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Thread: R&R: The Last Temptation of Krust



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    Post R&R: The Last Temptation of Krust

    Solid 4/5 for me. A very well done episode that was pretty funny, too.

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    I liked the commercials for Krusty's car, and there were some other highlights, but other then that, meh.


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    2/5. Saved by the Canyonero song. A bunch of annoying guest stars, and even Krusty isn't funny here. That scene with Bart, Krusty and Jay Leno(!) at OFF's bathroom must be one of the worst ever...

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    Originally posted by Goty
    That scene with Bart, Krusty and Jay Leno(!) at OFF's bathroom must be one of the worst ever...
    I first saw this episode when I was eight and never again. It came on last week and I remembered the bit before it even happened. Must be memorable.

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    A pretty clever, pretty funny takedown of cynical observational stand-up comedy. Also works with anachronism much like Homerpalooza, gaining irony and humor over time. Krusty delivers, as always. Though more plot driven, it also has a fairly engaging character side to it, not just a vehicle for detached parody and satire.

    "It's not comedy in my blood, kid. It's selling out." A-
    Last edited by Tibor; 12-28-2003 at 11:52 PM.

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    4/5 had ups and downs.

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    3/5 - Very average.

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    A rather forgettable episode that has its good moments, but is tainted by some poor moments too. We've had "Bart-Helps-Krusty-Out" episodes before, so this is nothing new, interesting or spectacular. The celebrity cameos (except for Jay Leno) were wasted, pointless and contributed nothing to the plot. The episode felt awkwardly paced, as if the writers were merely going through the motions and had forgotten there were meant to be jokes and a decent storyline. Some decent satire in commercialization and observational humor help keep the story afloat. Most of the best gags come from either Homer or Krusty, but the best is saved until the end - the Canyonero advert which is a classic scene, but unfortunately, doesn't quite make up for the rest of this lifeless and mediocre episode.

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    3/5 not the best Krusty episode.

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    A Mediocre episode up until right at the end with the brilliance of the Canyernero song - B

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    This episode was a meh. The Canyonero commercial was great; the best parts of the episode were saved for the end. But the rest of the episode, there wasn't really anything too memorable or hilarious from it. An average episode, 3/5.

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    Grade: B+

    It amazes me that many episodes in season 9 with irritating characterizations, sloppy satires, or just generally pointless episodes get praised, but a far more creative episode such as this one gets panned. Granted it's not a classic, the Bart helps Krusty storyline angle has been done before, as has Krusty's unfortunate removal from the spotlight. But this is still a good episode, a breath of fresh air from some of the lazier writing from a few of the previous season 9 encounters. The celebrity cameos fit into the storyline well. And, at least for the comedians I'm familiar with, their acts on the show seemed to parallel their real acts fairly well. Jay Leno in particular is put to great use, particularly when Krusty rips onto his Headlines gags on his show ("hey, I washed your hair"). The satire on commercialism fit perfectly with Krusty's character, and his new act of stating what's wrong with society was great. And there are plenty of hilarious bits too that I haven't already mentioned, Krusty's flopped act at the beginning, his "bender to end all benders", Kent Brockman the Clown, Rod and Todd poking Krusty with sticks ("he smells evil"), and of course the ending just to name a few. There's nothing really to fault in characterization, and it doesn't have any dull, filler Homer subplot like many episodes from this era either. Very underrated.

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    Title=Good
    Jay=Good
    Characterization of OFF=Good
    Plot and overall excecution of it=bad.
    Some great stuff through out, but a week storyline. C

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    3/5, Meh.

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    It's hard to fault this episode, with its spot-on characterization of Krusty and its commentary on comedians, but, I didn't find it very funny. It doesn't help that the plot failes to interest. It goes from Krusty rather unbelievably realizing how lame his act is, to some conflict about whether or not to sell out. Even the Canyonero commercial fails to amuse as it should have. The comedians guest starring added some comedy to the episode, particularly Garofolo talking about her period. I probably would have enjoyed this episode more if I was more interested in the state and behind-the-scenes of stand-up-comedy today. Grade: C

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    Originally posted by Mike Scully
    It's hard to fault this episode, with its spot-on characterization of Krusty and its commentary on comedians, but, I didn't find it very funny. It doesn't help that the plot failes to interest. It goes from Krusty rather unbelievably realizing how lame his act is, to some conflict about whether or not to sell out. Even the Canyonero commercial fails to amuse as it should have. The comedians guest starring added some comedy to the episode, particularly Garofolo talking about her period. I probably would have enjoyed this episode more if I was more interested in the state and behind-the-scenes of stand-up-comedy today. Grade: C
    :thumbsup right on.

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    Oh this was a great one. The guest comedians were funny, my favorite being Bobcat Goldthwait (If it weren't for you, I'd be a doctor). Also, I loved Krusty's ranting humor, and it reminds me of Denis Leary. I usually can't stand Janeane Garofalo, but she was alright. The canyonerro was also great. This was really funny.

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    “The Last Temptation of Krust” is a very underrated episode and one of the few gems of season nine. Krusty’s comedy transition was well done & hilarious. There were plenty of great moments, many of which were already mentioned here. This episode definitely deserves an A.

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    3.5/5 Nothing too special, it's kind of nice to see Krusty try something new. Canyonero scene is classic, along with Bart's Marge impression.

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    I spent the last ten minutes scouring the "Rate Every Episode' thread trying to remember what I gave it. It turns out it earned a B. Good for it. That comes to about 4/5.
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    I was going to start a seperate thread on this but I remembered about the archive.

    I haven't seen this episode since it's original airdate, and now seeing it again, I realised what a strange episode it is. The main plot doesn't hardly include the simpsons family, and Krusty is the main focus.
    There is some good jokes, but it doesn't really feel like a normal episode. C
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    Some funny jokes, kind of a go nowhere plot which eventually returns to the status quo, B-/C+
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    Going to bump this because I just rewatched it with the commentary and I found myself laughing my ass off at this episode. I think Jay really pointed out the best parts that may have easily been overlooked by me.

    4.5/5 One of my favorite "average" episodes. (Not nicer than Krusty's comeback show though...)
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    this episode had some funny moments, but isn't really one of my favourite episodes. 3/5.

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    Very funny episode 5/5
    Also has one of my favorite commentaries
    Top 20 Episodes
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    Snubs: Duffless, Mountain of Madness, In Marge We Trust, Any Other season 3-9 episode.

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    One of my favorites. I'll have to watch Krusty's Comeback right now to remind myself which one was better.
    Edit: Not even Halfway through K's comeback and I can already tell it kicks the Last Temptation's ass.
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    I never realised how lacklustre this episode really is. I thought it was a great Season 9 episode when I bought the DVD, but now I've realised that humour is all that this episode has got going for it. Still watchable, but I expected more.

    B+

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    Like a lot of Season 9 episodes, the storytelling is a bit stale, but still manages to hold my interest. We've seen Krusty's show in peril before, so this episode sorta failed to bring anything new to the table, but it still has its moments like the classic Canyonero song, Kent Brockman the clown, and one of my favorite guest appearances in the form of Jay Leno. Solid B.
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    Boring nothing good throughout the whole episode.1.5/5

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    5/5. I actually liked it. Krusty is probably one of my favorite characters, and I would go out on a limb and say this is my favorite Krusty episode i remember.



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