Penelope Mountbatten Hapsburg Hohenzollern Mulan-Pocahontas lived in Mineola, Long Island as a kid. She was a fan of The Krusty the Clown Show at the age of twelve and fell in love with Krusty. Penelope had a Krusty Klub ring and membership card, which she kept into her adult years. Penelope wasn't popular because she was more beautiful and friendly than other kids. But Penelope knew she had one friend whenever she looked at her Krusty Klub ring. Her father was the station manager at WDQT.
Due to a dwindling number of female viewers, executives for The Krusty the Clown Show brought in a new female co-star to get more girls to tune in. This turned out to be Princess Penelope, who proved to be an instant hit with girls. Princess Penelope's act didn't have comedy and mainly consisted of her singing on fantasy sets. This horrified the male viewers, such as Bart and Milhouse.
Eventually, the audience for The Krusty the Clown Show consisted solely of girls who were there to see Princess Penelope. The Krusty the Clown merchandise in the Krustylu Studio Store also got replaced with merchandise of Princess Penelope whilst Krusty felt like he was being kicked off his own show. When Krusty had enough of the way he was being treated on his show, he confronted Princess Penelope in her dressing room whilst she was on the phone. Princess Penelope quickly changed her accent to her stage accent as Krusty barged into the room and started to shout at her. Princess Penelope then told Krusty that she loved him and had done since she was a child. Penelope showed Krusty that she still had her Krusty Klub ring and membership card. Penelope then threw herself on Krusty and the two of them started to make out.
The next day, Krusty and Princess Penelope performed on stage together, with both of them singing. Krusty said that there would be no laughs, only hugs and cuddles on this show. During another performance, Krusty demanded that the music be stopped then proposed to Penelope, with her accepting. Bart and Milhouse then decided to ruin Krusty's wedding. At the wedding, Bart replaced Mr. Teeny as the ring bearer then revealed to Princess Penelope that Holly Hippie, who was Krusty's first wife, was in the room. Bart and Milhouse then showed a video of Eartha Kitt, which she made shortly before her death, where she complained about Krusty. These stories about Krusty didn't faze Princess Penelope and she still loved Krusty. However, Krusty realized that he wasn't good enough for Penelope and stopped the wedding as she deserved better.
Penelope and Krusty together in the water in Paris
Penelope then moved to Paris where she performed "Moon River" to a small audience on the streets. As Penelope was looking over a bridge, she thought she saw Krusty. She then realized that Krusty was in the water, struggling to swim. Penelope then dived in after Krusty, who told Penelope that he had changed his mind. The two of them floated down the river on her guitar case together.
She has her own handbag brand.
Princess Penelope's stage performances have her acting like a princess, living up to her stage name. She's upbeat and happy whilst singing and performing. This is also seen in her relationship with Krusty, where she acts very similar to her stage performances. However, she has a Long Island accent when she's not using her stage accent and can be a bit meaner when not on stage or around Krusty, as seen when she was on the phone with someone.
Her names imply that she is a real Princess, despite Kent Brockman saying she's not;
- Mountbatten (formerly Battenberg) was the English branch of German dynasty. Queen Elizabeth II married Prince Philip, a Mountbatten.
- Hohenzollern is a German dynasty which Germany and Romania, among other states.
- Mulan and Pochohontas are historical figures that are commonly refer to as princesses and who had Disney movies based on their life story.
In 2010, Anne Hathaway won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for voicing Princess Penelope.