Synopsis by Mark Deming
Strikingly negligent children's entertainer Krusty the Clown (voice of Dan Castellaneta) adds a special bonus item to the latest batch of his "Krusty-O's" breakfast cereal -- a free jagged metal Krusty-O in each box. Bart Simpson (voice of Nancy Cartwright) makes the mistake of eating the metal Krusty-O in his box, and soon he's taken to the hospital. While visiting her brother, Lisa (voice of Yeardley Smith) discovers that local jazz legend Bleeding Gums Murphy (voice of Ron Taylor) is also under the weather. After discussing the ups and downs of his career with his young fan, Lisa mentions she has a jazz recital coming up at school, and Bleeding Gums gives Lisa his saxophone to use for the occasion. Lisa's recital goes well, but when she comes back to tell him all about it, she learns that Bleeding Gums has passed away. Lisa discovers that few people in town know or care about Bleeding Gums and his music, and when she tries to persuade a local jazz radio station to play his music, she's told his only album, "Sax on the Beach," is an out-of-print collector's item, and while they'd be glad to play it, the station doesn't have a copy. Lisa does find a shop dealing in collectibles with a copy for sale, but the price is 500 dollars, and she has no idea how to raise enough money to buy the record and bring her mentor's music to the people. "Round Springfield" also features an appearance from Steve Allen (who voices himself) when Bleeding Gums makes an appearance on Allen's TV talk show; the episode first aired on April 30, 1995.