The Last Temptation of Krust
“The Last Temptation of Krust” is the fifteenth episode of The Simpsons’ ninth season. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on February 22, 1998. In the episode, Krusty the Clown is persuaded by Bart Simpson to appear at a comedy festival. The title is a reference to the controversial novel The Last T temptation of Christ by Christ Christ.
About The Last Temptation of Krust in brief
“The Last Temptation of Krust” is the fifteenth episode of The Simpsons’ ninth season. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on February 22, 1998. In the episode, Krusty the Clown is persuaded by Bart Simpson to appear at a comedy festival organized by Jay Leno. His old-fashioned and outdated material fails to impress the audience when compared with the more trendy comedians also appearing. He briefly retires from comedy but returns with a new, better-received gimmick. He soon returns to his old ways, selling out to a motor-vehicle company. Other real-life comedians that portrayed themselves in the episode include Bruce Baum, Janeane Garofalo, Bobcat Goldthwait, Hank Williams Jr. and Steven Wright. The episode was highlighted by USA Today in a review of The Simpson’s ninth season and received positive reviews in The Washington Times, the Evening Herald, and in books on The Simpsons. The title is a reference to the controversial novel The Last T temptation of Christ by Christ Christ, which is also the name of a character in the film The Star Trek: The Final Voyage of Stanley Cup Final, which was based on the Star Trek novels by James Tiptree and Stephen Trachtenberg.
“The Simpsons” is one of the most-watched shows on Fox, followed by “The X-Files” and “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”, with more than 100 million viewers a week. The show is also number one on the U.S. cable network Adult Swim. The Simpsons is number one in the UK and number two in Europe. The series is No. 1 in the Netherlands and No. 2 in Australia. The U.K. and New Zealand are the only countries where the show is currently airing. “Krusty’s” old material does not go over well with the audience and he receives bad reviews. The production team’s decision to write an episode about stand-up comedy was influenced by comedy festivals. The Canyonero sequence was modeled after Ford commercials and was given its own segment at the end of the episode because the production staff liked it so much.