Clown in the Dumps/References
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- The episode name is a reference to the phrase "down in the dumps".
- The episode's couch gag was made by American animator Don Hertzfeldt, with the style of Rejected, a surreal humor film.
- The Comedy Cable Channel Roast of Krusty the Clown is a reference to Comedy Central Roast.
- The host Jeff Ross makes fun of Krusty by saying that "Krusty the Clown is to comedy what Martin Luther King is to comedy".
- Actress Sarah Silverman makes fun of Krusty as well.
- American stand-up comedian Carrot Top makes a non-speaking appearance at the show. He can also be seen at Hyman Krustofsky's funeral.
- Swapper Jack's healthy convenience store is a parody of Trader Joe's.
- During a flashback scene, Krusty is reading Life of Eddie Cantor. Eddie Cantor was a Jewish comedian, dancer, singer, actor, and songwriter.
- The Itchy & Scratchy Show episode Breaking Dad is a reference to Breaking Bad.
- Krusty solves a Rubik's Cube.
- A Jewish Mr. T attended Krusty's bar mitzvah.
- Mr. Teeny is in The Odd Couple with American actor and director David Hyde Pierce. The Odd Couple is the name of a play by Neil Simon, a 1968 film, and several TV shows.
- Krusty's sketches include:
- The Pope: Krusty jokes about Deuteronomy being the "study of deuters".
- Albert Einstein: Krusty thinks that "hippocampus" is another name for the University of Mississippi. Einstein's famous equation of mass–energy equivalence can be seen written on the blackboard.
- A hippie: Mentioning he might want to be sat on by Mama Cass. Mama Cass Elliot was a member of American psychedelic pop band The Mamas & the Papas. She suffered from obesity.
- David Bowie: Repeating the hippie sketch show but changing Mama Cass to Dom DeLuise.
- Krusty with Salvador Dalí: Krusty continued mentioning fat people, in this case the cast of American sitecom What's Happening!!.
- As a mime: Krusty mentioned American fooball defensive William Perry, "The Refrigerator".
- Stand-up comedian: He mentions Newman from Seinfeld, portrayed by Wayne Knight.
- Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean: Mentiones the whale from Whale Rider.
- Wolverine from Marvel with menorahs instead of claws: Mentions Adele.
- People seen in Jewish Heaven include:
- Places in Jewish Heaven:
- Ebbets Field, a former Major League Baseball stadium located in Brooklyn. Brooklyn is home to the largest Jewish community in the United States. The match taking place was Brooklyn Dodgers vs. New York Giants, two retired baseball teams.
- Oys "R" Us, a parody of Toys R Us.
- Joe Lieberman Presidential Library. Joe Lieberman is an American politician who was a nominee for Vice President of the US in the 2000 election.
- The third grade has its own Resusci Annie, a doll used for teaching CPR.
- Krusty mentions Cirque du Soleil.
- Hyman and Krusty sing a parody of Irving Berlin's "Cheek to Cheek" while floating on the Dead Sea.
- The episode was dedicated to Louis Castellaneta, father of Dan Castellaneta, who passed away on August 15, 2014.
- This is the first new episode to air since the series started airing regularly on FXX.
- This episode has the longest couch gag to date, lasting 1 minute and 50 seconds.