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The Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Krusty Gets Kancelled” (1993)

Red Hot Chili Peppers on The Simpsons

Luke Perry, Bette Midler, Johnny Carson, Hugh Hefner, and Elizabeth Taylor joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers in an episode in which Bart and Lisa worked to bring Krusty the Clown back to fame. Bart got RHCP to play a Krusty TV special after saving the California outfit from a crappy gig Moe booked them for.

At first, RHCP stood their ground when Krusty passed them some “network” suggestions to change their “Give It Away” lyrics. But when he proposed altering “What I got I gotta get and put it in you” to “What I’d like is I’d like to hug and kiss you,” they accepted (but you could totally hear the sarcasm in Flea’s voice). The band’s performance on the special didn’t use those suggested lyrics, but no one who’s seen the episode will ever be able to forget the group jamming out in their animated underpants. Thanks to RHCP, “Krusty Gets Kancelled” is a total classic.

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