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Hyman Krustofsky

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Hyman Krustofsky
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Character Information
Male ♂
Age: 97[1]
Hair: Gray
Occupation: Rabbi
Relatives: Son: Krusty the Clown
Granddaughter: Sophie
Grandson: Josh
Ex-wife: Rachel Krustofsky (deceased)
First appearance: "Like Father, Like Clown"
Voiced by: Jackie Mason
Dan Castellaneta

Hyman Krustofsky (last name also spelled Krustofski) was the Jewish rabbi father of Krusty the Clown.


Hyman Krustofsky became a respected rabbi in Springfield's Lower East Side. He had a son, Herschel Krustofsky, who wanted to become a clown instead of a rabbi, against his father's wishes. Rabbi Krustofsky abandoned Herschel after he saw him perform as a clown on stage.

Years later, Bart Simpson and Lisa Simpson found out about Herschel, a.k.a. Krusty's abandonment from his father and they did everything they could to convince Rabbi Krustofsky to reunite with his son by quoting passages of Jewish scripture. After several attempts, Bart eventually convinced Rabbi Krustofsky to change his ways by quoting from Sammy Davis, Jr.. Rabbi Krustofsky later met his son backstage on The Krusty the Clown Show, and the two embraced after many years. Rabbi Krustofsky appeared in front of the audience playfully throwing a pie at Krusty.[2]

When his son decides to get a Bar Mitzvah, Rabbi Krustofsky said he never gave Krusty one because he wouldn't take the ceremony seriously. Homer was given a show during Krusty's time-slot and it was so popular that Krusty's show was cancelled. In a move of desperation, he decided to televise his Bar Mitzvah. It proved to be extremely successful, but disappoints Rabbi Krustofsky. Krusty then decided to have a real Bah Mitzvah in a real Shul, which pleases his father.[3]

After Krusty discovered nobody liked his comedy he went to his father for advice, while there Hyman died from natural causes.[4]

When Krusty had quit comedy, he imagined his father talking to him in the mirror. Rabbi Krustofsky told him that he was a schmeckle.[5]

In Bart's coma dream, Albert was one of the ghosts who came to Bart to get help to move on to the afterlife. He was waiting for a bus and asked why he was waiting as he could appear and disappear at will. He then disappeared and reappeared on the other side of the bench, saying that was far enough.[6]

Krusty kept a recording of his father where he said "You're still a disappointment". After buying a saxophone, Krusty asked the recording what he thought of it.[7]


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Rabbi Krustofsky
Image Cost Unlock method Unlocks with Unlock message Yearbook
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Temple Beth Springfield The best charity is to give and not let other people know. Character is available via the Yearbook Mystery Box
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Premium (Happy Holidays Mystery Box)
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Gold Mystery Box
Santa's Wonderland Ticket.png1 Clash of Creeds: Christmas Royale
Santa's Wonderland
Gold Box Token.png1 Heaven Won't Wait
Heaven Won't Wait Mystery Box
Technical Information ID Groups Internal Name
170001 Premium Characters, Premium Male, Celebrity, Civil Servant, Adult RabbiKrustofsky

Behind the Laughter[edit]

Mason won an Emmy Award for his performance in "Like Father, Like Clown".

He was supposed to appear in the season 22 episode "The Scorpion's Tale" but his scenes were cut.



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