Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Mazal Tov Krusty

In the Simpson's episode, "Today, I Am a Clown," Krusty turns to his Orthodox father, Rabbi Hyman Krustofsky (played by comedian Jackie Mason), and the Beach Boys (click) for help celebrating his Bar Mitzvah.

Alert reader "Jeff" points out that Chayyei Sarah, this week's parsha, is Krusty's sedra:
My raya [proof] is from the Krusty Bar Mitzvah episode of the Simpsons, where they have Krusty first practicing, and then later leining from the Torah, Genesis 24:2, an irreverant choice if I do say so myself. Krusty's accent is pretty out there, but with the help of my trusty VCR I was eventually able to make out the words.