(Herschel Shmoikel Pinkus Yerucham Krustofsky)
"All this time I thought I was a self-loathing Jew, when all along I was just a plain old antisemite." — Krusty the Clown
Hey hey kids! It's Krusty the Clown, everyone's favorite animated harlequin, host of his own TV show, peddler of various shady products, gambling-addicted alcoholic, friend of Bette Midler and Johnny Carson. And a Jew, as we found out in one of the earliest memorable episodes, when Krusty tried to reconnect with his estranged rabbi father Hyman Krustofski.
Of course, being a Jew does not stop Krusty from hosting "Krusty Kinda Khristmas" and having his own brand of pork products. So he truly is the definition of "self-loathing Jew". Or is it just "plain old antisemite"?
We'll still take him over Chief Wiggum, Waylon Smithers, or Barney Gumble any day of the week.
November 1, 2006