Morning Musically-Minded, Medically-Minded, Masticators!
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Over the past 600+ episodes, The Simpsons has taken us on an amazing journey involving music, science, and food to name a few concepts.
And what better way to start your week, than by discussing some of these concepts Monday morning?
So let’s get started this week by talking about some notable guest stars of Season 4.
In the eighty first episode of The Simpsons, Krusty Gets Kancelled (Season 04, Episode 22), thanks to a wonderful marketing, Springfield is all hyped up in Gabbo fever. Gabbo is set to air in the same timeslot as Krusty the Clown. With his fresh show, high ratings, and popularity, Gabbo gets Krusty cancelled.
Down on his luck, Krusty finds himself on the corner of the street, entertaining for pity cash. Bart and Lisa, distraught by the fall of their hero, come up with a plan to save Krusty. They turn to Krusty’s celebrity friends to have a Krusty special. With the help of these guest stars, Krusty’s special is a hit.
But have you ever wondered who Krusty’s guest stars are?
Johnny Carson was a legendary American media icon, television host and comedian. He was best known for his time on NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson“.
Johnny Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005)
Hugh Hefner was an American magazine publisher who founded and was editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine. The first issue of Playboy was published in 1953 featuring Marilyn Monroe in a nude calendar shoot and sold over 50,000 copies.
Hugh Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017)
Bette Midler is an American singer, songwriter, actress, author, and comedian. She has won four Golden Globe Awards, three Grammy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, and two Tony Awards, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards and a British Academy Film Award.
Bette Midler (December 1, 1945 – Present)
Luke Perry was an American actor who became a ’90’s teen idol for playing Dylan McKay on the Fox television series “Beverly Hills, 90210“.
Luke Perry (October 11, 1966 – March 4, 2019)
Elizabeth Taylor was a British-American actress who began her career as a child actress in the early 1940s and was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s. She then became the highest paid movie star in the 1960s, remaining a well-known public figure for the rest of her life; including for her 8 marriages to 7 men.
Elizabeth Taylor (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011)
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983. Their music incorporates elements of alternative rock, funk, punk rock and psychedelic rock. Members include:
1) Anthony Kiedis – lead vocals (1983–present)
2) Flea – bass, backing vocals (1983–present), trumpet (1988–present), piano (2011–present)
3) Chad Smith – drums, percussion (1988–present)
4) John Frusciante – guitars, backing vocals (1988–1992, 1998–2009, 2019–present)
Former members included in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:
5) Cliff Martinez – drums (1983–1986)
6) Hillel Slovak – guitars, backing vocals (1983, 1985–1988; died 1988)
7) Jack Irons – drums, backing vocals (1983, 1986–1988)
8) Josh Klinghoffer – guitars, keyboards, backing vocals (2009–2019)
Now that we’ve learned more about Krusty’s guests, be sure to come back next week when we continue our Monday morning musings with the next episode of The Simpsons.
Did you remember the episode? What’s your favourite Krusty-centric episode of The Simpsons? What about your favourite guest star who appeared as themselves in an episode on The Simpsons? Do you remember the best guest star Bracket Battle? Did you remember all these guest stars? Did you know these details about them? Do you have any fond memories of these guest stars? Sound off in the comments below. You know we love hearing from you.