review of the season's
episodes, and received positive reviews in The Washington Times, the
Evening Herald, and in books on The Simpsons.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Temptation_of_Krust>
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