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Simpsons - Krusty's Complexion - White or Yellow?
In the early episode where Krusty is led to jail for armed robbery, he's out of his clown make-up and costume. Bart and Lisa notice how little his feet are and how yellow his skin is.
Years later when the kids discover him hiding out as fisherman Rory Bellows to evade tax, he gets wet and his yellow disguise washes off revealing a natural clown-white complexion and even a natural red-ball nose. He tells Bart: "This ain't make-up."
Is he naturally Simpsons yellow, or clown white?
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Krusty is framed (1st season) and he fakes his death to avoid taxes (6 years later)
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RonJLow on 09-06-2000
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Comments:
Mimi writes:
People! It's The Simpsons- it's whatever works at the time!
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EskimoBob writes:
Cheki-chee, have you ever thought that Krusty could've learnt to read? Anyway, as a few people have said, it's the Simpsons. You could say "What about in the first clip-show episode? It shows a clip of a Halloween special and it shows a spaceship, but that didn't really happen, did it?" or you could say "Wait a minute, in the 138th Episode Spectacular it says that Dr. Marvin Monroe is dead, but then he is back in another episode!" In the Halloween specials people always die, then in the next episode they are perfectly healthy. Why? Because it's the Simpsons - a cartoon - and it doesn't have to follow the rules.
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Eurisko writes:
I'm not trying to be constructive here because I don't really see the point in disecting The Simpsons in such detail... but, in the episode where we see Krusty as a little boy pleading to be allowed to pursue a career as a clown, he had yellow skin.
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mystical_angel writes:
Krusty did have yellow skin, as mentioned in older episodes, but later, he told someone that he got a pacemaker, and that it was making his skin turn white.
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Anonymous188 writes:
Is it not possible that in those early episodes Krusty really was a healthy Simpson yellow, then turned naturally white LATER - between the robbery episode and the first time it is revealed that it "ain't makeup". Also, the same thing applies for Krusty's literacy skills (or lack thereof).
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Stefanie writes:
Krusty tells homer that it ain't make up in the episode that homer is having heart surgery.
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Cheki-chee writes:
Ah! This is similar to the slip up where krusty says in one episode that he can't read but in future episodes he can. I know that in some episodes he claims that his pale skin is his real colour but in other episodes he removes it suggesting that it is make up.
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ViewMaster writes:
I always thought that Krusty's "White" complexion, was nod to "The Joker" character played by Jack Nicholson in "Batman". There is a scene where he wipes his brow to reveal the white skin which is his real (post-accident) complexion. Krusty kind of echoes this now and then. Who knows?
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Max writes:
its just a gag with the writters
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ziggy wiggy writes:
This is weird because in one episode I remember Krusty blocking a camera and started wiping of the clown makeup to reveal yellow skin.
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Jack writes:
First of all MIMI is right, it's the simpsons for cryin out loud. Things are supposed to be messed up, but if you want to go technical with all this stuff, it might have been that he used to have yellow skin but because he wore make up so much that his natural skin turned white...........remember in the simpsons anyhting can happen.
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restruction writes:
This is no slip-up. This is a change the animators made. At some point they decided his skin would be naturally pale. So the older episodes show his yellow skin and the newer show his white skin. Now, if they switched back and forth it would be a slip-up.
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RPharazon writes:
First of all, it's a cartoon. Second, he coulda worn Permanent Make-up. But Dr.Hibbert once said (or implied) that anything comes off with sweat. Third, It's Krusty, he's had many drug problems, so maybe he had too much drugs and his face turned white.
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