Synopsis by Mark Deming
While Krusty the Clown (voice of Dan Castellaneta) may be a beloved television personality and the biggest star in Springfield, he's still having trouble living the lifestyle to which he's become accustomed, thanks in part to his voracious appetite for pornography and habit of betting against the Harlem Globetrotters. Hoping to boost his profits, Krusty opens a clown college, where he can train others to impersonate him at personal appearances in exchange for a percentage of their fees. Homer Simpson (voice of Dan Castellaneta) decides being a clown is his true calling, and becomes one of Krusty's first enrollees. After learning the ropes of clowning, Homer is imitating Krusty at birthday parties, openings of businesses, and local Cable Ace award ceremonies; he finds the work is a lot more about hard work than glamour, and he's about to call it quits when Chief Wiggum (voice of Hank Azaria) pulls him over one night -- and is convinced Homer really is Krusty. Homer finds it's easy to convince people he's the real clown, and he decides to enjoy some of the advantages of life in the fast lane, until he discovers that Krusty owes a lot of money to gangster Fat Tony (voice of Joe Mantegna), and Fat Joe doesn't believe him when he says he's really Homer Simpson. Dick Cavett and Johnny Unitas also make voice cameos as themselves. "Homie the Clown" first aired on February 12, 1995.